We protect unique underground ecosystems in the face of rapid environmental change
Beneath our feet, fungi complex underground networks of that regulate the earth’s climate and ecosystems. These hidden networks power the world’s soil, and act as a huge sink for atmospheric carbon. But these biomes are being rapidly destroyed: fires, pollutions, deforestation are killing the networks that have been on earth for hundreds of millions of years.
SPUN unites scientists, business leaders and activists to preserve underground networks. The underground houses one of the most diverse, yet vastly neglected, microbial communities on Earth. Our aim is to map underground biomes – in the same way scientists are mapping oceans or space, and drive innovation to utilize the underground as a climate solution.
CLImatic Manipulation of ECosystem Samples Due to climate change, the world as we knowtoday is rapidly changing. Temperatures are rising, and both rain events and periods of drought become more frequent, intense and longer lasting. These changes are affecting ecosystems and the services they provide (e.g. food production, water storage, nutrient cycling) in unknown ways. […]
Climate change is affecting extreme weather – we identify how and when society is at risk Seasonal to sub-seasonal (S2S) predictability could provide societies with valuable information on weather-related risk, allowing decision-makers to initiate early warning action plans and to optimize resource management. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), we are developing a rigorous data-driven framework that […]
Measuring the health of plants