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Biodiversity

Fleischers Weidenröschen epilobium_fleischeri in Morteratsch

Biodiversity is steadily decreasing in Switzerland. Steps must be taken to protect it so that ecosystems can continue to provide such valuable services as ensuring that soils remain stable and fertile. At WSL we have been developing a scientific basis for monitoring and enhancing biodiversity.

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Eröffnung Pflanzenschutzlabor
Eröffnung Pflanzenschutzlabor

23.10.2014: Tag der offenen Labortüren am Samstag, 25. Oktober 2014: Werfen Sie einen einmaligen Blick in das neue Biosicherheitslabor.

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Biodiversity does not always improve resistance of forest ecosystems to drought
Biodiversity does not always improve resistance of forests to drought

01.10.2014: Due to climate change, parts of the world will face droughts that will affect forest health.

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Tannenhäher: Samenverstecke nutzen dem "gefiederten Förster" mehr als der Waldverjüngung
Samenverstecke nützen Tannenhäher mehr als Arven

18.09.2014: Der Tannenhäher versteckt die Samen der Arve im Boden und trägt damit zur Ausbreitung dieser Baumart bei. Entgegen bisheriger Annahme geschieht dies zumeist an Stellen, die für die Keimung der Baumsamen eher ungeeignet sind.

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Publications

Eidg. Forschungsanstalt WSL, 2014:
WSL-Magazin Diagonal. Invasive Arten: Freund oder Feind?

WSL-Mag. Diagonal 2014 2: 36 S.

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Second edition of „Data Analysis in Vegetation Ecology“
Data Analysis - Second Edition

13.05.2013: Is the plant cover of the earth determined by environmental factors, by evolutionary processes or by human influence? Using various real-life examples this book explains how data analysis and subsequent interpretation can help to find answers. Second amplified edition.

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