Landscapes are continually changing. These changes occur on a large
scale at a slow pace. At WSL we are investigating their causes and the effects
they have on humans and the environment. This research provides a sound
scientific basis for sustainable landscape development, which aims at (a)
protecting landscape quality and (b) fostering the identification of the
population with their everyday landscape. The political commitment to energy
change increases the importance of the landscape as a resource for energy
production and leads to increasing WSL research priorities on this topic.
Landscape Research Center WSL
In spring 2012 WSL
established the Landscape Research Center which has the following aims:
- Disseminate knowledge to stakeholders working
in landscape management
- Act as a link between researchers at WSL and other scientists
- Promote research and teaching in Landscape Research
Eidg. Forschungsanstalt WSL,
WSL-Magazin Diagonal. Dem Umweltwandel auf der Spur.
Bauer, N.; Mondini, M.; Bernasconi, A. (eds)
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL.