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Forest Ecosystems

Bei Avrona bei Tarasp

A forest is an ecosystem. At WSL we are studying the influence of soil, water, air, climate, plants and animals on the growth and development processes in forests, with a special focus on assessing the effects of changes in climate. Here below-ground processes involving roots, fungi, bacteria and the forest soil play an essential role.

In focus

Climate variability has an opposing impact on marine life and tree growth
Climate: opposing impact on marine life and tree growth

07.11.2014: Tree-ring chronologies helped to explain how upwelling was happening during the past 600 years. This was outlined in a recent study published in Science.

Available languages: English

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.

Available languages: German English French

Publications

Wohlgemuth, T.; Priewasser, K. (eds) 2013:
ClimTree 2013. International Conference on Climate Change and Tree Responses in Central European Forests. Conference, 1 to 5 September 2013. Abstracts.

Birmensdorf, Switzerland, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape WSL. 136.

 

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