Link zu WSL Hauptseite Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
 

Research Units

Research programmes

Links

Search projects

Fulltext search

Person

Search persons

Name

Publications

Further information

For further information please contact web@wsl.ch.

Forest Ecosystems

Uralte Arven bei Tamangur

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

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

Santorini tree rings support the traditional dating of the volcanic eruption
Santorini tree rings support the traditional dating of the volcanic eruption

04.03.2014: After investigating tree rings, a team of scientists led by the WSL has concluded that the volcano erupted in the 16th century BC, rather than any earlier than that.

Available languages: German English French

Nutrient discharges increasing pressure on ecosystems
Nutrient discharges

Nitrogen and phosphorus are nutrients that are crucial to supporting life. However, an increased level of nutrient discharges is altering the equilibrium between these nutrients and exerting stress on ecosystems. The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) is investigating nutrient cycles with a view to understanding how they affect the dynamic processes of nature.

Available languages: German  English  French  Italian 

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.

 

Spacer