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12.07.2017: Young pine trees can adapt to artificial drought and are armed against it the following year. However, they do not actively lay down starch reserves at the expense of growth, a recent WSL study indicates. More
Several forest fires occur in Switzerland every year. Researchers from the WSL Institute collect event data and develop methods and approaches to assess fire risks. They also examine the effects forest fires have on hillside erosion and on the development of biodiversity.