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Research

Greenland expedition 2016

Five WSL and SLF researchers and a researcher from Cambridge are reporting on their fieldwork again this year on the enormous ice sheet in Greenland's interior. The expedition will last nearly a month and includes a 100 km traverse on foot.

Drought in Switzerland, the ‘water tower of Europe’

Drought in Switzerland, the ‘water tower of Europe’

With recent years showing that even Switzerland is not immune to water shortages, researchers at WSL have been working on many projects relating to drought. How can critical periods of drought be detected in good time and how does drought affect forests and other ecosystems?

Soil - Precious dirt at your feet

Soil - Precious dirt at your feet

Twenty years ago, soil was still largely unknown territory. While a fair amount was known about its composition, almost nothing was known about the organisms that live in it. Researchers, including those at WSL, have made great advances in recent years.

Invasive species: friend or foe?

Invasive species: friend or foe?

Globalisation means that the world has grown small for both us humans and other creatures. New animal and plant species are constantly migrating to Switzerland or are introduced from other continents via a variety of routes.

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