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Long-term Forest Ecosystem Research Programme LWF

Swiss forests are exposed to changing environmental conditions. The consequences of air pollution and climate change on the forest are important questions which the Long-term Forest Ecosystem Research Programme LWF seeks to answer. Within a legally set framework of the LWF programme, Switzerland partakes in international research programmes such as The International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests ICP-Forests or the Long-Term Ecosystem Research LTER-Europe.


   
   
LWF-Film

LWF-movie „We take the pulse of the forest“

The Long-term Forest Ecosystem Research programme LWF is taking the pulse of the Swiss forests. With its extended data series, the LWF helps ensuring that the forest is able to provide its services and maintain its numerous functions also in future.

Time: 9:49 minutes    in German in French


LWF_Demofläche Please, come and see the new LWF test-, education- and demonstration-site

On this LWF-site, researchers test the latest technologies and new methodologies. They outline their research projects and demonstrate the functioning of over 30 sensors and instruments. How do trees grow? How is the soil further developing? How do air pollution and climate change affect the forest? These and more questions are currently investigated by the Swiss Long-term Forest Ecosystem Research programme LWF (in German).

 

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