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18.07.2016: Wurzeln regieren über den Kohlenstoffhaushalt von Pflanzen
Wurzeln regieren über den Kohlenstoffhaushalt

Bei Trockenheit drosseln Pflanzen ihre "Nahrungsaufnahme", die Aufnahme von CO2 für die Photosynthese. Doch nicht die Blätter, sondern die Wurzeln steuern diese Bremse, haben WSL-Forscher und Kollegen herausgefunden.

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07.07.2016: The influence of wildfire on the protective function of beech forests against rockfalls
The protective function of beech forests

Beech forests are able to regenerate quickly and produce stable forests after a forest fire. However, post-fire recovery as well as the development of a well-structured forest stand, fundamentally depends on the severity of the forest fire.

01.07.2016: Urban sprawl in Europe is on the rise
Urban sprawl in Europe is on the rise

A new report presents, for the first time, the extent of urban sprawl for 32 countries in Europe. A team of scientists led by WSL concludes that this is a serious concern for a number of environmental and socio economic reasons. The results published can help to set new limits for urban sprawl.

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29.06.2016: Cancro corticale del castagno. Sintomatologia, biologia e misure di lotta
Cancro corticale del castagno. Sintomatologia, biologia e misure di lotta

Nuova pubblicazione desl WSL nella serie "Notizie per la pratica" : Come funziona la lotta biologica contro il contro in cancro corticale del castagno.

20.06.2016: Junge Landschaftsforschung
Junge Landschaftsforschung

Bereits zum dritten Mal organisierte das Zentrum Landschaft WSL die Tagung «Junge Landschaftsforschung». Mitte Juni 2016 trafen sich rund 20 junge und erfahrene Forschende zum Austausch.

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14.06.2016: The causes of soil consumption
Soil consumption

Researchers from the National Research Programme "Sustainable Use of Soil as a Resource" (NRP 68) have analysed the causes of soil consumption by surveying Swiss municipalities.

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09.06.2016: WSL Magazine Diagonal No. 1/16
WSL Magazine Diagonal No. 1/16

Issue 1/16 of WSLs magazine Diagonal is published. It focuses on large-scale experiments.

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26.05.2016: How climate forced the Mongols to leave Hungary in 1242
How climate forced the Mongols to leave Hungary

Why did the mongolian army suddenly withdraw from Hungary in 1242 CE? The reason might have been bad weather and mud, concludes a new study. The Swiss and US researchers present a new "environmental theory" for this mystery.

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24.05.2016: Neues Web-App: Wo sich Schweizerinnen und Schweizer am liebsten erholen
Wo sich die Schweizer am liebsten erholen

Eine neue Web-Anwendung der Eidg. Forschungsanstalt WSL zeigt die beliebtesten Naherholungsgebiete auf einer Karte an. Nutzer können damit jene Gebiete ausfindig machen, die ihren Ansprüchen am meisten entsprechen.

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20.05.2016: As European glaciers dwindle, dams could replace them
Dams could replace dwindling glaciers

Water management in reservoirs could substantially mitigate future summer water shortages, expected as a consequence of ongoing glacier retreat. This is the conclusion of a WSL-led research team.

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