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05.01.2017: Eight European countries fight against the Asian longhorned beetle
Eight European countries fight against the Asian longhorned beetle

Asian longhorned beetles (ALBs), which are harmful to many broadleaf trees, have been spotted in eight European countries to date. The city of Winterthur (Switzerland) is the first place in Europe to eradicate a large beetle infestation in just four years.

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23.12.2016: Graffiti for science
Graffiti for science

Graffiti for science: Researchers have painted the walls of a gorge near Zermatt. Their goal is to find a low-cost way to measure rock erosion.

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22.12.2016: Forum für Wissen: How forests cope with climate change
How forests cope with climate change

Confronted with climate change, forests will no longer be able to maintain their performance in terms of timber production, protection against natural hazards and recreational spaces for the public. This much is clear from the results of the Forests and Climate Change research programme. And it poses a very real challenge for forest management.

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20.12.2016: Polarforscher zu Antarktisumrundung gestartet
Polarforscher zu Antarktisumrundung gestartet

Ein Forschungsschiff startet heute zur ersten wissenschaftlichen Expedition mit vollständiger Antarktis-Umrundung. Auch die EPFL und das SLF sind mit dabei.

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07.12.2016: First trinational videoconference between teenagers and forest scientists
NFZ Trialogue

Special day for 40 French, German and Swiss teenagers: via a video-conference they interviewed scientists about forests and their future. This bilingual trialogue closed the 10 years jubilee of NFZ.forestnet

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30.11.2016: Intensification of land use leads to the same species everywhere
Homogenized ecosystems

Where people use grasslands more intensively, not only species diversity decreases - but the landscape also becomes more monotonous across regions. This is also detrimental for humans.

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28.11.2016: New head of the WSL branch station in Sion
New head in Sion

Engineer and mountain guide Pierre Huguenin succeeds François Dufour as head of station.

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17.11.2016: WSL Magazine Diagonal No. 2/16
WSL Magazine Diagonal No. 2/16

Issue 2/16 of WSLs magazine Diagonal is published. It focuses on the energy transition.

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14.11.2016: Zukunftstag 2016: Von Bodentierchen und Trüffeln
Zukunftstag 2016

38 Schülerinnen und Schüler lernten im Rahmen des Zukunftstages den Alltag von Mitarbeitenden der Eidgenössichen Forschungsanstalt WSL kennen. Für einige war der Tag ein weiteres Puzzleteil auf dem Weg zur Berufswahl.

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07.11.2016: Die Schweiz reagiert empfindlich auf den Klimawandel
Die Schweiz reagiert empfindlich auf den Klimawandel

Welche Folgen der Klimawandel für die Schweiz haben wird und wie sie sich anpassen müsste, zeigt ein Gremium aus 75 Klimaforschenden auf. Zum Bericht «Brennpunkt Klima Schweiz» haben auch WSL-Forschende beigetragen.

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