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The SwissForestLab Inauguration Symposium will take place on 05.09.2017 at the Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt WSL in Birmensdorf.

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The idea of the SwissForestLab

In Switzerland, outstanding scientists are working with an excellent expertise in the field of forest research which is part of various disciplines and institutions. In adition, there is a wide range of different infrastructure and approaches established by Swiss research institutions and Universities:

  • Field sites (networks, monitoring and experiments)
  • Installations like cranes and measurement towers etc.
  • Data from field and laboratory analyses and monitoring
  • Specific laboratories and methods
  • Various experimental and modelling approaches

The idea of the SwissForestLab is to bring together these elements within a network which would lead to strong synergies and new insights and findings in science as well as a better visibility of existing expertise and infrastructure and the possibility to find new cooperation partners. New and innovative interdisciplinary experiments and projects can be established within this new network and finally the visibility of Swiss forest research worldwide can be increased.

Who we are

The SwissForestLab started with a group of idea drivers from different Swiss institutions. This “Starting Group” is comprised of researchers working together in the initial SwissForestLab phase to set up all necessary steps for the establishment of the network. With the start of the SwissForestLab we opened the platform for all researchers working in the field of forest ecosystem research to be a member of the SwissForestLab. The group of members is now growing and is furthermore dynamic and always open for new participants. In addition to the members the SwissForestLab also partners are invited to apply for a participation at the SwissForestLab. Partners can be international cooperation partners within joint research projects or members of federal agencies, companies or foundations supporting and advising the SwissForestLab.