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Professor Alexandre Buttler, head of the WSL Lausanne site and former member of the WSL management, is retiring today.


Measurements in Swiss permafrost reveal a long-term warming trend and a continuous loss of ground ice since 2009 despite some fluctuations.


The WSL has replaced the force plate used to measure debris-flows in the Illgraben gully near Leuk (VS). It delivered its first data on June 10.


The SLF has a new film! It shows not only our exciting research, but also the people behind it. Click on the picture to watch it.

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Protect the forest soil and help organisms depending on deadwood - how to do this in a practical way is the topic of two new WSL fact sheets.

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Protecting biodiversity requires knowledge and decisive action. Read more about this topic in the latest issue of WSL’s magazine Diagonal.


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5. September 2019 5 September 2019

The Biodiversity-(BD)-Seminars take place in the Englersaal every second Wednesday at 11:00 and are broadcasted to Davos, Cadenazzo and Lausanne.

10. to 11. September 2019 10 to 11 September 2019

Der Wald ist ein wichtiger Lebensraum für die Flechten und beherbergt eine grosse Artenvielfalt. Alte, naturnahe und strukturreiche Wälder sind für...

14. September 2019 14 September 2019

Beim Wandern zu einem Handlungsort des Romans «Flechten» lesen die Schriftstellerin Barbara Schibli und die Flechtenforscherin Silvia Stofer ihre...