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15.08.2018

Fine tree roots get far less old than previously assumed, as demonstrated by tree ring analyses in a study published in Nature Communications.

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18.07.2018

Climate change and new species put pressure on forests in 2017 and promoted the spread of pests and diseases.

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12.07.2018

Researchers of WSL and EPFL have developed a simulator that can calculate the performance of wind farms while factoring in biodiversity.

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09.07.2018

Soils and forests are very dry, the water in rivers and lakes low. July started drier than the scorching summer of 2015. More on drought.ch (German).

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02.07.2018

Spectacular outbreak of the larvae of the grey larch tortrix in Engadine and Valais: the trees look ill, but will recover within short time.

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29.06.2018

Since 1968, WSL has been investigating torrent catchments in the Alptal (Canton Schwyz). Since then, the forecast of floods has been improved.

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23. until 24. August 2018 23 until 24 August 2018

Wie sieht die Schweiz von morgen aus? 1. Schweizer Landschaftskongress am 23. und 24. Aug. 2018 in Luzern. www.landschaftskongress.ch

02. until 08. September 2018 02 until 08 September 2018

The Summer School Old-Growth Forest Research will take place from 2 - 8 September in Nyzhnje Selyshche, Ukraine.

04. September 2018 04 September 2018

This year‘s event will focus on the role of biomass in the energy transition, in particular on the integration of bioenergy technologies into the...