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Institutional
25.03.2019

The multi- and interdisciplinary WSL investigates complex topics such as avalanche danger or drought. For more information see the Annual Report 2018.

Research
19.03.2019

New data reveal that temperatures in the upper layers of the permafrost have reached record values after a period of cooling (German or French).

Institutional
04.03.2019

The World Wildlife Day on 3rd March draws attention to woldwide species-loss. The WSL provides a scientific basis for species protection.

Research
01.03.2019

Will there be more lightning induced forest fires? This and other questions are the object of an analyisis of last summer's drought.

Research
26.02.2019

The Asian long-horned beetle which was detected in the Canton of Fribourg in 2011 and 2014 was successfully eradicated after several years of control.

Research
12.02.2019

A new estimate for the glacier ice volume all around the world indicates the volume of glaciers in Asia has been overestimated.

 

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Events

24. to 26. April 2019 24 to 26 April 2019

Land system science scholars will be confronting land use questions within the Global Land Programme. With contributions from 11 WSL scientists.

24. April 2019 24 April 2019

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

7. May 2019 7 May 2019

Drought not only affects Africa, also Europe has experienced severe drought events over the past decade.