Institutional 14.06.2024
New director
New director

The Federal Council has appointed Rolf Holderegger as the new director of WSL.

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Research 27.05.2024
Participatory science improves plant mapping
Participatory science improves plant mapping

A new tool from the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL shows where plant species occur in Switzerland today and in the future.

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Research 08.05.2024
25 years ago: May floods in Switzerland
25 years ago: May floods in Switzerland

25 years ago, the Central Plateau was flooded: a retrospective view on the May floods of 1999, their causes, and consequences.

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Research 08.04.2024
New findings on the cause of earthquakes
New findings on the cause of earthquakes

A WSL study proves for the first time that landslides can trigger earthquakes if they dam lakes.

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Research for people and the environment in a changing world

News

Services and products
05.06.2024

Understanding and improving biodiversity in the city: Read in the new DIAGONAL magazine how WSL is contributing to this.

Research
27.05.2024

Getting the most out of genetic data - to enable this, a WSL-led team is calling for standards in archiving.

Research
16.05.2024

Quantitative scientific recommendations aim to create new ecological infrastructures to protect amphibians.

Opinion
15.05.2024

Artificial intelligence can boost economic growth in a way that can harm the environment. Carte blanche with Irmi Seidl.

Services and products
14.05.2024

TreeMig simulates the migration of tree species, and more. Thanks to the new user interface and R package, modelling is now easier.

Research
13.05.2024

At higher temperatures, trees absorb less CO₂ while transpiring more.

Events

22 June 2024

Vierter und letzter Infoanlass zur Feldkampagne Revision der Roten Liste der Pilze der Schweiz.

18 to 25 August 2024

Is early browning in European forests a harbinger of tree death or simply a sign of temporary stress? In 2018, science could not answer this…

23 August 2024

Die ibW Maienfeld und die WSL bieten zwei Weiterbildungen zum Thema Seilkranprojektierung an. Im Einführungskurs Seilaplan und QGIS…