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 03.04.2024
Monitoring biodiversity with drones
Monitoring biodiversity with drones

Researchers have built a new drone that can navigate through obstacles, mimicking animals that move through dense vegetation.

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Research 27.03.2024
Carbon sequestration in forest soils
Carbon sequestration in forest soils

A WSL study shows the connection between forest disturbances and the carbon sequestration capacity of forest soils.

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Research 07.03.2024
Storms 2023: major local damage, no fatalities
Storms 2023: major local damage, no fatalities

Floods, debris flows, landslides, and rockfall events caused damage of around 75 million Swiss francs in 2023. This was the result of the annual evaluation of the storm damage database by the WSL.

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Research for people and the environment in a changing world

News

Research
11.04.2024

If the energy transition is to be successful, social factors must also be considered in the siting of solar and wind power plants.

Research
08.04.2024

Rising temperatures are causing meteorites in the Antarctic to disappear from the ice surface. With that, a lot of knowledge is being lost.

Institutional
26.03.2024

The new WSL Strategy 2035 builds on the institute's many years of experience to address the challenges of global change.

Institutional
25.03.2024

Open doors at the SLF in Davos, SNSF funding for two major projects, and a new member joining the directorate: WSL's highlights of 2023.

Research
22.03.2024

In every third case, a prolonged drought leads to dried-up rivers. More rarely, drought has a negative impact on groundwater.

Research
18.03.2024

An international study in collaboration with the WSL shows that biodiversity and ecosystem services vary greatly within a forest.

Events

23 April 2024

Die Fotografien von Sam V. Furrer erkunden die zarten Details des Holzes, die Spuren seiner Bewohner sowie das Spiel von Licht und Schatten…

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…