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20.10.2021

WSL doctoral student Joël Rüthi spent five weeks aboard an icebreaker. A logbook contribution about the search for Arctic soil microbes.

19.10.2021

An interview with Dr Nadine Salzmann, head of the SLF's Alpine Environment and Natural Hazards research unit since mid-October.

19.10.2021

Despite lots of snow in winter and a mild summer, the Swiss glaciers have lost about 400 million tonnes of ice since September 2020.

11.10.2021

How genome analyses can help us to understand the forest ecosystem and adapt it to climate change was the subject of a conference at WSL.

05.10.2021

In a blog post, SLF botanist Christian Rixen describes how he circumnavigated the north of Greenland and what he discovered along the way.

29.09.2021

This year's summer school focused on forest monitoring and was attended by 24 enthusiastic students from all over the world.

28.09.2021

How are Swiss peatlands doing and how can they be helped? Experts from research and practice discussed this at a conference at WSL.

28.09.2021

In the Pamir Mountains, many glaciers are stable or even growing. In the logbook, WSL glacier researchers talk about their expedition there.

23.09.2021

Is it a Stradivarius or not? Dendrochronologists such as Paolo Cherubini from the Swiss Federal Institute WSL help to uncover the truth.

22.09.2021

Researchers use spectral data from drone photos to reveal the health condition of trees.

20.09.2021

The shape of rocks is a key factor in assessing rockfall hazard. This is the conclusion of a new SLF study.

16.09.2021

New biodiversity maps of Zurich show a high level of biodiversity, with many animal species even resident in the city centre.

09.09.2021

The forest midpoint shifts. WSL Director Beate Jessel and FOEN Deputy Director Paul Steffen buried a document at the new location.

31.08.2021

To study types of snow and thus improve climate models, SLF snow researchers were on a polar expedition. Read more in the new DIAGONAL.

26.08.2021

Where can which tree species thrive in forests? A WSL team has created maps showing the distribution of woody plants throughout Switzerland.

18.08.2021

The invasive insect heavily infests the fruit of various forest plants, which could have a serious impact on forest ecosystems.

16.08.2021

A long-term study shows that dry periods hit spruce and fir forests hard, but targeted measures can increase their resilience.

 

11.08.2021

How does WSL deal with resources, how large is its CO2 footprint? The Environmental Report 20182020 explains it in detail.

11.08.2021

Microorganisms in permanently frozen soil could produce urgently needed new medical agents. Read more in DIAGONAL magazine.

 

09.08.2021

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change publishes its 6th scientific analysis of the global climate. A WSL researcher is co-author.