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In the Pamir Mountains, some glaciers are not shrinking. A new initiative will study this glacier anomaly and its impacts on people and nature.


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Landscape's current and future recreational function was the focus of 'Recreational Landscape', WSL's 2021 Forum für Wissen.


How the dry summer of 2018 affected forest trees is revealed by Europe-wide measurements of the fluctuations of tree trunks.



Asia's enormous glaciers supply millions of people with water. What are the consequences of their melting? Answers in the new DIAGONAL.


What’s it like to share your research plots with wild animals? WSL researcher Anita Risch tells us in the current DIAGONAL.


An international team of researchers has now been able to measure and simulate the resonant swaying of the Matterhorn.


Are expensive, climate-damaging polar expeditions justified? SLF's snow researcher Michael Lehning adresses this question in the new DIAGONAL.


The new grant, in memory of the former director of WSL, should strengthen cooperative research on natural hazards between Switzerland and Greenland.


To study life in the canopy, WSL is developing drones that can do more than just fly.


Two new user-friendly online tools display comprehensive information about forests and the services they provide, now and in the future.


Birgit Ottmer, Head of Communications, is a new member of the WSL Directorate.


In addition to high soil moisture and air humidity, the day length is particularly decisive. The length of the growing season is insignificant.


It makes sense to study land and water habitats together, according to the initial findings of the Blue-Green Biodiversity initiative.


What was WSL researcher Andreas Rigling looking for on an expedition in the extreme tip of Russia? Find he answer in the new DIAGONAL.


The ash tree is threathened by fungi and beetles. But there’s still hope, experts said at an international conference at WSL.


The ICOS network records carbon fluxes in order to mitigate climate change. Two stations are located in Switzerland.


Now for the first time, the SLF snow maps are zoomable and updated daily. The data basis for the maps has been improved.


Fort the eighth consecutive year Niklaus Zimmermann ist listed as «Highly Cited Researcher». Congratulations!


Could chestnut, being a southern species, thrive in a warmer climate north of the Alps? Yes and no, say our experts.