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19.11.2019

For effective protection against natural hazards, practice and research must work together. The new DIAGONAL reports on opportunities and pitfalls.

14.11.2019

SLF researcher David Wagner reports on how the MOSAiC expedition team have found a suitable ice floe for their stay in the Arctic Ocean.

13.11.2019

Glaciologists from ETH and WSL have estimated the global potential for water storage and hydropower in future ice-free glacier areas.

08.11.2019

Exchange experiences and solve problems together: The new issue of WSL's magazine Diagonal focuses on research and practice in dialogue.

05.11.2019

A global experimental study conducted by WSL revealed for the first time how much nitrogen is available in grasslands.

30.10.2019

The number of insect species has shrunk dramatically in the last decade, according to an international study involving the WSL.

24.10.2019

Help shape the future of biodiversity - at the World Biodiversity Forum in Davos in February 2020. Submit abstracts now and register!

21.10.2019

WSL researchers are reporting an ongoing decrease of habitat quality in species-rich dry grasslands, despite them being protected.

08.10.2019

Together with 18 leading experts Prof. Peter Verburg will compile a synthesis on the processes that regulate Earth’s stability

26.09.2019

In recognition of his many research and teaching achievements, Jürg Schweizer has been made an honorary professor at ETH Zurich.

25.09.2019

WSL researcher Charlotte Grossiord investigates how global change impacts terrestrial ecosystems. She has been appointed professor at EPFL and WSL.

23.09.2019

In his blog post, SLF botanist Christian Rixen explains how he reached the Samoylov research station despite his luggage being lost.

20.09.2019

The research icebreaker Polarstern will spend a year drifting through the Arctic Ocean. The expedition team includes Swiss researchers.

12.09.2019

When alpine plants with climate change colonise higher altitudes, the soil is a crucial factor. Little is yet known about them. This is to be changed.

09.09.2019

Insect pests and fungal pathogens in tree seeds posing a great risk to trees and forest ecosystems

worldwide, researchers from CABI and, among other institutions, WSL revealed.

06.09.2019

It's mushroom season – not only in the forest: Visit the new website of the national data and information centre SwissFungi.

05.09.2019

The University of Bucharest has elected landscape researcher Anna Hersperger, member of the WSL directorate, as honorary professor. Congratulations!

04.09.2019

The Federal Council has elected Michael Hengartner, Rector of the University of Zurich, as President of the ETH Board.

02.09.2019

The EU approved 14 mio Euro funding for a permanent infrastructure for long-term ecosystem research. The WSL contributes with its 19 LWF plots.

20.08.2019

Even slightly enhanced nutrient availability stimulates plant growth on the tree line, altering the alpine ecosystem.