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14.08.2019

A new app shows tree species suited to specific locations that can adapt to and thrive in a changed climate.

31.07.2019

Professor Alexandre Buttler, head of the WSL Lausanne site and former member of the WSL management, is retiring today.

30.07.2019

Researchers from WSL and SLF are now blogging about what they experience during field work. A snow researcher starts the blog off on a "wrong track".

10.07.2019

WSL researchers have investigated the consequences of the extreme drought in 2018 on forests. Now they present the first results.

20.06.2019

The silver fir's huge genome is now largely decoded. This helps to better promote the future use of this drought-resistant species.

18.06.2019

Measurements in Swiss permafrost reveal a long-term warming trend and a continuous loss of ground ice since 2009 despite some fluctuations.

14.06.2019

The WSL has replaced the force plate used to measure debris-flows in the Illgraben gully near Leuk (VS). It delivered its first data on June 10.

11.06.2019

The SLF has a new film! It shows not only our exciting research, but also the people behind it. Click on the picture to watch it.

10.06.2019

Protect the forest soil and help organisms depending on deadwood - how to do this in a practical way is the topic of two new WSL fact sheets.

07.06.2019

Protecting biodiversity requires knowledge and decisive action. Read more about this topic in the latest issue of WSL’s magazine Diagonal.

03.06.2019

In high altitudes there is unusually much snow, so an additional avalanche bulletin will be published on Friday before Whitsun, 7 June 2019.

28.05.2019

What can we learn from extreme natural events? The Forum für Wissen 2019 in Davos provided answers.

16.05.2019

Hardly anything is known about the distribution of plankton in the oceans. A study by ETH Zurich and WSL fills this knowledge gap.

15.05.2019

Accelerated tree growth caused by a warming climate does not necessarily translate into enhanced carbon storage, an international study suggests.

13.05.2019

The measures introduced after the avalanche winter of 1999 have proved their worth. This is shown by the event analysis of January 2018.

08.05.2019

The prestigious Prix Moulines for an outstanding entomological publication goes to the book "Insekten im Wald".

30.04.2019

Paolo Cherubini, dendrochronologist at WSL, has been appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada.

29.04.2019

WSL researchers confirm that the valuable White Truffle is established in a park in Geneva. It is apparently migrating northwards with climate change.

26.04.2019

The SwissForestLab/NFZ Summer School "Forest Resilience" for doctoral students will take place in Davos from 18 to 24 August. Apply until 6 May!

15.04.2019

The greater the diversity of soil-borne organisms, the better the forest can fulfil important functions for society and nature, indicates a new study.