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22.07.2020

Niklaus Zimmermann is stepping down from the WSL Directorate after 15 eventful years, during which he has been instrumental in shaping the WSL.

 

22.07.2020

With topics ranging from insect mortality to environmental policy, the research initiative "Blue Green Biodiversity" presents its first 13 projects.

21.07.2020

The world's first national permafrost monitoring network has documented warming of permafrost in the Swiss Alps since the year 2000.

16.07.2020

Herbivores such as deer, snails or insects keep nutrient cycles on pastures in the National Park running. Without them, the ecosystem collapses.

16.07.2020

How heavily are soils in Europe contaminated with radioactive caesium and plutionium? A Swiss-led international study provides a new map.

 

15.07.2020

Irrigated Scots pines continue to grow well for several years after their water supply is turned off. Can trees remember better times?

13.07.2020

While biodiversity is shrinking globally, there may be different trends locally, a large-scale study with WSL participation shows.

02.07.2020

Forest management and timber production are not profitable, yet forest services should be for free. The new DIAGONAL explains why this fails to work.

 

01.07.2020

Great illustration by Yvonne Roggenmoser in the new DIAGONAL with the focus topic «wood».

01.07.2020

WSL analysis finds that while the Federal Council received emergency powers at the start of the pandemic, Swiss federal governance endured.

29.06.2020

Earlier vegetation growth is changing the food supply available to roe deer during the birthing season. This could see more moving to higher altitudes.

24.06.2020

Erratic boulders transported to the lowlands by the glaciers are home to rare mosses and ferns. What does this mean for climbers? Read it in DIAGONAL magazine.

24.06.2020

How should forests in Switzerland be tended and the wood be used to ensure the best climate protection? Read up on it in the new DIAGONAL.

18.06.2020

A WSL research programme is examining the impact of climate change on rock slope failures, avalanches and debris flows and developing responses.

15.06.2020

Floods, landslides and debris flows caused some CHF 85 million of damage and resulted in five fatalities in 2019.

12.06.2020

New centre to explore climate change and natural hazards in the Alpine region.

11.06.2020

Wood can be building material, CO2 storage and even a force of nature. The latest issue of Diagonal is dedicated to this renewable resource.

08.06.2020

Leg 3 of MOSAiC takes 3 months longer than planned. The WSL remote sensing installation threatened by ice crack finally allows good data collection.

02.06.2020

The lockdown saw many Swiss people go to forests more often than usual, but even more stopped visiting them entirely, a survey reveals.

29.05.2020

A study with the participation of WSL professor Charlotte Grossiord published in Science shows the impact of global warming on forest age structure.