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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.

09.04.2019

Under a limited warming scenario, glaciers would keep about one-third of their volume. Under strong warming, the Alps would be ice free by 2100.

04.04.2019

Augmented reality, ancient wood and state-of-the-art instruments make up the interactive exhibition about tree-ring research at WSL.

03.04.2019

The impacts of climate warming are buffered inside forests due to the thermal insulation of forest canopies, concludes an international study.

25.03.2019

The multi- and interdisciplinary WSL investigates complex topics such as avalanche danger or drought. For more information see the Annual Report 2018.

21.03.2019

In time for the int. Forest Day: The National Forest Inventory (LFI) has taken 30,000 photos of Swiss forests. They are now available online.

19.03.2019

Private or community gardens in metropolitan areas have great social significance and are a haven for biodiversity.

19.03.2019

New data reveal that temperatures in the upper layers of the permafrost have reached record values after a period of cooling (German or French).

14.03.2019

Floods, landslides and debris flows caused some CHF 200 million of damage in Switzerland in 2018.

07.03.2019

The ETH Board appointed landscape researcher Anna M. Hersperger as a member of the WSL-Directorate.

07.03.2019

Switzerland possesses large undeveloped landscapes – the lion's share of which is located in high alpine regions – according to a WSL analysis.

04.03.2019

The World Wildlife Day on 3rd March draws attention to woldwide species-loss. The WSL provides a scientific basis for species protection.

01.03.2019

Will there be more lightning induced forest fires? This and other questions are the object of an analyisis of last summer's drought.

26.02.2019

The Asian long-horned beetle which was detected in the Canton of Fribourg in 2011 and 2014 was successfully eradicated after several years of control.

26.02.2019

Tiny marine organisms transport carbon from the atmosphere into the depths of the oceans. Climate change is altering this biological pump.

21.02.2019

The winter of 1998/99 claimed many lives and caused extensive damage to property in the Alps. What lessons have been learned from this experience?

14.02.2019

A new method explains how species adapt to the environment in the course of evolution and how biodiversity develops.

12.02.2019

A new estimate for the glacier ice volume all around the world indicates the volume of glaciers in Asia has been overestimated.

11.02.2019

The expedition GLACE of the Swiss Polar Institute will be the first to circumnavigate Greenland for scientific research.

11.02.2019

This day is a reminder that women play a critical role in science and technology. We celebrate it by presenting three outstanding researchers at WSL.