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On May 24 2019 a WSL symposium on 'Learning from extreme events' for scientists and practitioners will take place in Davos (in German).


FC Guy Parmelin visited the SLF on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF), where all the institutions in the ETH Domain presented themselves.


Felix Kienast is the new President of the Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks, which is part of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT).


The further away trees grow from the poles or mountain peaks, the more drought limits their growth.


A study including the participation of the SLF and of PERMOS demonstrates that permafrost temperatures have risen worldwide over the last 10 years.


Forests still suffer from ozone exposure, despite decreasing ozone levels, WSL researchers report.


A cress species thrives on soils contaminated with heavy metals – because it has adapted genetically in the course of evolution, a new study shows.


Forests in the northern regions of Canada are not well adapted to drought. This was the result of a study conducted within a unique field trial.


A model developed by WSL researchers can predict long-term droughts over several weeks. This helps hydropower producers. (Press release of the SNF)


The recognition by UNESCO underlines the interplay of traditional knowledge, technology and folk culture in intangible cultural heritage.


Regional development is a central pillar of Swiss policy. A new factsheet shows how this works best.


The expansion of renewable energy will further decentralise power and heat generation in Switzerland. (Image:


The first global vegetation database contains over 1.1 million vegetation records.


The network for climate services NCCS has a new web portal. The WSL is contributing the priority theme forest functions and climate change.


New book: A new method makes urban sprawl measurable and comparable for the first time. This should help making spatial planning more sustainable.


The new issue of WSL’s magazine Diagonal focuses on networks – both in nature and in science.


As a tree physiologist at WSL, Leonie Schönbeck researches how trees take up and store energy, and how they recover from drought.


A European research team is looking for solutions to combine renewable energies with landscape protection. The results are now available.


The art installation "Sounding Soil", developed together with WSL, takes visitors on a sound journey into the soil. It is exhibited in Bern until 11/25.


Destructive typhoons are moving poleward. According to a new study, the destructive impact of typhoons is moving to new areas which are not accustomed to them.