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This year’s Forum for Knowledge examined how stepping up the use of renewable resources might help to make progress in the energy transition.


Glaciologist Matthias Huss, head of Swiss glacier monitoring network GLAMOS, joined WSL.


Der Nordische Fichtenborkenkäfer ist erstmals in der Schweiz und in Liechtenstein entdeckt worden. Er besiedelt vor allem Fichten.


Today, the Federal Council re-elected WSL Director Konrad Steffen until the end of June 2021.


How well does forest protect against landslides? A special issue of the Swiss Forestry Journal and the WSL landslide database provide answers.


The WSL measuring station in Davos is now an officially certified site in the ICOS Switzerland network.


Turning an abandoned pasture into a palm tree plantation can be carbon neutral, shows a newly publishes study by EPFL and WSL.


New publication: An interactive WSL tool shows the governance structures with which Alpine countries are adapting to climate change.


Two WSL researchers are on the list of "Highly Cited Researchers 2019", which distinguishes the most influential scientists.


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


Two new WSL projects deal with current threats to ash trees in Europe. (In German and French)


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


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


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


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


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


FOEN report with the participation of WSL: People, forests, water bodies and agriculture suffered from the hot and dry summer of 2018. (In German and French)


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


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