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23.10.2018

A new study shows that migrations and wintering areas of migratory birds are not sufficiently taken into account in species conservation.

16.10.2018

The Japanese beetle, which is native to Asia, is heading for Switzerland. The invasive species has already established near Milan.

04.10.2018

Rockfalls and avalanches sliding in glacial lakes could overflow dams or even damage them. A field test by ETH and WSL in Bülach.

01.10.2018

The book "Moore der Schweiz" (German) presents the development of moors in Switzerland and their research. Includes many case studies.

27.09.2018

The Int. Org. of Vine and Wine has honoured the work "Diversità dei vigneti della Svizzera italiana" by Marco Moretti (WSL). Congratulations!

26.09.2018

The warmer climate in the Arctic tundra is changing the species composition, as shown by a study involving the SLF and WSL.

13.09.2018

Despite the widespread availability of information on the Internet, the general public's knowledge about ozone has fallen off in recent years.

10.09.2018

A WSL study published in Nature Communications shows that ecosystems become unstable without herbivores.

06.09.2018

A new study with the participation of WSL quantifies the effect of glacier retreat due to global warming on hydropower production

05.09.2018

The Kuratorium für Waldarbeit und Forsttechnik honours Oliver Thees from WSL for his significant contribution towards making forestry more efficient.

31.08.2018

Very popular amongst ecologists: the high-resolution climate data set CHELSA hosted by WSL helps e.g. in determining distribution of species.

15.08.2018

Fine tree roots get far less old than previously assumed, as demonstrated by tree ring analyses in a study published in Nature Communications.

09.07.2018

Soils and forests are very dry, the water in rivers and lakes low. July started drier than the scorching summer of 2015. More on drought.ch (German).

02.07.2018

Spectacular outbreak of the larvae of the grey larch tortrix in Engadine and Valais: the trees look ill, but will recover within short time.

26.06.2018

The southern location of WSL opened its doors to the public on June 9, 2018.

19.06.2018

Farming of palm oil crop has a major impact on the environment. A study by EPFL and the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL shows possible solutions.

19.06.2018

More than 2000 scientists from around the world are convening in Davos this week to report their latest findings in polar and high mountain research.

16.05.2018

Data collection for the fifth Swiss National Forest Inventory (NFI) has just got under way.

15.05.2018

Which tree species should foresters and forest owners promote in view of climate change? The WSL report provides the basis for decisions.

03.05.2018

The chemistry of soil water in forests has changed in Europe: there is a large decrease in the amount of sulphate, nutrients and aluminium.