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A fungus threatens valuable old chestnut groves. Practitioners and WSL researchers are looking for ways to control it. Read more in the new DIAGONAL.


20 years ago, hurricane Lothar caused tremendous damage. Meanwhile, more robust, species-rich forests have regrown in many places.


In the DIAGONAL interview, a biodiversity researcher and a nature conservation practitioner discuss how research can be applied in practice.


Wood harvest: Foresters and conservationists disagree

Foresters and conservationists differ in their assessment of which trees should be felled or left standing. Read more in DIAGONAL magazine.


Researchers on the MOSAiC expedition are grappling with a number of challenges, including damage caused by a storm. But the work goes on.


A survey conducted by WSL shows that the public is in favour of wind turbines, but demands a greater role in planning.


A new study indicates where the world's water resources fed by mountain glaciers are coming under the greatest pressure.


Removing the top layer of soil in nature reserves to restore species-rich meadows does not harm soil organisms.


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.