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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.

31.01.2019

Forum für Wissen: registration open

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

23.01.2019

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

17.01.2019

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

26.11.2018

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

19.11.2018

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

01.10.2018

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

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.

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.

20.03.2018

Soils harbour countless organisms that are paramount in degrading organic matter. (German only)

20.03.2018

The Swiss National Forest Inventory at the WSL has completed the first census of red forest ants in Switzerland. (German or French)

15.03.2018

2017 saw the highest cost of damage caused by flooding, landslides, debris flows, rockfall and rock avalanches since 2007.

12.03.2018

A jury met at WSL to choose among the 12 finalistes of the Swiss Arctic Project.

08.03.2018

The amount of spruce wood infested by bark beetles in Switzerland has risen further in 2017, according to the Swiss Forest Protection at WSL.