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23.01.2020

Genomics can reveal which species can quickly adapt to climate change. This is the conclusion of a new study with participation of the WSL.

15.01.2020

Christmas and New Year made a welcome change for the scientists on board the research vessel Polarstern. Read more about this in the blog.

14.01.2020

The dendrochronologist Fritz Schweingruber passed away on 7 January 2020. For almost 50 years, he made an outstanding contribution to the WSL.

23.12.2019

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

16.12.2019

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

16.12.2019

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

13.12.2019

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

13.12.2019

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

10.12.2019

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

09.12.2019

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

06.12.2019

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

05.12.2019

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

03.12.2019

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

01.12.2019

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

27.11.2019

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

27.11.2019

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

25.11.2019

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

21.11.2019

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

21.11.2019

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

20.11.2019

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