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27.07.2021

We are investigating the impact of forest structures on the groundwater balance and their ability to protect against landslides.

23.07.2021

What is a healthy forest? This question has been a concern of the WSL for over 100 years. A look back and forward in the magazine Diagonal.

15.07.2021

Borkenkäfer, eingeschleppte Pilze und Wildverbiss: Der Waldschutzüberblick 2020 informiert über die Herausforderungen für Schweizer Wälder.

07.07.2021

TerraRadTech brings a breakthrough water detection device to agriculture and environmental monitoring.

03.07.2021

The Bödmerenwald near Muotathal has seen a significant increase in wood volume, dead wood and small habitats for insects and fungi.

30.06.2021

Predating the eruption by 126 years provides crucial insights into climate variations at the end of the last ice age.

29.06.2021

A huge mass of ice is threatening to fall from a glacier at the Italian side of Mont Blanc. Computer simulations help to determine safety measures.

22.06.2021

Tree pests are on the increase in Switzerland. Researchers at the WSL Plant Protection Laboratory are on their trail. Read more in Diagonal.

20.06.2021

Trees grow mainly at night, because dry air inhibits cell growth in day time, even in moist soil conditions, a new WSL study found out.

17.06.2021

It makes a big difference whether the climate warms by 1, 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius. This is shown in a recent study by ETH/WSL glaciologists.

16.06.2021

Most of the damage resulted from floods triggered by thunderstorms or persistent rain, with the Lucerne region and Ticino being particularly affected.

14.06.2021

Nature against stress, medicine from the cold and the forest facing new challenges: The new issue of DIAGONAL is all about health.

 

10.06.2021

Researchers at WSL, SLF, ETH and the University of Zurich collaborated on the analysis of the devastating flood wave in the Indian Himalayas.

07.06.2021

By supplying pine trees with labelled CO2, researchers have shown for the first time how sugars formed by trees are distributed in the soil.

 

04.06.2021

The Swiss Federal Council has appointed Professor Beate Jessel as the new Director of WSL. She will take up her post on 1 September 2021.

01.06.2021

A recent study has found that younger spruce forests are more susceptible to natural disturbances than those that already existed before 1880.

28.05.2021

A new study of Scientists at EPFL and SLF shows how renewable energy can ensure optimal CO2 neutrality and energy independence.

26.05.2021

What is Vapor Pressure Deficit and why does it matter for forests? A SwissForestLab video presents high-end research in this field.

20.05.2021

With the Blue-Green Biodiversity research initiative, WSL and Eawag are participating in the search for solutions to preserve biodiversity.

17.05.2021

WSL's first hiking guide allows users to discover Valais on foot while learning about research into forests, climate history and avalanches.