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02.07.2020

Forest management and timber production are not profitable, yet forest services should be for free. The new DIAGONAL explains why this fails to work.

 

01.07.2020

Great illustration by Yvonne Roggenmoser in the new DIAGONAL with the focus topic «wood».

01.07.2020

WSL analysis finds that while the Federal Council received emergency powers at the start of the pandemic, Swiss federal governance endured.

29.06.2020

Earlier vegetation growth is changing the food supply available to roe deer during the birthing season. This could see more moving to higher altitudes.

24.06.2020

Erratic boulders transported to the lowlands by the glaciers are home to rare mosses and ferns. What does this mean for climbers? Read it in DIAGONAL magazine.

24.06.2020

How should forests in Switzerland be tended and the wood be used to ensure the best climate protection? Read up on it in the new DIAGONAL.

18.06.2020

A WSL research programme is examining the impact of climate change on rock slope failures, avalanches and debris flows and developing responses.

15.06.2020

Floods, landslides and debris flows caused some CHF 85 million of damage and resulted in five fatalities in 2019.

12.06.2020

New centre to explore climate change and natural hazards in the Alpine region.

11.06.2020

Wood can be building material, CO2 storage and even a force of nature. The latest issue of Diagonal is dedicated to this renewable resource.

08.06.2020

Leg 3 of MOSAiC takes 3 months longer than planned. The WSL remote sensing installation threatened by ice crack finally allows good data collection.

02.06.2020

The lockdown saw many Swiss people go to forests more often than usual, but even more stopped visiting them entirely, a survey reveals.

29.05.2020

A study with the participation of WSL professor Charlotte Grossiord published in Science shows the impact of global warming on forest age structure.

23.05.2020

"Swissinfo.ch": melting ice can release viruses and bacteria that are potentially harmful to humans. With Beat Frey (WSL).

20.05.2020

To mark Biodiversity Day (22 May), a WSL and an Eawag researcher tell us why it is important to look beyond the system boundaries.

19.05.2020

Some good news on World Bee Day (20 May): the city of Zurich is home to a surprising variety of wild bees, with 164 species recorded.

15.05.2020

The forest canopy mitigates peak summer temperatures for the understorey. When that shade disappears, the organisms living there suffer.

13.05.2020

A real visual treat: Info Flora’s species portraits now include over 1,000 stem cross-sections and descriptions prepared by WSL collaborators.

03.05.2020

Burnt beech forests provide less protection against natural hazards than intact woods. A new WSL Fact Sheet describes the fire and vegetation dynamics.

29.04.2020

Swiss chestnut forests contain a genetic diversity that is unique in Europe, indicates a new study. Many chestnut forests consist of grafted trees.