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25.09.2019

WSL researcher Charlotte Grossiord investigates how global change impacts terrestrial ecosystems. She has been appointed professor at EPFL and WSL.

23.09.2019

In his blog post, SLF botanist Christian Rixen explains how he reached the Samoylov research station despite his luggage being lost.

20.09.2019

The research icebreaker Polarstern will spend a year drifting through the Arctic Ocean. The expedition team includes Swiss researchers.

12.09.2019

When alpine plants with climate change colonise higher altitudes, the soil is a crucial factor. Little is yet known about them. This is to be changed.

09.09.2019

Insect pests and fungal pathogens in tree seeds posing a great risk to trees and forest ecosystems

worldwide, researchers from CABI and, among other institutions, WSL revealed.

06.09.2019

It's mushroom season – not only in the forest: Visit the new website of the national data and information centre SwissFungi.

05.09.2019

The University of Bucharest has elected landscape researcher Anna Hersperger, member of the WSL directorate, as honorary professor. Congratulations!

04.09.2019

The Federal Council has elected Michael Hengartner, Rector of the University of Zurich, as President of the ETH Board.

02.09.2019

The EU approved 14 mio Euro funding for a permanent infrastructure for long-term ecosystem research. The WSL contributes with its 19 LWF plots.

20.08.2019

Even slightly enhanced nutrient availability stimulates plant growth on the tree line, altering the alpine ecosystem.

14.08.2019

A new app shows tree species suited to specific locations that can adapt to and thrive in a changed climate.

31.07.2019

Professor Alexandre Buttler, head of the WSL Lausanne site and former member of the WSL management, is retiring today.

30.07.2019

Researchers from WSL and SLF are now blogging about what they experience during field work. A snow researcher starts the blog off on a "wrong track".

10.07.2019

WSL researchers have investigated the consequences of the extreme drought in 2018 on forests. Now they present the first results.

20.06.2019

The silver fir's huge genome is now largely decoded. This helps to better promote the future use of this drought-resistant species.

18.06.2019

Measurements in Swiss permafrost reveal a long-term warming trend and a continuous loss of ground ice since 2009 despite some fluctuations.

14.06.2019

The WSL has replaced the force plate used to measure debris-flows in the Illgraben gully near Leuk (VS). It delivered its first data on June 10.

11.06.2019

The SLF has a new film! It shows not only our exciting research, but also the people behind it. Click on the picture to watch it.

10.06.2019

Protect the forest soil and help organisms depending on deadwood - how to do this in a practical way is the topic of two new WSL fact sheets.

07.06.2019

Protecting biodiversity requires knowledge and decisive action. Read more about this topic in the latest issue of WSL’s magazine Diagonal.