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A new WSL-study on floral resources of urban bees sheds light on how to better promote them in cities


What are the benefits of expeditions and why is a fly sometimes more dangerous than a bison? Find out now in the new DIAGONAL magazine!


A study by Eawag and WSL shows, why biodiversity policy has yet to get off the ground.


WSL doctoral student Joël Rüthi spent five weeks aboard an icebreaker. A logbook contribution about the search for Arctic soil microbes.


An interview with Dr Nadine Salzmann, head of the SLF's Alpine Environment and Natural Hazards research unit since mid-October.


Despite lots of snow in winter and a mild summer, the Swiss glaciers have lost about 400 million tonnes of ice since September 2020.


How genome analyses can help us to understand the forest ecosystem and adapt it to climate change was the subject of a conference at WSL.


In a blog post, SLF botanist Christian Rixen describes how he circumnavigated the north of Greenland and what he discovered along the way.


This year's summer school focused on forest monitoring and was attended by 24 enthusiastic students from all over the world.


How are Swiss peatlands doing and how can they be helped? Experts from research and practice discussed this at a conference at WSL.


In the Pamir Mountains, many glaciers are stable or even growing. In the logbook, WSL glacier researchers talk about their expedition there.


Is it a Stradivarius or not? Dendrochronologists such as Paolo Cherubini from the Swiss Federal Institute WSL help to uncover the truth.


Researchers use spectral data from drone photos to reveal the health condition of trees.


The shape of rocks is a key factor in assessing rockfall hazard. This is the conclusion of a new SLF study.


New biodiversity maps of Zurich show a high level of biodiversity, with many animal species even resident in the city centre.


The forest midpoint shifts. WSL Director Beate Jessel and FOEN Deputy Director Paul Steffen buried a document at the new location.


To study types of snow and thus improve climate models, SLF snow researchers were on a polar expedition. Read more in the new DIAGONAL.


Where can which tree species thrive in forests? A WSL team has created maps showing the distribution of woody plants throughout Switzerland.


The invasive insect heavily infests the fruit of various forest plants, which could have a serious impact on forest ecosystems.


A long-term study shows that dry periods hit spruce and fir forests hard, but targeted measures can increase their resilience.