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For effective protection against natural hazards, practice and research must work together. The new DIAGONAL reports on opportunities and pitfalls.


Two new WSL projects deal with current threats to ash trees in Europe. (In German and French)


SLF researcher David Wagner reports on how the MOSAiC expedition team have found a suitable ice floe for their stay in the Arctic Ocean.


Glaciologists from ETH and WSL have estimated the global potential for water storage and hydropower in future ice-free glacier areas.


Exchange experiences and solve problems together: The new issue of WSL's magazine Diagonal focuses on research and practice in dialogue.


A global experimental study conducted by WSL revealed for the first time how much nitrogen is available in grasslands.


The number of insect species has shrunk dramatically in the last decade, according to an international study involving the WSL.


FOEN report with the participation of WSL: People, forests, water bodies and agriculture suffered from the hot and dry summer of 2018. (In German and French)


Help shape the future of biodiversity - at the World Biodiversity Forum in Davos in February 2020. Submit abstracts now and register!


WSL researchers are reporting an ongoing decrease of habitat quality in species-rich dry grasslands, despite them being protected.


Together with 18 leading experts Prof. Peter Verburg will compile a synthesis on the processes that regulate Earth’s stability


In recognition of his many research and teaching achievements, Jürg Schweizer has been made an honorary professor at ETH Zurich.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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