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20.02.2020

Transmission without alteration of genetic information: trees pass on environmental changes to their offspring, a WSL study has found.

19.02.2020

How to stop an arctic fox from chewing on cables and why you are never alone on an expedition can be read in the new blog post.

13.02.2020

Since October 2019, the research vessel “Polarstern” has been drifting through the Arctic ice. A video shows what is happening around the ship.

10.02.2020

Three women hold management positions in the WSL’s forest research unit. We interviewed them for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

04.02.2020

Numerous organisms rely on deadwood for survival. A new WSL factsheet explains how to recognize and protect those old important trees (in German).

30.01.2020

A study involving SLF researchers shows that warmer air and a lower volume of melt water are driving up the temperature of watercourses.

28.01.2020

Airborne nitrogen stimulates tree growth, but a new study has found that this growth is limited by a lack of other nutrients.

24.01.2020

During the WEF meeting, the ETH Domain came to the SLF to present itself via successful young companies built on research.

23.01.2020

Genomics can reveal which species can quickly adapt to climate change. This is the conclusion of a new study with participation of the WSL.

15.01.2020

Christmas and New Year made a welcome change for the scientists on board the research vessel Polarstern. Read more about this in the blog.

14.01.2020

The dendrochronologist Fritz Schweingruber passed away on 7 January 2020. For almost 50 years, he made an outstanding contribution to the WSL.

23.12.2019

A fungus threatens valuable old chestnut groves. Practitioners and WSL researchers are looking for ways to control it. Read more in the new DIAGONAL.

16.12.2019

20 years ago, hurricane Lothar caused tremendous damage. Meanwhile, more robust, species-rich forests have regrown in many places.

16.12.2019

In the DIAGONAL interview, a biodiversity researcher and a nature conservation practitioner discuss how research can be applied in practice.

13.12.2019

Wood harvest: Foresters and conservationists disagree

Foresters and conservationists differ in their assessment of which trees should be felled or left standing. Read more in DIAGONAL magazine.

13.12.2019

Researchers on the MOSAiC expedition are grappling with a number of challenges, including damage caused by a storm. But the work goes on.

10.12.2019

A survey conducted by WSL shows that the public is in favour of wind turbines, but demands a greater role in planning.

09.12.2019

A new study indicates where the world's water resources fed by mountain glaciers are coming under the greatest pressure.

06.12.2019

Removing the top layer of soil in nature reserves to restore species-rich meadows does not harm soil organisms.

05.12.2019

This year’s Forum for Knowledge examined how stepping up the use of renewable resources might help to make progress in the energy transition.