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Why do some organisms colonise extreme habitats - and why is this exciting for research? DIAGONAL on site in search of answers.


How it came about that a WSL device is measuring the earth’s surface microwave radiation in Tibet; Mike Schwank reports in the WSL blog.



Why do we investigate extreme events? In order to find ways of dealing with what in future may be normal. Find out more in a DIAGONAL interview.


Swiss ecosystems are heavily polluted and reduction targets have not been met. This is revealed in a SCNAT factsheet with WSL co-authors.


Thanks to research, monitoring and warning systems, people are better protected from rock falls today. Read more about it in a new DIAGONAL article.


With the FOEN, 20 cantons and forestry enterprises, WSL is creating 57 experimental plantations to study the climate tolerance of 18 tree species.


The new DIAGONAL is anything but normal! Read about our research on huge landslides, bone-dry summers and plants as survival artists.


A study claims that forests should not be thoroughly cleared after storms or forest fires.


Trees throughout central Europe lost their foliage prematurely in the dry summer of 2018. WSL calculations show where and how intensely.

28.10.2020 contains over 2800 articles in four languages on forests. The new design is optimised for mobile devices and offers new features.


Are policy makers on the right track when it comes to stopping biodiversity loss? Researchers say: Only if they aim for the strictest policy goals.


The "Polarstern" is back from the Arctic. Ruzica Dadic reports on the challenges the team faced until the very end.


Lötschental study: When water is scarce, coniferous trees stop their wood growth despite the fact that they produce a lot of carbon.


Data from Glacier Monitoring in Switzerland (GLAMOS) shows: the volume of Swiss glaciers has continued to decline in summer 2020.


The initial results of an Innosuisse project are now available as a WSL report.


Volcanoes have played a larger role in natural temperature variability than previously thought, indicates a new study with participation of the WSL.


The SLF is recognised for its mountain services with an Albert Mountain Award.


Beech trees become stressed in dry summers – but not everywhere. If they find water reserves deep in the soil, their crown remains green.


A diverse world of microbes thrives beneath ungulate carcasses. These carcasses enrich biodiversity, according to a WSL-led study.


Like trees, dead wood helps to prevent rockfall, initial SLF research results suggest.