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The second leg of the MOSAiC expedition is drawing to a close: important measurements have been taken and the light is slowly returning. Read more in the blog.



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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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