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Paolo Cherubini, dendrochronologist at WSL, has been appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada.


WSL researchers confirm that the valuable White Truffle is established in a park in Geneva. It is apparently migrating northwards with climate change.


Summer School "Forest Resilience"

The SwissForestLab/NFZ Summer School "Forest Resilience" for doctoral students will take place in Davos from 18 to 24 August. Apply until 6 May!


The greater the diversity of soil-borne organisms, the better the forest can fulfil important functions for society and nature, indicates a new study.


Under a limited warming scenario, glaciers would keep about one-third of their volume. Under strong warming, the Alps would be ice free by 2100.


Augmented reality, ancient wood and state-of-the-art instruments make up the interactive exhibition about tree-ring research at WSL.


Private or community gardens in metropolitan areas have great social significance and are a haven for biodiversity.


Floods, landslides and debris flows caused some CHF 200 million of damage in Switzerland in 2018.


The ETH Board appointed landscape researcher Anna M. Hersperger as a member of the WSL-Directorate.


Will there be more lightning induced forest fires? This and other questions are the object of an analyisis of last summer's drought.


The Asian long-horned beetle which was detected in the Canton of Fribourg in 2011 and 2014 was successfully eradicated after several years of control.


This day is a reminder that women play a critical role in science and technology. We celebrate it by presenting three outstanding researchers at WSL.


Felix Kienast is the new President of the Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks, which is part of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT).


The further away trees grow from the poles or mountain peaks, the more drought limits their growth.


The expansion of renewable energy will further decentralise power and heat generation in Switzerland. (Image:


The first global vegetation database contains over 1.1 million vegetation records.


The book "Moore der Schweiz" (German) presents the development of moors in Switzerland and their research. Includes many case studies.


Fine tree roots get far less old than previously assumed, as demonstrated by tree ring analyses in a study published in Nature Communications.


Soils and forests are very dry, the water in rivers and lakes low. July started drier than the scorching summer of 2015. More on (German).


Spectacular outbreak of the larvae of the grey larch tortrix in Engadine and Valais: the trees look ill, but will recover within short time.