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01.12.2020

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

24.11.2020

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.

 

23.11.2020

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.

23.11.2020

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

16.11.2020

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

11.11.2020

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

09.11.2020

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

05.11.2020

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

02.11.2020

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

28.10.2020

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

23.10.2020

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.

23.10.2020

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

22.10.2020

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

16.10.2020

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

15.09.2020

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

15.07.2020

Irrigated Scots pines continue to grow well for several years after their water supply is turned off. Can trees remember better times?

15.06.2020

Floods, landslides and debris flows caused some CHF 85 million of damage and resulted in five fatalities in 2019.

08.06.2020

Leg 3 of MOSAiC takes 3 months longer than planned. The WSL remote sensing installation threatened by ice crack finally allows good data collection.

02.06.2020

The lockdown saw many Swiss people go to forests more often than usual, but even more stopped visiting them entirely, a survey reveals.

29.05.2020

A study with the participation of WSL professor Charlotte Grossiord published in Science shows the impact of global warming on forest age structure.