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Researchers use spectral data from drone photos to reveal the health condition of trees.


New biodiversity maps of Zurich show a high level of biodiversity, with many animal species even resident in the city centre.


The forest midpoint shifts. WSL Director Beate Jessel and FOEN Deputy Director Paul Steffen buried a document at the new location.


To study types of snow and thus improve climate models, SLF snow researchers were on a polar expedition. Read more in the new DIAGONAL.


Where can which tree species thrive in forests? A WSL team has created maps showing the distribution of woody plants throughout Switzerland.


How does WSL deal with resources, how large is its CO2 footprint? The Environmental Report 20182020 explains it in detail.


Borkenkäfer, eingeschleppte Pilze und Wildverbiss: Der Waldschutzüberblick 2020 informiert über die Herausforderungen für Schweizer Wälder.


TerraRadTech brings a breakthrough water detection device to agriculture and environmental monitoring.


The Bödmerenwald near Muotathal has seen a significant increase in wood volume, dead wood and small habitats for insects and fungi.


Predating the eruption by 126 years provides crucial insights into climate variations at the end of the last ice age.


Trees grow mainly at night, because dry air inhibits cell growth in day time, even in moist soil conditions, a new WSL study found out.


What is Vapor Pressure Deficit and why does it matter for forests? A SwissForestLab video presents high-end research in this field.


WSL's first hiking guide allows users to discover Valais on foot while learning about research into forests, climate history and avalanches.


An international research team including scientists from WSL has shown that almost all the world’s glaciers are becoming thinner.


Two early career researchers at WSL win Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions grants in the fields of natural hazards and sustainable development.


Tree buds emerge from dormancy when they have been exposed to cool temperatures for a certain time.


Due to its network of green spaces, Zurich has more bats living in it than other European cities, according to a new WSL-led study.


In a difficult year, WSL launched major interdisciplinary initiatives with partner organizations and published more than ever.


How well does European beech tolerate summer droughts? New short film on a current forest research project.


"Forest Functioning under Air Pollution and Climate Change", August 2021 in Davos: enrollment open for PhD, Postdocs and MSc in their last year.