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Climate change affects the water conditions in the atmosphere, increasing trees' water stress. WSL researchers are investigating the phenomenon.

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Take a look behind the scenes of our work. What does forest protection mean in practice?

Video with subtitles in various languages.


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.

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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.


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3. March 2020 3 March 2020

There is mounting evidence that understanding the consequences of global change for ecosystem functioning requires consideration of belowground…

14. March 2020 14 March 2020

Unter der Führung von Silvia Stofer und Gesa von Hirschheydt lernen Sie einige Arten kennen und erfahren etwas über ihre Biologie und Ökologie.

7. April 2020 7 April 2020

Tundra ecosystems store large amounts of carbon in plants and soil, creating strong potential feedback to climate change. Plants directly control the…