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Networks: Because working together is better

Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
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36 pages

Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, 2018: Networks: Because working together is better. Magazine du WSL Diagonale, 2018, 2: 1-36.



Without grazing animals, diversity decreases

All living organisms in an ecosystem are connected. Researchers at WSL are investigating in grasslands why such networks get out of equilibrium when...

Herbivores in grasslands influence what lives belowground

Complex relationships connect the living organisms in grassland with each other.

Davos, Antarctica and Kilimanjaro: moni­toring snow worldwide

In order to be able to study glaciers, snow and permafrost worldwide better, researchers have formed networks and linked monitoring stations.

Detecting forest damage early

Arthur Gessler is convinced that monitoring the health of the forest over the long term is worthwhile. In this interview, the WSL researcher talks...

Fungi provide the social network for forest trees

Fungi build a network in the soil that forest trees use to transfer nutrients and information.

Researchers are trying to decode the ‘chats’ taking...