Humans depend on natural diversity. WSL researchers are investigating how it can be protected.
WSL employees are currently combing Swiss forests in search of lichens.
Who plays what role? How much biodiversity does it take for an ecosystem to function? WSL researchers are reconstructing nature in the laboratory.
Switzerland is home to many different habitat types. A digital map, produced at WSL in a pilot project, provides an overview.
Silva Semadeni, a member of the Swiss National Council, and biologist Niklaus Zimmermann: we know enough to act now!