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09.03.2020

The Summer School FORMON for PhD, postdocs and master students will take place in Davos from 23 to 29 August. Apply by May 1st.

27.02.2020

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

26.02.2020

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

Video with subtitles in various languages.

26.02.2020

In 2019, bark beetle damage reached 1.4 million m3 of spruce wood. This is the second highest level ever recorded apart from the year 2003.

20.02.2020

Transmission without alteration of genetic information: trees pass on environmental changes to their offspring, a WSL study has found.

04.02.2020

Numerous organisms rely on deadwood for survival. A new WSL factsheet explains how to recognize and protect those old important trees (in German).

28.01.2020

Airborne nitrogen stimulates tree growth, but a new study has found that this growth is limited by a lack of other nutrients.

14.01.2020

The dendrochronologist Fritz Schweingruber passed away on 7 January 2020. For almost 50 years, he made an outstanding contribution to the WSL.

01.12.2019

Der Nordische Fichtenborkenkäfer ist erstmals in der Schweiz und in Liechtenstein entdeckt worden. Er besiedelt vor allem Fichten.

15.11.2019

Two new WSL projects deal with current threats to ash trees in Europe. (In German and French)

30.10.2019

The number of insect species has shrunk dramatically in the last decade, according to an international study involving the WSL.

24.10.2019

FOEN report with the participation of WSL: People, forests, water bodies and agriculture suffered from the hot and dry summer of 2018. (In German and French)

25.09.2019

WSL researcher Charlotte Grossiord investigates how global change impacts terrestrial ecosystems. She has been appointed professor at EPFL and WSL.