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18.01.2021

The Swiss stone pine may be unable to adapt fast enough to climate change, a genetic study finds, and could become locally extinct.

12.01.2021

The Sandoz Family Foundation Programme for Academic Promotion has awarded Charlotte Grossiord at EPFL and WSL a two-year renewable grant.

07.01.2021

The new State of Europe's Forests 2020 report, featuring WSL data, highlights the many distinctive aspects of Swiss forests.

 

23.12.2020

Today, Europe's forests must perform many functions at once. Combining timber use with biodiversity promotion covers two key functions.

16.12.2020

In the summer of 2018, many beeches changed leaf colour prematurely and reduced their growth, a study at 75 NFI sites reveals.

23.11.2020

Swiss ecosystems are heavily polluted and reduction targets have not been met. This is revealed in a SCNAT factsheet with WSL co-authors.

11.11.2020

With the FOEN, 20 cantons and forestry enterprises, WSL is creating 57 experimental plantations to study the climate tolerance of 18 tree species.

05.11.2020

A study claims that forests should not be thoroughly cleared after storms or forest fires.

02.11.2020

Trees throughout central Europe lost their foliage prematurely in the dry summer of 2018. WSL calculations show where and how intensely.

28.10.2020

waldwissen.net contains over 2800 articles in four languages on forests. The new design is optimised for mobile devices and offers new features.

22.10.2020

Lötschental study: When water is scarce, coniferous trees stop their wood growth despite the fact that they produce a lot of carbon.

15.09.2020

Beech trees become stressed in dry summers – but not everywhere. If they find water reserves deep in the soil, their crown remains green.

22.07.2020

With topics ranging from insect mortality to environmental policy, the research initiative "Blue Green Biodiversity" presents its first 13 projects.

16.07.2020

How heavily are soils in Europe contaminated with radioactive caesium and plutonium? A Swiss-led international study provides a new map.

 

13.07.2020

While biodiversity is shrinking globally, there may be different trends locally, a large-scale study with WSL participation shows.

29.05.2020

A study with the participation of WSL professor Charlotte Grossiord published in Science shows the impact of global warming on forest age structure.

20.04.2020

Yann Vitasse painted the buds of saplings for an experiment on leaf emergence in spring. He explains why in the blog.

26.03.2020

During the 2018 summer drought, beech trees dropped their fruit early. WSL researchers were now able to document this response in forest trees.

19.03.2020

Did the warm winter 2019/20 harm forest trees? An experiment at the WSL investigates this question.

27.02.2020

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