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03.07.2021

The Bödmerenwald near Muotathal has seen a significant increase in wood volume, dead wood and small habitats for insects and fungi.

22.06.2021

Tree pests are on the increase in Switzerland. Researchers at the WSL Plant Protection Laboratory are on their trail. Read more in Diagonal.

20.06.2021

Trees grow mainly at night, because dry air inhibits cell growth in day time, even in moist soil conditions, a new WSL study found out.

07.06.2021

By supplying pine trees with labelled CO2, researchers have shown for the first time how sugars formed by trees are distributed in the soil.

 

26.05.2021

What is Vapor Pressure Deficit and why does it matter for forests? A SwissForestLab video presents high-end research in this field.

06.05.2021

A review study shows: Many species cannot keep up with increasing warming, although they move to higher altitudes.

08.04.2021

Tree buds emerge from dormancy when they have been exposed to cool temperatures for a certain time.

09.02.2021

Bark beetles destroyed more than 1.4 million m3 of spruce wood in 2020. Beetle infestation is expected to remain high in 2021. (in German)

26.01.2021

A high level of biodiversity is important for forest management. The more diverse a forest is, the better it can cope with external influences.

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.