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SwissForestLab-NFZ Summer school 2019: Forest Resilience

August 18th - 24th 2019

Hotel Shima, Davos

SwissForestLab Science day 2018

November 21fst 2018

Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL


"SwissForestLab Dialogue" with WaldSchweiz

November 5th 2019, 09:30 am - 05 pm

WSL Birmensdorf, Englersaal





Accelerated tree growth caused by a warming climate does not necessarily translate into enhanced carbon storage, an international study suggests.


The prestigious Prix Moulines for an outstanding entomological publication goes to the book "Insekten im Wald".


Paolo Cherubini, dendrochronologist at WSL, has been appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada.


WSL researchers confirm that the valuable White Truffle is established in a park in Geneva. It is apparently migrating northwards with climate change.


Summer School "Forest Resilience"

The SwissForestLab/NFZ Summer School "Forest Resilience" for doctoral students will take place in Davos from 18 to 24 August. Apply until 6 May!


The greater the diversity of soil-borne organisms, the better the forest can fulfil important functions for society and nature, indicates a new study.


Augmented reality, ancient wood and state-of-the-art instruments make up the interactive exhibition about tree-ring research at WSL.


The impacts of climate warming are buffered inside forests due to the thermal insulation of forest canopies, concludes an international study.


The multi- and interdisciplinary WSL investigates complex topics such as avalanche danger or drought. For more information see the Annual Report 2018.


In time for the int. Forest Day: The National Forest Inventory (LFI) has taken 30,000 photos of Swiss forests. They are now available online.


The World Wildlife Day on 3rd March draws attention to woldwide species-loss. The WSL provides a scientific basis for species protection.


The Asian long-horned beetle which was detected in the Canton of Fribourg in 2011 and 2014 was successfully eradicated after several years of control.


Tiny marine organisms transport carbon from the atmosphere into the depths of the oceans. Climate change is altering this biological pump.


Felix Kienast is the new President of the Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks, which is part of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT).


The further away trees grow from the poles or mountain peaks, the more drought limits their growth.


The first global vegetation database contains over 1.1 million vegetation records.


Fine tree roots get far less old than previously assumed, as demonstrated by tree ring analyses in a study published in Nature Communications.


Spectacular outbreak of the larvae of the grey larch tortrix in Engadine and Valais: the trees look ill, but will recover within short time.


Farming of palm oil crop has a major impact on the environment. A study by EPFL and the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL shows possible solutions.


Data collection for the fifth Swiss National Forest Inventory (NFI) has just got under way.