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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

Birmensdorf

"SwissForestLab Dialogue" with WaldSchweiz

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

WSL Birmensdorf, Englersaal

 

 

NEWS

15.05.2018

Which tree species should foresters and forest owners promote in view of climate change? The WSL report provides the basis for decisions.

03.05.2018

The chemistry of soil water in forests has changed in Europe: there is a large decrease in the amount of sulphate, nutrients and aluminium.

20.03.2018

Soils harbour countless organisms that are paramount in degrading organic matter. (German only)

20.03.2018

The Swiss National Forest Inventory at the WSL has completed the first census of red forest ants in Switzerland. (German or French)

08.03.2018

The amount of spruce wood infested by bark beetles in Switzerland has risen further in 2017, according to the Swiss Forest Protection at WSL.

27.02.2018

Researchers have for the first time in Switzerland isolated three bacteria species associated with Acute Oak Decline (AOD). (German only)

26.12.2017

In the Swiss Alps, the time lag between leafing of trees at high and low altitudes has shortened dramatically since the 1960s.

18.12.2017

Scots pines from the last ice age reveal interesting facts about the climate back then. Researchers from WSL know managed to isolate DNA from the ancient wood.

15.12.2017

The ETH Zurich has appointed the tree physiologist Arthur Gessler, leader of the gropu Forest Growth and Climate at WSL, as adjunct professor.

30.10.2017

An international consortium with the participation of WSL researchers now sequenced the genomes of four Armillaria species, including one of the most feared forest pathogens.

02.10.2017

Switzerland's forests are under pressure. Forestry researchers from a wide variety of institutions have now joined forces in the SwissForestLab, launched by WSL.

28.09.2017

Paradoxically, climate change increases the risk of spring frost for trees growing at higher elevations.

29.08.2017

Biomass has great potential in Switzerland for future heat and electricity generation and fuel production.

28.08.2017

The zigzag elm sawfly (Apoceros leucopoda) was found in Switzerland for the first time in June 2107.

10.08.2017

Norway spruce and European beech trees are struggling due to changing climate. This poses risks for the forestry sector. A study by WSL shows that they may be mitigated.

12.07.2017

Young pine trees adapt swiftly to artificial drought and are subsequently equipped to combat it the following year, reveals a study by the WSL.

07.06.2017

Issue 1/17 of WSLs magazine Diagonal is published. It focuses on forest reserves.

15.05.2017

A synopsis of long-term change in the forests of the Alps shows that rising timber stock in mountain forests has increased the incidence of natural disturbances.

08.05.2017

A new technique makes it possible to cost-effectively analyse genetic material from fossil plant and animal remains. Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape…

13.03.2017

Switzerland is not fully exploiting a significant source of clean energy: 173,000 tonnes of used wood could be re-used producing valuable heat and power energy today.