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SwissForestLab is an infrastructure network and a research platform. By tapping into synergies from the expertise in forest research in Switzerland, we promote cooperative research for a deeper understanding of the functioning, resistance and resilience of forest ecosystems.

 

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

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

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

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

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

Take a look behind the scenes of our work. What does forest protection mean in practice? Video with subtitles in various languages.

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.

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

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

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