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

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

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

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

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.