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The SwissForestLab is a research platform and infrastructural network. By making intensive use of synergies from the expertise in forest research in Switzerland we promote cooperative research in order to obtain an in-depth understanding of ecosystem functioning, resistance and resilience of forests.



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



The double-spined bark beetle.

Der Nordische Fichtenborkenkäfer ist erstmals in der Schweiz und in Liechtenstein entdeckt worden. Er besiedelt vor allem Fichten.

Bei Hangmuren verflüssigt sich der mit Wasser vollgesogene Boden regelrecht. Im Bild: St. Antönien (GR) nach den Unwettern 2005. (Foto: WSL)

How well does forest protect against landslides? A special issue of the Swiss Forestry Journal and the WSL landslide database provide answers.

35 Meter hoher Messturm an der ICOS Station in Davos. Foto: Lukas Hörtnagl

The WSL measuring station in Davos is now an officially certified site in the ICOS Switzerland network.

Turning an abandoned pasture into a palm tree plantation can be carbon neutral, shows a newly publishes study by EPFL and WSL.

Exchange experiences and solve problems together: The new issue of WSL's magazine Diagonal focuses on research and practice in dialogue.

Every year approximately 1.5 million gnus and 200,000 zebras travel through the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya and have an enormous impact on these grassland ecosystems. (Photo: Anita Risch, WSL)

A global experimental study conducted by WSL revealed for the first time how much nitrogen is available in grasslands.

Help shape the future of biodiversity - at the World Biodiversity Forum in Davos in February 2020. Submit abstracts now and register!

WSL researcher Charlotte Grossiord investigates how global change impacts terrestrial ecosystems. She has been appointed professor at EPFL and WSL.