WSL, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research

WSL, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research

WSL, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research   link
Location: Davos
Zürcherstrasse 111, 8903 Birmensdorf

Discipline: Environment, Physics
Affiliation: ETH Board

The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest Snow and Landscape Research WSL focusses on the use and protection of landscapes and habitats. Being a part of the ETH domain, the particular function of the research institute is to act as a bridge between pure theoretical science and the practical implementation of scientific findings. WSL research aims at finding ways to sustainably manage landscapes and forests for maximum benefit to people’s quality of life and to handle the natural hazards that typically occur in mountainous countries in the best possible ways for maximum protection at affordable costs. WSL research maintains an international top position and provides the fundamental knowledge for sustainable environmental policies in Switzerland.

Earth Sciences - Sep 28
Earth Sciences
2022 was a disastrous year for Swiss glaciers: all ice melt records were smashed by the great dearth of snow in winter and continuous heatwaves in summer. More than 6 percent of the ice volume was lost, reports the Cryospheric Commission (CC) of the Swiss Academy of Sciences.
Environment - Sep 6
Environment

Millions of people depend on water from the glaciers of High-Mountain Asia. South-eastern Tibet, however, has some of the most rapidly melting glaciers in Asia. This is due to less summer snowfall, as a study led by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL shows.

Life Sciences - Environment - Aug 16
Life Sciences - Environment

Flowers are sexual structures of plants that are normally assumed to have evolved in harmony with their mutualistic pollinators such as bees, butterflies and honeybirds. However, a new study involving the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL shows that herbivorous insects play a central role.

Environment - Aug 31
Environment

Andreas Rigling had been a member of the WSL Directorate since 2009, during which he did excellent work thanks to his integrationist manner, his immense knowledge of all aspects of the forest and his extensive network in science and forest practice. Because he is leaving WSL, he is also stepping down from the Directorate.

Environment - Jul 27
Environment

Beetles, millipedes or ants are hugely important for the functioning of soils. This is especially true in mountain forests, which are being particularly affected by climate change. The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and the University of Basel have now jointly investigated how soil fauna diversity has evolved and been distributed across the altitudinal zones.




Website Preview

This site uses cookies and analysis tools to improve the usability of the site. More information. |