WSL Magazine Diagonal 1/17
Forest Reserves: Where nature has priority
- RETURN TO THE WILD?
What happens to a forest if it is no longer managed? Research in natural forest reserves provides some answers.
Ulrich Mergner, Bavarian State Forestry Department: “I don’t think it makes much sense to stop using an ordinary forest just to make up the percentage.”
- COLLABORATING ON RESEARCH IN VIRGIN FORESTS IS USEFUL FOR BOTH PARTNERS
Thanks to the research on virgin forests in Ukraine and Bulgaria, we now understand better how Swiss forests develop.
- IT DEPENDS ON THE QUALITY
Despite more deadwood in Swiss forests, half of all wood-dwelling beetle species are threatened.
The object: SnowMicroPen (movie)
The SnowMicroPen (SMP) is an electronic probe developed by the SLF. It
measures the hardness of individual snow layers with extreme accuracy.
It delivers high-resolution data about the type of snow, its density,
properties of weak layers and layer interfaces.
- Why do forest trees sometimes produce such masses of fruit? Volunteers help with the research
- HeProMo: Assessing the cost of harvesting wood
- New nature reserves in Romania: Wilderness ok, but no restrictions please
- Using genetic methods to track the history of Swiss stone pin
- What’s going on in the moss? Aphids in the Swiss National Park
- Mountain hares – losers out to climate change?
- Radar reveals the inside of a powder avalanche
- Hanging glacier under observation: SLF expertise is helping to protect the Jungfrau railway
- All good things come from above: Drones open up new opportunities for snow research
Snow and ice
- A games console helps to make studies of snow drifting more precise
- The art of storing snow over summer
Ani Bürgin, Trainee caretaker
Nora Helbig, Meteorologist
Matthias Bürgi, Environmental scientist