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08.10.2019

Davos Klosters Bergbahnen Ltd is buying the SLF's former main building on the Weissfluhjoch. The SLF has been based in Davos Dorf since 1996.

26.09.2019

In recognition of his many research and teaching achievements, Jürg Schweizer has been made an Adjunct Professor at ETH Zurich.

25.09.2019

WSL ecophysiologist Charlotte Grossiord investigates how global change impacts terrestrial ecosystems. Now she has been appointed professor at EPFL and WSL.

23.09.2019

In his blog post, SLF botanist Christian Rixen explains how he reached the Samoylov research station despite his luggage being lost.

20.09.2019

The research icebreaker Polarstern will spend a year drifting through the Arctic Ocean. The expedition team includes Swiss researchers.

12.09.2019

When alpine plants with climate change colonise higher altitudes, the soil is a crucial factor. Little is yet known about them. This is to be changed.

04.09.2019

The Federal Council has elected Michael Hengartner, Rector of the University of Zurich, as President of the ETH Board.

02.09.2019

A field-based training course on snow measurement techniques will take place at Col du Lautaret (F) from 16. to 22.2.2020. Registration until 20.10.

28.08.2019

Golden beaches and unheated student accommodation: SLF researcher Yves Bühler reports on his research trip to New Zealand in our blog.

20.08.2019

Even slightly enhanced nutrient availability stimulates plant growth on the tree line, altering the alpine ecosystem.

15.08.2019

A new study involving the SLF has detected microplastic in snow samples from many places in the Alps and in the Arctic.

08.08.2019

The SLF offers apprenticeships in electronics, polymechanics and IT, as well as a year-long work placement. Three young staff members tell us their stories.

31.07.2019

Professor Alexandre Buttler, head of the WSL Lausanne site and former member of the WSL management, is retiring today.

30.07.2019

Researchers from WSL and SLF are now blogging about what they experience during field work. A snow researcher starts the blog off on a "wrong track".

23.07.2019

The new map distinguishes between ice-poor and ice-rich permafrost. This is useful for construction projects and determining natural hazards.

18.07.2019

As in previous years, SLF offers several courses about snow and avalanches. Registration is open now.

17.07.2019

This summer, SLF researchers are again conducting rockfall experiments at the Flüelapass with concrete blocks weighing two and a half tons.

10.07.2019

WSL researchers have investigated the consequences of the extreme drought in 2018 on forests. Now they present the first results.

08.07.2019

Rockfall expert Andrin Caviezel wins 2019 Canton of Graubünden award for talented young people.

24.06.2019

A new reference book gives the first ever insight into where and how European countries record snow data. It is available free of charge.