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SLF researcher David Wagner reports on how the MOSAiC expedition team have found a suitable ice floe for their stay in the Arctic Ocean.


Glaciologists from ETH and WSL have estimated the global potential for water storage and hydropower in future ice-free glacier areas.


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


How do you get 150 kg of measuring equipment up to a high altitude test site? Geophysicist Jacopo Boaga tells you about it in his blog post.


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


SLF researcher Yves Bühler is fascinated by New Zealand's natural environment – especially its spectacular avalanches. Read more in the blog.


WSL researchers are reporting an ongoing decrease of habitat quality in species-rich dry grasslands, despite them being protected.


SLF researchers are conducting field trials with an industrial partner to optimise the effectiveness of rockfall nets.


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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