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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.


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.


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.


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".


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


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


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


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


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


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