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24.10.2019

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

23.10.2019

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

21.10.2019

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

14.10.2019

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

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.

28.08.2019

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

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.

14.06.2019

The WSL has replaced the force plate used to measure debris-flows in the Illgraben gully near Leuk (VS). It delivered its first data on June 10.

14.03.2019

Floods, landslides and debris flows caused some CHF 200 million of damage in Switzerland in 2018.

07.03.2019

The ETH Board appointed landscape researcher Anna M. Hersperger as a member of the WSL-Directorate.

15.01.2019

The extraordinary avalanche situation has passed. The avalanche danger levels are diminishing.

14.01.2019

Avalanche danger is diminishing, isolated large-sized naturally triggered avalanches possible