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What are the benefits of expeditions and why is a fly sometimes more dangerous than a bison? Find out now in the new DIAGONAL magazine!


A field-based training course on snow and its spatial variability will be held in Sodankylä (FIN) from 13 to 19 February 2022. Registration until 15 November.


Despite lots of snow in winter and a mild summer, the Swiss glaciers have lost about 400 million tonnes of ice since September 2020.


An interview with Dr Nadine Salzmann, head of the SLF's Alpine Environment and Natural Hazards research unit since mid-October.


The Vergeletto Valley (TI): Extensive preparation, including test operation, needed to find the best site for a new snow station.


In a blog post, SLF botanist Christian Rixen describes how he circumnavigated the north of Greenland and what he discovered along the way.


This year's summer school focused on forest monitoring and was attended by 24 enthusiastic students from all over the world.


In the Pamir Mountains, many glaciers are stable or even growing. In the logbook, WSL glacier researchers talk about their expedition there.


The shape of rocks is a key factor in assessing rockfall hazard. This is the conclusion of a new SLF study.


To study types of snow and thus improve climate models, SLF snow researchers were on a polar expedition. Read more in the new DIAGONAL.


A new research consortium with participation of SLF-researcher Michael Lehning aims to promote decentralized renewable energy production.


Where can which tree species thrive in forests? A WSL team has created maps showing the distribution of woody plants throughout Switzerland.


How does WSL deal with resources, how large is its CO2 footprint? The Environmental Report 20182020 explains it in detail.


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change publishes its 6th scientific analysis of the global climate. A WSL researcher is co-author.



We are investigating the impact of forest structures on the groundwater balance and their ability to protect against landslides.


Environmental engineer Giulia Mazzotti has received an ETH medal for her outstanding doctoral thesis on snow processes in forests. Congratulations!


WSL's first hiking guide allows users to discover Valais on foot while learning about research into forests, climate history and avalanches.


In a difficult year, WSL launched major interdisciplinary initiatives with partner organizations and published more than ever.


"Forest Functioning under Air Pollution and Climate Change", August 2021 in Davos: enrollment open for PhD, Postdocs and MSc in their last year.


Data from Glacier Monitoring in Switzerland (GLAMOS) shows: the volume of Swiss glaciers has continued to decline in summer 2020.