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Snow and Permafrost

The Research Unit investigates the physical properties of snow, soil and permafrost.

Dust avalanche (Photo: Michael Bründl / SLF)

Snow Avalanches and Prevention

The Research Unit investigates the formation and dynamics of avalanches.

Mountain Hydrology and Mass Movements

The Research Unit investigates natural hazard processes in mountainous areas.

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Community Ecology

The Research Unit focuses on functional interactions between communities of plants, herbivores, predators, and soil biota.