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Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft (WSL)

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TitleEidgenössische Forschungsanstalt für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft (WSL)
2nd TitleSwiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research;
DescriptionWSL is an institute of the ETH Bereichs (Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology). WSL is a multidisciplinary research institute with a correspondingly wide variety of tasks. WSL conducts research concerning 'Sustainable Landscape Use' and 'Dealing with Natural Hazards'. In this way, WSL contributes to improving quality of life, to providing protection from natural hazards and to preserving biodiversity. With regard to sustainable landscape use, research priorities include: Regional development; Sustainable use of natural resources; Ecosystems, ecological long-term risks and forest health; Social and economic systems. With regard to natural hazards, research priorities include: Snow, glaciers, permafrost (cryosphere research); Natural hazardous events; Integral risk management. Some of the information on the webpage is available in French.
LanguageEnglish, German
Keywordsforest research; sustainable forest management; natural hazards
TypeGovernment organizations, Research institutions and departments
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 Published: March 15 2007 | Last updated: September 12 2007