October 30, 2013: seminar at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, U.S.A.

Frontiers in Tree-ring Research at the Interface of Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology In this presentation, Büntgen will not only exhibit the potential of modern tree-ring research that often benefits from massive sample replication, but will also emphasize data-related and methodological-induced limitations. In this regard, Büntgen will stress drawbacks in our ... Read more

28 Sep – 7 Oct: Field Work in the Pyrenees

I am sampling dead wood and exchanging temperature loggers along the timber line of the Spanish and French Pyrenees from 28 Sep - 7 Oct, 2013. Read more

Warm summers coincide with less frequent flooding

Over the past 2,500 years, flooding in the Alps has been less frequent during warm summers than during cool summers. This is the finding of a study supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and carried out by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and ... Read more

Lena Hellmann is awarded the “Prix de Quervain 2013” for her Master-thesis

The Master-thesis of Lena Hellmann was awarded with the "Prix de Quervain 2013", which is the annual honor of the Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research. A symposium with the award ceremony and scientific talks (including one from WSL Director Koni Steffen) will take place in the evening ... Read more

Trüffelhündin Lucy findet die edle Knolle auch in Oberdorf, Solothurner Zeitung, 9.9.2013

Trüffel gibt es nicht nur im Süden. Auch in Oberdorf wachsen die Delikatessen. Auf einer Trüffelexkursion erhielt die Oberdörfer Bevölkerung die Gelegenheit, dem mysteriösen Pilz auf die Spur zu gehen. Trüffel – ein Begriff, hinter dem sich viele Fragezeichen verbergen. Die Frage, ob durch das Abforsten und das Sammeln von ... Read more
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