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Governments can curb over-fertilisation

Many countries could be using less nitrogen fertiliser in their agriculture without compromising their crop yields, as an international research team headed up by ETH scientists David Wüpper and Robert Finger are demonstrating. Reference...
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Highly cited researchers 2020

Congratulations to these members of the Swiss Plant Science Web, all of them outstandingly successful researchers in 2020! Each year the Web of Science publishes a list recognizing the world-class researchers. They are selected for their...
C3E newsletter 2020

Newsletter Center of Competence in Chemical Ecology

The Centre of Competence in Chemical Ecology (C3E) of the University of Neuchâtel just published its latest newsletter. The Center's Steering Committee is composed of these scientists: Ted Turlings (director C3E) fundamental and applied...
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Tobias Züst receives SNSF Eccellenza grant to launch research with his own team

The Swiss National Science Foundation just published its Eccellenza grantees list. This funding scheme offers 45 outstanding young researchers the opportunity to do research under optimal conditions for five years.Dr. Tobias Züst - member...

Cultures d’OGM : le Conseil fédéral veut prolonger le moratoire

Le Conseil fédéral souhaite prolonger de quatre ans le moratoire sur les cultures d’organismes génétiquement modifiés (OGM) à des fins agricoles. Lors de sa séance du 11 novembre 2020, il a décidé d’envoyer en consultation le projet de...
Lipaphis Tobias Zust

CARDEVOL - New ERC Starting Grant for Tobias Zust

Although plants produce chemical toxins as a defence against insect herbivores, herbivores frequently evolve resistance to such chemicals. The CARDEVOL (CARDenolide EVOLution) projects aims to understand the causes and consequences of...
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Botanica Sudalpina Conference 2020, registration closes soon

Registration closes on Sunday, 18 October 2020. Registration only through the website www.botanicasudalpina.ch Botanica Sudalpina Conference 2020 will be held  20–21 November 2020, at the Natural History Museum of canton Ticino, Lugano...
Cardamine insueta has only recently emerged in Urnerboden, a small alpine village in central Switzerland. (Image: UZH, Rie Shimizu-Inatsugi)

Evolution in Action: New Plant Species at Urnerboden

A new plant species named "Cardamine insueta" appeared in the region of Urnerboden in the Swiss Alps, after land-use changes from forest to grassland over the last 150 years. The inheritance of two key traits from its parent plants enabled...

Forte prestation de publications scientifiques de la Suisse en comparaison internationale

L’évaluation de la qualité de la recherche n’est pas une science totalement exacte. Il est néanmoins possible de l’estimer en mesurant notamment, pour un pays, sa part dans les publications mondiales, l’impact de ses publications ou ses...
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One fifth of countries worldwide at risk from ecosystem collapse as biodiversity declines

Countries across the world rely on a range of services that are provided by their natural ecosystems. These so-called Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BES) provides contributions such as food provision, water security and regulation of...