Um die Schweizer Moore steht es schlecht

Aus Schweizer Hochmooren entweichen Tausende Tonnen CO2. Dies liesse sich durch deren Renaturierung verhindern. Jetzt wollen Forschende den Prozess vorantreiben.  Quellehiggs, 19.04.2018
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Summer School: Responsible Research and Innovation in Plant Sciences

Don't miss to apply for the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center (PSC) 2018 Summer School. It offers training on the responsible research and innovation framework (RRI) of the European Union. Students will actively apply the concept to ...
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Scaling-up efforts to restore forests

We need to seize the opportunity for a unified global response to deforestation, land degradation, and climate change, says Jaboury Ghazoul. This blog was written collaboratively by SPSW member Jaboury Ghazoul and Nicole Kalas (Ecosystem...

Why rare plants are rare

Rare plant species suffer more from disease than more common species. The fact that rare species are more susceptible to attack by micro-organisms living in the soil, such as fungi and bacteria, may in fact be one of the reasons they are...

Summer School 2018 – Plant epigenetics and epigenomics

July 8-13, 2018 - Centre Port Royal, Saint-Lambert (France) The Saclay Plant Science (SPS) Summer School 2018 is a one-week programme for outstanding and enthusiastic Master's and PhD students, as well as young post-docs, who want to...
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When Enemies Come to Help

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Now UZH researchers show that this principle also holds for crab spiders and flowering plants. While it’s true that the spiders do eat or drive away useful pollinators such as bees, they’re also attracted...

SNSF simplifies Open Access publishing

The SNSF is strengthening publishing Open Access: as of 1 April 2018, it will be easier to publish books and journal articles that are openly accessible. Source


Obwohl wir seit Jahrzehnten die Umweltprobleme und viele Lösungen kennen, passiert wenig. Wieso bewegt sich nicht mehr, fragt Christoph Küffer, SPSW Mitglied, Privatdozent am Departement Umweltsystemwissenschaften der ETH Zürich und...
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Un vallon dédié aux sciences de la nature. Vingt ans du Jardin botanique de Neuchâtel à l'Ermitage

Lieu de détente et de culture, le Jardin botanique de Neuchâtel fête ses vingt ans de présence au vallon de l’Ermitage. Mais son histoire remonte à la fin du XIXe siècle, quand un premier jardin botanique a vu le jour à l’avenue du...

Biodiversity and Nature’ s Contributions Continue Dangerous Decline, Scientists Warn

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released its Regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and for Europe and Central Asia. ...