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News article in the Volksstimme: Forests will change because of drought

Last week a local primary school class visited the SCCII research site to learn more about the forest and its ecosystem. A journalist from Baselbiet accompanied the group to report on the experience. As the article in the link explains, the…

Article in "Le Temps" features PPE research on Swiss forest response to recent droughts

A recent article published in "Le Temps" features PPE research on the vulnerability of Swiss forests to drought events. The article highlights the important role for combinations of low rainfall and high temperature, as well as the impacts…
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PPE group research on forest sensitivity to drought featured on Telebasel

The combined effects of drought and elevated temperature during the warmest summer ever recorded in the Basel region had a large impact on the region’s forests, with widespread tree death and damage. Research in the PPE group continues to…
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PPE hosts GfÖ Workshop to assess the impact of the 2018 drought on European forests

The 2018 heat wave and drought in central Europe was one of the most extreme climatic events in central Europe since instrumental climate records exist. Initiated by the Arbeitskreis Ökosystemforschung of the GfÖ…
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Rope training at the Hölstein crane site

On April 29th 2019, members of the PPE group participated in a one-day rope training at the crane facility at Hölstein. Sebastian Wolf (ETH Zürich) instructed the technical and scientific PPE members working at our crane site in basic…

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