Publications

Soil erosion in Ukraine
  • 2018

Summary for policymakers of the regional and subregional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services for Europe and Central Asia

Biodiversity – the essential variety of life forms on Earth – continues to decline in every region of the world, significantly reducing nature’s capacity to contribute to people’s well-being. This alarming trend endangers economies, livelihoods, food security and the quality of life of people everywhere, according to four landmark science reports released today, written by more than 550 leading experts, from over 100 countries. The result of three years of work, the four regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services cover the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, as well as Europe and Central Asia – the entire planet except the poles and the open oceans. The assessment reports were approved by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), in Medellín, Colombia, at the 6th session of its Plenary. IPBES has 129 State Members.
Factsheet «New approaches for protecting potatoes against late blight»
  • 2018

New approaches for protecting potatoes against late blight

Late blight continues to result in major losses and a considerable use of pesticides in potato farming. Research is under pressure to improve existing control strategies and develop new solutions. A combination of these approach- es could enable potato farming in Switzerland to generate greater yields and become more ecological.
Spotlight on climate in Switzerland. Briefly explained
  • 2017

Spotlight on climate in Switzerland

The average surface temperature of the Earth has seen extraordinarily large increases since the middle of the 20th century – and we know why. It is primarily we humans who change the earth’s energy balance by releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Because of the particular sensitivity of its natural systems to climate change, Switzerland has a vested interest in a quick and comprehensive shift by the international community to a carbon-neutral economy and lifestyle.

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Sélection nationale 2018 - l'Educateur 4/2018
  • 2018

Skills for the future

De l’eau en poudre? De la mousse au chocolat moléculaire? Si vous aussi, vous avez des idées originales pour enseigner les sciences, participez à la sélection nationale de Science on Stage qui vous permettra peut-être de partir au Portugal et de prendre part à la plus grande foire éducative européenne.
couverture GSS 2018
  • 2018

Geoscience Switzerland 2018

The phone book of geosciences in Switzerland
ipbes.net
  • 2018

Summary for policymakers of the thematic assessment report on land degradation and restoration of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Produced by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the report was approved at the 6th session of the IPBES Plenary in Medellín, Colombia. IPBES has 129 State Members.
SSS Newsletter 34
  • 2018

SSS Newsletter 34

The March 2018 publication of the Swiss Systematics Society
IBS 2018/129
  • 2018

Informationsdienst Biodiversität Schweiz IBS Nr. 129

Der Klimawandel treibt Schneehasen in die Höhe
Oil and Wind Power
  • 2018

Global Energy & CO2 Status Report

The IEA’s first Global Energy and CO2 Status Report – released in March 2018 – provides a snapshot of recent global trends and developments across fuels, renewable sources, and energy efficiency and carbon emissions, in 2017.
WMO Statement of the Global Climate
  • 2018

The State of the Global Climate in 2017 Report

The Statement, now in its 25th year, confirmed that 2017 was one of the three warmest years on record and the warmest not influenced by an El Niño event. It also examined other long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise, shrinking sea ice, ocean heat and ocean acidification.
Jahresbericht des Präsidenten 2017
  • 2018

Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Thun - Jahresbericht des Präsidenten 2017

Zusammenfassung der Aktivitäten im Jahr 2017 inkl. Bericht des Naturschutzbeauftragten.
Cover Meilensteine der Rechentechnik
  • 2018

Meilensteine der Rechentechnik

Das preisgekrönte Werk erscheint im Juli 2018 in einer neu bearbeiteten und stark erweiterten Auflage. Die beiden Bände behandeln auf insgesamt rund 1600 Seiten analoge und digitale Geräte und gehen auf verwandte Bereiche wie den Automatenbau oder wissenschaftliche Instrumente ein.
Brochure MAP - l'Educateur 3/2018
  • 2018

Des Suisses dans les étoiles

Que sont l'astrophysique et la cosmologie sans, entre autres, les grands téléscopes distribués aux quatre coins du monde et les collaborations internationales? La publication de l'Académie suisse des sciences naturelles présente l'importance de ces grandes installations astronomiques pour la recherche en Suisse.
Wildlife and humans in outdoor recreational areas near cities
  • 2018

Wildlife and humans in outdoor recreational areas near cities

Outdoor recreational areas in the vicinity of cities buzz with activity, not only during the day, but also in the early mornings, late evenings, and even at night.
Forest Fire Danger Extremes, Publication
  • 2017

Forest fire danger extremes in Europe under climate change: variability and uncertainty

Forests cover over a third of the total land area of Europe. In recent years, large forest fires have repeatedly affected Europe, in particular the Mediterranean countries. In this work, the emphasis is on the direct influence on fire danger of weather and climate.
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    • OcCC - Advisory Body on Climate Change (118)
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