Swiss Academies Factsheets

Swiss academies factsheets
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Swiss academies factsheets
Swiss academies factsheets

Scientific experts contribute to the publication series “Factsheets” of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. Factsheets are short and concise presentations of a topic based on state-of-the-art research. They are designated for politics, administration, practice, education, media and further interested groups.

  • Publication series

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.
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.
Wasser in der Schweiz
  • 2017

Wasser in der Schweiz

Wasser ist in der Schweiz selten knapp und meistens gesundheitlich unbedenklich. Durch neue Konsummuster, die Klimaänderung und energiepolitische Entscheidungen verändern sich sowohl die Verfügbarkeit wie die Nutzung des Wassers.
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.
Outdoor Sports Infrastructure Planning – Hiking and Mountain Biking
  • 2016

Outdoor Sports Infrastructure Planning – Hiking and Mountain Biking

Hiking and mountain biking are extremely popular sports activities. Especially in mountain areas, they are the two main summertime leisure activities. Many natural habitats, however, have been affected by the frequent presence of large numbers of people; conflicts between different kinds of users have also arisen. This factsheet presents various planning tools for conflict prevention or resolution, and provides an overview of likely future challenges.
Factsheet «Ozon und Sommersmog: Klimawandel gefährdet heutige Erfolge
  • 2016

Ozon und Sommersmog: Klimawandel gefährdet heutige Erfolge

Der Ozongehalt in der Umgebungsluft hat trotz erfolgreicher Luftreinhaltemassnahmen in der Schweiz nur wenig abgenommen. Damit belastet der Sommersmog nach wie vor die menschliche Gesundheit. Mit dem Klimawandel dürften heisse Sommer wie 2003 und 2015 künftig häufiger auftreten und das Ozonproblem erneut verschärfen.
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Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences