Acting as a national inter- and transdisciplinary network, the forum promotes knowledge and discourse about landscape and landscape-changing processes. It advocates sustainable design, development and safety concepts. The forum focuses on the Alps as well as parks and protected areas.more

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Neue SNF-Ausschreibungen: Baukultur & Biodiversität und Ökosystemleistungen

Der Schweizerische Nationalfond (SNF) hat Ende November zwei Ausschreibungen für nationale Forschungsprogramme lanciert. Das NFP 81 «Baukultur» und das NFP 82 «Biodiversität und Ökosystemleistungen» haben beide Berührungspunkte auch mit Landschaftsthemen.

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Forum Alpinum 2024

Save the date Forum Alpinum 2024

ISCAR organises the Forum Alpinum 2024 in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, all around the question «The Alps – a Refuge of Bio- and Geodiversity?” The forum will identify hot spots of

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Research project "Multi-hazards in Biosphere Reserves (MultiBios)" launched

The MultiBios project addresses the issue of climate risk management in UNESCO biosphere reserves in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, especially with regard to the intensifying impacts of climate change and

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Research Commission of the Swiss National Park (FOK-SNP)

The Research Commission of the Swiss National Park (FOK-SNP) is organizationally located at the Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks (FoLAP). Here you can learn more.

Seed Money / Support of projects

You would like to launch a (research) project in the areas of landscape, alps and/or parks and need additional funding? Under the list below you will find existing funding opportunities in the FoLAP thematic areas for Switzerland. The list is incomplete and will therefore be continuously updated. We also draw your attention to current calls, especially within the FoLAP core themes, in our newsletter.

Student papers

SCNAT's Sustainability Research Initiative focuses on sustainability and spatial development in its white paper:

The file landscape of the Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks offers an overview of current topics and discourses in the field of landscape. It contains scientific reports, fact sheets and publications from research centers, research-related institutions, internationally recognized bodies and federal offices. It is aimed at policy makers, the scientific community, landscape practitioners and the interested public: