PLUS goes on writing retreat

In July 2017, 14 PhDs, postdocs and other staff of PLUS went for a week-long writing retreat in the scenic, hilly landscape of Toggenburg, Switzerland. Read more 


Project week landscape development in Altstätten SG

Five groups of students from REIS, environmental engineering, geomatics, and geography Master programs presented their work on landscape development concepts to the city of Altstätten on 12 June 2017. Read more 


Master thesis of Camille Girod wins price

Camille Girod’s master's thesis wins “Prix d’encouragement 2017”. Read more 


Sibyl Hanna Huber successfully finished her PhD dissertation on „Social-ecological modeling of Alpine ecosystem services“

In her PhD project Sibyl Huber investigated sustainable development pathways of mountain social-ecological systems.   Read more 


PLUS is coordinating the ENERGYSCAPE Project

The recently started project ENERGYSCAPE develops recommendations serving as a basis for a landscape strategy with a mix of renewable energy systems. Read more 


Mapping Ecosystem Services Book Available

The book "Mapping Ecosystem Services" is now available. It provides a short and understandable introduction suitable for a broad audience. Read more 


Adrienne Grêt-Regamey contributing to an online course on ecosystem services

Adrienne Grêt-Regamey is contributing to the massive open online course (MOOC) on Ecosystem Services organized by the Universitsy of Geneva Read more 


New employees at PLUS

The PLUS-research group welcomes three new employees Read more 


Brennpunkt Klima Schweiz

Adrienne Grêt-Regamey contributed to the recently published report "Brennpunkt Klima Schweiz" Read more 


PLUS members @ 3rd Global Land Programme Open Science Meeting in Beijing

Victoria Junquera, Jonas Schwaab, and Enrico Celio contributed with four presentations, one poster and a session to the GLP-OSM Read more 


ETH Zukunftsblog Contribution "Improving resilience through diverse land stewards"

Biodiversity has been shown to increase the resilience of ecosystems to global change. But what fosters the resilience of socio-ecological systems? We have shown that in order to build and maintain resilient mountain landscapes, we need not only a diversity of species, but a diversity of land stewards.   Read more 


Thomas M. Klein successfully finished his Ph.D. dissertation on “Visual Communication of Ecosystem Services”

In his Ph.D. project Thomas M. Klein investigated user demands and technical requirements for web-based spatial decision support systems (DSS) and geographic information systems (GIS) Read more 


Introducing Oppla: a global platform for nature-based solutions aiming to revolutionise environmental knowledge

Oppla, a new open platform for nature-based solutions, launches on Tuesday 20th September as part of the Ecosystem Services Conference taking place in Antwerp, Belgium. Read more 


PLUS at GEOSummit & GEOSchool Day 2016 in Berne

From 7. - 9. June 2016 the PLUS gave a live demo of the visual-acoustic simulation of wind turbines (VisAsim) at the GEOSummit 2016 in Berne. A special event was the GEOSchoolDay, where pupils could explore the wind park landscape with the Virtual Reality headset Oculus Rift.  Read more 



ECOPOTENTIAL is a large European-funded H2020 project that aims to blend Earth Observations from remote sensing and field measurements, data analysis and modelling to assess current and future ecosystem conditions and services. Read more 


First journal publications of 2016

Four journal items about ecosystem services related to rivers, ecosystem services in the Swiss Alps and an indicator framework for assessing ecosystem services in EU-countries. Read more 


A new MAES report about forest ecosystem services

A new report by the MAES-initiative has been published: Mapping and assessment of forest ecosystem services – Applications and guidance for decision making in the framework of MAES Read more 


New employees at PLUS

The PLUS-research group welcomes six new employees from six different countries Read more 


Culmann-Fonds award 2016 for Master's thesis of Sander Kool

The Master's thesis of Sander Kool has been awarded by the Culmann-Fonds. The title of the thesis is "Small Urban Open Spaces - a contribution to the provision of open spaces in the city of Zurich". Read more 


MESEU Final Synthesis Report

The aim of the MESEU project (Mapping of Ecosystems and their Services in the EU and its Member States) was to provide assistance on the mapping and assessment of the state of ecosystems and their services in the national territories of the EU Member States in the context of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy. Read more 

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