The ETH Board has appointed Dr Thomas Wohlgemuth as the new member of the WSL Directorate with effect from 1 September 2022. This appointment brings the members of the WSL Directorate to seven, of whom three are women and four men. Dr Thomas Wohlgemuth is head of the “Disturbance Ecology” research group at WSL and deputy head of the Forest Dynamics research unit. He is a recognised expert in forest and disturbance ecology with particular reference to the biodiversity and climate change aspects. These key topics for the future are given high priority at WSL. Thomas Wohlgemuth is replacing Dr Andreas Rigling, who has moved to ETH Zurich after 13 years in the WSL Directorate.