The LIFE Aquaenvec project, with the involvement of the research group Sostenipra from ICTA-UAB led by researchers Joan Rieradevall and Xavier Gabarrell, has been declared Best LIFE-Environment Project 2015, along with 24 other European LIFE funded projects.
Seagrass covering 48,000sqm has been scoured from the sands of Rottnest Island (Western Australia’) by almost 900 mooring chains used by recreational boats according to research from Edith Cowan University and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Specialists in oceanography and the study of climate change have studied fossil remains of planktonic foraminifera from the Gulf of Mexico with the aim of investigating temperature, salinity and oceanic productivity during the last deglaciation.
La Secretaria de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación de Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO), Carmen Vela y la Subdirectora General de Planificación y Seguimiento de la misma Secretaría.
Researchers from the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (ICTA) of UAB, in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Bologna, evaluated the environmental impacts and economic costs of community rooftop gardens from a quantitative perspective.
A new study published in Nature involving ICTA-UAB researcher Eric Galbraith demonstrates the existence of increased carbon storage in the deep Southern Ocean during the Ice Age, when the atmospheric CO2 was lower.
Un total de 25 estudiantes de bachillerato participarán en la segunda edición del programa Locos por la Naturaleza que ofrece el Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) con la voluntad de promover el talento científico entre los jóvenes potenciando el conocimiento del medio natural y poniéndolos en contacto con los principales investigadores en la materia.
El edificio del Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals-Institut Català de Paleontologia (ICTA-ICP) ha obtenido el Distintivo de garantía de calidad ambiental en la categoría de edificios de uso de oficinas de la Generalitat de Catalunya.
The Bolivian government has recently announced both a decree opening the country’s protected areas to hydrocarbon exploration and plans to construct a deeply-contested highway crossing the Isiboro Secure National Park and Indigenous Territory (TIPNIS).
ICTA-UAB researcher Dr Esteve Corbera and Dr Adrian Martin from the University of East Anglia have published a special issue of the journal Environment and Planning A (October 2015) in which they discuss in depth the implications of carbon offset mitigation projects in the Global South.
The increase in ocean temperatures and acidification could lead to economic and welfare losses in Mediterranean areas with gorgonians and other sea-floor corals, such as the Medes Islands (l'Estartit, Catalonia).
According to a study by ICTA-UAB and the Department of Geography, the urban design of Barcelona's different neighbourhoods has a direct influence on the levels of physical activity reached by their older residents.
A new investigation published recently in the journal Nature Climate Change, involving researcher Esteve Corbera of the ICTA-UAB notes that most of the participating authors in the report got their training in the United States or the United Kingdom.
According to this thesis, urban rooftop agriculture has great potential for increasing local production and consumption of foodstuffs: just 8% of the rooftops in the Zona Franca district would be enough to supply 10% of the Barcelona population with tomatoes.
A release of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the deep ocean helped bring an end to the last Ice Age, according to new collaborative research by the University of Southampton, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).