Doctoral and Postdoctoral Contracts. ERC Advanced Grant - EnvJustice Project

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) offers 3 Doctoral and 2 Postdoctoral Positions within the ERC Advanced Grant – EnvJustice Project (2016-21).

SS.MM. los Reyes reciben al ICTA-UAB y al resto de centros y unidades de investigación ‘Severo Ochoa’ y ‘María de Maeztu’

Jordina Belmonte y Patrizia Ziveri, directora del ICTA-UAB y directora científica de la Unidad María de Maeztu del ICTA-UAB, respectivamente, han asistido hoy en el Palacio de la Zarzuela a la audiencia de Sus Majestades los Reyes a los directores y representantes de los 33 centros y unidades que han sido acreditados con el mayor reconocimiento institucional a la investigación científica en España.

The ICTA-UAB Will Assess, in Collaboration with EU Staff, the Effectiveness of EU Sustainability Policies

The EU Project MAGIC (H2020) coordinated by the Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has the goal to study and develop new strategies for a better use of science for governance.

Why is Bolivian mining still irresponsible?

A recently published study by ICTA-UAB researcher Diego Andreucci, explores the reasons why the socio-environmental implications of mining have not improved under Evo Morales.

Biodiversity Conservation Policies in Tropical Forests Threaten the Livelihood of Indigenous Peoples

Current conservation policies make difficult the access of indigenous peoples to forest resources on which their livelihood depend, such as hunting and wild plant gathering.

Importance of Saharan dust and climate change effects under study

ICREA researcher Antoni Rosell, from ICTA-UAB, participates in an international research which analyses the processes of transport and deposition of Saharan dust and African fires.

What If Solar Energy Becomes Really Cheap? A Thought Experiment on 'Environmental Problem Shifting'

A study on the development of future energy has shown the need to consider the ultimate consequences of these.

Some Moths Behave like Butterflies to Mate

A new study led by ICTA-UAB researcher Víctor Sarto describes a striking example of evolutionary convergence in the order of Lepidoptera.

LIFE AQUAENVEC, involving ICTA-UAB, ''Best LIFE Project 2015''

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.

Continuous leaking of radioactive strontium and cesium from Fukushima to the Pacific Ocean

The results suggests the need of a continuous monitoring of radioactive levels in the Pacific Ocean.

Local environmental knowledge helps indigenous societies to adapt

Researchers see alternative ways of using knowledge in indigenous societies as a way to improve our own societies in Europe.

Antarctica at the centre of the ice age CO2 mystery

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.

ICTA-UAB receives María de Maeztu Excellence Award

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology has received the award as a "María de Maeztu" Unit of Excellence 2015 from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO).

Seagrasses reveal devastation of coastal ecosystems

The analysis of marine phanerogams reveals how and when devastation of seagrass meadows started.

ICTA-UAB project to assess citizens’ resistance to environmental injustices

The project has been selected by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) out of a hundred of international proposals and will receive €850,000 in three years.

El ICTA-UAB volverá "Locos por la Naturaleza" a 25 alumnos de Bachillerato

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.

Distintivo de garantía de calidad ambiental para el edificio ICTA-ICP

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.

A researcher from ICTA-UAB expresses in Nature his concerns about the Bolivian Pachamama

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).

Projects to mitigate climate change in developing countries questioned by scientists

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.

ICTA publication in Nature on carbon rebound as neglected reason for climate negotiations

ICTA researcher Jeroen van den Bergh had recently a commentary in Nature on energy/carbon rebound as a neglected reason for climate negotiations, discussing implications for carbon pricing.

Sea warming and ocean acidification could make Mediterranean scuba diving areas less attractive

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).

Living in areas with more services is beneficial to active ageing

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.

Researchers trained in USA and UK, main authors of the IPCC report

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.

The Industrial Revolution put an end to 1,800 years of ocean cooling

The increase in magnitude and frequency of volcanic eruptions favoured the cooling of the sea surface over centuries.

ICTA-UAB thesis quantifies the great potential of urban agriculture

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.
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