European project to support rooftop greenhouses projects

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) is launching an open call to support rooftop greenhouse projects, in the framework of GROOF Project.

El ICTA-UAB participa en el proyecto que habilitará 10 escuelas de Barcelona como refugios climáticos

El Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Ambientales de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) es una de las instituciones impulsoras de un proyecto que habilitará 10 escuelas de Barcelona como refugios climáticos para disminuir el impacto de las altas temperaturas del verano.

A warmer ocean will lead to 17% reduction in global marine animal biomass, by the end of the century

Climate change will affect the distribution and abundance of marine life, but the full extent of these changes under future warming has been difficult to predict due to the limitations of individual ecosystem models used for such forecasts.

New study dismisses green growth policies as a route out of ecological emergency

Researchers from ICTA-UAB and the Goldsmiths University of London suggest that emissions reduction is only compatible with a lower economical degrowth or a degrowth scenario.

New cross-boundary approach for addressing wicked weed problems

Weed species continue to spread and management costs continue to mount, in spite of best management practices and efforts by research and extension personnel who promote them to land managers.

Urban green spaces do not benefit the health of all

In general, the creation of parks and green spaces in urban centers has positive effects on the health of city residents.

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From next April, 29th to May, 2nd, about 40 professors and professionals from the higher education institutions from Lebanon, Morocco, Spain, France and Italy will meet in two Lebanese Biosphere Reserves (Jabal Moussa and Shouf) to discuss how to improve Moroccan and Lebanese higher education and academic research in the context of Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves (BRs).

ICTA-UAB researcher Antoni Rosell-Melé receives an ERC Advanced Grant

ICTA-UAB researcher Antoni Rosell-Melé has been awarded an Advanced Grant (AdvGr) from the European Research Council (ERC) to develop the project "New geochemical approach to reconstruct tropical palaeo-atmospheric dynamics" (PALADYN).

Urban Agriculture on Rooftops Provides Healthy, Fresh and Sustainable Food

​The implementation of urban gardens on building rooftops could produce fresh, healthy and sustainable agricultural food and guarantee the food sovereignty of cities, which are becoming increasingly populated.

Se prevén niveles de polen muy altos para esta primavera

Las polinizaciones de esta primavera y verano comenzarán en el momento habitual pero serán muy importantes.

Indigenous knowledge, key to a successful ecosystem restoration

Ecological restoration projects actively involving indigenous peoples and local communities are more successful. This is the result of a study carried out by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB).

Future changes in human well-being more likely to depend on Social Factors than Economic Factors

The changes in the perception of personal well-being that could take place in the next three decades, on a global level, depend much more on social factors than on economic ones.

Record-wet and record-dry months increased in regions worldwide: climate change drives rainfall extremes

More and more rainfall extremes are observed in regions around the globe – triggering both wet and dry records, according a new study involving ICTA-UAB researcher Finn Mempel.

Success at ICTA-UAB: Six ERC Grants In Three Years

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has been awarded six European Research Council (ERC) grants in three years, from the end of 2015 to the end of 2018. Each project (of between 1.5 and 2 million euros) lasts for five years and allows the recruitment of a team of six or seven doctoral students and postdocs.

New ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide'

The new ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide' it is at your disposal now. With this document, we aim to help you discover the basics of the PhD programme, ICTA-UAB’s structure, etc.
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Éxito del concurso Elevator Pitch de los institutos de investigación de la UAB

Date: 2019-03-18

 

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El investigador Pablo Machuca del INc fue el ganador del concurso de Elevator Pitch organizado el pasado jueves día 14 de marzo por los institutos de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, IBB, INc y ICTA-UAB. Jon Lerga del IBB fue el segundo clasificado, seguido por Carlos Soto del INc.

La iniciativa, dirigida a los doctorandos e investigadores postdoctorales de estos tres institutos propios de investigación de la UAB, invitaba a los participantes a explicar su inevstigación en sólo dos minutos de una manera interesante, amena e, incluso, divertida. Para llevarlo a cabo, la convocatoria les ofreció un curso gratuito impartido por el grupo Big Van Ciencia en el que les enseñaron técnicas para hablar de ciencia en público.

El concurso, que tuvo lugar en el invernadero del edificio del ICTA-UAB, estuvo conducido por la monologuista de Big Van Ciencia Eli Prats, quien amenizó el acto con intervenciones sobre la realidad de la carrera científica llenas de humor. El público asistente actuó de jurado y votó las mejores presentaciones por parte de los participantes. Pablo Machuca se llevó la primera posición con el monólogo "Tocado y hundido, adiós mareo" sobre su investigación basada en el estudio del mareo. El segundo clasificado, Jon Lerga ofreció el monólogo sobre genética "El futuro de las Inversiones" y Carlos Soto explicó sus investigaciones en materia de Alzheimer con el monólogo "¿Por dónde iba?". Todos ellos pusieron en escena las fórmulas y técnicas de narración oral escénica aprendidas durante el curso y disfrutaron de la experiencia.

Los centros organizadores IBB, INc y ICTA-UAB, agrupados en el marco del Observatorio de la Difusión de la Ciencia (ODC) de la UAB, organizan la actividad bajo la subvención de la FECyT.

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