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Diet of pre-Columbian Societies in the Brazilian Amazon Reconstructed

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ICTA-UAB economist Joan Martínez Alier wins the Balzan Prize for Environmental Challenges

Economist Joan Martínez Alier from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology  of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) is one of the winners of the 2020 Balzan Prize in the category of "Environmental Challenges: Responses from the Social Sciences and Humanities".

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New publication in the MAGIC project takes a critical look at circular economy

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Environmental justice defenders victims of violence and murder

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Power struggles hinder urban adaptation policies to climate change

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Red coral effectively recovers in Mediterranean protected areas after decades of overexploitation

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Sub-national “climate clubs” could offer key to combating climate change

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Seminari en línia: "Cal mantenir la vegetació ruderal en entorns urbans?"amb Jordina Belmonte

Date: 2020-06-16

Seminari en línia: "Cal mantenir la vegetació ruderal en entorns urbans?"

Amb Jordina Belmonte, investigadora ICTA-UAB


Dia: Dimarts 16 de juny de 2020
Hora: a les 17 hores
Organitza: Col·legi de Biòlegs de Catalunya
Accés: emès en directe al canal YouTube del CBC 

Els prop de dos mesos de confinament de la població humana derivats de la COVID-19 va suposar una naturalització dels entorns urbans que van sorprendre moltes persones. Però la tendència a la naturalitat dels Parcs i Jardins de les ciutats no és nova, molts professionals analitzen i estudien els seus avantatges i inconvenients, per a la Biodiversitat i les societats humanes i tenim prou experiència per extreure’n conclusions.

En aquest seminari es donaran a conèixer algunes de les experiències en aquest sentit, i els resultats de la seva implantació sobre la biodiversitat i la salut, analitzant els límits de la naturalització de les zones urbanes, en allò que s’ha anomenat “prats o herbassars urbans”.

• Presentador i Moderador: Sr. Eduard Martínez Garcia. Vocal de la Junta de Govern del CBC. Consultor Ambiental. CEO i Director Tècnic de COMEI, S.L.
• Dr. Joan Pino, Director del CREAF, biòleg col·legiat, ecòleg de la vegetació i  expert en herbassars ruderals.
• Sra. Dina Alsawi Abboud, Cap del Servei de Parcs, del Servei de Promoció i Conservació de l’Espai Públic de l'Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona.
• Dr. Anselm Rodrigo, biòleg col·legiat, professor d'ecologia de la UAB i investigador del CREAF, expert en pol·linitzadors i relacions insecte-planta.
• Dra. Jordina Belmonte, biòloga col·legiada, professora de botànica i paisatge vegetal de la UAB i investigadora de l'ICTA-UAB, responsable de la Xarxa Aerobiològica de Catalunya Presidenta de la Institució Catalana d’Història Natural (ICHN) i "Premi de Recerca i Investigació" del CBC el 2018.


El seminari en línia (seminari web) s'impartirà en directe en línia el dia 16 de juny a les 17 hores.
Donat l'alt interès per assistir a aquest seminari el CBC ho emetrà en directe en el canal de YouTube del CBC: i no caldrà registrar-se.

Podràs intervenir en el seminari fent preguntes o comentaris mitjançant un xat per escrit. Al final de l'exposició els ponents intervindran explicant i comentant les preguntes que hagin anat sorgint al llarg del seminari.

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