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Environment - Earth Sciences - 07.05.2021
The UB takes part in a study that reveals the recent tendency in the evolution of snow in western Pyrenees
The UB takes part in a study that reveals the recent tendency in the evolution of snow in western Pyrenees
A study published in the International Journal of Climatology , in which several researchers of the UB participated, analysed for the first time the recent evolution of snow at high levels in the Catalan Pyrenees. The study shows that over the last twenty years, at more than 2,000 meters high, the snow has not decreased but there has been an increase of snow-shape rain during the winter.

Career - Environment - 27.04.2021
The factors that improve job resiliency in North American cities have been identified
The factors that improve job resiliency in North American cities have been identified
"Job connectivity? (the possibility of finding a similar job) is a key factor for the recovery of local economies in the face of crises, according to a study published recently by researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Max Planck Society and the University of Pittsburgh.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 23.04.2021
TRANSMOW campaign to analyse circulation of Mediterranean outflow waters with new geochemical tracers
TRANSMOW campaign to analyse circulation of Mediterranean outflow waters with new geochemical tracers
Finding the signature of past climate transitions in the Mediterranean using the analysis of innovative geochemical tracers -specifically, isotopes of neodymium and rare-earth distributionis the objective of the oceanographic campaign TRANSMOW, led by the experts Leopoldo Pena and Jaime Frigola, members of the consolidated Research Group on Marine Geosciences of the Faculty of Earth Sciences of the UB.

History / Archeology - Environment - 15.04.2021
To improve climate models, an international team with the participation of UPF turns to archaeological data
The project, called LandCover6k, offers a new classification system that the researchers hope will improve predications about the planet's future and fill in gaps about its past. .Published in PLOS ONE , the study includes the participation of researchers from the universities of Pennsylvania, Pompeu Fabra and Glasgow, including Marco Madella, ICREA research professor of the Department of Humanities at UPF, who is one of the project leaders.

Life Sciences - Environment - 26.03.2021
Study analyses fish larval dispersal in western Mediterranean
Study analyses fish larval dispersal in western Mediterranean
A new study analyzes the larval dispersal of nine fish species in the western Mediterranean and identifies three large areas in which there is barely fish exchange, so fish would remain in the same area all their life.

Environment - 23.03.2021
Intensity of phytoplankton production during Antarctic summer affects the structure of seafloor ecosystems
Intensity of phytoplankton production during Antarctic summer affects the structure of seafloor ecosystems
Understanding the evolution of the polar sea ice is not enough to study the effects of the climate change on marine ecosystems in Antarctic seafloors. It is also necessary to determine the intensity of phytoplankton local production during the Antarctic summer, as stated in a new study by a research team of the Faculty of Biology and the Biodiversity Research Institute ( IRBio ) of the UB, published in the journal Marine Environmental Research .

Environment - Innovation - 18.03.2021
Climate change ravages coralligenous architects in the Mediterranean
Climate change ravages coralligenous architects in the Mediterranean
Recerca Marine heatwaves are dramatically affecting the marine ecosystems of the world and the Mediterranean is no exception. In the Mediterranean, these extreme climate episodes and its resulting massive mortality of species are getting more and more intense and frequent. To date, most of the studies analysed the effects of these perturbations on specific species and populations, although researchers still do not know how this affects the functioning of the involved ecosystems.

Environment - Life Sciences - 04.03.2021
Albatros and petrels: roadmap to protect the most threatened sea birds at sea
Albatros and petrels: roadmap to protect the most threatened sea birds at sea
Recerca Albatrosses and petrels spend about 39% of their life cycle on the high seas, a large global marine area that goes beyond the field of national and international jurisdictions of nature protection.

Chemistry - Environment - 24.02.2021
Important steps for transforming toxic molecules in air at low temperatures
Important steps for transforming toxic molecules in air at low temperatures
Recerca Air pollution from fuel combustion is one of the greatest environmental problems, especially in urban environments. In densely populated cities, the presence of nitrogen oxides, very small carbon particles, and carbon monoxide (CO) in the air seriously harms the human health and increases mortality.