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Environment - Life Sciences - 10.09.2021
Landfills and meat industry: new food sources for the Medes Islands yellow-legged gull
Landfills and meat industry: new food sources for the Medes Islands yellow-legged gull
The diet of the yellow-legged gull in the Medes Islands has changed extremely over the last decades, according to a study that analyses the changes in the diet of this species over the last twenty years.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.07.2021
Management measures improve the conservation of the steppe bird in Lleida
Management measures improve the conservation of the steppe bird in Lleida
Over the last forty years, the agricultural intensification, as well as the urban and farming development in the Lleida Plain, have reduced the expansion and quality of the available habitat for the steppe birds of this area, which covers a great part of species of such kind in Spain.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 16.07.2021
The African lake Sonachi: behind the mysteries of the great production of methane in extreme habitats
The African lake Sonachi: behind the mysteries of the great production of methane in extreme habitats
A study published in the journal , from the Nature publishing group, reveals the unusual high concentrations of methane in surface waters of the volcanic soda lake Sonachi (Kenya), in the African Rift Valley.

Environment - 14.07.2021
Sharks in Costa Brava: evidence of an ongoing decline
Some shark species, such as the basing shark and the spiny dogfish, are in populational decline in the Costa Brava, and even blackspotted smooth-hounds can have disappeared due to the fishing pressure of this marine region in the Catalan coasts.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.07.2021
Team analyses the impact of climate change in dry and hot periods in the Pyrenees
Team analyses the impact of climate change in dry and hot periods in the Pyrenees
A team of the University of Barcelona has analysed for the first time what the dry and hot periods could be like in the area of the Pyrenees depending on different greenhouse emission scenarios.

Environment - 06.07.2021
Schools in Barcelona create a map of the city's air pollution thanks to citizen science
Schools in Barcelona create a map of the city’s air pollution thanks to citizen science
A study led by UB researchers and carried out together with more than 1,650 students and their family members from 18 educational centres in Barcelona shows that citizen science is a valid approach a

Life Sciences - Environment - 05.07.2021
A specific protein complex from plant stem cells regulates their division and response to stress
A specific protein complex from plant stem cells regulates their division and response to stress
A multidisciplinary research team led by the CSIC biologist at CRAG Ana I. Caño Delgado and the physicist from the University of Barcelona Marta Ibañes, found that two plant stem cell proteins

Environment - 05.07.2021
KAI Challenge: swimming 120 kilometres in Costa Brava for its environmental protection
KAI Challenge: swimming 120 kilometres in Costa Brava for its environmental protection
On August 21, a team of swimmers will swim the whole Costa Brava (120 kilometres) to raise funds for the sustainability project "Stop ghost fishing", through the KAI project.

Environment - Life Sciences - 11.06.2021
Pollutant concentration increases in the franciscana dolphin, one of the most threatened species worldwide
Pollutant concentration increases in the franciscana dolphin, one of the most threatened species worldwide
The concentration of potentially toxic metals is increasing in the population of the franciscana dolphin -a small cetacean, endemic from the Rio de la Plata and an endangered species- according to a study led by a team of the Faculty of Biology and the Biodiversity Research Institute (IRBio), published in the journal Science of The Total Environment .

Environment - Life Sciences - 08.06.2021
Marine protected areas contribute to the conservation of Audonin's gull
Marine protected areas contribute to the conservation of Audonin’s gull
The most visited marine areas by adult and juvenile Audonin's gulls are near the coast and are partially protected by the Spanish Network of Marine Protected Areas Network (RAMPE).

Environment - Life Sciences - 25.05.2021
First report of 'Stephanitis lauri' in Catalonia, an insect spreading in the European continent
First report of ’Stephanitis lauri’ in Catalonia, an insect spreading in the European continent
The species Stephanitis lauri -an hemipteran insect that lives on laurel plants- has been identified for the first time in Catalonia, according to an article published in the Boletín de la Asociación Española de Entomología. The populations of this insect, firstly found in the province of Girona and then in the province of Barcelona, are the first ones to confirm the presence of the insect in the Iberian Peninsula.

Environment - Social Sciences - 18.05.2021
Research is dressing up
Research is dressing up
The 7th Science Fest of the University of Barcelona will take place from May 25 to 28, and for its second year in a row, the event will be held online.

Paleontology - Environment - 04.05.2021
Biogeographical affinity in Cretaceous flora from two islands of the old Tethys Ocean
Biogeographical affinity in Cretaceous flora from two islands of the old Tethys Ocean
A study published in Cretaceous Research expands the paleontological richness of continental fossils of the Lower Cretaceous with the discovery of a new water plant (charophytes), the species Mesochara dobrogeica . The study also identifies a new variety of carophytes from the Clavator genus (in particular, Clavator ampullaceus var.

Environment - 29.04.2021
Effects of storms and COVID-19 on the state of rivers in the Barcelona area
Effects of storms and COVID-19 on the state of rivers in the Barcelona area
All the analysed rivers in the 2020 CARIMED report on the ecological quality of rivers in the provincial area of Barcelona flowed with water -both in spring and in summerand there were no dry spots like in previous years.

Environment - Life Sciences - 13.04.2021
How do Mediterranean and Atlantic seabirds interact with the fishing fleet and fish farms?
How do Mediterranean and Atlantic seabirds interact with the fishing fleet and fish farms?
Most of the food areas of the Mediterranean and Atlantic seabirds are in the spaces of the Spanish Network of Marine Protected Areas (RAMPE), which gathers several protection figures for the conservation of the marine natural heritage.

Transport - Environment - 23.03.2021
A European monitoring and warning system on natural hazards for aviation
Developing a system that monitors and gives early warnings about natural events that pose a risk to aviation safety is ALARM's aim, a European R&D&I project coordinated by the Universidad Car

Environment - 19.03.2021
European project UNI-ECO launches “Green challenges? for a more sustainable university
Institucional The European project UNI-ECO, in which the UB takes part, launches the campaign "Green challeges: towards a more sustainable campus'.

Environment - Life Sciences - 18.03.2021
The project of the old Fish market takes a decisive step towards its implementation
The project involves the creation of a new research and innovation complex focusing on biomedicine, biodiversity and planetary wellbeing, which will be located right next to the UPF Ciutadella campus and Ciutadella park.

Economics / Business - Environment - 22.02.2021