Arid lands, which include the diverse ecosystems of deserts, savannahs and tropical dry forests, are threatened by over-exploitation and desertification.
At BGU’s French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands, scientists are enhancing plant tolerance to stress, introducing new sustainable crops, and discovering innovative uses for inherently tolerant dryland plants. They are maximizing the commercial use of microalgae for pharmaceuticals; revolutionizing the fish industry with ecologically sound technologies and techniques for desert fish farms; perfecting desert vineyards; and developing solutions to minimize the adverse impact on the environment from livestock production.
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Jerusalem Post: Greenhouse Gases Released Due to Permafrost
BGU researchers go from the Negev desert to the lakes of Alaska and discover an increase in greenhouse gas which could worsen global warming.
IJN: Climate Change Changes Grape Growing
BGU Prof. Aaron Fait & Israeli vineyards reinvent desert viticulture, saving winemaking from Italy to California impacted by climate change.