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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BGU Research Suggests How the Negev Can Combat Climate Change
i24NEWS — For researchers at Ben Gurion University, the long-standing strategy of desert greening has significance as a potential solution
Israel21c’s “The 48” Recognizes BGU Professors
As Israel turns 75, Israel21c spotlights 48 Israelis who are uniquely shaping Israel & the world--including two remarkable BGU professors.
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.