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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Forbes: Unprecedented Shark Discovery by BGU Researchers

August 20, 2021

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Natural Sciences

One of the most significant discoveries of marine habitats in Israel’s history sheds light on the world’s understanding of climate change.

New Historic Academic Partnership Between Israel and Morocco

August 17, 2021

Tags: Press Releases

BEER-SHEVA, Israel, August 17, 2021 – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P)
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New Deep-Sea Hotspot Offers Climate Change Insights

July 14, 2021

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Natural Sciences

An expedition led by BGU uncovered a biologically diverse paradise in the eastern Mediterranean that sheds light on climate change and more.