BGU researchers are improving the quality of human life in drylands by promoting environmental conservation and sustainable development.

At BGU’s Swiss Institute for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research , social scientists, architects and urban planners are developing environmental solutions to residential life that are aligned with the cultural, socio-economic and political considerations unique to dryland societies. Ecologists are studying Israel as model desert ecosystems for advancing knowledge in biodiversity conservation. Geographers, meteorologists, mechanical engineers, mathematicians, physicists, and chemists are investigating various aspects of the physical environment.

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Bringing Gazelles Back from the Brink of Extinction

June 10, 2020

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Natural Sciences

From tunnel construction to legislation, BGU researchers find new ways to protect nearly extinct gazelles.

Using Bats as Pesticides

March 16, 2020

Tags: Desert & Water Research

BGU researchers say farmers should turn to bats to combat destructive pests that ravage cotton crops.

Unusual Crops Could Become Climate Saviors

January 7, 2020

Tags: Desert & Water Research

As the planet warms, BGU researchers are working to improve crop output in adverse conditions.