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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