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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Water and Food Security: Can We Do Better?
On this podcast, Prof. Weisbrod discusses how BGU is a trailblazer in the field of water and desert research.
Our Immune System Is Like a Feisty Invertebrate
New study could uncover novel approaches for preventing rejection of transplanted organs in patients.
Palau Passes Nationwide Sunscreen Chemicals Ban
The ban is based on BGU research that certain chemicals harm coral reefs.