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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“Super Shrimp” May Protect Millions Against Disease
BGU’s single-sex prawns might also increase aquaculture yields—a boon for the third world.
Printing 3D Coral Reefs to Save the Fish
BGU marine scientists are working to save the coral before they’re destroyed by the overheating ocean.
Take a Walk With BGU Through a Negev Vineyard
BGU Prof. Aaron Fait’s expertise in desert viticulture could help a world in climate change.