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Environment - 27.04.2020
Hurricanes twist evolution in island lizards
Hold that thought: a good grip can mean the difference between life and death for lizards in a hurricane - and as a result, populations hit more frequently by hurricanes have larger toepads.

Economics / Business - Environment - 28.01.2020

Environment - 30.10.2019

Environment - Life Sciences - 04.10.2019

Environment - 20.08.2019
European mega-heatwaves linked to drought
European mega-heatwaves linked to drought
Heatwaves are the deadliest natural disaster in Europe and have become increasingly frequent and intense in recent years.

Environment - 30.04.2019

Environment - Economics / Business - 24.02.2019
Climate friendly investing, how is Ghent University doing that?
Climate friendly investing, how is Ghent University doing that?
Dare to opt for an ambitious climate policy According to ancient activist tradition, Ghent University students are not left undisturbed in the social debate.

Environment - Chemistry - 25.10.2018
Plasma to help make chemistry sustainable
Introduction: Annemie Bogaerts (UAntwerp) and European colleagues receive prestigious ERC Synergy grant.

Environment - 27.07.2018
"Small lizards more likely to survive hurricanes"
Introduction: Anthony Herrel (UAntwerp) studied a population of lizards before and after the passage of two hurricanes.

Environment - Life Sciences - 04.07.2018
Soil contains one of the keys to climate agreement
Million-year old soils prove their impact on a successful climate agreement To drive back global warming to below 2°C, carbon storage in soils plays an important part, since soils can store a notable share of the human CO2 emissions.

Environment - 02.07.2018
New model of storm surge mitigation by coastal wetlands in 11 major river deltas
Introduction: A study by Rebecca Van Coppenolle shows that, among others, the Niger and Mississippi delta benefit strongly from 'nature-based' protection of land and people. Low-lying river deltas worldwide are vulnerable to coastal flooding, and the risk is growing as coastal population density and projected storm surge intensity increase.

Environment - Life Sciences - 02.07.2018
Global Change Ecology Centre welcomes 4 new FWO-fellows
Introduction: Last week it was announced which new fellows will initiate a FWO-funded PhD or postdoc in the next year.

Career - Environment - 02.07.2018

Environment - Transport - 06.06.2018
Ghent University reduces number of air flights University takes first steps in a sustainable travel policy
The university has previously taken measures to reduce its ecological footprint, such as energy reduction procedures in the buildings.

Social Sciences - Environment - 01.06.2018

Environment - Life Sciences - 28.05.2018

Environment - Computer Science - 07.05.2018

Environment - Law - 23.04.2018

Environment - Event - 22.03.2018
"The more time you spend on the road, the more air pollution you are exposed to"
Introduction: Thirteenth Rudi Verheyen Award - worth 10000 euros - goes to Evi Dons (UHasselt), who analysed individual exposure to air pollution.

Life Sciences - Environment - 20.03.2018
The next revolution in food will be microbes
A recent study on microorganisms as a source of protein has been awarded as Top Feature Article of 2017 by the American Chemical Society.

Innovation - Environment - 09.03.2018

Life Sciences - Environment - 23.02.2018
To increase both sugar yield and biomass production in the model plant Arabidopsis
To ease the industrial processing of plant biomass into energy, plants are engineered to contain less lignin. Unfortunately, this intervention typically leads to reduced yield. Researchers have now discovered a way to overcome this problem. Moreover, the strategy the researchers at the VIB-Ghent University Center for Plant Systems Biology does not just restore the biomass yield.

Health - Environment - 15.02.2018
Morogoro virus may affect survival of its natural host
Introduction: This is counterintuitive to expectations: a negative effect of the virus on its host potentially diminishes its own spreading capability. To understand and predict the spread of infectious diseases from animal hosts to humans, it is essential to know how parasite transmission relates to host density.

Environment - Life Sciences - 13.02.2018
First scientific expedition to newly exposed Antarctic ecosystem
A international team of scientists heads to Antarctica to investigate a mysterious marine ecosystem that's been hidden beneath an Antarctic ice shelf for up to 120,000 years. Marine biologist Ann Vanreusel (Ghent University) is one of them. The iceberg known as A68, which is four times of London, calved off from the Larsen Ice Shelf in July 2017.