An international study with the participation of the Natural History Museum (UV) has made the first record of a cave-dwelling Kinnaridae from the Old World. It is Valenciolenda fadaforesta, a species found in Valencian caves and a remnant of an ancient extinct fauna. The uniqueness of its characteristics makes it necessary to establish a new genus of Hemiptera. The work has been published in the journal ‘Subterranean Biology’.
Research group SAIGAS of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University of Spain has analysed over 11,000 underwater images in order to preserve marine biodiversity. Read More
A study by Juan Javier Miró, professor of Physical Geography at the University of Valencia (UV), and Jorge Olcina, Professor of Regional Geographic Analysis at the University of Alicante (UA), analyses how the increase in temperatures allow the tourist season to be extended into the spring and autumn, but generates worse “climatic comfort” in the middle of summer. Read More
A new species of bat that is 16 million years old has been discovered by an international group that includes University of Valencia lecturers Francisco J. Ruiz Sánchez and Plini Montoya. The finding was made at the palaeontologic site of Mas d’Antolino B, in the town of l’Alcora, and corresponds to the lower Miocene in the Valencia region in Spain. Read More
The TECASOS group of the UJI and the GIQUIMA group of the UPV have analysed the reuse of three types of recycled materials for producing conglomerates and moving towards a low-carbon economy. Read More
An investigation by the Department of Microbiology and Ecology of the University of Valencia published in the Ibis magazine warns about the impact of human activities –mainly dog walking– on one of the threatened bird species that reproduce in these ecosystems, the Kentish plover. The study calls for the adoption of measures that separate both uses and allow the coexistence between the recreational use of beaches and the conservation of birds. Read More
A study carried out by the Sustainable Chemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry Group at the Universitat Jaume I has been published recently in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry of the American Chemical Society, a leader in agriculture, applied chemistry and food science and technology. Read More
Researchers from several Spanish centres have analysed a hundred clinical cases of this parasitic infection, which can cause death by suffocation or starvation in birds.
The study, in which the UJI participates along with other institutions of the CAMo Interactions consortium, has been published in the renowned journal Trends in Plant Science. Read More
A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Valencia (UV), the Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research (IVIA) and Rutgers University (RU) has just demonstrated that guttation, small watery drops exudated from the margins of plants leaves, is a nutrient-rich food source for beneficial insects (pollinators or those used for biological pest control). The study has been published today in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, of the Royal Society of the United Kingdom. Read More