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Environmental Science

Impact of Climate Change on Bird Productivity

Researchers from Campus Gandia of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology at the Universitat de València have assessed the impact of climate change on the productivity of two passerine bird species. The results reveal that extreme weather events such as increasingly warmer temperatures and greater frequency […]

Revolutionary Sensor System for Essential Oils

Researchers at Campus Gandia (UPV) have developed a groundbreaking sensor system that can capture the unique fingerprint of essential oils, identify their origin, and detect any adulteration. Currently, they have applied this system to the oils of a forest crop, specifically sticky rockrose, though it has potential applications for other products as well. Their research […]

Rethinking Firefighting Strategies for Large Forest Fire Prevention

Due to the rural exodus and subsequent decline in agricultural activities during the latter half of the 20th century, we now face a forest landscape unprecedented in our region since the Neolithic era.  The expansion of forests is on the rise due to the retreat of human agrarian activities. Forecasts indicate that this trend is […]

AGROALNEXT 2024, Research and Innovation in the Food and Agriculture Sector

“Innovation and Transfer in the Spanish Food and Agriculture Sector” was the title of the AGROALNEXT 2024 conference. This conference, hosted by Campus Gandia of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), was the meeting place for the vanguard of research and innovation in the agri-food sector. The event was inaugurated by the General Director of […]

Microplastics, beyond pellets

The cargo spill that occurred off the coast of Portugal and northern Spain recently has raised the alarms about the environmental dangers of microplastics. Though it is undeniable that the situation is dire and it will be complicated to mitigate the environmental impacts from the spillage of such high quantities of pellets into the sea […]

Campus Gandia, National Epicenter of Oceanographic Research

The Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), belonging to the Higher Center for Scientific Research (CSIC), will build a new research center in Gandia that will take advantage of the successful 13-year long track record of the Joint Unit in Technology for Marine Studies (UTEM), made up of the IEO and Campus Gandia of the Universitat […]

A Spectacle of Nature

The nesting of loggerhead turtles (caretta caretta) on Valencian beaches has been in the news this summer. It’s no wonder, since up to eight nests have been discovered on our beaches, which is a record high. And the nesting and subsequent hatching of the eggs has been one of the most beautiful spectacles that nature […]

Record Nesting of Sea Turtles

In the last decade, western Mediterranean beaches have been experiencing an increase in the frequency of loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) nestings. This increase may correspond to a process of colonization of the species as a consequence of climate change, something that is considered to be of great importance for their survival due to evidence and […]

The Fin Whale Might Be Present Year Round

“Using passive acoustic monitoring techniques, we’ve detected that the fin whale might be present year round, not just during the summer months, although sightings are more frequent in June and July,” highlighted Eduardo Belda, professor at Campus Gandia (UPV) and principal scientific investigator for the project “Cabo Rorcual: A Study of the Presence and Origin […]

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