The Cavanilles Institute celebrates its 25th anniversary with a science talk on biodiversity and global change

The Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology (ICBiBE) of the University of Valencia (UV) celebrates its 25th anniversary with the science talk "Biodiversity and evolution in the face of global change", this Friday, December 15 at the Joan Plaça Auditorium of the Botanical Garden of Valencia from 9 AM. In the session, thirteen specialists will update research on the transformations of the Albufera of Valencia, global flora and fauna or the role of wetlands in relation to climate change, among other topics.

In the plenary talk, Juli Pausas, scientist at the Desertification Research Centre (CIDE), a mixed entity of the University of Valencia, the Higher Council for Scientific Research and the Valencian Government, will present research on the impact of ecological disturbances on the biodiversity. Among others, the full professor of Microbiology and Ecology Antonio Camacho will analyse how wetlands can mitigate climate change; researcher Patricia Moya will discuss the deterioration of lichens and microalgae in the Valencian Community; and researcher Irene Estellés will analyse the impact of wind farms on birds of prey.

"We are celebrating 25 years with a staff of around a hundred researchers who work on current issues about global change, biodiversity and evolution", highlights Joaquín Baixeras, director of ICBiBE. Among the main milestones that occurred, managing to consolidate this scientific day, which this year reaches its seventh edition; remain at the forefront of Spanish research in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology; and work on up to twelve lines of research.

The Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology (ICBiBE) was founded in 1998 and its name recovered one of the key naturalists in the history of Valencian science, the botanist Antoni Josep Cavanilles. It is dedicated to the study of biodiversity and evolutionary biology with an integrative and multidisciplinary approach from basic science. Its research staff is divided between the Science Park headquarters and also the Faculty of Biological Sciences and the Botanical Garden of the UV.

The institute’s research focuses on the following areas: Biodiversity and evolution of cnidarians; Plant Biodiversity; Ecophysiology; Plant conservation biology; Paleobiology and theoretical biology (Theoretical biology); Ecology of terrestrial vertebrates; Entomology and pest control; Molecular and organismic evolution of plants; Limnology; Comparative Neurobiology; Paleobiology and theoretical biology (Paleobiology) and Marine zoology.

By clicking here, you can consult the program of the day, which includes the QR to download the book of summaries .