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Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research (BIDR)

Category
International organization
Country
Israel
Email
bidr@bgu.ac.il
Fax
972-8-6596703
Contact information
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer Campus, 8499000 Israel
Description

65 scientists, 60 technical and administrative staff members, and over 100 Israeli and foreign research students, constitute a balanced blend for carrying out basic and applied research related to “Desert Sciences”. Activities cover basic research in: environmental physics with applications in desert meteorology and solar energy, Water sciences and technology with applications in water resource management, wastewater treatment and bioremediation, ecology with applications in conservation biology and environmental protection, Plant and animal physiology with applications in desert agriculture, livestock, and aquaculture, Cellular and molecular biology with applications in desert biotechnologies and biodegradation of environmental pollutions and social sciences and architecture with applications in desert regional planning and human habitats.