BIDR News Autumn 2021
From the Desert for the World
The Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies
"In our age of the 'sixth mass extinction', our daily activities are causing hundreds and thousands of species to be lost forever. To turn the tide on the biodiversity crisis, we must identify regions and species most in need of our conservation efforts."
Climate change and the prospects for more frequent and intense climate extremes, such as prolonged droughts, threaten many services that plant communities provide to humans
A record of ISF grant recipients in one year at the BIDR
BIDR researchers and students investigate ways to meet global challenges related to food security, water scarcity and clean energy.
Our mission is to combat desertification and facing global challenges by bringing together water, food, energy, and environmental research.
Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies: 250 students from 20 countries, 700 alumni from 45 countries.
By 2050, there will be 9 billion people in the world. The farmland needed to feed them lies in arid and semi-arid regions.
41% of Earth’s landmass is Drylands, and is home to more than 2 billion people.
Water is one of the earth’s most crucial resources, but it is finite.