The prestigious list of Web of Science includes thirteen scientists from the Community and one is the recent Jaume I Prize, expert in arid zones and MIES Ramon Margalef researcher, Fernando T. Maestre.
On Saturday, October 31, 2020, a group of 23 volunteers participate in a garbage collection on the Agua Amarga beach in Alicante. This is the first citizen science activity planned in the SOCIPLAS project: Research and citizen science to improve the management of the presence of plastics in Marine Protected Areas.
The activity will serve to collect information on waste that appears on the beach and store the data in the free download MARNOBA application.
The SOCIPLAS project has the support of the Fundación Biodiversidad of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, the vice-rectorships for Research and Knowledge Transfer and Social Responsibility, Inclusion and Equality of the University of Alicante, and the Diputación de Alicante.
The MIES Researcher, Fernando Maestre, has just been awarded the Rei Jaume I prize in Environmental Protection.
The IMEM will contribute to evaluating the state of the presence of plastics and microplastics in the Marine Demarcations of Spain.
Carlos Sanz, Researcher at IMEM, leads the SOCIPLAS project: Research and citizen science to improve the management of the presence of plastics in Marine Protected Areas, which has researchers from the Departments of Ecology and Analytical Chemistry of the University of Alicante, attached to the UA Bioplastic Lab research team, with the NGO European Environment, and with the support of the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge.
Within the framework of the SOCIPLAS project, campaigns will be carried out to collect and classify marine macro-litters from various beaches through citizen science actions. In addition, different beaches will be sampled to analyze the presence of microplastics and evaluate the impact generated by these particles.
Instructions for the progressive return to activity within the Research Institutes of the University of Alicante. Forms 1 and 2 must be completed 48 hours in advance for those who intend to go to the Institute building, since the EPIS will be distributed according to said request.
The Institutes Building will have opening hours from 07:00 to 19:00.
* The distribution of PPE will take place like these last weeks, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., which will also be the concierge hours. People who come only in the afternoon must collect PPE before 2:00 p.m.
* For access outside these hours, the personal access card must be used.
* The presence of staff in the institutes must follow the written plan
For each institute and the number of people in each space, the IPRL-26 instruction must be respected.
* In the dining area, the use of the tables will only be individual.
* ALL people entering the building must pass the CARD through the
reader when entering and leaving, especially those who are going to stay in the building after 2:00 p.m.
* The building will be closed by the Security Service at
* From 2:00 p.m. the door will remain closed and must be accessed
using the personal access card.
The distinguished researcher of the University of Alicante Fernando T. Maestre has just been chosen "Fellow 2020" of the Ecological Society of America The Ecological Society of America (ESA). The appointment as "Fellow" is a distinction for those members of this society who have made outstanding scientific contributions in the field of ecology and study of ecosystems, communication, education and pedagogy, and environmental management and policies.
Investigadores del Instituto Multidisciplinar para el Instituto Estudio del Medio "Ramón Margalef" (IMEM) de la Universidad de Alicante, en colaboración con epidemiólogos del Centro Nacional de Medicina Tropical del Instituto de Salud Carlos III de Madrid, han desarrollado la primera herramienta de modelización en abierto para comparar diferentes escenarios de propagación del Covid-19. Un paso más en esta carrera científica para comprender la rápida transmisión de esta enfermedad infecciosa y para generar escenarios y probar el efecto de diferentes medidas de control frente al coronavirus.
Due to current events and following the indications of the Rector as well as the health authorities and official bodies that recommend avoiding trips that are not strictly necessary, we inform that, until further notice, there will be no administrative or technical personnel in the Secretariat / Laboratories of the IMEM.
However, you can contact us through the Institute's email (firstname.lastname@example.org) since we will carry out our work, as far as possible, virtually.
We will be attentive to the news that is communicated through the official channels of the UA to act accordingly.
The MIES Researcher, Francis Mojica, received on March 3, 2020, the accreditation as Honorary Ambassador of the Spain Brand (Science and Innovation) from the Kings. Congratulations!
Dr. Yakov Pachepsky
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
2020 march, 2, 11:30 h.
Place: Sala Polivalente 1. Edificio Politécnica II.
University of Alicante
Climate change and desertification commented by Fernando Maestre, member of IMEM, in the study published in the journal Science.
Almost a quarter of the earth's surface is about to become desert by the end of the century. "These abrupt changes occur in many human, natural and physical processes. In our field they had been predicted by several mathematical models, but there was a need to confirm it," adds Maestre, member of the MIES and co-author of the study, published in the journal Science.
Fernando T. Maestre, Professor of Ecology and member of IMEM, passes through Las Mañanas de Onda Ilicitana.
Alicante, Murcia, Almeria and the Canary Islands face abrupt desertification. A Spanish investigation carried out at the MIES and the University of Alicante, published in the prestigious 'Science', warns that the drylands of the entire planet are exposed to a dramatic intensification of their dryness.
Lecture by Xavier Mayor Farguell, Doctor in Biology, expert in Applied Ecology and Sustainability.
Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m., Conference Room (Sede Universitaria Ciudad de Alicante).
The deadline for submitting candidatures ends on May 15 2020.
Author: José Manuel Torralba, Professor at the Carlos III University of Madrid, Deputy Director of IMDEA Materials and former General Director of Universities and Research of the Community of Madrid (2015-2019).
Conference title: "How to survive in the winding world of the Academy ... in Spain".
Place: Alfredo Orts Degree Hall, Optics and Optometry Building, University of Alicante.
Day: January 28, 2020, 12:00 h.
The University of Alicante awards the Gold Medal to MIES researcher Francis Mojica.
A study developed by MIES researchers and the University of Utrecht, in collaboration with other Dutch and Spanish research centers, shows how the increase in aridity expected for the coming decades will make Mediterranean forests more vulnerable to fire forestry.
On December 5, World Soil Day is celebrated. It aims to raise awareness among politicians and civil society about the importance of soil health. This year under the slogan "Stop soil erosion, save our future", the role lies in the problem of soil loss, which can have important consequences for the planet's ecosystems and food security.
More information: https://www.un.org/es/observances/world-soil-day
This Friday, November 8, the MIES researcher, Carlos Sanz, offers a talk at 6:00 pm at the Alicante Race Club about pollution by plastics at sea.
The Department of Culture of the M.I. Castalla City Council announces four research awards, with the aim of promoting and promoting knowledge of Castalla and the territory of which it is a part.
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The association of Young Researchers from Albacete organizes the XII conference aimed at undergraduate and master students, predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers, and hospital residents who want to present their research work in the areas of Biomedicine, neurosciences or clinical research. It is a fantastic opportunity to increase the visibility of our work, publicize projects and establish collaboration agreements between groups.
The conference will take place on November 6, 7 and 8 at the medical school of Albacete. They will have poster and oral presentation days, giving prizes for the best poster and the best talk in each category. In addition, the conference has a poster of high-level speakers this year, such as Luis Montoliu and Francisco Sánchez Madrid, among others.
The registration period is now open and there are travel bags to cover the accommodation for those registered, which will be granted in order of registration.All the information is in: https://www.ajiab.es/
IV University Institute of Water and Environment Contest of the University of Murcia (INUAMA) for the Best Master Thesis on environmental issues related to water, presented at a Spanish university during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Pepa Antón, Senior Lecturer of Microbiology and MIES researcher, collaborates in a research group that has discovered a virus that is part of the microbiome of the human intestine in more than 1/3 of the countries of the world.
Conference on the phytopathogenic bacterium Xylella fastidiosa.
PLACE AND DATE: Day 4 of July 2019 in the Campus of the University of Alicante. Hall of Degrees of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters
On July 6, the MIES organizes in Dénia the "I Workshop of lifeguarding on beaches" (5 hours) directed mainly, although not exclusively, to first aid service managers, municipal technicians, councilors with beach responsibilities, lifeguards and health personnel.
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The main objective of the course is to face the challenges of Mediterranean cities towards sustainability, providing a response through Nature-based Solutions. For this, possible innovative solutions such as green infrastructures will be addressed.
Course of 25 hours
From July 15 to 18
Sede Tecnológica de Málaga
Universidad Internacional de Andalucía
This year is the centenary of the birth of Ramon Margalef (1919-2004), one of the most important scientists of the 20th century. Learn more about his work at events and events.
The study, published in Nature Communications, allows a better understanding of the environmental preferences and global distribution of the dominant fungi in the soils of the planet. In the study, carried out by an international team, participates the researcher of the Multidisciplinary Institute for the Environment Studies "Ramon Margalef" of the University of Alicante, Fernando T. Maestre.
On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Ramon Margalef (May 16, 1919), the magazine Investigación y Ciencia pays homage to him with a digital monograph.
Fernando Maestre, Distinguished Researcher in the Multidisciplinary Institute for the Environmental Studies 'Ramon Margalef' of the University of Alicante, publishes on how to create healthy research laboratories ("Ten simple rules towars healthier research labs").
Santiago Soliveres, member of MIES, together with scientists from the Rey Juan Carlos University, the National Institute of Agronomic Research in France (INRA) and theConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, has studied the many facets of the plant biodiversity of 123 arid and semi-arid ecosystems distributed throughout the planet. The results, which appear in an article published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS), show the importance of the rare species and their evolutionary history to maintain soil fertility and productivity. In arid areas around the world.
Last Friday 1/03/2019 UN has declared the decade 2021-2030, as the decade of ecological restoration. The University of Alicante has developed theoretical and applied research of first line in this discipline for more than two decades and has master and phD programs oriented to the same one, so that we are particularly pleasant this news. In addition, UA will organize the next European Restoration Congress (SERE September 2020). Hopefully it will serve to enhance the restoration in Spain and the world, and thus protect biodiversity, improve the provision of ecosystem services and quality of life, and step, improve the quality of restoration projects and consolidate this professional sector.
The ecological bases for the Spanish Strategy for Green Infrastructure, Connectivity and Restoration have just been published. It has involved researchers from the Department of Ecology and IMEM Ramon Margalef, professors of the Master's Degree in Management and Restoration of the Natural Environment of the University of Alicante.
Principal researcher: José Martín Nieto
Department of Physiology, Genetics and Microbiology and MIES Ramon Margalef
University of Alicante
University of Alicante Professor and member of MIES, Francis Mojica, receives an Honoris Causa Degree at the Menéndez Pelayo International University.
Last 22nd of May we held the VII seminar of the Chair Aquae, which called the Research Awards chair Aquae 2018, which reward the best doctoral theses, TFMs and TFGs on economics of water.
The work must have been defended within three years prior to this call and must be related to water in its economic and social environment, which may have been addressed from any discipline.
The prize is endowed with €3,000 for the winning doctoral thesis and €1,500 for the runner-up, and with €1,000 for the GFR and TFM winners of the first prize and €500 for the prize winners.
The deadline for submitting applications ends on July 15 in the case of doctoral theses and on 28 September for the GFR and TFM.
For more information on the call, consult the bases and the registration form at:
If you have any questions or queries, contact us at:
Course which promotes the creation of green jobs and the reduction of the negative impact of traditional systems for the elimination of citrus crops.
Coordinated by the Low Carbon Economy Foundation, the course is part of the EmpleaCitric project, co-financed by the European Social Fund through the Biodiversity Foundation.
More information about the course: https://goo.gl/AGxGJN
Registration form: https://goo.gl/pDtZM2
Nicholas José Talbot is a Full Professor of Molecular Genetics in the University of Exeter (United Kingdom).
The investigation of the ProfesorTalbot centres in the vegetal illnesses. In concrete, he has contributed of significant form to our knowledge of the rice more important illness, called the "rice blast disease", caused by the fungus Magnaporthe oryzae.
MIES members coorganize the 23rd European Nitrogen Cycle Meeting; will be held at Hotel Alicante Golf in San Juan (Alicante), Spain from 19-21st September 2018.
This meeting will bring together an international group of researchers who share interests in Nitrogen cycle.
The microbiologist of the University of Alicante, member of MIES Ramon Margalef, Francisco Mojica, has been awarded in London with the Plus Alliance Award for Global Innovation for pioneering research that led to the development of the genetic editing technique Crisp-Cas9.
DIRECTOR/To: Dr. Juan Bellot Abad. DEPARTMENT: Ecology
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DATE OF READING: 18-07-2017
PLACE: Vicens Vives Classroom Economics
HOUR: 10.30 h
BBVA Foundation frontiers of knowledge for Francias Mojica award, category Biomedicine, conceded to Francis Mojica, researcher of the MIES, shared with Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier.
The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ) announces 5 grants for Spanish and Latin American exemption of 50% of the amount of the entry fees to the Master in "Integrated planning for rural development and environmental management" (26th edition)
Next Wednesday, September 7 will take place the defense of the thesis "Caracterización Hidrogeológica de los Acuíferos de Aspe y de la Horna (Aspe, Alicante)" defended by Ernesto García Sánchez
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 10:30 h
Boardroom of the Faculty of Sciences
Juan Francisco Martínez Mojica, researcher of the IMEM, has been awarded with the prize Jaume I by his path and findings in the CRISPR system .
"Connectivity among populations: the never ending story", by Dr. Michael Kingsford.
Dr. Kingsford is a Distinguished Professor at the College of Marine and Environmental Sciences at James Cook University (JCU), Australia. The College is a recognized world leader in tropical marine science, aquaculture, ecology, environmental sciences, fisheries, planning, plant sciences and zoology.
His lecture will focus on the importance of connectivity between marine populations.
Place: "Sala de Juntas" of the Faculty of Sciences. Monday, June 6, 12:00 h.
We are pleased to announce a new edition of the Days of diffusion of the institute InvestIMEM 5.0 that will take place next Tuesday 10 May. There will be two blocks of presentations in the morning and a block in the afternoon.
The scientific program is attached, and we expect result you interesting to know the news in the research activities of the MIES, the lines of investigation that develop and interact in an amicable environment and distended with mates, professors and researchers. Even though, will exhibit posters of works of investigation realised by members of the MIES.
Place of the Days: Room of Boards of the Faculty of Sciences.
Taught Course from May 9 to 18 in the SSTT greenhouse of the University of Alicante. For more information visits the page of "Courses".
New!: The course will begin on May 10
The magazine Science has published an article in the consider to the System CRISPR, discovered by the microbiólogo of the IMEM, Juan Francisco Martínez Mojica, like the Scientific Advance of 2015. According to the prestigious publication, the international scientific community posits the finding and to his multiple applications to the Nobel prize.
Researchers of the IMEM will collaborate in the I Ecuadorian Congress of Restoration of the Landscape CERP2016, together with the Technical University Particular of Loja, the Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Ecorregión Andean and the Ministry of the Environment of Ecuador. The congress will take place in Loja, of the 5 to 9 April 2016.
Agreement, in preparation, of scientific collaboration through the Institute and the Department of ecology of the University of Alicante with the Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo (Ecuador).
Sergio Molina, researcher of the Institute, along with members of the research group of the au "Sismologia-riesgo seismic and processing of the signal in natural phenomena" and in cooperation with several Spanish universities and institutions in Haiti, has completed and published the first study of seismic risk for the major cities of Haiti (Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haïtien).
NEW DATES. October 26 to November 6. You can register until September 25. Click here to see all the information about the course
U.S. scientists involved in this project funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation
Our researchers attend the V Spring Symposium on Forest Ecophysiology, in Isaba (Navarra), day 20 to May 22, 2015.
The government knocked down in 2008, the project that inspired the Princess of Asturias prize in Dr. Francisco J. Martinez Mojica, researcher of MIES. Dr. Martinez Mojica was the first person that was fixed in some genetic fragments present in bacteria, important in its use in the human immune system.
Panel discussion with people from different fields (cultural, experts, associations...), in order to discuss about the problems and opportunities of land plots abandoned, from a perspective of social and ecological restoration.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 (19:30-21:00 h)
Venue: headquarters of the AU in Alicante
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Course of drones
New: UAV/RPA/Drones, new allies in the conservation and restoration course
of the natural environment that is it will produce next May 29 from 10 to 14 h.
Free registration to cover the number of places. The admission will take place in strict order of registration from 12 h of 18 may.
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We are pleased to announce a new edition of the diffusion day of the Institute InvestIMEM 4.0 that will take place the next day on March 31. There will be two blocks of presentations in the morning and in the afternoon.
Attached you can find the scientific programme, which we hope find you it interesting to learn about new developments in the research activities of the MIES, develop lines of research and interact in a friendly and relaxed environment with peers, teachers and researchers. Also, posters of research work done by members of the Institute will be exhibited.
It is very important that you send an email of confirmation of attendance simply responding to this email and putting in copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Place of sessions: "Sala de Juntas" of the Sciences Faculty.
Next Friday, February 27 will take place the defense of the thesis "Ecological restoration actions. Recovery of the Mediterranean ecosystem functional processes; subjected to disturbance" defended by Haroun Kribeche.
The defense will be held in the boardroom of the headquarters of the city of Alicante at 11:00
Rapporteur: Estanislao Luis Calabuig. Professor of ecology of the University of León.
Place: Department of ecology, phase II seminar of Science (http://www.sigua.ua.es/index.html?id=0007P1033)
Time: 16.00 h
It took place at the UA day transfers 2015, 4th European forum for science, technology and innovation (11-12 February 2015 in Malaga) to inform the researchers groups about a business opportunity to find potential technology partners in the scientific field and the business sector.
TRANSFIERE is the great professional and multi-sectoral Forum of the Spanish innovation, in which participants can:
-Establishing b2b contacts
-Transferring scientific knowledge and technological research
-To present their products and innovative services
-Meet the technological needs of the public administration
The IMEM research groups who are interested in attending the Forum (not assumes any expense for the Group), please contact the Secretariat of the IMEM or directly with the office of the OTRI.
A great ECOLOGIST: RAMON MARGALEF (1919-2004) and its influence on the University of Alicante.
HOMMAGE TO THE MASTER IN THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH
By Joandomènec Ros i Aragonés, President of the Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC)
3 December 2014
Time: 13.30 - 14.30 h
Salón de Grados "Alfredo Orts", building of optics
Place: Faculty of Sciences phase II, 1st floor (tank)
Opening: Wednesday, November 19 at 13:00 o'clock, with the presence of professors of the Institute Ramon Margalef (MIES), the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and the director of culture.
You can already consult the electoral calendar for the election of members not born that will form part of the Board of Institute.
On the Bulletin Board next to the Secretariat of the Imem, provisional census is published.
From October 28, check here census election final.
The deadline for nominations of members not born will be open from 4 to 8 November 2014 (printed in the following link: http://web.ua.es/en/secretaria-gral/documentos.html#institutos).
Open preregistration period until October 23, 2014
This course is aimed at students, researchers and professionals that require knowledge for the development of pilot projects. It is preferable that students have prior knowledge about statistical inference and basic computer. It is not necessary that students have prior knowledge in the statistical software R.
Researchers of the Interuniversity Institute of geography and of the MIES performed a study on floods, droughts and forest fires, which are detected as the main threats by natural phenomena in the population of the Mediterranean coast.
Venue: Room of boards of the Faculty of Sciences
on March 20, 2014, from 17.30 to 19.30
The main objective of this is to promote dialogue of knowledge between research groups and the business sector on multidisciplinary issues of the environment.
The activity will have the format of a round table involving a group of companies that have shown interest for the subject over the Permanent Commission of the IMEM and Professor Rosa Torres, an expert in communication, which act as moderator.
If you want to attend send an e-mail a: email@example.com
ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SEA CC AND APPLIED BIOLOGY PHD PROGRAM ORGANIZED BY THE LABORATORY OF PHYTOPATHOLOGY (MAY 2014)
Venue: Room of boards of the Faculty of Sciences
on March 20 2014, from 9:30 to 13:30
Directed to students of the University of Alicante
If you like to attend to find out what investigated in IMEM sends a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course that offers the opportunity to improve the different techniques of communication with the different stakeholders that can face in the world of research. The course is free and will be held on 20 and 21 February 2014, hours of morning in the ecology of the Faculty of Science II room, 1st floor, by Professor Rosa Torres.
V CONVOCATION of scholarships to study masters official of the AU, to alumni, teachers and researchers belonging to public universities in Latin America or neighbouring ACP countries.
The grants represent a unique opportunity for alumni, teachers and researchers from institutions of higher education of Latin America and countries of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) to pursue a Masters of one year duration and nature face to face, at the University of Alicante, during the academic year 2014 / 2015.
The deadline for submission of applications begins February 3 and ends March 3, both inclusive.
Homage to Professor Brian Kerry: Biological Control of nematodes phytopathogens.
Day: November 28 at 11:15 o'clock
Venue: Room 8 of the Faculty of Sciences
By: Luis Vicente López Llorca
Presentation of the cleansing of the Mediterranean campaign "Clean up the Med" Ecologistas en Acción
"How access to public technology transfer?"
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Today Wednesday january 9th the awards ceremony of the II Prize Jane Goodall of conservation biology and environmental ethics, will take place at 20 h. in the city of Alicante from the AU headquarters. The award-winning, Carmen Vidal, who develops its work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will give a lecture on his work, entitled "strategies for the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable development through education and training of communities: experiences in South Kivu (Democratic Republic of the Congo)"
The IMEM working with the Goodall Institute in promoting the recycling of mobile phones to stop wars in the Congo. Recycle your old phone (Free Shipping to Madrid or bringing it directly to the Secretariat of Science IMEM-Phase II, 1st floor, so that it delivered us) and assists in:
-reuse terminals and reducing the unsustainable demand for its components,
-recycle useful items and properly dispose of toxic materials, avoiding the environmental pollution.
-raising funds for education and conservation programs in Congo as the Recovery Center Chimpanzees Jane Goodall Institute in Tchimpounga. There are caring for chimpanzees rescued more than 140, and carry out sustainable development programs with the local community.
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