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Two Life projects to preserve ecosystems and endemic species

Two LIFE projects have been launched in recent weeks, one aimed to establish a strategy for tackling invasive alien flora, and the other to preserve high mountain aquatic ecosystems. In both cases, the final goal is to protect ecosystems and endemic species.

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Methodology for assessing chemical contamination in aquatic ecosystems of natural areas

It has been used to analyse waters in 21 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) in Spain, in the frame of the LIBERA Project. The methodology enables the detection of 59 different types of contaminants and will allow to assess the potential impact of this threat on the fauna in the aquatic ecosystems.

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Mixotrophy, a key feeding strategy in nutrient-imbalanced scenarios

Mixotrophic organisms can obtain nutrition through photosynthesis and also by capturing prey. According to a new study by scientists from the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC), this mixt strategy can favour the production of marine resources when there is a lack of nutrients or when human activity modifies their availability.

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Satellite-derived salinity data improves Arctic marine circulation prediction

Sea salinity influences the density of the sea, therefore affects ocean circulation and the global climate. Scientists have incorporate sea salinity data obtained from measurements by the SMOS satellite into an Arctic prediction model.

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Scientists develop a tool to better understand marine microbial interactions

This tool makes it possible to  improve predictions on how marine microbes interact and could be applied to climate change and bioremediation studies, and to other fields such as medicine or agriculture. The study has been led by the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC) in Barcelona.

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