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IUMRS welcomes IYBSSD2022

The International Union of Materials Research Societies has pledged to work with International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and other Unions, to make the ‘2022 International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’ a resounding success.

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Poplar trees in the Shenandoah National Park | Katy Cain

Improving Drought Tolerance in Trees

With climate change, the frequency of droughts is set to increase. In order to slow down the decline of forests already observed, it is essential to better understand epigenetics, the mechanism for improving drought tolerance in trees.

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Aerial view of the mangrove in Pongara (Gabon). © IRD - Hubert Bataille

Preserving climate and biodiversity at the same time

Climate and biodiversity experts worked together to determine the best measures to advance the SDGs in both areas simultaneously. Unprecedented changes in climate and biodiversity, driven by human activities, are synergistically and increasingly threatening nature, human lives, livelihoods and well-being worldwide. Biodiversity loss and climate change are both driven by human economic activities and reinforce…

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