The University of Barcelona (UB)was established in 1450 in Barcelona, Spain. It is ranked in the Top 200 Universities world-wide. UB has 109 departments and more than 5,000 full-time researchers. UB has over 240 research groups, and receives a significant number of national and European grants each year. The Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy, Chemistry and Mathematics are acclaimed throughout Europe. UB has undergraduate, graduate and professional students totaling more than 62,000.

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Sharks in Costa Brava: evidence of an ongoing decline

Some shark species, such as the basing shark and the spiny dogfish, are in populational decline in the Costa Brava, and even blackspotted smooth-hounds can have disappeared due to the fishing pressure of this marine region ...

The missing ocean 'plastic sink'

Plastics are a growing problem for natural ecosystems around the globe, and in particular for our marine and freshwater environments. Rivers are the leading source of plastic pollution, as it has been estimated that they ...

The origins of farming insects

A beetle bores a tree trunk to build a gallery in the wood in order to protect its lay. As it digs the tunnel, it spreads ambrosia fungal spores that will feed the larvae. When these bore another tree, the adult beetles will ...

Pollutant concentration increases in the franciscana dolphin

The concentration of potentially toxic metals is increasing in the population of the franciscana dolphin—a small cetacean, endemic to the Rio de la Plata and an endangered species— according to a study led by a team of ...

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