Yolanda Picó

Tracking the footprint of pollution

Yolanda Picó, Full Professor of Nutrition and Bromatology at the University of Valencia, analyses emerging pollutants, both their concentrations in the environment and their long-term effects on biota.

Francesc Mesquita

Researching aquatic invertebrates

Francesc Mesquita works at the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, where he carries out research on aquatic invertebrates as indicators of water quality and evolutionary aspects.



Much of the plastic debris fractures into micro- or nanoparticles called microplastics that can be ingested by marine organisms.


More biodiversity to improve our health

Contact with nature generates measurable benefits for people’s psychological and physiological health.


Intensification of livestock farming in times of climate change

Livestock grazing modifies and even degrades arid ecosystems, which threatens the sustainability of livestock farming itself.

Valenciolenda fadaforesta

The underground world, a source of biodiversity

The description of the «Valencian wood fairy» or Valenciolenda fadaforesta (Hoch & Sendra), a new species and genus, was recently published.


The hat

The hat connect with our complacency in the face of global biodiversity loss and habitat fragmentation.

puesto frutas nutrición

Disentangling nutrition facts from fiction

There is a widespread misconception, mainly due to perverse agnogenic practices, that nutrition is hard and confusing, that we do not really know what to eat and that health professionals cannot agree.


In the crosshairs

Although humans' irresponsible and indiscriminate use of the natural environment could be one of the causes behind the recent coronavirus crisis, bats have been targeted for their role as natural reservoirs of zoonotic pathogens.


Surviving uncertainty

Studying evolution in the face of environmental uncertainty is crucial to understand biological diversity, because diversifying life strategies is key to survival and reproduction in uncertain environments.