Over half of the world's population now lives in cities, and it is for this reason that more and more attention is being paid to studies that investigate the livability of urban environments. In Italy there are 42 million...
The health of forests is becoming increasingly vulnerable. The causes of this phenomenon are different: from the increasingly frequent and intense extreme climatic events to human mismanagement. In recent decades the forest decline phenomena have been reported across the...
Corals absorb pollutants, in particular some hydrocarbons that have in fact been found in the skeleton of a species of coral widespread in the Mediterranean. This was revealed by a study conducted in collaboration between the Institute for Biological...
Understanding the reasons for the sharp increase in temperatures in the Arctic compared to the rest of the planet, the so-called "Arctic amplification", investigating its complex mechanisms. This is the goal of the ECAPAC and SENTINEL projects, the first...
It is called ENEA-RegESM (Regional Earth System Model) and is able to simulate the atmosphere-ocean dynamics in relation to the physical and biological processes occurring on the Earth's surface, such as heat fluxes, CO2 absorption by the Earth's ecosystems...
In recent years, Mediterranean areas, although considered rather resistant to drought events, have been characterised by increasingly frequent and important drought events. In particular, forests are among the ecosystems most significantly impacted, especially if drought occurs during a prolonged...
The Vulture is pleistocenic volcano localized in the north of Basilicata and it is the highest mountain of the southeastern sector of the Apennines with its 1327 m a.s.l., and also the easternmost volcanic centre of the whole Italian...
Depopulation and economic marginalisation of rural areas in Southern Europe have led to a progressive abandonment of agricultural land. The areas at highest risk of abandonment are those characterised by extensive grazing management which is highly dependent on the...
The calabro-lucanian boundary area geologically represents a key zone for understanding the orogenetic processes in this Apenninic sector and, at a bigger scale, the Mediterranean geodynamic processes. The Pollino Massif is a National Park from 1993, characterised by 192.565...
Polycentrism is a morphological-functional trait of the world's territorial systems. Polycentric regions are characterised by the fact that they do not have a single urban centre as they are predominantly organised in several centres with similar demographic and socio-economic...

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