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University of Barcelona

EcoCafès

26/09/2019 18:00 h.

Daniel Fernández and Albert Montori spread biosafety in the framework of the EcoCafès talks

On 26 September, Daniel Fernandez-Guiberteau and Albert Montori participated as speakers in the EcoCafès day. They gave a talk entitled "Biosafety sampling rivers, reservoirs and lakes. Or how to avoid being a vector for the transmission of harmful organisms".

The aim of this talk was to raise awareness of the problems of emerging diseases and their involvement in amphibian populations, especially the Montseny's newt (Calotriton arnoldi).

What is an emerging disease; The main emerging diseases of amphibian populations; The possible vectors of these emerging diseases; What is biosafety; Good practices; What can we do to avoid transmitting diseases?

 

Speakers of the biosafety talk. Photo: GRENP Archive

 

The talk took place at 12.15 in the morning at the University of Barcelona and was open to the public interested in the subject.

The EcoCafès seminars are scientific talks organised and held by the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences. The authors are both members of the Department and researchers from other centres that visit us. The subject matter is diverse.

The Ecology section has a long tradition of offering regular seminars. Currently they offer weekly EcoCafes, where topics related to the research carried out in this section are presented, in a relaxed atmosphere where everyone is invited to participate.

 

Poster of the EcoCafès talk on 26 September