72 results

bandeau_guirlande_inversé

26/05/20 - 31/08/20

Base-building projects for training in the South (PSF-South)

Quality higher education and continuing education are prerequisites for conducting high-level research in Southern countries.

Version 1.0 of COMOKIT

26/05/20

COMOKIT

IRD in Vietnam has set up a multidisciplinary team of researchers from UMMISCO (Huynh Quang Nghi, Nguyen Ngoc Doanh, Alexis Drogoul, Benoit Gaudou, Arthur Brugière, Kevin Chapuis), MIVEGEC (Marc Choisy, Damien Philippon) and DIADE (Pierre Larmande), assisted by colleagues from INRAE ​​(Patrick...

Bat.

22/05/20

Covid-19: improving knowledge on coronaviruses carried by bats to protect human populations

IRD, Cirad and the University of Zimbabwe, long-standing research partners in animal and zoonotic diseases, launched a new project on the genetic diversity of coronaviruses found in Zimbabwean bats.

The project team distributed more than 5000 masks to the Lamu population.

15/05/20

COVID-19: Mask distribution to community-based partners in Lamu

More than 5000 masks were distributed to the partners of the Mikoko Project on mangrove conservation in Lamu.

The Pegasus mobile station, on the Namibian coast.

14/05/20

Fire smoke from South America reaches the Namibian coast

A team of scientists conducted an analysis of the aerosol composition over the Namibian coast. The atmosphere contains smoke coming from biomass fires in Angola and also South America.

A couple taking in the view from Table Mountain, Cape Town.

11/05/20

We found high UV doses at high-altitude hiking trails in Reunion and Cape Town

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is important for life on earth and especially for humans.

Road-related deforestation in West Papua

07/05/20

Analysis of 65 years of work on the relationships between forests, deforestation and infectious disease emergence

The global COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the importance of certain previously little-studied scientific areas such as the relationships between ecosystems, their biodiversity and the emergence of new infectious diseases. Humans are making increasing use of their environment and so they are...

Bandeau vierge

04/05/20

Jeunes équipes associées à l'IRD - call for proposals 2020

IRD opens a new call for the creation of "JEAI, les jeunes équipes associées à l'Institut".

Vegetable farm in Maputo outskirts.

03/05/20

[Meet a scientist] Dinis Juizo: Making sure that water flows under every bridge

Spread along the Mozambican channel and crossed by 9 major cross-border rivers, Mozambique and its 30 million inhabitants have to share the limited fresh water resources they are offered. Dinis Juizo is a civil engineer, specialised in hydrology and water resources management at the Eduardo Mondlane...

Wild Namibian chacma baboon.

30/04/20

Baboon mothers carry their dead infant for up to ten days

Scientists studying wild Namibian chacma baboons showed that baboon mothers care, protect and carry their dead infants on average for 3 to 4 days, and up to ten days.