An international team led by scientists from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the Institute of Polar Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy has analysed the chemical compounds deposited in the ice to study the trend of fires over a period of five thousand year. The work was published in Climate of the Past.
“The Coronavirus and Migration” article appears in the latest issue of the Two Homelands journal, guest-edited by Francesco Della Puppa and Fabio Perocco. It is one of the first international research projects that examine the consequences of the pandemic on the lives of immigrants, migrants and asylum seekers in terms of healthcare, working conditions, administrative and housing conditions.
Updated projections forecast a rise in sea levels between 17 and 120 cm by 2100. There is uncertainty regarding emissions and our limited knowledge of certain physical processes, according to a new study published in Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences.
How can we decide whether a piece of news is true or false? To what extent do our offline and online communities influence our ability to detect misinformation? With the project ION: Information Diffusion on Networks, Nicole Tabasso, a Marie Curie fellow at the Department of Economics, is looking for clues.
Ca’ Foscari has developed and tested innovative formulas for haircare, using parts of artichoke that are wasted at the Rialto market. This ESF project has involved workers from the Rialto market and a local haircare salon franchise.
What is currently happening in Afghanistan is the most recent development of a conflict that has been plaguing the country for decades, and that has involved Italy as well as the US and other allies since 2001. Professor Simone Cristoforetti, an expert in the history of Islamic countries at the Department of Asian and North African Studies, helps us understand the situation from a historical perspective.
With a new fellowship, Tofik Ahmed Shifa joins the 30 Marie Curie fellows that won a place at Ca’ Foscari with the 2020 call. Dr. Shifa will conduct his research at the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems.
Anthropologist Roberta Raffaetà has won a European Research Council (ERC) grant to study how science is exploring the human microbiome, as biology and IT technology constantly offer insights into this non-human world which is nevertheless crucial to the health of people and of the environment.
Edoardo Gerlini, professor of Classical Japanese at the Department of Asian and North African Studies, tells us about his Marie Skodowska-Curie Global project on the relationship between Sinitic writing in Japan and the development of cultural heritage.