Come to the KAUST Greenhouse to see the work being done to promote sustainable agriculture!
Did you know that the amount of arable land has barely grown over the last half century, even as population has doubled? Agricultural land for cultivation is likely to decrease in the future due to further urbanization, salinization, and desertification.
Grain-based agriculture is fresh-water intensive and the availability of fresh water to support growing crops is decreasing both due to climate change and competing demands from a growing human population. Globally 98% of water volume is stored as sea water and coastal deserts comprise about 40% of land. Such problems however, can be addressed through cultivation of halophytic species (naturally salt tolerant plants) with agriculture value, improved water management and development of crops and varieties with improved salt tolerance.
This event is brought to you by the Office of Enrichment Programs in collaboration with KAUST Greenhouses and the Core labs.
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This event has limited seating. If you register and later are unable to attend this event, please be sure to 'unregister' on the website so that someone else can take your seat.
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The Core Labs are composed of nine laboratories organized around one central mission: to provide state-of-the-art facilities, training and services to KAUST faculty, students, researchers, industry and government partners. These laboratories are a prominent feature of the KAUST interdisciplinary research eco-system, with over 135 permanent staff scientists, engineers, specialists, technicians and administration. The laboratories function as a shared-user facility and play a key role in encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration through ease of access and a consistent mode of operation.
Strategically located throughout the academic campus, the laboratories allow users to easily transition between labs in a matter of minutes, from a research vessel to a next-generation genetic sequencing facility or an electron microscope to a virtual reality environment.
These centrally organized, shared facilities provide users with direct access to specialized instruments and services together with the necessary staff expertise. Core Labs staff are available for full-service requests or to train researchers in becoming independent lab users, always ensuring users acquire the highest-quality outputs.
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