The UB Dose of Science continues with the debate on “Pollution, a continuous threat”, presented by Cristian Mihai Adamescu, PhD, researcher and director of the Research Center in Systemic Ecology and Sustainability of the University of Bucharest.
Starting from the premise that man does not live outside nature, but inside it and, as such, needs a holistic, systemic understanding of the world, researcher Cristian Mihai Adamescu shows that it is necessary, among other things, to analyze and understand the effects of the pollutants we introduce into nature on the various ecosystems. To stop these destructive effects of pollution, we need both extensive research programs, on a time and space scale, as well as a fast implementation of well-developed policies.
Thus, points out Cristian Mihai Adamescu, in this world of interdependencies, universities must take an active role, developing and supporting entities to engage in national or international programs and projects that study the complex relationship between natural systems and systems dominated by man. The most relevant example in this regard is the project Enhancing research in ecosystems and biodiversity of the University of Bucharest through e-science and technology – Lifewatch Romania, developed within UB in order to contribute to the coagulation of cross-border research entities able to focus and to mobilize material and human efforts to solve pressing environmental issues, as well as to develop fundamental research.
The fourth episode of the UB Dose of Science can be accessed here.
Cristian Mihai Adamescu is a researcher and director of the Research Center in Systemic Ecology and Sustainability of the University of Buchares of the University of Bucharest. At the same time, he is the coordinator of the activity of Brăila Ecological Research Station. His areas of interest include, among others, the ecology of large watercourses, systemic ecology and sustainability, the dynamics and productivity of freshwater ecosystems, the functional role of wetlands, biodiversity conservation and science communication. More details on Cristian Mihai Adamescu’s activity are available here.
Launched in October 2021, the UB Dose of Science is a project that proposes a focused and dynamic way to communicate scientific information in an attractive, intense, and expressive format, establishing a platform for dialogue with the public interested in science.
Initiated within the Science Communication Program, launched by the University of Bucharest during 2018, the UB Dose of Science addresses the public and encourages the connection between the academic and non-academic environment, based on current and interesting topics.
The guests of this series, meant to represent a synthetic and captivating way of communicating the various fields of science, are mainly professors and researchers from the academic community of the University of Bucharest.
The materials from the UB Dose of Science include short and dynamic presentations of topics relevant to contemporary society: pollution, climate change, pandemic, education, digitalization and others. Thus, in addition to the fundamental dimension of communicating scientifically validated information, the UB Dose of Science also proposes an important component of social responsibility, reconfirming the role and mission of the University of Bucharest in society and its contribution to awareness of severe issues of today’s world and popularization of possible solutions to these problems.