Maintain and extend existing ecosystems and their biodiversity
The Department of History at the College of Arts / University of Basrah organized a symposium entitled the Marshes of Southern Iraq between Reality and Ambition. The symposium aims to pay great attention to this abundant sector in all forms of diversity and biological wealth, which is characterized by a fertile living environment and prosperous natural resources, as the marshes are one of the most important unique environmental areas in the world and are considered an exceptional and important global natural heritage and were placed by the International Organization for Nature among the list of 100 exceptional sites for environmental areas in the world that must be preserved as nature reserves.
The University of Basrah at Department of Biology, organized a scientific lecture on the biodiversity of annelids and its relationship to the pollution of sediments with heavy metals in the Shatt al-Arab. The lecture presented by the researcher (Hassan Badr Abdel-Aali) included
Studying the biodiversity of annelids in selected areas of Shatt Al-Arab.
Measuring the concentrations of some heavy metals in the sediments of the studied area
Finding a correlation between the biodiversity and density of annelids with heavy elements in the bottom sediments of the studied area
The University of Basrah at College of Science organized a workshop entitled Biodiversity of mammals in the marshes of southern Iraq. It has been presented by Adil Fadhel Abbas lecturer at Ecology department, the workshop aims to explain the importance of the wetland environment and its role in embracing high plant and animal biodiversity, especially the group of dairy products, most of which are at the top of the food pyramid
The Department of Ecology at the College of Science at the University of Basrah organized a discussion entitled Evaluating Natural Reserves using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Al-Safia Reserve as a model for graduate student Omar Abdul-Amir Al-Badran. The study aimed to assess the assessment status and establish its sustainability depending on the identification of climatic changes and geo-geographical projects (GIS). The study measured the physical and chemical variables of the protected water and sediments of Al-Safia for a whole year and produced the environmental data in the form of maps showing the spatial distributions of the properties. specialists.
A seminar entitled Diversity of Mollusca found on the aquatic plants of the southern part of the Euphrates River hold at the University of Basrah, college of Science, Department of Ecology. The presenter Huda Haleem Chaseb demonstrates the diversity of Mollusca found on aquatic plants of southern part of the Euphrates River and recommend preserving the Euphrates River environment from pollution, as it represents a natural environment for the proliferation and abundance of gastropods and preserving aquatic plants because they represent the basic shelter for many gastropods in this environment. Basra).
The College of Science at the University of Basrah organised a panel discussion on the factors affecting the diversity and spread of aquatic plants for postgraduate and doctoral students (Naglaa Hashem Adlan). The study aims to: determine water quality standards in view of the presence of aquatic plants; assess the status of plant diversity; and know the relationship between environmental variables and their impact on aquatic plants. Because the productivity of aquatic plants and other producers can be strongly affected by the dynamics of many chemical elements and physical factors, it is important to measure these factors to explain trends in the productivity of aquatic plants and to assess the usefulness of aquatic plants in reducing nutrient content and the level of water pollution, as well as their role in improving water quality by reducing the concentration of nutrients.