February 5, 2023

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places of knowledge. Climate and Biodiversity in Mountains | Sciences

places of knowledgeJourney through Italy for scientific research and experimentation. A story that highlights the close relationship between science and the region and leads us to discover the places where researchers work and the natural environments that are the subject of their research.

The story is entrusted to its presenter Claire Buratti which explores the places of Italian science and reveals its cultural and natural horizon, but also the passion for science of the protagonists of the most important research projects.

In this episode, dedicated to climate and biodiversity in the mountains, we go to Modena Apennines, at an altitude of 2165 meters, where the top of Mount Simon houses the mountain air force station that we discover through the words of its director, Lieutenant-Colonel Daniel Peron. However, in Cimone there is also the “Ottavio Vittori” Climate Observatory of the Institute of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences of the National Research Council, a very active laboratory that we know from stories Paolo Bonassoni (ISAC-CNR), head of the Monte Simone Observatory of ISAC-CNR researchers Angela Marinoni And the Paolo Christofanelliand atmospheric chemists Michael Mayone And the arduino gore From the Department of Pure and Applied Sciences of the University of Urbino.

The journey continues in Val d’Aosta, in a side valley of the Valle de Cogne, Vallenente, at an altitude of about 1,700 meters, in the heart of the territory of the Gran Paradiso National Park, to discover not only the extraordinary biodiversity of this region, but also the effects of climate change on this natural heritage and on the systems mountain ecology. We do it thanks to stories Ramona ViterbiBiologist of the Gran Paradiso National Park Alice Brambillanaturalist at the University of Zurich and Gran Paradiso National Park, physicist and climatologist Antonello Provenzale, Director of the National Research Council’s Institute of Geosciences and Georesources. botanist Andrew Mainty It finally introduces us to another of Vallenente’s attractions, heavenAn important alpine botanical garden located in the heart of Gran Paradiso National Park.

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broadcast on December 10, 2022 at 21.00 on Rai Scuola (Channel 57) – Episode 3

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