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Drylands, Deserts
and Desertification

NOVEMBER 6th

 AuditoriumOld seminarClassroom #1PhysicsWater
8:30-10:308:30-9:00 Registration 9:00-09:45 opening. 9:50-10:30  Plenary    
Coffee break     
11:00-13:00Animal distribution, abundance and interactions in drylands and in response to desertificationSoil component of regional and global climate modelsRole and function of organic matter in dryland soils Biodeterioration and preservation of desert archeological sites.
Lunch     
14:30-16:30Self-orSelf-organized vegetation patchiness: observations, modeling and model analysisSoil-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gasesRole and function of organic matter in dryland soils Plant abiotic stress tolerance mechanisms for coping with arid and semi-arid environments
Coffee break     
17:00-19:00Self-organized vegetation patchiness: observations, modeling and model analysisEfficient use of water in dryland agriculture. The environmental change-biodiversity-disease triangle: host-parasite interactions in the era of ….  


 

NOVEMBER 7th

 AuditoriumOld seminarClassroom #1PhysicsWater
8:30-10:30 Vegetation patterns and processes in dryland regions in relation to land use and climate changeUrban form of dryland cities - mitigating effects of climate change and environmental degradation. Desert soil crusts: current and future roles in desert ecosystemsMechanics of granular matter NGOs for water: activities in rural communities.
Coffee break     
11:00-13:00Vegetation Patterns and Animal Distribution Multi-Source land imaging for studying desertification and land degradationWater flow and heat transport in dryland soils: modeling and measurements. Mechanics of granular matter Assessing emerging health risks in water: Drylands and beyond.
Lunch     
14:30-16:30Native and non-native trees in dryland afforestationRemote sensing: tools and implications in drylandPractice and theory of combating desertification in rural areas. Fairy circles as a self-organization phenomenon. On-site sanitation, wastewater treatment and reuse.
Coffee break     
17:00-19:00Native and non-native trees in dryland afforestationRemote sensing: tools and implications in drylandPlant nutrition under abiotic stressFairy circles as a self-organization phenomenon. NGOs for water: activities in rural communities.

 

NOVEMBER 8th

AuditoriumOld seminarClassroom #1Physics
8:30-10:30Land degradation neutrality: Institutional solutions with special reference to AfricaVineyard-environment interactions.   
Coffee break    
11:00-13:00Scientific conceptual framework for land degradation neutralityViticulture practices in relation to climate  
Lunch    
14:30-16:30MASHAV. Israel's MoFA overseas agricultural activitiesVine molecular physiology and genetics Wrap-up session soil and atmosphere 
Coffee break    
17:00-17:30Closing ceremony   

 

NOVEMBER 9th

Optional Field Trip Day