Agam, Nurit, French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

Exchange of heat, water, and momentum through the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum in natural and agricultural systems

  Multi-scale quantification of non-rainfall water inputs in arid and semi-arid regions and understanding their hydrological and ecological functioning

 Nighttime latent heat fluxes in the Negev desert

 Partitioning evapotranspiration into evaporation and transpiration through modeling and experimental approaches

The effect of crop row orientation on the energy balance components

Upscaling of fluxes to field and regional scales with the Two-Source-Energy-Balance (TSEB) model



 

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✔Effect of soil solution composition on variably saturated water flow 

✔Fate and transport of organic carbon and nitrogen in the root zone

✔Surface activity of roots-exudates and soil-derived organic substances


 

 

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✔Effect of various mulches on the productivity and water use efficiency of dryland wheat and irrigated cotton

✔Water evaporation from trenches in the presence of trees

✔Testing and modeling of a runoff irrigated olive orchard in which the trees are planted in the runoff collecting trenches

✔Modeling the effect interrow polyethylene mulches of varying width on the energy balance, energy and mass fluxes in the soil,   and the evaporation of water from the soil surface of irrigated row crops

✔Evaporation from irrigated gardens in an Open-Air Scaled Urban Surface

✔Response of isolated trees to partial soil covering

✔Irrigation of various loessial soils with treated wastewater

 

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Hydrology

Runoff generation, infiltration and evaporation

Soil-water-plant interactions

 

 

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✔Examine environmental factors and plant parameters that affect the interaction between the parasite and the host

✔Effects of salinity on the development of trees (Acacia and several varieties of Tamarix) and annual shrubs on the biomass production, root and shoot development, photosynthesis and several biochemical aspects

✔Development of models and innovative techniques for optimizing environment friendly weed management in corn

✔Developing an expert system for controlling Amaranthus spp In Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum)

✔Working on root physiology and morphology of several varieties of olive and citrus trees growing under different levels of salinity

✔The effects of water stress, wind erosion and different temperature and radiation regimes on the early development of cotton seedling

 

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✔Water flow and solute and heat transport in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum as a crucial factor for establishing optimal protocols for farmers and decision makers

✔Raising agricultural water use efficiency using optimal irrigation and fertigation scheduling

✔Use of modeling (numerical and analytical), measurement and interpretation of water flow, solute and heat transport in the soil-plant-atmosphere system