|Dr. Yoram Ayal, Retired MDDE|
The structure of desert communities; The effect of habitat productivity on community structure and trophic interactions; Insect-plant interactions and insect community structure in desert ecosystems; Insect parasitoid-host population interactions.
|Prof. Hendrik Bruins, Professor Emeritus BTMID|
Human Ecology in Deserts and Drylands through Time; Drought, Food Security and Disaster Contingency Planning; Ancient Desert Agriculture, Rural Archaeology and Comparative Bedouin Anthropology; The Catastrophic Santorini Eruption in the Eastern Mediterranean Region; Radiocarbon Dating and Chronology of the Ancient Near East during the Bronze and Iron Ages.
|Prof. Georgy Burde, Emeritus Professor YDSEEP|
Research Interests: Fluid dynamics (current interests: water waves, hydrodynamic stability); Applications of symmetry based methods to differential equations; Soliton dynamics
|Prof. David Faiman, Emeritus Professor YDSEEP|
Solar radiation measurement; Characterization of concentrator photovoltaic systems; Investigation of (vanadium redox) storage batteries
* Production of nanomaterials using highly concentrated solar radiation
* Design of optics for concentrating solar collectors. Selective coatings
|Prof. Constantin Freidin, Professor Emeritus BTMID|
Development of new technological processes for cement; Concrete and concrete-like materials; Utilization of industrial waste in manufacturing of concrete and other building materials.
|Prof. Gordon M. Jeffrey, Emeritus Professor YDSEEP|
Research Interests: Nanomaterial synthesis by highly concentrated solar and ultra-bright lamp light; physics and characterization of ultra-efficient solar cells; advanced solar concentrator optics; radiometry and illumination optics; bio-inspired systems.
|Prof. Gideon Kressel, Emeritus Professor BTMID|
Agnation in Middle Eastern societies; Transition of Bedouin (nomadic pastoralists) into static pastoralism; Villages for shepherds; Livestock breeding and marketing; Regression in socialist economy and cooperation in Israel's rural sector; The kibbutz and the moshav.
|||Prof. Abraham Kudish, Emeritus Professor YDSEEP|
Measurement and analysis of visible solar radiation; Measurement and analysis of UVB and UVA solar radiation; Conversion ofsolar to thermal energy; Solar desalination
|Prof. Yael Lubin, ofessor Emerita MDDE|
Arachnid ecology; havioral ecology; fe history; cial evolution; spersal
|Prof. Zvi Offer, Emeritus Professor YDSEEP|
Meteorology-geomorphology; Combined relationships between the meteorological parameters, relief morphometry and airborne particles in the Negev Desert (deflation, erosion, transport, sedimentation, composition, aerosols, atmospheric pollution); Practical applications
|Prof. Berry Pinshow, ofessor Emeritus MDDE|
Physiological ecology; ergy and water exchange between animals and the environment; ysiology of thermoregulation and osmoregulation in desert animals - especially birds, bats and rodents; rrow architecture: How are burrows "designed", through natural selection on their builders to suite the builder's physiological needs, thus becoming become part of the organisms "extended physiology".
Mathematical modeling; Variational and free boundary problems; Numerical methods; Granular mechanics and Aeolian sand transport; Applied superconductivity.
|Rubinstein Isaak, Emeritus Professor YDSEEP|
Research Interests: Physico-chemical hydrodynamics; membrane electrochemistry; electrokinetics in micro-nano fluidics; concentration polarization in charge selective ionic systems.
|Dr. Moshe Schwartz, Retired BTMID|
Political sociology; Economic sociology; The social organization and political economy of cooperative agricultural settlements in Israel; Agricultural R&D organizations; The political economy of Israel; The political economy of agriculture in Africa; Agricultural settlement projects in the developing world; Human contributions to desertification; The political economy of natural resource management.
Research Interests: Community and population ecology of desert animals (small mammals, lizards);
Biogeography of arid zones; Taxonomy of small mammals (Rodentia, Insectivora) and lizards
(Agamidae); Conservation ecology, protection of rare species.
|Prof. Yair Zarmi, Emeritus Professor YDSEEP|
Environmental physics; Nonlinear dynamics (solitons and their interactions, wave phenomena in nature); Physical aspects of algal biomass production
|Prof. Amos Zemel , Emeritus Professor YDSEEP|
Research Interests: The efficient management of natural resources; optimization under uncertainty; the methodology of dynamic optimization.