|Dr. Yoram Ayal, Retired, Desert Ecology|
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, Bona Terra the Man in the Desert|
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, Environmental Physics |
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, Solar Energy|
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, Bona Terra the Man in the Desertfreidin@bgu.ac.il|
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, Environmental Physics & Solar Energy|
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, Bona Terra the Man in the Desert|
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, Solar Energy|
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, Professor Emerita, Desert Ecology|
Arachnid ecology; havioral ecology; fe history; cial evolution; spersal
|Prof. Zvi Offer, Emeritus Professor, Environmental Physics|
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, Professor Emeritus, Desert Ecology|
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".
Prof. Leonid Prigozhin,
Emeritus Professor, Environmental Physics
Mathematical modeling; Variational and free boundary problems; Numerical methods; Granular mechanics and Aeolian sand transport; Applied superconductivity.
|Rubinstein Isaak, Emeritus Professor, Environmental Physics|
Research Interests: Physico-chemical hydrodynamics; membrane electrochemistry; electrokinetics in micro-nano fluidics; concentration polarization in charge selective ionic systems.
|Dr. Moshe Schwartz, Retired, Bona Terra the Man in the Desert|
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.
Dr. Shenbrot Georgy, Researcher Grade A, Retired, Desert Ecology
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, Environmental Physics|
Environmental physics; Nonlinear dynamics (solitons and their interactions, wave phenomena in nature); Physical aspects of algal biomass production
|Prof. Amos Zemel , Emeritus Professor, Environmental Physics|
Research Interests: The efficient management of natural resources; optimization under uncertainty; the methodology of dynamic optimization.