Research Interests: Climate dynamics and modeling; dunes dynamics and modeling;
paleoclimate; statistical analysis (linear and nonlinear) of climate records.
Research Interests: Molecular Electronics; Hybrid Devices; Surfaces Dominated Materials;
Surface Functionalization & Characterization ; Charge Transfer at Surfaces
Research Interests: Spatial ecology and spatial genetics and their implications for conservation
biology and wildlife management; Specifically, the spatial and genetic structure of populations,
factors affecting range expansion, and movement patterns of individuals under different
Bel Golan, Associate Professor
Research Interests: Physics of climate dynamics; Statistical climate dynamics; Physics of algal
biomass production; Localized states in non-linear dynamics of water-limited vegetation;
Transport in nano-channels; Single-molecule spectroscopy; Non-equilibrium statistical physics.
Research Interests: Conservation behavior: I am interested in all aspects of applying animal behavior knowledge and theory to improve conservation and management. Specific topics that are of current interest include the following: * Post-release behavior of reintroduced animals *
Understanding the mechanisms and reversing the effects of wildlife habituation to humans *
Evolutionary and ecological traps.
Research Interests: Plant population and community ecology; Landscape ecology; Ecology and evolution of seed dispersal; Spatial ecology and Biodiversity.
Research Interests: The evolution and ecology of symbiotic interactions; the evolution and ecology of host-parasite interactions; microbial ecology; disease ecology; vector-borne bacteria.
Photovoltaic characterization of various solar cells; organic and nanostructured solar cells;
photovoltaic operation under concentrated sunlight.
Ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions; Biogeography.
Research Interests: Community ecology, evolutionary ecology, and behavioral ecology; optimal
foraging, tradeoffs of food and safety, optimal patch use, the effect of costly information; foraging
games between predators and their prey; consequences of natural selection at the community level: mechanisms of coexistence among desert granivorous birds and mammals; applying foraging
theory and mechanisms of species coexistence to conservation issues; behavioral indicators in
|||Korine Carmi, Adjunct Professor|
My scientific background is in physiological ecology of animals, a discipline that explores, in an ecological and evolutionary context, the ways in which animals function in response to their natural environments. I work within this discipline to answer questions that are related to conservation ecology and to animal ecology. I have developed an international reputation for my work on bats. I have done fieldwork in several countries and have been invited to several international meetings. I am collaborating with scientists from Israel and abroad.
Research Interests: Nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation far from equilibrium; spatial ecology;
Niv Avi, Senior Lecturer
Research Interests: Optics; Nanotechnology; Solar cells. Research Group Website
Research Interests: Evolutionary ecology of phenotypic plasticity in plants; Plant morphogenesis
and developmental strategies; Plant communication and environmental perception; Plant
Research Interests: Land cover and land use changes; remote sensing for ecological applications;
use of satellite imagery to study land degradation and desertification.
Research Interests: Statistical Physics, Soft condensed matter physics; Physics and mechanics of
granular materials and glasses, Physics and mechanics of granular materials and glasses; Wetting
and drying of porous, elastic materials and drying fracture; Biophysics and developmental biology
of plants and animals.
Research Interests: Conservation Biology, Macroecology, Biogeography, Spatial Ecology,
Conservation Culturomics, Species Distributions, Endangered Species, Conservation Modelling,
Conservation Prioritizations, Invasive Species
Research Interests: Wildlife management and conservation biology; specifically population dynamics and spatial ecology; ungulate ecology; ecology of small populations; Disease dynamics.
Research Interests: Fluid Mechanics; non-Newtonian Flows; Elasticity; Free Boundaries; Stability and Pattern Formation; Porous Media; Geophysical flows; Ice-sheet Dynamics.
Insects behavioral and evolutionary ecology; Factors limiting the reproductive success of insects in
the field; parasite-host interactions; Endosymbiont-host interactions; Biological control of pests and
Research Interests: Community ecology; Plant ecology; Plant-animal interactions; Pollination ecology; Disturbance ecology; Spatial ecology; Biodiversity and species richness.
Organic photovoltaic and optoelectronic materials and devices; Surface science: Thin films;
Scanning probe microscopy; Surface photo-voltage; Characterization through a 'bottom-up'
approach – from the properties of a single building block to understanding the system's behavior.
|||Hezi Yizhaq, Adjunked Professor|
Mathematical modeling of aeolian bedforms on Earth and Mars. Aeolian geomorphology. Mathematical modeling of vegetation patterns in water limited systems.
Ecosystems response to prolonged droughts and climate change. Ecohydrology in drylands. Wind speed and wind power analysis. Computational Fluid Dynamics of wind flow in a wind tunnel.
Research Interests: Nonlinear dynamics in a pattern forming systems; spatially localized states in
activator-inhibitor systems; autocatalysis & electrochemistry; charge transport/transfer in 'soft'
solar cells; energy storage.
Research Interests: Physico-chemical hydrodynamics; membrane electrochemistry; electrokinetics
in micro-nano fluidics; concentration polarization in charge selective ionic system.