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
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.
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.