Central and Northern Arava R&D, Sapir, M.P Arava 86825, Israel
Phone: 972-8-6581653, 972-54-9799182; Fax:  972-8-66581235.
E-mail:  effi@arava.co.il
Research interests and Professional Expertise
Whole-tree physiological studies in varied agricultural ecosystems.Water flow and solute transport in the vadose zone and in plants. Field, laboratory and modeling studies of plant response to environmental stress conditions. Irrigation of crops.Agricultural utilization of saline water and of recycled wastewater.
Ph.D. Soil and Water Sciences.Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences.The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.2012.Thesis title: “Steady state of water and solute in regularly irrigated soil”.
M.Sc.  Soil and Water Sciences. Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 2005.
B.Sc. Agr. Soil and Water Sciences.Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 2000.
2012-2013               Postdoctoral researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. Working with Prof. Per-Erik Janssonon: “Investigation of soil- plant- atmosphere water continuum and carbon balance in irrigated date-palm orchard”.
2004-2012     Researchassistant at the Southern Arava R&D. Yotvata. Israel.
2000-2004      Research assistant (teaching and research), Department of Soil and Water Sciences. Rehovot. Israel.
Courses taught (at theFaculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences):
Instructor “Soil physics” (undergraduate).
Instructor “Fertilization of soils” (undergraduate).
Instructor “Soil and water salinity” (undergraduate).
Instructor “Solute transport in porous media” (graduate).
Professional Organizations:
Member, Soil Science Society of America
Articles in Scientific Journals (reviewed):
1.    Cohen Y., Corchinski R.,Tripler E. 2004. Flower abnormalities cause abnormal fruit setting in tissue culture propagated date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.). J. Hort. Sci. Biotech.79 (6), 1007-1013.
2.    Tripler E, Ben-Gal A., Shani U. (2007) Consequence of salinity and excess boron on growth, evapotranspiration and ion uptake in date palm (Phoenix Dactylifera L., cv. Medjool). Plant and Soil. 297,147-155.
3.    Shani, U., Ben-Gal, A. Tripler E., Dudley, L.M. 2007 Plant Response to the Soil Environment: An Analytical Model Integrating Yield, Water, Soil Type and Salinity. Water Resources Res. Vol. 43, No. 8, W08418 10.1029/2006WR005313.
4.    Borochov-Neori, H., Judeinstein, S., Tripler, E., Harari, H., Greenberg, A., Shomer, I., Holland, D. 2009. Seasonal and cultivar variations in antioxidant content and sensory quality traits of pomegranate (Punicagranatum L.) fruit. J. Food Comp. Ana. 22,189-195.
5.    Schwartz E.,TzulkerR., Glazer I., Bar-Ya’akov I.,Wiesman Z., Tripler E.,Bar-Ilan I.,Fromm H., Borochov-Neori H., Holland, D., Amir H. 2009. Environmental Conditions Affect the Color, Taste, and Antioxidant Capacity of 11 Pomegranate Accessions’ Fruits. J. Agric. Food Chem. DOI:10.1021/jf901466c.
6.    Tripler, E., Shani, U., Mualem, Y., Ben-Gal, A. 2011. Long-term growth, water consumption and yield of date palm as a function of salinity. Agric. Water Manage.DOI:10.1016/j.agwat.2011.06.010.
7.    Tripler, E., Shani, U., Ben-Gal, A., Mualem, Y. 2012. Apparent steady state conditions in high resolution weighing-drainage lysimeters containing date palms grown under different salinities. Agric. Water Manage. 107, 66–73.
8.    Sperling, O., Shapira, O., Cohen, S., Tripler, E., Schwartz, A. and Lazarovitch, N. 2012. Estimating sap flux densities in date palm trees using the heat dissipation method and weighing lysimeters. Tree Phyisiol. 32, 1171-1178.
9.    Tripler, E., Haquin, G., Koch, J., Yehuda, Z., Shani,U. 2013. Sustainable agricultural use of natural water sources containing elevated radium activity. Chemosphere.104, 205-211.
10. Borochov-Neori, H.,Judeinstein, S., Tripler, E., Holland, D.and Lazarovitch, N. 2014. Salinity effects on color and health traits in the pomegranate (Punicagranatum L.) fruit peel. Int. J. of Postharvest Technol. Innovation.4, 54-68.
11. Sperling, O., Tripler, E., Shapira, O., Schwartz, A., and Lazarovitch. N. 2014. Actual date palm (Phoenix dactyliferaL., cv. Medjool) water demands – modification of the stomatal component in transpiration modeling. Irrigation Sci.32, 341-350.
Articles in Journals (non- reviewed):
1.    Tripler, E., ben-Gal, A., Yehuda, Z., Shani, U., and Mualem, Y. 2009. Medjool Date palm tissue culture under combined excess of Boron and salinity stress. Alon Hanotea. 63:35-39. (In Hebrew).
2.    Tripler, E. 2011. Irrigation of commercial crops in Southern Arava. Irrigazette. 123:16-20.
3.    Tripler, E. 2013. Medjoul date palm response to frequency quantity of the irrigation water. Alon Hanotea. 67:18-22. (In Hebrew).
Selected Presentations, posters, reports and non-refereed papers
1.    Tripler E., Ben-Gal A., Shani U. 2004. Transpiration and Growth of Date Palm under Salinity and Excess Boron. Science to Secure Food and the Environment. 2004 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Seattle Washington. USA. October 31 - November 4, 2004.
2.    Tripler E., Ben-Gal A., Shani U. 2007. Transpiration and yield of Date Palm under Salinity and Excess Boron. Balancing Water Scarcity and Growing Demands in Agriculture. Dead Sea, Jordan.June 26-29, 2007.
3.    Tripler E., Gazit- Yaari N., Haquin G., Koch J., Shani U. 2007. The influence of elevated concentrations of Radium in the irrigation water on agricultural crops. . 2007 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, New Orleans, Louisiana. USA.November 4-8, 2007.
4.    Shani U., Tripler E., Mualem Y. 2007. Steady state conditions of water content and salinity in regularly irrigated soils. 2007 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, New Orleans, Louisiana. USA. November 4 – 8, 2007.
5.    Tripler, E., Haquin, G., Koch, J., Broshi, L., Kanion, N., Yungreiss, Z., Yehuda, Z., Uri Shani. 2008.Sustainable use of natural water sources containing Ra activity. The 24th Conference of the Nuclear Societies in Israel, Le Meridien Hotel, Dead Sea, Israel.February 19-21, 2008.
6.    Lazarovitch, N., Tripler, E., Ben-Gal, A., Shani, U. 2008. An automated rotating lysimeter system for greenhouse evapotranspiration studies. Lysimeter-Workshop, Munich, Germany. 23-25, Apr. 2008.
7.    Haquin, G., Tripler, E., Koch, j., Gazit-Yaari, N., Yehuda, Z., Shani, U. 2008. Sustainable Use of Natural Water Sources Containing Elevated Radium Activity. 12th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association. Buenos-Aires, Argentina. October 19-24, 2008.
8.    Mualem Y., Tripler E., Shani, U. 2009. Long term study of the soil water and solute regime in date palm high resolution weighing lysimeters – Evolution of apparent steady state conditions. International Conferenceon Desertification (ICOD), Murcia, Spain, September 15-18, 2009.
9.    Tripler, E., Ben-Gal A., Yehuda Z., Lazarovitch N. 2010. In-situ field lysimeters for optimizing water and nutrient use efficiency. AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference.   Philadelphia, PA. USA. Nov. 1-4, ‎‎2010.
10. Lazarovitch, N., Tripler, E., Ben-Gal A. 2011. Improving the irrigation use efficiency in greenhouse production. Negev conference. Yair, Israel. Jan. 19, 2011.
11. Tripler E., Lazarovitch N., Ben-Gal A., Yehuda Z., Dabach S.,Shani U. 2011. New plant-based feedback irrigation techniques for increasing WUE of crops. AGRI-SENSING 2011: International Symposium on Sensing in Agriculture in Memory of Dahlia Greidinger. Haifa, Israel. Feb. 21-22, 2011.
12. Tripler, E. 2013. Diurnal Water Uptake Pattern by Trees Measured by a Geo-Drip Tensiometer. Automated Methods for Continuous Measurements in Agriculture and Forestry. Sde-Boqer, Israel. Sep. 9-10, 2013.
12.Tripler E., Ben-Gal A. 2014. A coupled agronomic–economic model to evaluate options for managing variable salinity irrigation water: the case for dates and bell peppers in the Arava Valley. Salinity Forum 2014. Riverside, CA, USA. June 16-18, 2014.
United States Patent Application No. 61/537,716. System and method for controlling automatic irrigation.Tripler, E., and Shema, R.