Rotem DaganRotem is a PhD candidate working on nutrient limitation in diverse annual plant communities.
Moshe AlonMoshe is a PhD candidate working on the function and evolution of dinitrogen fixation in Mediterranean ecosystems.
I've always loved to solve the puzzles of the natural world around us, and to try to understand some parts of this enormous complexity. My work in the past ranged from the self-organization of specific plant species in space to landscape-scale colonization by different tree species and the formation of novel ecosystems. My questions come from the natural ecosystems and are based on field observations and research. However, I like to also use all kinds of statistical, theoretical, and spatial models as tools for answering these questions. As a new researcher at the faculty of agriculture, I want to continue doing basic and applied (conservation focused) ecological research, as well as agriculturally-oriented studies.
Ken KaruI live up north in kibbutz Hukuk. I did my B.Sc in agricultural sciences. My M.Sc reaserch focuses on Tetraclinis articulata, a coniferous tree from the cupressaceae family. This alien tree was planted in Israel four decades ago but only now it's high rate of propagating is being noted. During this reaserch I will try to understand the biological and ecological factors that have turned this alien tree into a potentially invasive species.
I am very interested in both agriculture and forestry and
Moshe MandelmilchMoshe is a PhD candidate at Tel-Aviv University (co-advised by Eyal Ben-Dor and Efrat). The goal of remote sensing is to collect information on different objects without contact. My research uses hyperspectral and multispectral remote sensing to model the content on nutrients in Mediterranean forests.
Ron DroriRoni is a postdoctoral researcher in the lab, using extra-cool combinations of remote sensing, statistics and machine learning to study Mediterranean vegetation at large scales, and to unravel the effects of climate change on the woody vegetation in Israel.
Guy DovratPostdoctoral fellow
As a rancher and field researcher my research focuses on the links between resource availability, community structure and ecosystem function in water-limited plant communities. My fields of interests span animal-plant interactions, to functional traits and functional diversity-productivity relations.
Hila AbadiMSc student
I'm a second year Master's student. My study focuses on the reproductive and nitrogen fixation strategies of Mediterranean annual legumes. The study aims to solve the paradox of coexistence of nitrogen fixing annual legumes with non-fixing competitors in low nitrogen Mediterranean ecosystem.