Research Areas

Current teaching activities:


  • Introduction to Entomology
  • Introduction to Entomology (laboratory)


  • Reproductive Behavior of Insects
  • Agro-ecology Seminar

Current Research Projects:

  • Functional and evolutionary aspects of sperm storage in Mediterranean fruit flies
  • Abundance and diversity of sea cucumbers in the gulf of Eilat
  • Fruit, Flies and the Symbionts in Between (with E. Jurkevitch)
    • Biological control of the invasive fly Philornis downsi in the Galapagos islands. (with E. Jurkevitch & G. Heimpel)
    • Bacterial effects on host-use by tephritid fruit flies. (with E. Jurkevitch & C.Y. Niu).

Students past and present