Research Areas

  • Behavioral ecology of insects
    • Ecology of blood feeding flies
    • Sexual behavior and nutritional ecology of fruit flies
  • Insect microbe interactions
  • Integrated pest management
  • Ecology and behavior of sea cucumbers

Current teaching activities:


  • Introduction to Entomology
  • Introduction to Entomology (laboratory)
  • Soil Biology


  • Reproductive Behavior of Insects
  • Plant Protection Seminar

Current Research Projects:

  • Contribution of symbionts to fitness of the olive fly (with E. Jurkevitch)
  • Functional and evolutionary aspects of sperm storage in Mediterranean fruit flies
  • Abundance and diversity of sea cucumbers in the gulf of Eilat

Students past and present