Yael Mandelik’s CV (PDF)

Yael Mandelik's lab

I am an ecologist and conservation biologist working on the interaction between biodiversity, ecosystem functions and land-use change. Much of the work in my lab focuses on insect pollinators and pollination, as a central ecosystem service, and explores questions related to plant-pollinator interactions, pollination services to crops and wild plants, anthropogenic-induced changes in pollinator communities and tools to quantify these changes. We seek ways to restore communities of these beneficial insects in agricultural landscape and contribute to sustainable agriculture production and biodiversity conservation.


Ph.D. Biodiversity Conservation, Tel Aviv University, 2005

M.Sc. Ecology and Environmental Quality, Tel Aviv University, 1999

B.Sc. Animal Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1996

Research Interests

  • Ecosystem services
  • Pollination ecology
  • Biodiversity indicators
  • Biodiversity conservation



Selected Publications (since 2010)

Book chapters

Pisanty, G. & Mandelik, Y. 2011. Effects of alien species on plant-pollinator interactions: how can native plants adapt to changing pollination regimes? In: “Evolution of the Plant-Pollinator Relationships”, S., Patiny (editor), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. pp. 414-438. PDF


Mandelik, Y., Winfree, R., Neeson, T. & Kremen, C. 2012. Complementary habitat use by wild bees in an agro-natural landscape. Ecological Applications 22(5): 1535-1546. PDF

Mandelik, Y., Chiktunov, V., Kravchenko, V., & Dayan , T. 2012. The relative performance of taxonomic vs. environmental indicators for local biodiversity assessment: a comparative study. Ecological Indicators 15(1): 171-180. PDF

Garibaldi, L. A., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Kremen, C., Morales, J. M. , Bommarco, R. , Cunningham, S. , Carvalheiro, L. , Chacoff, N. , Dudenhöffer, J.H., Greenleaf, S. C, Holzschuh, A. , Isaacs, R. , Krewenka, K. , Mandelik, Y., Mayfield, M., Morandin, L., Potts, S. , Ricketts, T. , Szentgyörgyi, H. , Winfree, R. , & Klein, A.M. 2011. Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits. Ecology Letters 14(10): 1062-1072. PDF

Gotlieb, A., Hollender, Y., & Mandelik, Y. 2010. Gardening in the desert changes bee communities and pollination network characteristics. Basic and Applied Ecology 12(4): 310-320. PDF

Mandelik, Y., Roll, U., & Fleischer, A. 2010. Cost-efficiency of biodiversity indicators for Mediterranean ecosystems and the effects of socio-economic factors. Journal of Applied Ecology 47(6): 1179-1188. PDF