RESEARCH PROJECTS

Current projects

Past projects

A case study of the divergent impact of Pinus halepensis and Pinus brutia on the understory in mature forests 2013-2015
Impact of dew and atmospheric water vapor on heterotrophic respiration in arid and semi-arid ecosystems 2012-2015
Canopy-root interrelations in tropical forest trees with a fully accessible root system 2012-2014
Development of forest trees with enhanced drought tolerance – improving selection by combining physiological and morphological methods for examination of trees responses to drought under controlled conditions and in the field 2011-2013
Trends in the development of mature conifer forests and mechanisms for the conservation of biodiversity in the emerging understory 2009-2012
Litter decomposition and nutrient dynamics in Aleppo pine forests under different tree densities and climatic conditions 2011-2013
Potential microbial activity and CO2 emission during plant-litter decomposition in a Mediterranean ecosystem during the rainless season 2010-2011
Harnessing the biodiversity of Mediterranean plants for mitigating the effects of climate change and desertification 2008-2011
Climate change and impact research: the Mediterranean Environment (CIRCE) 2007-2011
Biodiversity and carbon sequestration: a field study  simulating loss of plant species from Mediterranean grassland 2007-2010
Study of major processes in the biogeochemical cycles of the Phillyrea latifolia shrubland in Ramat Hanadiv 2007-2010
Evaluation of universal patterns of biodiversity and carbon storage responses to land use change: a comparative study with temperate and Mediterranean ecosystems 2006-2010
Carbon fluxes under simulated climate change and nitrogen deposition in Mediterranean and desert ecosystems 2006-2009
Impact of biotic and abiotic factors on understory biomass and species richness in Aleppo pine forests of the northern Negev 2006-2008  
Effect of maternal CO2 concentration on seed quality and offspring performance in a semi-arid Mediterranean community 2005-2007
The carbon cycle and its biological and environmental drivers in a semi-arid pine forest 2004-2009