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Scientists Bella Galil

National Institute of Oceanography

Bella S. Galil

Tel: 04- 8565272

Senior Scientist (Emeritus)

Ph.D. 1983, Tel Aviv University, Israel
At IOLR since 1990

Research interests:
Studies on marine biology with emphasis on decapod crustacean taxonomy and biology; dynamics/ conservation of marine biodiversity, anthropogenic changes of macrobenthic ecology in coastal and deep waters, and invasive species.

Selected publications:

Galil, B.S. (2004). Exotic species in the Mediterranean Sea and pathways of invasion. In: Davenport, J. and Davenport, J.L. (eds.), The effects of Human Transport on Ecosystems: Cars and Planes, Boats and Trains. Royal Irish Academy, pp. 1-14.

Bogi, C. and Galil, B.S. (2004). The bathybenthic and pelagic molluscan fauna off the Levantine coast, eastern Mediterranean. Boll. Malaco. 39(5-8):79-90.

Galil, B.S. (2004). The limit of the sea: the bathyal fauna of the Levantine Sea. Sci. Mar. 68(Suppl. 3):63-72.

Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A. and Galil, B.S. (2004). A uniform terminology on bioinvasions: a chimera or an operative tool? Mar. Poll. Bull. 49:688-694.

Galil, B.S. (2003). Contribution to the knowledge of Leucosiidae II. Euclosia gen. nov. (Crustacea: Brachyura). Zool. Meded. Leiden 77(20):331-347.

Galil, B.S. (2003). Four new genera of Leucosiid crabs (Crustacea: Brachyura: Leucosiidae) for three new species and nine species previously in the genus Randallia Stimpson, 1857, with a redescription of the type species, R. ornata (Randall, 1939). Proc. Zool. Soc. Wash. 116(2):395-422.

Galil, B.S. (2003). Contribution to the knowledge of Leucosiidae I. The identity of Leucosia craniolaris (Linnaeus, 1758), and redefinition of the genus Leucosia Weber, 1795 (Crustacea: Brachyura). Zool. Meded. Leiden 77(8):181-191.

Kress, N., Herut, B. and Galil, B.S. (2003). Sewage sludge impact on sediment quality and benthic assemblages off the Mediterranean coast of Israel a long term study. Mar. Eviron. Res. 57:213-233.

Galil, B., Froglia, C. and Noel, P. (2002). Crustaceans: decapods and stomatopods. In : Briand, F. (ed.), CIESM Atlas of Exotic Species in the Mediterranean, CIESM Publishers, Monaco, 2:192.

Galil, B.S. (2000). A sea under siege alien species in the Mediterranean. Biol. Invasions 2:177-186.

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