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National Institute of Oceanography

Amit Lerner

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Ph.D. 2011, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
At IOLR since 2013

Research interests:

Ocean optics, Visual ecology, Marine animal vision, Polarization and polarization vision in ocean, Remote sensing, Radiative Transfer. In my research I combine research on physical optics and underwater Radiative transfer modeling of the aquatic environment with the visual capabilities of marine animals. My research includes modeling and measurement of underwater light field, behavioral studies on aquatic animal vision and anatomy and physiology of the retina in the eyes of aquatic animals.
Selected publications:
Cartron, L., N. Josef, A. Lerner, S. D. McCusker, A.-S. Darmaillacq, L. Dickel, and N. Shashar. 2013. Polarization vision can improve object detection in turbid waters by cuttlefish. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 447 :80-85. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2013.02.013

Lerner, A., N. Shashar, and C. Haspel. 2012. Sensitivity study on the effects of hydrosol size and composition on linear polarization in absorbing and nonabsorbing clear and semi-turbid waters. Jounal of the Optical Society of America A 29 :2394-2405.

Lerner, A., S. Sabbah, C. Erlick, and N. Shashar. 2011. Navigation by light polarization in clear and turbid waters. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366 :671-679. doi:10.1098/rstb.2010.0189

Lerner, A., N. Sapir, C. Erlick, N. Meltser, M. Broza, and N. Shashar. 2011. Habitat availability mediates chironomid density-dependent oviposition. Oecologia 165 :905-914.

Lerner, A., N. Meltser, N. Sapir, C. Erlick, N. Shashar, and M. Broza. 2008. Reflected polarization guides chironomid females to oviposition sites. Journal of Experimental Biology 211 :3536-3543.

Rosenfeld, D., W. L. Woodley, A. Lerner, G. Kelman, and D. T. Lindsey. 2008. Satellite detection of severe convective storms by their retrieved vertical profiles of cloud particle effective radius and thermodynamic phase. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (19842012) 113 .

Golani, D. and A. Lerner. 2007. A long-term study of the sandy shore ichthyofauna in the northern Red Sea (Gulf of Aqaba) with reference to adjacent mariculture activity. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 14 :255-264.

Sabbah, S., A. Lerner , C. Erlick, and N. Shashar. 2005. Under water polarization vision-A physical examination. Pages 123-176 in S. G. Pandalai, editor. Recent Res. Devel.in Experimental & Theoretical Biol. Transworld Research Network, Kerala, India. pp. 123-176.
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