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National Center for Mariculture

Lior Guttman

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Ph.D. 2012, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
At IOLR since 2013

Research interests:


Innovative agro-technologies for biofiltration of mariculture effluents using bacteria and other marine microorganisms.


The study of microbial and microorganism biodiversity and activity in complex environments (e.g. fish gut, biofilters/bioreactors, food chain, etc.) using advanced metagenomic sequencing.


The potential of microorganism- based diet (Periphyton, bioflocks) as food source for marine fish and shellfish and it impact on culture health, performances and nutrition economy.


Sustainable and cost-effective management of land- based systems for mariculture.

Selected publications:
Levy, A., Milstein, A., Neori, A., Harpaz, S., Shpigel, M. and Guttman, L. 2017. Marine periphyton biofilters in mariculture effluents: Nutrient uptake and biomass development. Aquaculture , 473, 513- 520.

Guttman, L. and van Rijn, J. 2012. Isolation of bacteria capable of growth with 2methylisoborneol and geosmin as the sole carbon and energy sources. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78(2):363-370.

Guttman, L. and van Rijn, J., 2009. 2-Methylisoborneol and geosmin uptake by organic sludge derived from a recirculating aquaculture system. Water Res. 43:474-480.

Guttman, L. and van Rijn, J., 2008. Identification of conditions underlying production of geosmin and 2- methylisoborneol in a recirculating system. Aquaculture 279:85-91.

Guttman, L. and J. van Rijn. 2008. Geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol elimination in a recirculating aquaculture system: biological and chemical processes. Proceeding of the 8th IWA Symp. on OffFlavours in the Aquatic Environment, Daejeon, Korea, October 5-9, pp. 232-244.

van Rijn, J., Guttman, L., Ezer, T., Nevo, E. and Z. Dafni. 2005. Use of ozone in recirculating fish culture systems. Fisheries and Aquaculture in Israel 36(2): 833- 847.
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