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National Center for Mariculture

Muki Shpigel

mshpigel@ocean.org.il
Tel: 08 6361441

Senior Scientist

Ph.D. 1973, Tel Aviv University, Israel
At IOLR since 1985

Research interests:
R&D of environmentally friendly Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) systems that incorporate fish and invertebrates such as abalone, bivalves, sea urchins and corals.
Physiology of oysters, clams, abalone and sea urchins.
Using bivalve molluscs, algae and terrestrial plants (constructed wetland) as biofilters for mariculture pond effluent water.

Selected publications:
Ben Ari, T., Neori, A., Ben-Ezra, D., Shauli, L., Odnietzov, V. Shpigel, M. (2014). Management of Ulva lactuca as a biofilter of mariculture effluents in IMTA system. Aquaculture 434:493-498.

Shpigel, M., Ben-Ezra, D., Shauli, L., Sagi, M., Ventura, Y., Samocha, T. and Lee, J.J. (2013). Constructed Wetland with Salicornia as a Biofilter for Mariculture Effluents. Aquaculture 412: 412-413.

Shpigel, M. (2013). Land-Based Integrated Multi-Trophic Mariculture System. I. In: Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology. Springer Science, N.Y.

Stuart B. and M. Shpigel (2009). Evaluating the economic potential of horizontally integrated land-based marine aquaculture. Aquaculture: 294:43-51.

Hadas, E., M. Shpigel, M. Ilan (2009). Particulate organic matter as a food source. The Journal of Experimental Biology 212(22): 3643-3650.

Hadas, E., M. Shpigel, M. Ilan (2008). Oxygen consumption by coral reef sponge. The Journal of Experimental Biology: 211:2185-2190.

Shpigel, M. and Neori, A. (2007). Microalgae, macroalgae, and bivalves as biofilters in land-based mariculture in Israel. Chapter 24 In: Ecological and Genetic Implications of Aquaculture Activities (Bert, T. M., Ed). Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 433-446.

Shpigel, M., Schlosser, S., Ben-Amotz, A., Lawrence, A.L. and Lawrence, J.M. (2006). Effect of dietary carotenoid on the gut and the gonad of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus. Aquaculture 261:1269-1280.

Zmora, O., and Shpigel M. (2006) Intensive mass production of Artemia in a recirculated system. Aquaculture 255:488-494.

Shpigel, M. S. Schlosser, A. Ben-Amotz, A.L. Lawrence, J. M. Lawrence (2006). Effect of dietary carotenoid on the gut and the gonad of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus. Aquaculture 261; 1269-1280.

Shpigel, M., McBride, S.C., Marciano, S., Ron, S. and Ben-Amotz, A. (2005). Improving gonad colour and somatic index in the European sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus. Aquaculture 245:101-109.

Shpigel, M. (2005). Bivalves as biofilters and valuable by-products in land-based aquaculture systems-review. In: The Comparative Roles of Suspension-Feeders in Ecosystems . Dame, R. and Olenin, S. (Eds). Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Springer, pp. 183-197.
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