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Yigal Alon Kinneret Limnological Laboratory

Ilia Ostrovsky

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Senior Scientist

Ph.D. 1983, Zoological Institute, Leningrad, USSR
At IOLR since 1991

Research interests:
Sedimentation of organic material and algal pigments, methane emission, climate change, coupling of physical and biogeochemical processes, fisheries acoustics, productivity of aquatic organisms.

Selected publications:
Ostrovsky, I., A. Rimmer, Y.Z. Yacobi, A. Nishri, A. Sukenik, O. Hadas and T. Zohary (2013). Long-term changes in the Lake Kinneret ecosystem: the effects of climate change and anthropogenic factors. In Climatic Change and Global Warming of Inland Waters: Impacts and Mitigation for Ecosystems and Societies (C.R. Goldman, M. Kumagai, R.D. Robarts, eds), pp. 271-293. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Online ISBN: 9781118470596.
Yacobi, Y.Z. and I. Ostrovsky (2012). Sedimentation of phytoplankton: role of ambient conditions and life strategies of algae. Hydrobiologia 698: 111-120.
Zohary, T. and I. Ostrovsky (2011) [Plenary Lecture at SIL]. Ecological impacts of excessive water level fluctuations in stratified freshwater lakes. Inland Waters, 1: 47-59.
DelSontro, T., D.F. McGinnis, S. Sobek, I. Ostrovsky, B. Wehrli (2010). Extreme methane emissions from a Swiss hydropower reservoir: contribution from bubbling sediments. Environ. Sci. Technol. 44: 2419-2425.
Ostrovsky, I. and Y.Z. Yacobi, (2010). Sedimentation flux in a large subtropical lake: spatio-temporal variations and relation to primary productivity. Limnol. Oceanogr. 55: 19181931.
Ostrovsky, I. and J. Tegowski (2010). Hydroacoustic analysis of spatial and temporal variability of bottom sediment characteristics in Lake Kinneret in relation to water level fluctuation. Geo-Marine Letters, 30: 261269.
Ostrovsky, I. (2009). Hydroacoustic assessment of fish abundance in the presence of gas bubbles. Limnol. Oceanogr.: Methods 7: 309318.
Ostrovsky, I. and A. Sukenik (2008). Spatial heterogeneity of biogeochemical parameters in a subtropical lake. In Monitoring and Modeling Lakes and Coastal Environments (P. K. Mohanty, ed.). Springer, 248 p. ISBN: 978-1-4020-6645-0: 79-90.
Ostrovsky, I., D.F McGinnis, L. Lapidus and W. Eckert (2008). Quantifying gas ebullition with echo sounder: the role of methane transport with bubbles in a medium-sized lake. Limnol. Oceanogr.: Methods 6: 105118.
Ostrovsky, I. (2003). Methane bubbles in Lake Kinneret: Quantification, temporal, and spatial heterogeneity. Limnol. Oceanogr. 48: 1030-1036.
Ostrovsky, I. and Y.Z. Yacobi (1999). Organic matter and pigments in surface sediments: possible mechanisms of their horizontal distributions in a stratified lake. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 56: 1001-1010.
Ostrovsky, I., Y.Z. Yacobi, P. Walline and Y. Kalikhman (1996). Seiche-induced water mixing: its impact on lake productivity. Limnol. Oceanogr. 41: 323-332.
Ostrovsky, I. (1995). The parabolic pattern of animal growth: determination of equation parameters and their temperature dependencies. Freshw. Biol. 33: 357-371.
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