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National Institute of Oceanography

Alvaro Israel

Tel: 04 8565259

Associate Scientist

Ph.D. 1992, Tel Aviv University, Israel
At IOLR since 1995

Research interests:
Photosynthesis and carbon utilization of marine macroalgae
Global change in marine environments.
Molecular taxonomy of seaweeds
Biotechnology and bioenergy of marine macroalgae

Selected publications:
Sternberg M, Gabay O, Angel D, Barneah O, Gafni S, Gasith A, Grunzweig JM, Hershkovitz Y, Israel A, Milstein D, Rilov G, Steinberger Y, Zohary T. (2014). Impacts of climate change on biodiversity in Israel: an expert assessment approach. Regional Environmental Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-014-0675-z.

Ukabi S, Hershkovits G, Shemesh E, Dubinsky Z, Israel A. (2014). Molecular authentication of Caulerpa (Chlorophyta) species along the Eastern (Israeli) Mediterranean shores. Botanica Marina 57:57-61.

Einav R & Israel A. (2013). Changing macroalgae populations within the Israeli Mediterranean. In: The Glory of the Sea: Stability and Change in the Aquatic Systems of Israel (N. Stambler, ed). pp. 104-111. The Israeli Association of Aquatic Sciences. (in Hebrew).

Ukabi S, Dubinsky Z, Steinberger Y, Israel A. (2013). Temperature and irradiance effects on growth and photosynthesis of Caulerpa (Chlorophyta) species from the eastern Mediterranean. Aquatic Botany 104:106-110.

Ukabi S, Dubinsky Z, Steinberger Y, Israel A. (2012). Surveying Caulerpa (Chlorophyta) species along the shores of the eastern Mediterranean. Mediterranean Marine Science 15:5-11.

Bahartan K, Amir L, Israel A, Lichtenstein RG, Alfonta L. (2012). In situ fuel processing in a microbial fuel cell. ChemSusChem. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201200063.

Korzen L, Israel A, Abelson A. (2011). Grazing effects of fish versus sea-urchins on turf algae and coral recruits: possible implications for coral reef resilience and restoration. Journal of Marine Biology. DOI: 10.1155/960207.

Figueroa FL, Israel A, Neori A, Martinez B, Malta EJ, Put A, Inken S, Marquardt R, Abdala R, Korbee N. (2010). Effect of nutrient supply on photosynthesis and pigmentation to short-term stress (UV radiation) in Gracilaria conferta (Rhodophyta). Marine Pollution Bulletin 60:1768-1778.

Israel A, Einav R, Silva PC, Paz G, Chacana ME, Douek J. (2010). First report of the seaweed Codium parvulum (Chlorophyta) in Mediterranean waters: recent blooms on the northern shores of Israel. Phycologia 49:107-112.

Bahartan K, Zibdah M, Ahmed Y, Israel A, Brickner I, Abelson A. (2010). Macroalgae in the coral reefs of Eilat (Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea) as a possible indicator of reef degradation. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60:759-764.
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