Álvaro Israel

Álvaro Israel

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


Research interests:

The Seaweed Laboratory at IOLR has a 30-year experience in general macroalgal biology and applied phycology. During this time, we studied photosynthesis, carbon fixation, and ecology of seaweeds, and developed seaweed aquaculture and strain selection technologies intended to produce food and valuable molecules. Seaweed taxonomy using molecular tools, seaweed invasions and issues related to global change are under current investigation in his lab.

For a more detailed description of our projects, visit our website: https://www.seaweedherbarium.com

Selected publications:

Israel, Á. and Shpigel, M. (2023). Photosynthetic CO2 uptake by Ulva (Chlorophyta) as a potential contribution to global warming containment. Journal of Applied Phycology https://doi.org/10.1007/s10811-023-02929-w

Ashkenazi, D.Y., Segal, Y., Ben-Valid, S., Paz, G., Nadav Tsubery., N., Salomon, E., Abelson, A. and Israel, Á. (Israel, Á. and Abelson, A. share equal contribution). (2022). Enrichment of nutritional compounds in seaweeds via abiotic stressors in integrated aquaculture.        Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifset.2022.103067

Nahor, O., Luzzatto-Knaan, T. and Israel, Á. (2022). A new genetic lineage of Asparagopsis taxiformis (Rhodophyta) in the Mediterranean Sea: as the DNA barcoding indicates a recent Lessepsian introduction. Frontiers in Marine Science https://DOI:10.3389/fmars.2022.873817

Shlosberg, Y., Krupnik, N., Tóth, T.N. Eichenbaum, B., Meirovich, M., Meiri, D., Yehezkeli, O., Schuster, G., Israel, Á. and Adir., N. (2021). Bioelectricity generation from live marine photosynthetic macroalgae. Biosensors & Bioelectronics https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2021.113824

Einav, R., Guiry M.D. and Israel, Á. (2021). A revised list of seaweeds from the Red Sea (1756 – 2020). Israel Journal of Plant Sciences https://doi.org/10.1163/22238980-bja10036

Zemach-Shamir S., Zemach-Shamir, Z., Tchetchik, A., Haim, A., Tchernov, D. and Israel, Á. (2021). Cultivating marine macroalgae in CO2-enriched seawater: a bio-economic approach. Aquaculture https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2021.737042

Astrahan, P., Korzen, L., Khanin, M., Sharoni, Y. and Israel, Á. (2021).    Seaweeds fast EDC bioremediation: supporting evidence of EE2 and BPA degradation by Gracilaria    sp. (Rhodophyta), a proposed model for the remedy of marine-borne phenol pollutants. Environmental Pollution https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.116853

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