Barak Herut

Barak Herut
Tel: 04 – 8565255
Senior Scientist; Full Professor
Ph.D. 1992, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
At IOLR since 1991; 2005-2022(Apr) IOLR Director General & Chief Scientist

Research interests:

Studies on marine pollution, chemistry of atmospheric aerosols, water geochemistry and chemical oceanography. Emphasis on transfer mechanisms of major and trace constituents from the atmosphere and land to the marine and other aquatic reservoirs, and their role in biogeochemical processes.

Selected publications (last 2 years):

Herut B, Gertner Y, Segal Y, Sisma-Ventura G, Gordon N, Belkin N, Rahav E. (2023). Long-Term (2002–2021) trend in Nutrient-Related Pollution at Small Stratified Inland Estuaries, the Kishon SE Mediterranean Case. Water. 15(3):484.

Herut B, Rubin-Blum M, Sisma-Ventura G, Jacobson Y, Bialik OM, Ozer T, Lawal MA, Giladi A, Kanari M, Antler G and Makovsky Y (2022). Discovery and chemical composition of the eastmost deep-sea anoxic brine pools in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Front. Mar. Sci. 9:1040681. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.1040681

Rahav E, Paytan A and Herut B (2022). Relative viability proxy of airborne prokaryotic microorganisms at the Southeastern Mediterranean coastal Sea. Front. Environ. Sci. 10:900977. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2022.900977

Ozer T, Rahav E, Gertman I, Sisma-Ventura G, Silverman J and Herut B (2022). Relationship between thermohaline and biochemical patterns in the levantine upper and intermediate water masses, Southeastern Mediterranean Sea (2013–2021). Front. Mar. Sci. 9:958924. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.958924

Ozer T., Gertman I., Gildor H., Herut B. (2022). Thermohaline temporal variability of the SE Mediterranean coastal waters (Israel) – long-term trends, seasonality, and connectivity. Frontiers in Marine Sciences, 8:799457. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.799457

Hoober, L., Titelboim, D., Abramovich, S., Herut, B., Teutsch, N., Benaltabet, T., Torfstein, A. (2022).  Establishing Baseline Assessment Levels for Monitoring Coastal Heavy Metals Using Foraminiferal Shells: A Case Study from the Southeastern Mediterranean. Water 2022, 14, 1532.

Guy Sisma-Ventura, Or M. Bialik, Yizhaq Makovsky, Eyal Rahav, Tal Ozer, Mor Kanari, Sophi Marmen, Natalia Blekin, Tamar Guy-Haim, Gilad Antler, Barak Herut, Maxim Rubin-Blum (2022). Cold seeps alter the near-bottom biogeochemistry in the ultraoligotrophic Southeastern Mediterranean Sea. Deep–Sea Research I 183: 103744.

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