Lior Guttman

Lior Guttman
Tel: 08 – 6361439
Cell Phone: 054-4642129
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Ph.D. 2012, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
At IOLR since 2013

Research interests:

  • Microbial ecology and the forces that govern microbes' services to aquaculture and cultured organisms, expanding the knowledge of host-microbes-environment interactions using metagenomics and bioinformatics
  • Innovative biofilters (bacterial, algal, and plant-based) for recirculating and integrated multi-trophic aquaculture systems (RAS and IMTA)
  • Microbial diversity as a prerequisite for resilient and resistance in aquaculture
  • Antibacterial resistance in the aquaculture and aquaculture-associated environment. Development of alternative methods for monitoring and controlling pathogens
  • Seaweed biorefinery for industrial uses
  • Novel algal and bacterial-based diets for aquaculture

Selected publications:

Tarnecki, A. and Guttman, L. (2023). Microbial diversity as a prerequisite for resilience and resistance in sustainable aquaculture. Frontiers in Marine Sciences. 10, 1227795.

Masasa, M., Kushmaro, A., Nguyen, D., Chernova, H., Shashar, N. and Guttman, L. (2023). Spatial succession underlies microbial contribution to food digestion in the gut of an algivorous sea urchin. Microbiology Spectrum. 11(3), e00514-23.

Bell, A.N., Guttman, L., Main, K.L., Nystrom, M., Brennan, N.P. and Ergas, S.J. (2023). Hydrodynamics of an integrated fish and periphyton recirculating aquaculture system. Algal Research p.103028.

Nguyen, D., Masasa, M., Ovadia, O. and Guttman, L. (2023). Ecological insights into the resilience of marine plastisphere throughout a storm disturbance. Science of the Total Environment 159775.

Masasa, M., Kushmaro, A., Chernova, H., Shashar, N., Guttman, L. (2022). Carbohydrate-active enzymes of a novel halotolerant Alkalihalobacillus sp. for hydrolysis of starch and other algal polysaccharides. Microbiology Spectrum 10(4), pp.e01078-22.  

Masasa, M., Kushmaro, A., Kramarsky-Winter, E., Shpigel, M., Barkan, R., Golberg, A., Kribus, A., Shashar, N. and Guttman, L. (2021). Mono-specific algal diets shape microbial networking in the gut of the sea urchin Tripneustes gratilla elatensis. Animal Microbiome 3(1), 1-21.

Savonitto, G., Barkan, R., Harpaz, S., Neori, A., Chernova, H., Terlizzi, A. and Guttman, L. (2021). Fishmeal replacement by periphyton reduces the fish in fish out ratio and alimentation cost in gilthead sea bream Sparus aurata. Scientific Reports 11(1), 1-10.

Shahar, B., Guttman, L. (2021). Integrated biofilters with Ulva and periphyton to improve nitrogen removal from mariculture effluent. Aquaculture. 532, 736011.

Nguyen, D.T., Guttman, L. (2020). Microbial succession in marine periphyton: one step closer to understand health aspect of cost effective biofilter in marine IMTA system. Proceedings of The 2nd Webinar on Aquaculture and Fisheries. November, 09-10.

Shahar, B., Guttman, L. (2020). An integrated, two-step biofiltration system with Ulva fasciata for sequenced removal of ammonia and nitrate in mariculture effluents. Algal Research 52, 102120.

Piwosz, K., Vrdoljak, A., Frenken, T., González-Olalla, J.M., Šantić, D., McKay, R.M., Spilling, K., Guttman, L., Znachor, P., Mujakić, I. and Fecskeová, L.K. (2020). Light and Primary Production Shape Bacterial Activity and Community Composition of Aerobic Anoxygenic Phototrophic Bacteria in a Microcosm Experiment. mSphere, 5(4).

Neori, A., Bronfman, Y., van Rijn, J., Guttman, L., Krupnik, N., Shpigel, M., Samocha, T.M., Davis, D.A., Qiu, X., Abelin, P. and Israel, A. (2020). The suitability of Ulva fasciata, Ulva compressa and Hypnea musciformis for production in an outdoor spray cultivation system, with respect to biomass yield and protein content. Journal of Applied Phycology 32, 3183-3197.

Shahar, B., Shpigel, M., Barkan, R., Masasa, M., Neori, A., Chernova, H., Salomon, E., Kiflawi, M. and Guttman, L. (2020). Changes in metabolism, growth and nutrient uptake of Ulva fasciata (Chlorophyta) in response to nitrogen source. Algal Research 46, 101781.

Guttman, L. (2019). Periphyton for biofiltration and fish feeding in an integrated multi-trophic aquaculture system: A case study in the Gulf of Aqaba. Journal of Environmental and Soil Sciences 3, 413-417.

Greiserman, S., Epstein, M., Chemodanov, A., Prabhu, M., Guttman, L., Jinjikhashvily, G., Kribus, A. and Golberg, A. (2019). Co-production of monosaccharides and hydrochar from green macroalgae Ulva (Chlorophyta) sp. with subcritical hydrolysis and carbonization. BioEnergy Research 12, 1090-1103.

Neori, A., Guttman, L., Israel, A. and Shpigel, M.(2019). Israeli-Developed Models of Marine Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA). Journal of Coastal Research 86, 11-20.

Guttman, L., Neori, A., Boxman, S.E., Barkan, R., Shahar, B., Tarnecki, A.M.,Brennan, N.P., Main, K.L. and Shpigel, M. (2019). An integrated Ulvaperiphyton biofilter for mariculture effluents: multiple nitrogen removal kinetics. Algal Research 42, 101576.

Shpigel, M., Guttman, L., Ben-Ezra, D., Yu, H. and Chen, S. (2019). Is Ulva sp. able to be an efficient biofilter for mariculture effluents?. Journal of Applied Phycology 31, 2449–2459.

Guttman, L., Boxman, S.E., Barkan, R., Neori, A. and Shpigel, M.(2018). Combinations of Ulva and periphyton as biofilters for both ammonia and nitrate in mariculture fishpond effluents. Algal Research 34, 235-243.

Shpigel, M., Shauli, L., Odintsov, V., Ben-Ezra, D., Neori, A.and Guttman, L. (2018). The sea urchin, Paracentrotus lividus, in an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) system with fish (Sparus aurata) and seaweed (Ulva lactuca): Nitrogen partitioning and proportional configurations. Aquaculture, 490, 260-269.

Milstein, A., Levy, A., Neori, A., Harpaz, S., Shpigel, M. and Guttman, L. (2018). Water quality, ecological processes and management procedures in a periphyton biofiltration system in mariculture: a statistical analysis. Aquaculture Research 49(4), 1491-1503.

Neori, A., Guttman, L. (2017). Thoughts on algae cultivation toward an expansion of aquaculture to the scale of agriculture. In: Butu, A., Lakatos, A., Bulsura, P. (Eds.), Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Innovation in Chemical, Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Sciences (ICABES-2017), London (UK) December 4-6.

Qiu, X., Neori, A., Kim, J.K., Yarish, C., Shpigel, M., Guttman, L., Ezra, D.B., Odintsov, V. and Davis, D.A. (2017). Evaluation of green seaweed Ulva sp. as a replacement of fish meal in plant-based practical diets for Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Journal of Applied Phycology 30(2), 1305-1316.

Qiu, X., Neori, A., Kim, J.K., Yarish, C., Shpigel, M., Guttman, L., Ezra, D.B., Odintsov, V. and Davis, D.A. (2017). Green seaweed Ulva sp. as an alternative ingredient in plant-based practical diets for Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Journal of Applied Phycology 30(2), 1317-1333.

Shpigel, M., Guttman, L., Shauli, L., Odintsov, V., Harpaz, S. and Ben-Ezra, D. (2017). Ulva lactuca from an Integrated Multi-Tropic Aquaculture (IMTA) biofilter system as a protein supplement in gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) diet. Aquaculture, 481, 112-118.

Neori A., Shpigel, M., Guttman, L. and Israel, A. (2017). The development of polyculture and integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) in Israel: A review. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture–Bamidgeh, 69, 19 pp. Levy, A., Milstein, A., Neori, A., Harpaz, S., Shpigel, M. and Guttman, L. (2017).

Marine periphyton biofilters in mariculture effluents: Nutrient uptake and biomass development. Aquaculture, 473, 513-520.

Guttman, L., van Rijn, J. (2012). Isolation of bacteria capable of growth with 2-methylisoborneol and geosmin as the sole carbon and energy sources. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78(2):363-370.

Guttman, L., van Rijn, J. (2009). 2-Methylisoborneol and geosmin uptake by organic sludge derived from a recirculating aquaculture system. Water Research 43:474-480.

Guttman, L., van Rijn, J. (2008). Identification of conditions underlying production of geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol in a recirculating system. Aquaculture 279:85-91.

Guttman, L., van Rijn, J. (2008). Geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol elimination in a recirculating aquaculture system: biological and chemical processes. Proceeding of the 8th IWA Symp. on Off-flavours in the Aquatic Environment,
Daejeon, Korea, pp. 232-244.

Van Rijn, J., Guttman, L., Ezer, T., Nevo, E. and Dafni, Z. (2005). Use of ozone
in recirculating fish culture systems. Fisheries and Aquaculture 36(2): 833- 847.

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