Nir Stern

Nir Stern
Tel: 04 – 8565274
Head of Fish and Fisheries Laboratory
Ph.D. 2016, Tel Aviv University, Israel
At IOLR since 2016

Research interests:

Studies on various aspects of fish and fisheries in both marine and freshwater environments.
A special emphasis is given to biodiversity, biological invasion processes, taxonomy, and systematics, early life stages of fishes, advanced DNA-based methods for monitoring, stock assessment for commercial species.

Selected publications:

Stern, N., Rothman, S.B.S. (2021) An alarming mariculture breach in a coral reef: alien barramundi Lates calcarifer (Bloch, 1790) at the Northern Red Sea. BioInvasions Records 10(1): 181–187.

Goren, M., Stern, N. (2021) Cryptocentrus steinhardti (Actinopterygii; Gobiidae): new species of shrimp-goby, and a new invasive to the Mediterranean Sea. PeerJ 9:e12136 DOI 10.7717/peerj.12136

Stern, N., Gayer, K., Morov, A. (2022) A transparent invasion: a first Mediterranean record of an established population of the glassfish Ambassis dussumieri Cuvier 1828. Mediterranean Marine Science, 23(1), 191–195.

Zenetos, A., Albano, P.G., Garcia, E.L., Stern, N., Tsiamis, K., Galanidi, M. (2022) Established non-indigenous species increased by 40% in 11 years in the Mediterranean Sea. Mediterranean Marine Science, 23(1), 196-212.

Ulman, A., Fadilah, Z.A., Harris, H.E., Adel, M., Al Mabruk, S.A., Bariche, M., Candelmo, A.C., Chapman, J.K., Çiçek, B.A., Clements, K.R., Fogg, A.Q., Frank, S., Gittings, S.R., Green, S.J., Hall-Spencer, J.M., Hart, J., Huber, S., Karp, P.E., Kyne, F.C., Kletou, D., Magno, L., Rothman, S.B.S., Solomon, J.N., Stern, N., Yildiz, T. (2022) Lessons from the Western Atlantic lionfish invasion to inform management in the Mediterranean. Frontiers in Marine Science 9:865162,

Tsirintanis, K., Azzurro, E., Crocetta, F., Dimiza, M., Froglia, C., Gerovasileiou, V., Langeneck, J., Mancinelli, G., Rosso, A., Stern, N., Triantaphyllou, M., Tsiamis, K., Turon, X., Verlaque, M., Zenetos, A., Katsanevakis, S. (2022) Bioinvasion impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human health in the Mediterranean Sea. Aquatic Invasions 17.

Guy-Haim, T., Stern, N., Sisma-Ventura, G. (2022) Trophic ecology of deep-sea megafauna in the ultra-oligotrophic Southeastern Mediterranean Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science 9:857179.

Gabel, M., Unger, P., Theisen, S., Palm, H.W., Rothman, S.B.S., Yitzhak, N., Morov, A.M., Stern, N. (2022) Parasites of pufferfish, Lagocephalus spp. and Torquigener flavimaculosus of the Israeli Mediterranean: A new case of Lessepsian endoparasites. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 19, 211-221

Itay, P., Shemesh, E., Ofek-Lalzar, M., Davidovich, N., Kroin, Y., Zrihan, S., Stern, N., Diamant, A., Wosnick, N., Meron, D., Tchernov, D., Morick D. (2022) An insight into gill microbiome of Eastern Mediterranean wild fish by applying next generation sequencing. Frontiers in Marine Science. 9:1008103.

Chaikin, S., De-Beer, G., Yitzhak, N., Stern, N., Belmaker, J. (2022). The invasive silver-cheeked toadfish (Lagocephalus sceleratus) predominantly impacts the behavior of other non-indigenous species in the Eastern Mediterranean. Biological Invasions, 1-8.

Golani, D., Edelist, D., Morov, A.M., Stern, N. (2023) First confirmed record of Zu cristatus in the Mediterranean coast of Israel and the eastern shores of the Levant. Mediterranean Marine Science, 24(1), 87–89.

Guerchon, J., Morov, A.M., Tagar, A., Rubin-Blum, M., Tikochinski, Y., Berenshtein, I., Rilov, G., Stern, N. (2023) Marine top secrets: Ichthyoplankton in surface water uncover hidden knowledge on fish diversity and distribution. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 282:108226.

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