Author Archives: Tomer Gueta

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Har’el Agra

Dr. Har’el Agra earned his B.Sc. in environmental science from the Technion and his M.Sc. and  Ph.D. in the field of plant ecology from Haifa University.

As a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Yohay Carmel and Gidi Ne’eman They wrote a synopsis book for Conservation Evidence international group ( The book, Forest Conservation: Global evidence for the effects of interventions, summarizes relevant studies worldwide that experimentally tested the effects of various forest conservation actions. You can find the PDF version here

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Gil Sapir of blessed memory

Gil Sapir was a Ph.D. student in the Ecology lab. He had a B.Sc. in Biology and a M.Sc. in Botany from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His Ph.D. research was about modeling the regeneration of vegetation 15-20 years after wildfires in planted pine forests in Mediterranean Israel, by using different statistical methods. Gil worked as a forester in the Forest Department of Keren Kayemet Le’Israel, and resigned after 28 years as the head of the Forestry Unit.

 In December, 2008 Gil passed away after long and tough struggle with cancer.

About Gil by Yohay Carmel (Hebrew)About Gil in

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Junjing Gao

Junjing is a Ph.D student in the Ecological and Environment GIS lab. She has a B.Sc. in Faculty of Geography and Tourism from Qufu Normal University,China and a M.Sc. in the Ecological Institute, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences. Her Ph.D. research deals with modelling grazing impacts of nomadic pastoralists on species distribution, community structure and landscape pattern. Her work involves investigating grazing habits and quantifying and modelling their effects with mathematic methods and GIS.

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Ella Segal

Ella is a M.Sc student in Urban and Regional Planning at the Technion, and the Agricultural Research Organization. Her study concerns evaluation of grazing services, and the spatial and socioeconomic characteristics of goat herding in Mt. Carmel.

Ella has a B.Sc.Agri. in Animal Science, Nature Conservation and open landscape management – Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2011).

Her main focus is on human-nature ecology, with an emphasis on grazing, forest, scrubland and fire interactions.

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Ateret Shabtay Yanai

A PhD student at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning in the Technion. Ateret has a Bachelor degree (B.Sc) in biology from Haifa University (2008) and a master’s degree (M.Sc) in ecology and environmental studies from the Zoology Department of the Tel Aviv University (2011). During her master’s, Ateret studied the population dynamics of invasive species along the Israeli Mediterranean coast and participated in researches in the field of nature conservation around the world. After completing a continuing education program in town planning, she started her doctoral research about integration of marine infrastructures and marine conservation.

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Aviv Zach Solomon

Aviv is a Master student in the lab. She earned a B.Sc. in Life Sciences from the Ben-Gurion University in the Negev.
Aviv’s master study deals with computer models of species competition. Using the models Aviv simulates competitive exclusion processes. She examines different components of similarity between species, in order to better understand the effect of the components on competitive exclusion process.

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Hila Segre

Hila is a Ph.D. student studying agro-ecological environments. Her research focuses on implementation of agro-ecological schemes at the landscape scale to promote ecological corridors. She has a B.Sc. in Life Sciences from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a M.Sc. in Ecology from The department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Tomer Gueta

Tomer is currently a post-doc following up on his Ph.D. work in the field of biodiversity informatics in Carmel’s Ecology Lab. His research focuses on developing tools and methodology for data-intensive biodiversity research. He has a B.Sc. in Life Sciences from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and an M.Sc. in Ecology from The department of Desert Ecology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.