Supervision of graduate students (PhD, MSc, MA and Honours) and post-doctoral fellows
Nuphar Gedulter, PhD candidate (Stage A), started 2021, "Dead Sea stromatolite reefs: hyperspectral remote sensing and the search for life in extreme environments". (with Prof Amotz Agnon).
Edna Guk, PhD candidate (Stage A), started October 2020, "Wildfires in Israel: construction of a national database and development and evaluation of remote sensing methods to estimate fire risk and vegetation conditions". (with Dr Avi Bar Massada)
MA thesis, 2017-2019, "Analyzing spatial variability in night-time lights using a high spatial resolution color Jilin-1 image – Jerusalem as a case study".
Ariel Meroz, PhD candidate (Stage B), started October 2019, "Understanding the drivers of land use and land cover changes in the Negev".
`Semion Polinov, PhD candidate (Stage B, University of Haifa), started 2016, "Changes in the human footprint in the Mediterranean Sea since the industrial revolution and their drivers – a spatial and historical analysis" (With Dr Revital Bookman)
Polinov, S., Bookman, R., & Levin, N. (2021). Spatial and temporal assessment of oil spills in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 167, 112338.
פולינוב, ס., בוקמן, ר., לוין, נ. (2021). הדגמים המרחביים והעיתיים של דליפות נפט מאוניות בים התיכון. אקולוגיה וסביבה, 12(2), https://www.magazine.isees.org.il/?p=31215
Rotem Elinson, PhD candidate (Stage B), started October 2017, "Crowdsourcing as a tool for studying nature and outdoor activities: the case of AmudAnan in Israel"
Leah Dann, PhD candidate (Stage B, University of Queensland), started 2018, "Understanding barriers to the recruitment of threatened plant species on Norfolk Island". (with A/Prof Salit Kark, Dr John Dwyer, Dr Lydia Guja)
Ido Unterman, MSC candidate, started December 2021, "Remote sensing for forest management using computer vision" (with prof Yael Moses at Reichman university)
Ofri Landesberg, , MA candidate, started October 2021, "Quantifying the transition of municipatlies to LED lighting and the impact on light pollution".
Arkadi Shneider, MA candidate, started October 2021, "Estimating the impact of LED lighting on light pollution using field measurements".
Dani Paran, MA candidate, started October 2021, "Orienteering maps".
Idit Tikotzki, MA candidate, started February 2021, "Wildfire risk assessment at the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI)". (with Dr. Avi Bar Massada)
Alona Haim, MA candidate, started October 2019, "The environmental impact of the Israel Highway no. 6 on open spaces, natural habitats and ecological corridors: a GIS and remote sensing analysis".
Shelly Elbaz, MA candidate, 2017-2021, "Spatial and temporal variability in the phenology of Mediterranean woody plant species". (with Dr. Efrat Sheffer).
Elbaz, S., Sheffer, E., Lensky, I. M., & Levin, N. (2021). The Impacts of Spatial Resolution, Viewing Angle, and Spectral Vegetation Indices on the Quantification of Woody Mediterranean Species Seasonality Using Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing, 13(10), 1958.
Former graduate students and post-doctoral fellows
Ruben Venegas Li, PhD thesis 2015-2019, “Challenges and opportunities in marine conservation planning at regional and global scales in times of rapid change” (with Prof Salit Kark)
Venegas‐Li, R., Levin, N., Morales‐Barquero, L., Kaschner, K., Garilao, C., & Kark, S. (2019). Global assessment of marine biodiversity potentially threatened by offshore hydrocarbon activities. Global Change Biology, 25(6), 2009-2020.
Venegas Li, R., Levin, N., Possingham, H., Kark, S. (2018). 3D spatial conservation prioritisation: accounting for depth in marine environments. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 9, 773-784.
Gilad Weil, PhD thesis 2015-2018, "Classifying Woody Mediterranean Species using Spectral and Phenological Observations" (with Prof Itamar Lensky).
MA thesis, 2012 – 2013, "Prioritizing areas for nature reserves in Israel".
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (presently, a scientist at Israel Nature and Parks Authority)
Weil, G., Lensky, I., Levin, N. (2017). Using ground observations of a digital camera in the VIS-NIR range for quantifying the phenology of Mediterranean woody species. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 62, 88-101. Doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2017.05.016
Weil, G., Lensky, I., Resheff, Y.S., Levin, N. (2017). Optimizing the timing of unmanned aerial vehicle image acquisition for applied mapping of woody vegetation species using feature selection. Remote Sensing, 9(11), 1130.
Weil, G., Levin, N. (2015) "Can siting algorithms assist in prioritizing for conservation in a densely populated and land use allocated country? Israel as a case study". Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution, 61(1), 50-60. Doi:10.1080/15659801.2015.1035858
Gad Schaffer, PhD thesis, 2010-2015, “Landscape Changes in the Land of Israel since the 19th Century Based on Historical Maps and Aerial Photographs: Implications on Nature Conservation and Preservation”.
Schaffer, G., Peer, M., Levin, N. (2016) "Quantifying the completeness of and correspondence between two historical maps: a case study from 19th century Palestine". Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 43 (2), 154-175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15230406.2015.1029519
Schaffer, G., Levin, N. (2016) "Reconstructing 19th century landscapes from historical maps – the Survey of Western Palestine as a case study". Landscape Research, 41 (3), 360-379. doi: 10.1080/01426397.2015.1078454
Schaffer, G., Levin, N. (2015) “Challenges and possible approaches for using GIS as a tool in historical geography landscape research: a meta-analysis review”. e-Perimetron, 10 (3), 94-123.
Schaffer, G., Levin, N. (2014). Mapping human induced landscape changes in Israel between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 21th century. Journal of Landscape Ecology, 7 (1), 110-146.
Dr Michal Licther, 2014-2015, “Marine conservation planning”.
Dr Eran Brokovich, 2013-2014 “Marine conservation planning in Israel’s exclusive economic zone”.
Goldman, R., Biton, E., Brokovich, E., Kark, S., Levin, N. (2015). Oil spill contamination probability in the southeastern Levantine basin. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 91, 347-356. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.10.050.
Levin, N., Mazor, T., Brokovich, E., Jablon, P.-E., Kark, S. (2015) "Sensitivity analysis of conservation targets in systematic conservation planning". Ecological Applications, 25 (7), 1997-2010.
Kark, S., Brokovich, E., Mazor, T., Levin, N. (2015) "Emerging conservation challenges and prospects of offshore oil and natural gas production". Conservation Biology, 29 (6), 1573-1585. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12562
Dr Michelle Portman, 2011, “Marine conservation planning in the Mediterranean Sea”.
E-mail: MichelleP@ar.technion.ac.il (presently, Associate Professor at the Technion, Israel)
Portman, M., Nathan, D., Levin, N. (2012), "From the Levant to Gibraltar: A Regional Perspective for Marine Conservation in the Mediterranean Sea", Ambio, 41, 670-681 doi: 10.1007/s13280-012-0298-x.
Dr Alfredo Perez Morales, 2010, “Analyzing drift potential of wind for dune activity”.
Guy Steenekamp, MA thesis, 2018-2019, "The impact of the VATMAL plans on Israel's open spaces" (with Prof Eran Feitelson)
Feitelson, E., Horowitz-Harel, A., Levin, N., Mintz, Z., Steenekamp, G., & Zaban, S. (2021). Haste makes waste: On the implications of rapid planning in Israel. Land Use Policy, 103, 105312.
Tingting Mo, MSc Thesis, 2018, "Using species distribution models to estimate the potential distribution of Common myna (Acridotheres tristis) and common starling (Sturnus vulgaris) in Australia " (with Prof Salit Kark)
James Vandersteen, Honours thesis, 2018, " Exploring the Influence of Light Pollution on Sea Turtles at Heron Island" (with Prof Salit Kark)
Dana Levy, MA thesis (Tel Aviv University), 2016-2018, “The Effects of Land Cover and climate Change on Biodiversity” (with Dr Takuya Iwamura)
Levy, D., Levin, N., Iwamura, T. (2017). A chronicle of habitats: who gained and who lost? A bird’s eye view. Ecology and Environment, 3, 10-12. (in Hebrew).
לוי ד., לוין, נ., איוואמורה, ט. (2017) כרוניקה של בתי גידול: מי הרוויח ומי הפסיד? מבט ממעוּף הציפור, אקולוגיה וסביבה, 3, 10-12.
Sammantha Richardson, Honours thesis, 2016, " What factors predict shark attack occurrence along the eastern coastline of Australia? A spatio-temporal analysis " (with Prof Salit Kark)
Ana'el Dabah, MA thesis, 2012-2016, "The geometric accuracy of 19th century maps of Jerusalem" (with Prof. Rehav Rubin).
Aviv Oppenheim, MA thesis, 2012-2015, “The development of agriculture in the Negev, 1799 – 1948” (with Prof Ruth Kark).
Ofri Golomb, MA thesis, 2012-2015, "Remote sensing the impacts of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus on palm trees" (with Dr. Victor Elchanati, Volcani Institute).
Golomb, O., Alchanatis, V., Cohen, Y., Levin, N., & Soroker, V. (2015). Detection of red palm weevil infected trees using thermal imaging. In Precision agriculture'15 (pp. 322-337). Wageningen Academic Publishers. 10th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, held at the Volcani Centre, Israel.
Pierre-Elie Jablon, MA thesis, 2011-2015, "Coastal dune activity on Moreton Island, Australia".
Levin, N., Jablon, P.E., Phinn, S., Collins, K. (2017). Coastal dune activity and foredune formation on Moreton Island, Australia, 1944-2015. Aeolian Research, 25, 107-121. Doi: 10.1016/j.aeolia.2017.03.005
Yali Katz, MA thesis,, 2012-2014, “Quantifying light pollution in Jerusalem using remote sensing methods”.
Katz, Y., Levin, N. (2016) Quantifying urban light pollution - a comparison between field measurements and EROS-B imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment, 177, 65-77. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2016.02.017
Tal Katz, MA thesis, 2011 – 2013, "Hyperspectral properties of tree species in the thermal region".
Shalem Cohen, MSc thesis, 2009/10 - June 2012, “Mapping Wildflowers using Remote Sensing”.
Yishai Duke, MA thesis, 2008/9 - December 2011, “Night Lights in Israel”.
Levin, N. and Duke, Y. (2012), "High spatial resolution night-time light images for demographic and socio-economic studies". Remote Sensing of Environment, 119, 1-10.
Levin, N., Duke, Y. (2012). High Spatial Resolution Night-Time Light Images for Demographic and Socioeconomic Studies. Floersheimer Studies, The Institute of Urban and Regional Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Publication No. 1/81 (in Hebrew).