STUDENTS

 

Supervision of graduate students (PhD, MSc and MA) and post-doctoral fellows

 

Ariel Meroz, PhD candidate (Stage A), starting October 2019, "Understanding the drivers of land use and land cover changes in the Negev".

E-mail: arielmmeroz@gmail.com

 

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)

E-mail: l.dann@uq.edu.au

 

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)

E-mail: semion.polinov@gmail.com

 

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"

E-mail: rotkes7@gmail.com

 

Alona Haim, MA candidate, started October 2019

E-mail: alona.haim@mail.huji.ac.il


 

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 A/Prof Salit Kark)

E-mail: r.venegas@uq.edu.au

Resulting publications:

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).

E-mail: weilgilad@gmail.com

Resulting publications:

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.

 

 

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”.

E-mail: gads81@gmail.com

Resulting publications:

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”.

E-mail: mlichter@geo.haifa.ac.il

 

Dr Eran Brokovich, 2013-2014 “Marine conservation planning in Israel’s exclusive economic zone”.

E-mail: eran@isees.org.il

Resulting publications:

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

Resulting publications:

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”.

E-mail: alfredop@um.es

 

 

Guy Steenekamp, MA thesis, 2018-2019, "The impact of the VATMAL plans on Israel's open spaces" (with Prof Eran Feitelson)

E-mail: guy.steenekamp@mail.huji.ac.il

 

 

Edna Guk, 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".

E-mail: edna.guk@mail.huji.ac.il

 

 

Dana Levy, MA thesis (Tel Aviv University), 2016-2018, “The Effects of Land Cover and climate Change on Biodiversity” (with Dr Takuya Iwamura)

E-mail: dananalevy@gmail.com

Resulting publications:

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.

 

Ana'el Dabah, MA thesis, 2012-2016, "The geometric accuracy of 19th century maps of Jerusalem" (with Prof. Rehav Rubin).

E-mail: anaeld23@gmail.com

 

Aviv Oppenheim, MA thesis, 2012-2015, “The development of agriculture in the Negev, 1799 – 1948” (with Prof Ruth Kark).

E-mail: avivopp@gmail.com

 

Ofri Golomb, MA thesis, 2012-2015, "Remote sensing the impacts of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus on palm trees" (with Dr. Victor Elchanati, Volcani Institute).

E-mail: ofrig20@gmail.com

Resulting publications:

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".

E-mail: pejablon@gmail.com

Resulting publications:

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”.

E-mail: yali.katz@mail.huji.ac.il

Resulting publications:

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

 

Gilad Weil, MA thesis, 2012 – 2013, "Prioritizing areas for nature reserves in Israel".

E-mail: weilgilad@gmail.com

Resulting publications:

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

 

Tal Katz, MA thesis, 2011 – 2013, "Hyperspectral properties of tree species in the thermal region".

E-mail: tal.cuthalion@gmail.com

 

Shalem Cohen, MSc thesis, 2009/10 - June 2012, “Mapping Wildflowers using Remote Sensing”.

E-mail: shalem.cohen@gmail.com

 

Yishai Duke, MA thesis, 2008/9 - December 2011, “Night Lights in Israel”.

E-mail: yishaid@gmail.com

Resulting publications:

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).