Survival in the field of Pseudoperonospora cubensis and Plasmopara viticola after extreme hot and dry weather conditions in Israel


Cohen, Y., Reuveni, M., Gur, L., and Ovadia., S. 2020.
The assessment of microbial biomass C in subsoil samples using fumigation-extraction is negligibly affected by residual chloroform.

Arid Land Research and Management, DOI:10.1080/15324982.2020.1767226

Nativ Rotbart, Mikhail Borisover, Nadezhda Bukhanovsky, Anna Beriozkin, Gil Eshel, Asher Bar-Tal, Adi Oren
Curative and Suppressive Activities of Essential Tea Tree Oil against Fungal Plant Pathogens


Reuveni, M., Sanches, E., & Barbier, M. 2020
Control of Alternaria fruit rot in 'Pink Lady' apples by fungicidal mixtures

Crop Protection

Gur, L., Reuveni, M., and Cohen, Y. 2020.
Determining Bathymetry of Shallow and Ephemeral Desert Lakes Using Satellite Imagery and Altimetry

Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL087367

Armon, M., Dente, E., Shimolvitz, Y., Mushkin, A., Cohen, T., Enzel, Y., & Morin, E.
The role of pedagogical practices in novice teachers' work

European Journal of Educational Research, 9(2), 457-469.

Sasson, I., Kalir, D., & Malkinson, N.
Becoming a scientist - Career choice characteristics

Accepted to International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.

Sasson, I.
A model for pedagogical characterization of innovative learning spaces: A tool for the professional development of educators

Accepted to "Eyunim Bechinuch" (In Hebrew)

Sasson, I.
Sleep disorders and vascular responsiveness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Journal of Internal Medicine. [Epub ahead of print].

Adawi, M., Sabbah, F., Tzischinsky, O., Blum, N., Luigi Bragazzi, N., Yehuda, I., Tamir, S., Romanenko, O., & Blum, A.
LP-UV-Nano MgO2 Pretreated Catalysis Followed by Small Bioreactor Platform Capsules Treatment for Superior Kinetic Degradation Performance of 17α-Ethynylestradiol

Materials, 13(1), 83.

Vaddadi, L. P., Avisar, D., Vadivel, V. K., Menashe, O., Kurzbaum, E., Cohen-Yaniv, V., & Mamane, H.
Biodegradation of the Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical 17α-Ethynylestradiol (EE2) by Rhodococcus zopfii and Pseudomonas putida Encapsulated in Small Bioreactor Platform (SBP) Capsules.

Applied Sciences, 10, 336.

Ofir Menashe, Yasmin Raizner, Martin Esteban Kuc, Vered Cohen-Yaniv, Aviv Kaplan, Hadas Mamane, Dror Avisar, Eyal Kurzbaum
Vascular Reactivity of Adult-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients

The Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ, 22(6), 348-351

Adawi, M., Abu-Gabel, T., Sabbah, F., Yehuda, I., Tamir, S., & Blum, A.


Sedimentary Marl mudstone as a substrate in a xeric environment revealed by microbiome analysis

Extremophiles. (2019) doi: 10.1007/s00792-019-01087-7

Koryachenko O, Girsowicz R, Dekel Y, Doniger T, Steinberger
Phosphate removal from dairy wastewater and domestic effluents

Horizons in Geography, 95, 60-69. (in Hebrew).

Kurzbaum E., Bar Shalom O.
Rain-based soil solarization for reducing the persistent seed banks of invasive plants in natural ecosystems - Acacia saligna as a model

Pest Management Science

Cohen, Oded, Pua Bar, Abraham Gamliel, Jaacov Katan, Eyal Kurzbaum, Gil Weber, Iris Schubert, and Joseph Riov
Diurnal changes of the delayed fluorescence integral from a Chlorella vulgaris culture under ambient light


Eckert, W, Leunert, F., Yacobi, YZ, Köhler, J. Kurzbaum, E.
From the Titanic and other shipwrecks to biofilm prevention: The interesting role of polyphenol-protein complexes in biofilm inhibition

Science of the Total Environment, 25, 658:1098-1105.

Kurzbaum, E., Iliasafov, L., Kolik, L., Starosvetsky, J., Bilanovic, D., Butnariu, M., & Armon, R
Phenol biodegradation by bacterial cultures encapsulated in 3D microfiltration-membrane capsules

Environmental Technology

Eyal Kurzbaum, Yasmin Raizner, Martin E. Kuc, Anatoly Kulikov, Ben Hakimi, Lilach Iasur Kruh, Ofir Menashe
Teachers' Knowledge, Beliefs, and Attitudes about Climate Change

International Education Studies

Seroussi, D.E., Rothschild, N., Kurzbaum. E., Yaffe, Y., & Hemo, T.
Fluvial Incision and Coarse Gravel Redistribution Across the Modern Dead Sea Shelf as a Result of Base-Level Fall

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 44(11): 2170– 2185.

Eyal, H., Dente, E., Haviv, I., Enzel, Y., Dunne, T., & Lensky, N.
What predicts household waste management behaviors? Culture and type of behavior as moderators

Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 145, 11-18.

Kaplan Mintz, K., Henn, L., Park, J., & Kurman, J.
A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Facilitators of Recycling

Environment, Development and Sustainability. Accepted for publication.

Kaplan Mintz, K., & Kurman, J.
Project-Based Learning in Education for Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Graduate Planning Students

Case Studies in the Environment. 16(1), 1-16.

Teff-Seker, Y., Portman, M. E., & Kaplan Mintz, K.
Participation in research apprenticeship program: Issues related to career choice in STEM

International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 17(3), 467-482.

Sasson, I.
Pedagogical characteristics of classroom learning tasks: a three-dimensional methodological framework

Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 27(2), 163-182.

Sasson, I.
Implementation of an educational change in the organization – An evaluation model

'Eunim Beminhal Irgun Hahinuch', 36, 277-312. (In Hebrew)

Sasson, I., & Kopietz, K.
Building a sustainable university-community partnership: Case study in science education

Studies in Higher Education, 44(12), 2318-2332.

Sasson, I.
Integrated treatment of reverse osmosis brines coupling electrocoagulation with advanced oxidation processes

Chemical Engineering Journal, 356, 771-780. doi

Azerrad, S. P., Isaacs, M., & Dosoretz, C. G.
Bumble workers give up sleep to care for offspring that are not their own

Current Biology, 29:3488-3493

Moshe Nagari, Ariel Gera, Sara Jonsson and Guy Bloch
Potent social time givers overide photic entrainment of the circadian clock in honey bees

Nature Communications 7. * Equal contribution

4. Taro Fuchikawa*, Ada Eban-Rothschild*, Moshe Nagari*, Yair Shemesh and Guy Bloch


Chloroform fumigation extraction for measuring soil microbial biomass: The validity of using samples approaching water saturation

Geoderma 3019 204-207

Adi Oren, Nativ Rotbart, Mikhail Borisover, Asher Bar-Tal.
The place of content and pedagogy in shaping sustainability learning outcomes in higher education

Environmental Education Research, 24(2), 207-229.

Mintz, K., & Tal, T.
Extracellular laccase production and phenolics degradation by an olive mill wastewater isolate

Grasas y Aceites, 69(1), 231-241.

Rupak Kumar(#), Yasmin Raizner, Lilach Iasur Kruh, Ofir Menashe, Hassan Azaizehe, Suman Kapur, Eyal Kurzbaum
Controlling the seed bank of the invasive plant Acacia saligna: comparison of the efficacy of prescribed burning, soil solarization, and their combination

Biological Invasions 20, 2875-2887.

Cohen, O., Bar (Kutiel) P., Gamliel, Katan, Kurzbaum, E and Riov, J
Treatment of olive mill wastewater using ozonation followed by an encapsulated acclimated biomass

Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 6(4), 5014-5023.

Yeara Bar Oz(#), Hadas Mamane, Ofir Menashe, Vered Cohen-Yaniv, Rupak Kumar, Lilach Iasur Kruh, Eyal Kurzbaum
Sinuosity Evolution Variations Along an Incising Channel: The Jordan River Response to the Dead Sea Level Fall

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 44(3): 781– 795.

Dente, E., Lensky, N.G., Morin, E., Dunne, T., & Enzel Y.
Megalakes in the Sahara?

A Review Quaternary Research, 90(2): 253-275.

Quade, J., Dente, E., Armon, M., Ben Dor, Y., Morin, E., Adam, O., & Enzel, Y.
Rainfall and Meteorology Patterns of Flash Flood-producing Storms in the Levant Drylands and their Hydrogeomorphic Implications

Journal of Hydrometeorology, 19: 1077–1096.

Armon, M., Dente, E., Smith, J.A., E., Morin, E., & Enzel, Y.
Water quality changes seasonal variations in root respiration, xylem CO2, and sap pH in citrus orchards

Agricultural Water Management 197, 147-157.

Indira Paudel, Asher Bar-Tal, Nativ Rotbart, Jhonathan Ephrath, Shabtai Cohen.
Treated wastewater irrigation: Soil variables and grapefruit tree performance

Agricultural water management 204, 126-137.

Indira Paudel, Asher Bar-Tal, Guy J Levy, Nativ Rotbart, Jhonathan E Ephrath, Shabtai Cohen
Facilitated enumeration of the silicate bacterium Paenibacillus mucilaginosus comb. nov. (formerly Bacillus mucilaginosus) via tetrazolium chloride incorporation into a double agar-based solid growth medium

Folia Microbiologica 63(3),401–404.

Annie Vardanian, Eyal Kurzbaum, Yair Farber, Monica Butnariu, Robert Armon
Fostering critical thinking and question-posing skill in an innovative learning environment

Thinking Skills and Creativity, 29, 203-212.

Sasson, I., Yehuda, I., & Malkinson, N.
When in Rome Do as the Romans Do: The Role of Social Norms in Changing Environmental Significant Behavior

Ecology & Environment, June 2018, (in Hebrew)

Kaplan Mintz, K.


Capped-brood that does not require feeding makes nurse honeybees work around-the-clock

Journal of Experimental Biology, 220:4130-4140.

Moshe Nagari Yafit Brenner and Guy Bloch
Task-related phasing of circadian rhythms in antennal responsiveness to general odorants and pheromones in honeybees

Journal of Biological Rhythms, 32:593-608.

Moshe Nagari, Paul Szyszka, Giovanni Galizia and Guy Bloch
Lower leaf gas‐exchange and higher photorespiration of treated wastewater irrigated Citrus trees is modulated by soil type and climate

Physiologia plantarum 156, 4, 478-496.

Indira Paudel, Avi Shaviv, Nirit Bernstein, Bruria Heuer, Or Shapira, Victor Lukyanov, Asher Bar‐Tal, Nativ Rotbart, Jhonathan Ephrath, Shabtai Cohen
Examination of residual chloroform interference in the measurement of microbial biomass C by fumigation-extraction

Soil Biology and Biochemistry 111, 60-65

Rotbart, Nativ, Borisover, Mikhail, Bukhanovsky, Nadezhda, Nasonova, Alla, Bar-Tal, Asher & Oren, Adi.
Aspects of carbon dioxide mitigation in a closed microalgae photo-bioreactor supplied with flue gas

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol. 62, No. 1, pp.1–16.

Kurzbaum, E., Aharoni, A., Kirzhner, F., Azov, Y. and Armon, R.
Lanthanum-modified bentonite: Potential for efficient removal of phosphates from fish pond effluents

Environmental Science and Pollution Research 24(17), 15182-15186.

Kurzbaum E., Yasmin Raizner, Oded Cohen, Guy Rubinstein, Oded Bar Shalom
Encapsulated Pseudomonas putida for phenol biodegradation: Use of a structural membrane for construction of a well-organized confined particle

Water research, 121, 37–45.

Kurzbaum E., Yasmin Raizner, Oded Cohen, Ran Y. Suckeveriene, Anatoly Kulikov, Ben Hakimi, Lilach Iasur Kruh, Yair Farber, Robert Armon, Ofir Menashe
Geomorphic Response of a Low-Gradient Channel to Modern, Progressive Base-Level Lowering: Nahal HaArava, the Dead Sea

Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 122(12): 2468- 2487.

Dente, E., Lensky, N.G., Morin, E., Grodek, T., Sheffer, N., & Enzel, Y.
What determines a school's success in science and technology education? Learning from success in the periphery

Mifgash' - For educational and social work, 44, 11-36. (In Hebrew)

Sasson, I.


Glabridin, an isoflavan from licorice root, up-regulates paraoxonase 2 expression under hyperglycemia and protects it from oxidation

Mol Nutr Food Res, 60(2): 287-99.

Yehuda, I., Madar, Z., Leikin-Frenkel, A., Szuchman-Sapir, A., Magzal F., Markman G., & Tamir, S.
Self-accelerated Development of Salt Karst During Flash Floods along the Dead Sea Coast, Israel

Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 121(1): 17-38.

Avni, Y., Lensky, N.G., Dente, E., Shviro, M., Arav, R., Gavrieli, I., Yechieli, Y., Abelson, M., Lutzky, H., Filin, S., Haviv, I., & Baer, G.
A Novel Bioaugmentation Treatment Approach using a Confined Microbial Environment: A Case Study in a MBR Wastewater Treatment Plant

Environmental Technology 37(12):1582-90.

Menashe O., Kurzbaum E.
Performance comparison of plant root biofilm, gravel attached biofilm and planktonic microbial populations, in phenol removal within a constructed wetland wastewater treatment system

Water SA, 42 (1), 166-170.

Kurzbaum E., F. Kirzhner, R. Armon
The potential of phosphate removal from dairy wastewater and municipal wastewater effluents using a lanthanum-modified bentonite

Applied Clay Science, 123, 182-186.

Kurzbaum, E., Bar Shalom, O.
Environmental Aspects of Cryptosporidium

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Research 3(2), 1048.

Armon R, Gold D, Zuckerman U, Kurzbaum E
Online quizzes in a virtual learning environment as a tool for formative assessment

Journal of Technology and Science Education, 6(3), 188-208.

Cohen, D. & Sasson, I.
Online quizzes in a virtual learning environment as a tool for formative assessment

Journal of Technology and Science Education, 6(3), 188-208.

Cohen, D. & Sasson, I.


Assessment for effective intervention: Enrichment science academic program

Journal of Science Education and Technology, 22(5), 718-728.

Sasson, I., & Cohen, D.
Towards mutual understanding (TMU) – Religious and secular students in higher education

Journal of Educational and Social Research, 3(1), 151-162. Doi:10.5901/jesr.2012.v3n1p151

Hen, M., & Sasson, I.
A three-attribute transfer skills framework – Part I: Establishing the model and its relation to chemical education

Chemistry Education Research and Practice – CERP, 14, 363-375.

Dori, Y.J., & Sasson, I.
Evaluation of the democratic school: The perspective of the graduates

Maof Uma’aseh, 15, 146-172. (In Hebrew)

Sasson, I., & Versano, C.
Research-based teaching in science education: A regional innovative program. In N. Callaos, J. Horne, N. Lace, W. Lesso, & M. Siddique (Eds.)

The 17th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics – Proceedings book (pp. 253-256). Orlando, Florida, USA: International Institute of Informatics and Systemics.

Sasson, I.
Social responsibility in science education: A multidimensional model for evaluating programs to reduce educational disparity in the periphery. In R. Lustig (Ed.)

Towards an era of social responsibility: The evaluators, evaluees, and the public (pp. 185-200). Israel Association for Program Evaluation. (In Hebrew)

Sasson, I., & Kopietz, K.
Education for sustainability in higher education: multiple-case study of three courses

Journal of Biological Education, 47, 140-149.

Mintz, K., & Tal, T.,


Estimating olive leaf nitrogen concentration using VIS-NIR spectral reflectance

Biosystems Engineering Vol114, Iss 4, Pages 426-434.

Nativ, R., Z. Schmilovitch, Y. Choen, V. Alcahantis, R. Erel, T. Ignat, C. Shenderey, A. Dag and U. Yermiyahu
Transfer skills and their case-based assessment. In B. J. Fraser, K. G. Tobin, and C. J. McRobbie (Eds.)

The Second International Handbook of Science Education (pp. 691-710). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer-Verlag.

Sasson, I., & Dori, Y.J.
Aging and information technology and communication (ICT): What affects attitudes towards computers?

Gerontology, 39(3), 57-75. (In Hebrew)

Sasson, I., Greenbaum, E., & Govrin, A.
The involvement of the antennae in mediating the brood influence on circadian rhythms in "nurse" honey bee (Apis mellifera) workers

Journal of Insect Physiology, 58:1096-1103.

Moshe Nagari and Guy Bloch


Fostering near and far transfer in the chemistry case-based laboratory environment. In G. Clarebout, & J. Elen (Eds.)

Avoiding simplicity, confronting complexity: Advance in studying and designing powerful (computer-based) learning environments (pp. 275-286). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publication.

Sasson, I., & Dori, Y.


Integrating case-based computerized laboratories into high school chemistry

The Chemical Educator, 9, 4-8.

Dori, Y. J., Sasson, I., Kaberman, Z. & Herscovitz, O.


Computerized laboratories and molecular models in chemistry

Alon Morei Hachemia Al Chemiya, 4, 30-37. (In Hebrew)

Herscovitz, O., Kaberman, Z., Sasson, I., & Dori, Y.