Curriculum Vitae:

Personal:
 
Date of Birth:  December 29, 1946.
Personal Status:   Married, 4 children.
Military service:  1964–1967.
Education:
 
1970 
B.A., Biology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (summa cum laude).
1972  
M.Sc., Botany, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (summa cum laude). Thesis: "The Vegetation of Gebel Maghara ‑ North Sinai." Supervisors: Prof. G. Orshan, Dr. I. Noy‑Meir.
1977
Ph.D. degree. Thesis: "Quantitative Analysis on the Tragacanthic Vegetation of Mt. Hermon." Supervisors: Prof. G. Orshan and Prof. I. Noy‑Meir
1977 ‑ 1979  
Postdoctoral Fellow,  Cornell University; Supervisor: R. H. Whittaker., Section of Ecology and Systematics, Cornell University.
 
 
 
 
Teaching and Research:
      
1967 Work at the Fishery Research Station, Haifa (with Prof. Ben-Tuvia).
1972 ‑ 1973 Researcher on Mt. Hermon, Nature Reserve Authority.
1979 ‑ 1984 Lecturer, Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1984 - 1988 Senior Lecturer, Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1988 - 1993 Associate Professor, Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1990 - 1991 Chairman of the teaching program in Botany, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1994- present Professor, Dep. of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology, The Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
     
          
                
Administration
 
1980 - present  Initiator and Head of Israel Plant Information center (Rotem) - a joint project of the Hebrew University and the Society for the Protection of Nature.
1991 - 1996 Member of the Steering Committee of the "Center for Rationality and Interactive Decision Theory" of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1994 - 1996 Head of the GIS (Geographical Information System) Steering Committee of the Hebrew University. Initiate and develop the GIS system in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2000 – 2003 Scientific advisor, Mt. Scopus Botanical Garden, The Hebrew University of Jeruselem.
2000 – 2005  Member of the sceintific council of the – “Kibbutzim College of Education”

 
Academic Activity
1980 – present  Head of " Rotem"-Israel Plant Information Center of the Society for the Protection of Nature and the Hebrew University.
1980 - 1989 Editor of "Bulletin of Rotem" - a periodical devoted to Israel Plants.
1987 - 1992
Initiation and operation of the group of ECORATIO (comprising Professors: Aumann, Maschler, Neyman, Peleg [Math.]; Ya'ari [Eco.]; Zamir [Stat.] and Cohen, Motro [Ecology]; Selten [Math-Eco., Germany]) aimed at applying game theory to ecology and evolution
 1988 – 1989  Organizer of a reseach year on ”Appling Game theory in to Ecology and Evolution" in the Institute of Avdanced Studies.
 1991 – present  Member of the "Center for Rationality and Interactive Decision Theory" of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
 1993 - 2000  Editorial Board Member of "Journal of Ecology and Environment".
 1996 – 1999  Editorial Board Member of " Ecologia Mediterranea".
 1991 - 1999  Head of "Rare Plant Project" - studies the endangered plants of Israel, under the auspices of the Nature Reserves Authority and the Society for the Protection of Nature.
1997 - 1998 Organizer of the yearly seminar “Rationality on Friday” at the “Center of Rationality” in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1991 – present
Established, and managed, (together with Prof. D. Cohen and Prof. U. Motro and Dr.Keasar) the “BeeHave” Laboratory of the Center of Rationality. The laboratory work on “decision-making rules” of foraging bees. We try to bridge theories in Game Theory, Neurobiology, and Psychology with real life activity of bumblebees and artificial electronic flowers.
 1999 – present  Sceintific adviser of the journal –“ The Nature of  Things”.
2006 – present Species Survival Commission (SSC) member of the IUCN – The world conservation unit and a specialist of the "Crop Wild Relative Specialist Group (CWRSG)".
 2006 – 2007 Co-director (with Sergio Hart) of a Research Year on "The Interface
 between Evolutionary Biology and Game Theory", The Institute for Advanced Studies, 2006/7.
                    
       
   
PhD and MSc. and Postdoc Students: 

1.  Auerbach, Michael, Postdoctoral student, 1985. Biodeversity and Crucifer ecology.

2.  Hasson, Oren, Postdoctoral student, 1989. Communication among organisms especially between flower and their pollinators.

3.  Wolf, Lorne, Postdoctoral student, 1992. Reproductive Biology of  Ochradenus baccatus.

PhD and MSc. Students:
 
1.    Heyman, Ravital, M. Sc., 1980. The hygrophyll vegetation of South Golan.
 
2.    Auerbach, Michael, Postdoctoral student, 1985. Biodeversity and Crucifer ecology.
 
3.    Novoplansky, Ariel, M. Sc., 1985. The ecology of mole mounds in relation to co-existence of annual plants in a Mediterranean community.
 
4.   Havered, Orli, M. Sc., 1986. The ecology of foraging for seeds in desert harvesting ants - Messor spp.
 
5.   Cohen, Rachel, M. Sc., 1986. Germination and dispersal of annual Mediterranean plants in relation to Chaparral openings.
 
6.   Aaronson, James, Ph.D., 1989. Comparison of life-history strategies of desert and Mediterranean populations of annual plants.
 
7.   Hasson, Oren, Postdoctoral student, 1989. Communication among organisms especially between flower and their pollinators.
 
8.   Kadmon, Ronen, Ph.D., 1990. Effect of spatial and temporal heterogeneity on population regulation in desert annual plants.
 
9.   Ortal, Reuven, Ph.D., 1991. Quantitative zoogeography of the aquative fauna in Israel.
 
10.  Leschner, Hagar, M. Sc., 1991. Reproductive and demographic aspects of desert annual plants in different microsites.
 
11.  Kasher, Rani, M. Sc., 1991. Pollination ecology of Salvia fruticosa - a Mediterranean shrub.
 
12.  Wolf, Lorne, Postdoctoral student, 1992. Reproductive Biology of  Ochradenus baccatus.
 
14.  Boker, Gili, M. Sc., 1992 - Pollination ecology of Eremostachys laciniata (Lamiaceae) by large bees in relation to inflorescence structure.
 
15.  Wolf, Moshe, M. Sc., 1993 - Pollination and flowers' abundance and relation in desert environments - Sde Boker.
 
16.  Shreiber, Eli, M. Sc., 1993 - Foraging strategies in flat inflorescences of Alkana strigosa by solitary bees.
 
17.  Baruch, Uri, Ph.D., 1993 - Reconstruction of the environmental history of the Dead-Sea district by palnological analysis.
 
19.  Aharoni, Shiri, M.Sc., 1994 - The adaptive value of the corolla and the black spot size in the pollination of the poppy.
 
20.  Barshai, Noam, M. Sc., 1995 - Fruitset percentage in relation to tree size and pollination in the Almond.
 
21.  Tepper, Eli, M. Sc., 1997 - Reproductive biology of arboreal plants in a Mediterranean chaparral ecosystem.
 
22.  Keasar, Tamar, Ph.D., 1997 - Sampling effort in foraging bumblebees.
 
23.  Keshet, Alex, M. Sc., 1997 - Pollination ecology of protogynous versus protandrous flowers.
 
24.  Gottleib, Dafna , M.Sc., 2001. – Pollination Ecology of Antherrhinum majus and the Behavior of Psoxylocopa spp.
 
25.  Goubitz, Shirrinka , Ph.D, 2001. – Reproductive Biology of Pinus halepensis.
 
26.  Shavit, Ofrit , M.Sc.,2001. - Pollination Ecology of Male vs. Female Solitary bees.
 
27.  Fragman, Ori, Ph.D., 2003. – Reproductive Biology of Israeli geophytes.
 
28.  Arnon, Rachel, M.Sc., 2003. – Pollination Ecology of Flagged Inflorescence – Salvia Virdis.
 
29.  Sapir, Yuval , Ph.D., 2005. Pollination Ecology of Royal Irises – Iris Sec. Oncocyclus.
 
30.  Kalish–Sadeh Adi, M.Sc., 2007. Pollination Ecology of Xylocopa pubescens.
 
 
 
PhD   Students out of Israel :
1.    Claus Holtzapple (Gottingen Univ.)
2.    Heike Kirchmeister (Marburg Iniv.)
3.    Bill Kunin (Wash.Univ.)
 
 
 
Visiting Professors (for 3-12 month):
1.    Devora Golberg (1986-7)
2.    Lary Venable (1989-90)
3.    Bernd Heinrich (1991-2)
4.    Rundolf Menzel (1989-90)
5.    Dean Foster (2006-7)
  
   
    
Research Areas:
Evolutionary ecology; Desert and Mediterranean ecosystems; Diversity and Biogeography; Biology and Game Theory.   
 
      
    
Research Interests:
Reproductive biology and pollination: Sex types in plants; Foraging behavior of bees; Bee-flower interactions. Rare and endangered plants of the Levant. Application of game theory to evolution and ecology. Bounded rationality as an explanation of behaviors and morphologies in biology. Flowers as a focal model for the study of the pollination market and game interactions between female and male functions.
   
    
     
Research Topics:
1.      Heterocarpy and sex types in the Daisy (Asteraceae).
2.      Signaling vs. cheap talk in flower display.
3.      Mother-offspring conflict and the evolution of the compact inflorescent. 
4.      Sex Types in plants and the Charnov sexual allocation model: Monoecy, dioecy and hermaphrodite. Selfing vs. outcrossing in annual plants.
5.      Relation between flower size, fruit size, and sex types in plants.
6.      Coevolution of the Red Anemone guild and Glaphyrid beetles.
7.      Color change in inflorescences in relation to pollinators.
8.      Rare endemic and endangered species of Israel and adjacent countries.
9.      War of attrition between vertebrata and insects: How does K-level reasoning matter?
10. The Affuna (PEA) game: The Rapoport resource dilemma in evolutionary ecology. 
11. Unified approaches to nature, cultures, and archeology in Edom.
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