Dr. Revital Bookman

Dr. Revital Bookman

Role: Academic Faculty

Department: Department of Marine Geosciences

Tel # (Inside Univ): 04-828(8792)

Room: 268


Research Interests

My main research interests focus on the use of modern and Late Quaternary marine and lacustrine records to study sediment transport and deposition related to climate-driven, earthquake-induced, and anthropogenic and pollution processes.

Information on current research projects, lab members and open vacancies for students is available at the Sedimentology Laboratory page 


Publications (List on Google Scholar)

Zohar I., Teutsch N., Levin, N., de Stigter, H., Bookman, R. Paths and dynamics of metal contamination in an urban pond. Journal of Soils and Sediments, submitted.

Steiner Z., Lazar B., Levi S., Tsroya S., Pelled O., Bookman R. and Erez J. The effect of bioturbation in pelagic sediments: Lessons from radioactive tracers and planktonic foraminifera in the Gulf of Aqaba (Eilat), Red Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, submitted.

López-Merino L., Leroy S., Eshel A., Epshtein V., Belmaker R., Bookman R. 2016. Using palynology to re-assess the Dead Sea laminated sediments - indeed varves? Quaternary Science Reviews, Quaternary Science Reviews. 140, 49-66.

Bareket M. M., Bookman R., Katsman R., de Stigter H., B. Herut., 2016. The role of transport processes of particulate mercury in modifying marine anthropogenic secondary sources, the case of Haifa bay, Israel. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 105, 1, 286-291.

Mejia A.Y., Rotini A., Lacasella F., Bookman R., Thaller M.C., Winters G., Migliore L., 2016. Assessing the ecological status of seagrasses using morphology, biochemical descriptors and microbial community analyses.A study in Halophila stipulacea (Forsk.) Aschers meadows in thenorthern Red Sea. Ecological Indicators. 60, 1150-1163.

Elyashiv H., Bookman R., Zviely D, Avnaim-Katav S., Sandler A., Sivan D., 2016. The interplay between relative sea-level rise and sediment supply at the distal part of the Nile littoral cell. The Holocene. 26.2, 248-264.

Roskin, J., Sivan, D., Shteinberg, G., Roskin, E., Porat, N., Bookman, R., 2015.Holocene natural and anthropogenic controls of the beach, aeolian sand and dunes evolution of Caesarea (Israel). Aeolian Research. 19, 65-85.

Bookman R., Filin, S., Avni Y., Rosenfeld, D., Marco S., 2014. Level rise episodes triggered by volcanic eruptions during the desiccation of Lake Lisan. Quaternary Science Reviews. 89, 123-128.

Zohar, I. Bookman, R.,Levin, N., de Stigter, H. Teutsch, N. 2014. The contamination history of lead and other trace metals reconstructed from an urban winter pond in the Eastern Mediterranean coast (Israel). Environmental Science & Technology. 48, 13592−13600.

Bookman R., Driscoll C.T., Effler S.W., Engstrom D.R., 2010. Anthropogenic impacts recorded in the geochemical record of recent sediments from Otisco Lake, New York, USA. Journal of Paleolimnology. 43(3):449-462.

Owens, E.M., Bookman R., Effler S.W., Driscoll C.T., Matthews D.A., and Effler A.J.P., 2009. Resuspension of Mercury-Contaminated Sediments from an In-Lake Industrial Deposit. ASCI Journal of Environmental Engineering, 135, 7, 526-534.

Leroy S.A.G., Marco S., Bookman R., Miller C.S., 2009. Impact of earthquakes on agriculture during the Roman-Byzantine period from pollen records of the Dead Sea laminated sediment. Quaternary Research, 73, 2, 191- 200.

Bookman R., Driscoll C.T., Engstrom D.R., Effler S.W., 2008. Local to Regional Emission Sources Affecting Atmospheric Mercury Fluxes to New York Lakes. Atmospheric Environment, 42, 6088– 6097.

Bookman R., Lazar B., Stein M., and Burr. G., 2007. Radiocarbon dating of primary aragonite by sequential extraction of CO2. The Holocene, vol. 17, 1, p. 131-137.

Bookman R., Bartov Y., Enzel Y., and Stein M., 2006. The levels of late Quaternary lakes in the Dead Sea basin: Two centuries of research. In: New Frontiers in the Dead Sea Paleoenvironmental Research (Eds. Y. Enzel, M. Stein and A. Agnon). Geological Society of America Bulletin Special Paper 401, p. 155-170. Invited publication.

Bartov Y., Bookman R., and Enzel Y., 2006. Current depositional environments at the Dead Sea margins as indicators of its past lake levels. In: New Frontiers in the Dead Sea Paleoenvironmental Research (Eds. Y. Enzel, M. Stein and A. Agnon). Geological Society of America Bulletin Special Paper 401, p. 127-140. Invited publication.

Bookman (Ken-Tor) R., Enzel Y., Agnon A., and Stein M., 2004. Late Holocene lake levels of the Dead Sea. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 116, no. 5/6, p. 555-571.

Stein M., Migowski C., Bookman R., and Lazar B., 2004. Temporal changes in radiocarbon reservoir age in the Dead Sea - Lake Lisan system. Radiocarbon, Vol. 46, Nr 1-2, p. 649-656.

Migowski C., Agnon A., Ken-Tor R., Negendank J.F.W., and Stein M., 2004. Recurrence pattern of Holocene earthquakes along the Dead Sea transform revealed by varve-counting and radiocarbon dating of lacustrine sediments. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 222, p. 301-314.

Enzel Y., Bookman (Ken-Tor) R., Sharon D., Stein M., Gvirtzman H., and Dayan U., 2003. Late Holocene climates of the Near East deduced from Dead Sea level variations and modem regional winter rainfall. Quaternary Research 60, no.3, p. 263-273.

Ken-Tor R., Stein M., Enzel Y., Agnon A., Marco S., and Negendank J.F.W., 2001. Precision of calibrated radiocarbon ages of historic earthquakes in the Dead Sea Basin. Radiocarbon, Vol. 43, Nr 3, p. 1371-1382.

Ken-Tor R., Agnon A., Enzel Y., Stein M., Marco S., and Negendank J.F.W., 2001. High-resolution geological record of historic earthquakes in the Dead Sea basin. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 106, no. B2, p. 2221-2234.

Migowski, C., Ken-Tor, R., Negendank, J.F.W., Stein, M., and Mingram, J., 1998. Post-Lisan record documented in sediment sequences from the western shore area and the central basin of the Dead Sea. Terra Nostra 98/6, 3rd ELDP Workshop, Ptolemais, p. 100-102.



Geology of Marine sediments


Educational cruise

Selected topics in geochemical oceanography

Mediterranean Sea – An interdisciplinary view

From the Tethys to the Mediterranean - field trip on marine environments