ד"ר לזר מייקל - ראש החוג

Michael Lazar

מחלקה: החוג למדעים גיאו-ימיים

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Research Interests

Tectonics of the Dead Sea, gas escape from the seafloor, submarine landslides, remote sensing




Ph.D. in geophysics from the Dept. of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University



Articles in Refereed Journals

1. Lazar, M., Ben-Avraham, Z., 2002. First Images from the Bottom of the Dead Sea – Indications of Recent Tectonic Activity. Israel Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 51, p. 211-218.

2. Blumberg, D.G., Neta T., Margalit, N., Lazar, M., Freilikher, V., 2004. Mapping exposed and buried drainage systems using remote sensing in the Negev Desert, Israel, Geomorphology, v. 61, p. 239-250.

3. Ben-Avraham, Z., Schattner, U., Lazar, M., Hall, J.K., Ben-Gai, Y., Neev, D. and Reshef, M., 2006. Segmentation of the Levant continental margin, eastern Mediterranean: Tectonics, 25, TC5002, doi:10.1029/2005TC001824.

4. Schattner, U., Ben-Avraham, Z., Lazar, M. and Huebscher, C., 2006. Tectonic isolation of the Levant basin offshore Galilee-Lebanon - Effects of the Dead Sea fault plate boundary on the Levant continental margin, eastern Mediterranean. In: Tectonic
Inversion and Structural Inheritance in Mountain Belts, Journal of Structural Geology, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2006.06.003.

5. Schattner U., Ben-Avraham Z., Reshef M., Bar-Am G. and Lazar, M., 2006. Oligocene-Miocene formation of the Haifa basin: Qishon-Sirhan rifting coeval with the Red Sea-Suez rift system. Tectonophysics, v. 419, no.1-4, p. 1-12.

6. Lazar, M., Ben-Avraham Z. and Schattner U., 2006. Formation of sequential basin along a strike slip fault – geophysical observations from the Dead Sea basin: Tectonophysics, V. 421, no. 1-2, p. 53-69.

7. Ben-Avraham, Z., Garfunkel, Z., Lazar, M*., 2008. Geology and Evolution of the Southern Dead Sea Fault with Emphasis on Subsurface Structure: Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences. doi: 10.1146/ (*Authors
appear in alphabetical order).

8. Rybakov, M., Voznesensky, V., Ben-Avraham, Z., and Lazar, M., 2009. The Niklas anomaly southwest of Cyprus: New insights from combined gravity and magnetic data. Israel Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 57, p. 125–138. doi: 10.1560/IJES.57.2.125

9. Schattner, U. and Lazar, M., 2009. Subduction, collision and initiation of hominin dispersal. Quaternary Science Reviews: v. 28, p. 1820-1824

10. Lazar, M., Ben-Avraham, Z., Garfunkel, Z., Porat, N., and Marco, S., 2010, Is the Jericho Escarpment a tectonic or a geomorphological feature? Active faulting and paleoseismic trenching: The Journal of Geology, v. 118, p. 261-276. doi:10.1086/65150414

11. Lazar, M., Schattner, U., 2010. Landscape evolution and hominin dispersal. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 1495-1500.

12. Schattner, U., Lazar, M., Tibor, G., Ben-Avraham, Z., Makovsky, Y., 2010. Filling up the shelf - a sedimentary response to the last post-glacial sea rise. Marine Geology, 278, 165-176.

13. Rybakov, M., Goldshmidt, V., Hall, J.K., Ben-Avraham, Z., Lazar, M., 2011. New insights into the sources of Magnetic Anomalies in the Levant. Russian Geology and Geophysics, 52, 377-396.

14. * Lazar, M., Ben-Avraham, Z., Garfunkel, Z., 2012. The Red Sea – New insights from recent geophysical studies and the connection to the Dead Sea fault. Journal of African Earth Sciences, In Press. (* invited article)

15. Schattner, U., Lazar, M., Waldmann, N. Active gas venting system offshore northern Israel. Continental Shelf Research (In Press)


Articles or Chapters in Scientific Books (which are not Conference Proceedings) – Peer Reviewed

1. Ben-Avraham, Z., Lazar, M., Schattner, U. and Marco S., 2005. The Dead Sea Fault and its effect on civilization. In: F. Wenzel (ed.), Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences: Perspectives in Modern Seismology, Springer Verlag Heidelberg, v. 105, p. 147-170.

2. Ben-Avraham, Z., Lazar, M., 2006. The structure and development of the Dead Sea basin: recent studies. In: Enzel, Y., Agnon, A., Stein, M. (Eds.), New Frontiers in Dead Sea Paleoenvironmental Research, Geological Society of America Special Papers, p. 1-13. DOI: 10.1130/2006.2401(01)

3. Ben-Avraham, Z., Lazar, M., Ballard, R.D., Por, F.D., 2008. Microtopography of a continental rift zone: the Gulf of Elat (Aqaba). Indications of hydrothermal-connected biological activity. In: F.D. Por (Ed) Aqaba-Eilat, the Improbable Gulf: Environment, Biodiversity and Preservation. Magnes Press.

4. Ben-Avraham, Z., Lazar, M., Reshef, M., Garfunkel, G., Ginzburg, Y., Rotstein, Y., Frieslander, U., Bartov, Y., Shulman, H., 2012. Structural styles along the Dead Sea fault. In: Roberts, D.G., Balley, A.W. (Eds.) Phanerozoic Regional Geology of the World, v. 2. P. 612-633.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

1. Lazar, M., Ben-Avraham, Z., Ben-Dor, E., 1998. Comprehensive comparison of atmospheric corrections of “CASI” Hyperspectral images over water – A case study. Proceedings of the 1st EARSeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy. Remote Sensing Laboratories. University of Zurich, Switzerland, 6-8 October, 1998. p. 97-103.

2. Neta T., Blumberg, D.G., Lazar, M., 1999. Mapping exposed and buried river channels using remote sensing techniques with an example from Mubra channel, the Negev, Israel. Proceedings of SPIE, Remote Sensing for Earth Science, Ocean, and Sea Ice Applications Cecchi, G, Engman, E. T., Zilioli, E. (Eds.), vol. 3868, p. 495-503


Advanced topics in coastal geomorphology

Morphology of the seafloor

Seminar - forefront of scientific research

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