Marine sciences research related to Climate Change

  • Paleoenvironmental reconstruction in the northern Levantine Corridor during the Pleistocene
  • Reconstructing droughts and wet intervals in equatorial East Africa for over 250 kyrs: insights from Lake Chala
  • Reconstructing the paleoenvironment and paleoclimatic conditions of the Dead Sea Region during the Pliocene (Bnot Lot Fm.)
  • Ca. 200 years of monsoons dynamics from the southern Arabian Peninsula: insiights from lacustrine records in Yemen
  • Early Plesitocene climate variability in the Levatine Corridor: windows of opportunity for early human migrations out of Africa
  • Pliocene climate variability across mid-latitude Asia: insights into a warm world with high atmospheric CO2 levels
  • Reconstructing climate and hydrological variability in the Sahara since the Pliocene: insights from Lake Chad
  • Paleoenvironmental reconstruction in western USA: insights from a 15 kyrs long record registered in Lake Bells sediments
  • Dead Sea temperature and hydrology during the Last Interglacial: interplay between insolation and Northern Hemisphere westerlie
  • Environmental reconstruction of the coastal area, northern Israel
  • Ancient settlement patterns along the Carmel Coast of Israel and their connection to climate change
  • Tectonics and climate in the Dead Sea, Israel
  • Coastal morphology and sand transport along the Israeli coast
  • Plus – many outreach programs aimed at communicating environmental change to the public
  • Role of environmental conditions and microbial interactions on phytoplankton primary production (focus on Prochlorococcus)
  • Natural microbial populations as biosensors for anthropogenic pollution in aquatic systems

Antropogenic impact on seaweeds invation to the easten Mediterrenean

The effect of terrestrial droughts on marine ecosystems

  • The effect of oxygen depletion due to global warming (ocean deoxygenation) on the development of marine larva
  • How genomes evolve to allow evironmental adaptation amidst morphological conservation

The effect of ocean acidification and global warming on coral’s biomineralization

Sponge holobionts as a potential novel source of biogenic methane

Spatiotemporal changes in the Southeastern Mediterraneanr nearshore environment

  • Holocene climate change and it significance to the future
  • Life under extreme conditions in the Dead Sea sinkholes

Impact of ocean warming, marine heatwaves, ocean acidification and sea level rise on marine organisms (native and aliens), communities and their ecosystem functions and services. Also studies the link between warming and bioinvasions. Mostly on reefs in the Mediterranean and seagrass in the Red Sea. Also investigates climate risk analysis to species and communities, how to do effective marine conservation under a changing climate, and developing Nature Based Solution to climate impacts on marine ecosystems

  • Jellyfish bloom dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Jellyfish proliferation and sensing
  • Impact of temperature rise on parasitic myxozoan (Cnidaria)
  • Sea Level Change: Past and Present
  • Artificial and Natural ‘Droughts’ Changing Seabottom Character in response to Climate Change Effects
  • Tsunami Risk and Coastal Change: The interelationships with Climate Change
  • Micropaleontological Changes in Pristine Locations (Pristine Seas Project with National Geographic)
  • Dead Sea changing Lake Levels and Coastal pool Evolution
  • Strategic mapping and characterization of deep sea habitats as a base for conservation
  • Definition, charactrization and monitoring of deep sea marine protected areas using modern subsea technologies
  • The role of deep sea sediment transport system in direct transmition of climatic signal and carbon exchange with the deep ocean
  • Utilizing the Eastern Mediterranean Sea as a model for future oceans under global warming (EMSFORE)
  • Impacts of seafloor seepage on the marine system
  • Seafloor geohazrds

Jellyfish bloom dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean