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Dr. Ziv Zemah-Shamir
Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Manager and a Research Fellow at Morris Kahn Marine Research Station (MKMRS)
Ziv holds a B.Sc. degree in Biology, an M.A. in Environmental and Natural Resources Management, and a Ph.D. in Marine Biology.
Prior to his academic endeavors, Ziv served in the Israeli Navy (IDF) for many years, fulfilling roles as a diver and field commander officer. During breaks in his military service, he taught at Mevo’ot Yam – a high school with departments focused on Aquaculture and Marine Environmental Science. In this capacity, he served as both a teacher and educator, specializing in life sciences and marine sciences. Ziv also provided training, supervision, and examination of the school’s final thesis, focusing on biotopes and ecotypes.
Since 2016, Ziv has been a research fellow at the Morris Kahn Marine Research Station in Sdot-Yam. In 2020, he completed his Ph.D. thesis titled “The Human-Wildlife Conflict as a Global Challenge: Anthropogenic Factors Affecting Shark Behavior and Physiology – Winter Aggregation of Sharks at Hadera as a Case Study.” During his post-doctoral position at the Morris Kahn Marine Research Station, he worked under the guidance of Prof. Dan Tchernov.
As of March 2023, Ziv has taken on the role of Long-Term Ecological Research Manager at the Morris Kahn Marine Research Station.
- BS.c – Biology, and a teaching certificate by the ministry of education for science in secondary school The University of Haifa, Faculty of Natural Sciences at Oranim, Israel (1996-2000).
- M.A – Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Haifa, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (2000-2002).
- Ph.D – Marine Biology, University of Haifa, Israel (2016-2020).