DDD Conference

Abstracts

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    Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum: Effect of Rewetting and Drought on Soil Gases Emissions

    Dr. Edwige Demangeat

    Deciphering the Source(s) of Rapid Nitrous Oxide Emissions in the Negev Desert Using Hydroxylamine and Iron Oxides

    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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    Research-based Dryland Afforestation and Landscape Restoration

    Dr. Eli Argaman

    Multi-Aged Eco-Hydrological Functioning of Water Harvesting Systems on Soil and Vegetation Dynamics in a Semiarid Region, Israel

    Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel

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    Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

    Dr. Eli Argaman

    Conserving Our Land: Current and Future Challenges

    Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel

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    Research-based Dryland Afforestation and Landscape Restoration

    Dr. Eli Zaady

    Drought as a Climate Change Agent Affects Afforestation in Runoff Water Harvesting Systems under Semiarid Conditions

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Cyanobacterial Soil Amendment and Restoration

    Dr. Eli Zaady

    Restoration of Cyanobacterial Crust as an Interface in the Critical Zone for Stabilizing Sandy Soil Surface

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

    Dr. Ellen Graber

    Cocoa Farming at a Strategic Inflection Point

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Plant Adjustment to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Changing Environments

    Dr. Shilo Rosenwasser

    Early Detection of Environmental Stresses and Leaf Diseases in Potato Plants with Whole-Plant Redox Imaging

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

     

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    Water, Energy, and Carbon Dioxide budgets in desert environments

    Dr. Abdelghani Chehbouni

    Remote Sensing and Land-Surface Interaction in Dryland

    Mohammed VI Polytechnic University – Morocco

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    Desertification, Climate Change and Health Inequities

    Dr. Adetoun Mustapha

    Climate Change Induced Humanitarian Needs and Health Inequities in the Lake Chad Basin Region of Africa

    Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Nigeria

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    The Effect of Environmental Contaminants on Animal Health. Convener: Dorit Kalo, Hebrew University

    Dr. Alisa Komsky-Elbaz

    A Paternal Carry-Over Effect of Environmental Contamination on Preimplantation embryos – A Lesson from Bovines

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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    Remote Sensing for Dryland Agriculture

    Dr. Alon Ben-Gal

    Static vs Dynamic Management Zones for Remote-Sensing Guided Precision Irrigation

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Next Generation Aquaculture

    Dr. Amir Bitan

    Development of a Static In Vitro Feed Digestion Model in Rainbow Trout, Oncorhynchus Mykiss for the Development of an Artificial Fish Intestine

    National Center for Mariculture, Israel

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    Remote Sensing Applications for Drylands Ecology

    Dr. Amir Lewin

    Assessing Global Dryland System Designations: Land-Uses, Conservation Status and Congruency of Global Arid Landscapes

    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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    Remote Sensing Applications for Drylands Ecology

    Dr. Angela Lausch

    Ecosystem Integrity – Sensor /EO-Service (ESIS) for Monitoring Bio- and Geodiversity, Vegetation Health and Land-Use Intensity by Spectral Traits, Remote Sensing

    Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

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    The Effect of Environmental Contaminants on Animal Health. Convener: Dorit Kalo, Hebrew University

    Dr. Ariel Shabtay

    Livestock Production Systems under the Current Climate Change Era

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    The Effect of Environmental Contaminants on Animal Health. Convener: Dorit Kalo, Hebrew University

    Dr. Aviv Asher

    The Dark Side of the Light: The Effect of Modern Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) on Welfare, Production and Feed Efficiency of Livestock

    MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute, Israel

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    Leveraging Agro-Informatics and Big Data Applications to Improve Crop Production and Farmers’ Livelihood

    Dr. Aviva Peeters

    A Decision Support Tool for Optimizing Spatial Sampling in Precision Agriculture

    TerraVision Lab and SCE Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel

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    The Effect of Environmental Contaminants on Animal Health. Convener: Dorit Kalo, Hebrew University

    Dr. Ayelet Ziv-Gal

    Parabens and Female Reproductive Health

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

     

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    Desertification, Climate Change and Health Inequities

    Dr. Chiyembekezo Kachimanga

    Highlighting Partners in Health’s Experience of Addressing Climate Disaster in 2022

    Partners In Health, Malawi

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    Plant Adjustment to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Changing Environments

    Dr. Dani Eshel

    Sweet Sleep; Dormancy of Plant Buds in a  Changing Climate

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Plant Hydraulics in Response to Environmental Stress

    Dr. Daniel Nadal-Sala

    Drought Stress and Recovery at the Arid Timberline: The role of Functional Damage in Limiting Aleppo Pine Survival

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

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    Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum: Effect of Rewetting and Drought on Soil Gases Emissions

    Dr. David Yalin

    Changes in Soil Carbon Turnover Following Drought Elimination in a Forest at the Dry Timberline

    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

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    Belowground Interactions in a Changing Environment

    Dr. Dror Minz

    Environmentally Important Bacteria: from Ecology to Isolation

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    The Future of Agriculture: Revolutionize Agricultural Practice: A Technological Revolution in Farming Led by Advances in CEA Technologies

    Dr. Dror Shalitin

    DIPTM Platform Used to Discover Genes that Provide Drought Tolerance Crops

    PlantArcBio, Israel

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    Belowground Interactions in a Changing Environment

    Dr. Eddie Cytryn

    Impact of Treated Wastewater Irrigation on Antibiotic Resistance in Soil and Plants

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Elyashiv Drori

    The Effect of Irrigation-Initiation Timing on the Phenolic Composition and Overall Quality of Cabernet Sauvignon Wines Grown in a Semi-Arid Climate

    Ariel University, Israel

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    Remote Sensing for Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change

    Dr. Eric Vermote

    A Land Long Term Climate Data Records from Polar Orbiting Earth Observation Satellites and its Application

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA

     

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    Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum: Effect of Rewetting and Drought on Soil Gases Emissions

    Dr. Eric Wilkman

    Unraveling the Biogeochemical Mechanisms of Drought and Rewetting Induced Nitric and Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Dryland Agriculture

    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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    Agrivoltaics – How Can It Be Implemented in a Desert Environment?

    Dr. Esther Magadley

    Organic Photovoltaic Polytunnel Greenhouse Agrivoltaics

    Triangle Research and Development Center, Israel

     

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    Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    Dr. Gabriella Bar–Ness

    Development of sustainable building materials based on local industrial waste and quarrying materials

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,  

    Ben-Gurion University, Israel 

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    Remote Sensing Applications for Drylands Ecology

    Dr. Garik Gutman

    A View from Space of Drylands Agriculture Over the World

    NASA Headquarters, USA

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    Resource Oriented Sanitation in Drylands

    Dr. Hadas Mamane-Steindel

    Treatment of Sewage Ponds in Rural India without Energy Investment Using The Coupled Microalgae-Bacteria Biofilm (CMBB) Technology, Punjab

    Tel Aviv University, Israel

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    Challenges and Opportunities as Stimulus for Transformation for the Bedouin-Arab Society in the Negev, Israel

    Dr. Hassan Ganayim

    Characterization of Stress Situations and Coping Strategies Among Arab Bedouin Teenagers Living in Unrecognized Villages in Israel

    Ben-Gurion University, Israel

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    Agrivoltaics – How Can It Be Implemented in a Desert Environment?

    Dr. Helena Vitoshkin

    AgriPV High Performance Systems

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel
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    KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    Dr. Henry Falk

    How Will Climate Change Impact Health, And What Can We Do About It

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    Restoration and Rehabilitation of Desert Ecosystems

    Dr. Ilan Stavi

    Geodiversity Enhances Resilience of Dryland Ecosystems to Climatic Change

    Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, Israel

     

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    Belowground Interactions in a Changing Environment

    Dr. Ilana Kolodkin-Gal

    Plant-Bacteria Interactions Induce Multigenerational Tolerance for Abiotic Stressors and Increased Biocontrol Properties in the Symbiotic Bacterium Bacillus Subtilis

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

     

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    Next Generation Aquaculture

    Dr. Inbal Zaibel

    Reuse of Treated Wastewater for Sustainable Aquaculture: Historical Overview, Current Situation and Future Possibilities

    Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, Israel

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    Remote Sensing for Dryland Agriculture

    Dr. Ittai Herrmann

    Spectral Assessment of Chickpea Morpho-Physiological Traits from Space and Ground

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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    Algae-Based Solutions for Food Crisis Challenges

    Dr. José Pedro Cañavate

    Prospects of Microalgae to Meet a Growing Food Demand

    Andalusian Institute for Research and Training in Fisheries and Agriculture, Spain 

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    Restoration and Rehabilitation of Desert Ecosystems

    Dr. Katherine Moseby

    Restoring Australian Deserts through Mammal Translocations

    University of New South Wales, Australia

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    The Future of Agriculture: Revolutionize Agricultural Practice: A Technological Revolution in Farming Led by Advances in CEA Technologies

    Dr. Kinneret Shefer

    GeneNeer Technology Aims to Unlock Plant Potential and Increase Crop Yields

    GeneNeer, Ltd., Israel

     

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Kyle Knipper

    A Remote Sensing-Based Evapotranspiration Toolkit for Water Management Applications in Vineyards

    U.S. Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Research Service, USA

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    Plant Adjustment to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Changing Environments

    Dr. Lior Blank

    Effects of Climate Conditions on Seed Germination of Amaranthus albus- A study Along a Climatic Gradient

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Next Generation Aquaculture

    Dr. Lior Guttman

    Mono-Specific Algal Diets Shape Microbial Networking in the Gut of the Sea Urchin Tripneustes Gratilla Elatensis toward Specialization in the Decomposition of Algal-Polysaccharides

    National Center for Mariculture, Israel

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Maria Mar Alsina Marti

    Using Remote Sensing to Monitor Vine Water Status in a Production Environment: Opportunities and Challenges

    E&J Gallo Winery, USA

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Martha Anderson

    Large-Area Mapping of Vineyard Evapotranspiration Using the OpenET Remote Sensing Framework on Google Earth Engine

    U.S. Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Research Service, USA

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    Space Based Technological Applications for Water Management

    Dr. Mason Stahl

    The Seasonal Cycle of Surface Soil Moisture: Global Characterization and Applications to Soil Quality

    Union College, USA

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    Thermal Stress Regulation in Animals

    Dr. Maya Zachut

    Environmental Heat Load Affects Subacute Inflammation, Oxidative Stress and the Endocannabinoid System in Periparturient Dairy Cows

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Plant Adjustment to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Changing Environments

    Dr. Meredith Schuman

    Towards Functional Field Maps for Plant and Agro-Ecology

    University of Zurich, Switzerland

     

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Mery Dafny-Yelin

    Hybrid Grapevine Resistance to Downy and Powdery Mildew

    MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute, Israel

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    Belowground Interactions in a Changing Environment

    Dr. Michal Gruntman

    Herbivore-Induced Root Foraging for Cd in a Metal Hyper-accumulating Plant

    Tel Aviv Univeristy, Israel

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    The Future of Agriculture: Revolutionize Agricultural Practice: A Technological Revolution in Farming Led by Advances in CEA Technologies

    Dr. Michal Levy

    Chief Scientist & Senior Deputy Director General, Agriculture Innovation

    Ministry of Agriculture, Israel

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    Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

    Dr. Miri Cohen-Zinder

    Moringa Oleifera; A Novel Livestock Feed, to Face Climate Change Challenges

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel 

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    Plant Hydraulics in Response to Environmental Stress

    Dr. Mohammad Rahman

    Urban Greenspaces to Cool Our Hot Cities in Relation to Soil Moisture and Species Traits

    Technical University of Munich, Germany

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    Thermal Stress Regulation in Animals

    Dr. Moran Gershoni

    Transgenerational Transmission of Heat Stress Effects in Dairy Cattle: A Study of Four Consecutive Generations

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

    Dr. Nadav Ziv

    CompoChar: Growing More Food While Fighting Climate Change

    Earth Biochar, Israel

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    Plant Hydraulics in Response to Environmental Stress

    Dr. Nadine Ruehr

    Towards Capturing Tree Mortality Rates and Mechanisms in Response to Drier and Hotter Conditions

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Nicolas Bambach

    The Vineyard-Oasis-Desert Advective Effect on Evapotranspiration and Irrigation Management: Lessons from the GRAPEX Project

    University of California, Davis, USA

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    Remote Sensing Applications for Drylands Ecology

    Dr. Nimrod Carmon

    Mapping Wildfire Risk with Orbital Imaging Spectroscopy: A Unified Spectral Unmixing and Atmospheric Correction Approach

    NASA & California Institute of Technology, USA

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    Cyanobacterial Soil Amendment and Restoration

    Dr. Nina Kamennaya

    Could Cyanobacterial Polysaccharides Increase Efficiency and Sustainability of Dryland Agriculture?

    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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    Plant Adjustment to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Changing Environments

    Dr. Nir Sade

    Setaria Viridis Plasma Membrane AQPs Contribute to Root Hydraulics and Root to Shoot Signalling of Gas Exchange

    Tel Aviv University, Israel

     

     

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    Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    Dr. Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci

    Beyond Photovoltaics: Towards Solar Photo-Electrocatalysis

    Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Noam Reshef

    Controlling Fruit Sourness in a Changing Climate: Genetic Loci, Genes, and Metabolic Changes Associated with Grape Malate Levels

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Restoration and Rehabilitation of Desert Ecosystems

    Dr. Octavia Crompton

    When Does Structural Connectivity Measure Hydrologic Connectivity in Semi-Arid Vegetated Landscapes?

    Duke University, USA

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    Leveraging Agro-Informatics and Big Data Applications to Improve Crop Production and Farmers’ Livelihood

    Dr. Oded Liran

    Remote Sensing Index of Electron Transport Rate Relates to Light Use Efficiency and Biomass Production

    MIGAL Research Institute, Israel

     

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    The Future of Agriculture: Revolutionize Agricultural Practice: A Technological Revolution in Farming Led by Advances in CEA Technologies

    Dr. Oded Shoseyov

    How Can Advances in Controlled-Environment Agriculture (CEA) Technologies Revolutionize the Modern Farming Sector?

    The Future of Agriculture, Israel

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    Desert Plant Ecology: Lessons for a Warming Planet

    Dr. Ofir Katz

    Functional Biogeography of Spinescence in the Flora of Israel

    Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, Israel

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    Plant Adjustment to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Changing Environments

    Dr. Ofir Katz

    Selectivity of Mineral Acquisition in the Cistanche Tubulosa-Atriplex Halimus Plant Holoparasite-Host System

    Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, Israel

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    Belowground Interactions in a Changing Environment

    Dr. Omri Finkel

    Understanding How Plant-Microbiome Cooperation Evolved(s)

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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    Plant Hydraulics in Response to Environmental Stress

    Dr. Or Shapira

    Optimization of Rootstock-Scion Interactions in Almonds to Improve Food Security

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel
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    Plant Hydraulics in Response to Environmental Stress

    Dr. Or Sperling

    Droughts’ Instantaneous and Lasting Effects on Grapevines’ Water Use

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Algae-Based Solutions for Food Crisis Challenges

    Dr. Orr Shapiro

    Raman Spectroscopy, in Combination with Machine Learning Algorithms, for Monitoring the Quality and Safety of Algal Biomass

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    Dr. Osvaldo Sala

    Effects of Climate Change on Drylands: Directional Changes in Precipitation Amount and Variability

    School of Life Sciences
    Regents and Foundation Professor and GIOSI Center Director
    Arizona State University, USA

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    Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

    Dr. Rafiq Islam

    Climate-Smart Agriculture, Carbon and Soil Health

    Ohio State University, USA

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    Research-based Dryland Afforestation and Landscape Restoration

    Dr. Rakefet David-Schwartz

    Pinus Brutia, Pinus Halepensis and their Hybrids: Physiological and Morphological Traits to Survive Semi-Arid Forests

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Asylum Seekers from Darfur & Eritrea – Experiences in Israel and in Uganda

    Dr. Rami Gudovitch

    Teachers’ Perspectives: Challenges in the Integration of Refugee Children Deported from Israel to Uganda

    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

     

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    Functionalized Antifouling Surfaces in Membrane Based Water Treatment

    Dr. Razi Epsztein

    Ion Dehydration as a Key Phenomenon to Achieve Selectivity in Nanofiltration Membranes

    Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

     

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    Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

    Dr. Roi Ben-David

    Cereals Productivity in Drylands; What Dose Genetic Studies from Crop and Agro-systems Level Can Tell

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Plant Adjustment to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses in Changing Environments

    Dr. Ron Mittler

    Global Warming, Climate Change, and Environmental Pollution: Recipe for a Multifactorial Stress Combination Disaster

    University of Missouri, USA

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    Functionalized Antifouling Surfaces in Membrane Based Water Treatment

    Dr. Roy Bernstein

    Brush Coated RO Membranes for High Recovery Brackish Water Desalination

    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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    Resource Oriented Sanitation in Drylands

    Dr. Roy Posmanik

    Subcritical Water – A Green Solvent for Resource Recovery and Circular Economy

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

     

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    Plant Hydraulics in Response to Environmental Stress

    Dr. Shabtai Cohen

    Tree Hydraulic Limitations and the Relative Importance of Latent Energy Dissipation in Urban Environments

    Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, Israel

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    Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum: Effect of Rewetting and Drought on Soil Gases Emissions

    Dr. Shahar Baram

    How to Correctly Use Static Chambers in Drip Irrigation

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

    Dr. Shahar Baram

    The Untapped Free N – What Can Be Done About It?

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Leveraging Agro-Informatics and Big Data Applications to Improve Crop Production and Farmers’ Livelihood

    Dr. Shai Sela

    Leveraging Data Standardization Tools for Better Collaboration and Agronomic Big Data Analysis

    Agmatix, Israel

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    Thermal Stress Regulation in Animals

    Dr. Sharon Schlesinger

    Heat Stress Effects on Transcriptome of Bovine Mesenchymal Stem Cells

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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    Space Based Technological Applications for Water Management

    Dr. Shirish Ravan

    Space Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals Specific to Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change

    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Austria

     

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    Restoration and Rehabilitation of Desert Ecosystems

    Dr. Shirli Bar-David

    The Reintroduction of the Asiatic Wild Ass in the Negev Desert: Forty Years Later

    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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    Water, Energy, and Carbon Dioxide budgets in desert environments

    Dr. Shmuel Assouline

    Evaporation and the Water Regime in Deep Vadose Zone Profiles with Underlying Aquifers under Hyper Arid Environments

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Plant Hydraulics in Response to Environmental Stress

    Dr. Shmuel Assouline

    Irrigation with Treated Wastewater: Effects on the Hydro-Ecological Functioning of the Root Zone

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Restoration and Rehabilitation of Desert Ecosystems

    Dr. Tal Polak

    Life is Hard: Rekindling the Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx) Reintroductions in Israel

    Israeli Nature and Park Authority, Israel

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    Restoration and Rehabilitation of Desert Ecosystems

    Dr. Tal Polak

    In Situ Soil Bioremediation to Counter Oil Spill in a Hyper-arid Nature Reserve

    Israeli Nature and Park Authority, Israel 

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    Desert Plant Ecology: Lessons for a Warming Planet

    Dr. Tamar Azoulay-Shemer

    Physiological Characterization of the Wild Almond P. Arabica Stem Photosynthetic Capability

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Remote Sensing for Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change

    Dr. Tamir Caras

    Study of the Dynamics of Soil Erosion in Response to Climate Prediction Model Rusle2 and WRF Modelling in a Semi-Arid Watershed

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel 

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    Water, Energy, and Carbon Dioxide budgets in desert environments

    Dr. Tamir Kamai

    An Analytical Model for Transient Evaporation from Bare Soils under Dry Conditions

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Research-based Dryland Afforestation and Landscape Restoration

    Dr. Tamir Klein

    A Hidden Mechanism of Forest Loss under Climate Change: The role of Drought in Eliminating Forest Regeneration at the Edge of its Distribution

    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

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    Plant Hydraulics in Response to Environmental Stress

    Dr. Tamir Klein

    Conifer Desiccation in the 2021 NW Heatwave Confirms the Role of Hydraulic Damage

    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

     

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    Remote Sensing for Dryland Agriculture

    Dr. Tarin Paz-Kagan

    Predicting of Canopy Nitrogen Content based on UAVs and Satellites Data Fusion in Citrus Orchards

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Remote Sensing for Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change

    Dr. Tarin Paz-Kagan

    Incorporation of Winter Tree Physiology into Satellite-Based Rorecast Models of Orchards Bloom and Yield

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Leveraging Agro-Informatics and Big Data Applications to Improve Crop Production and Farmers’ Livelihood

    Dr. Tarin Paz-Kagan

    Tree-Based Multilevel Spatial Decision Support Systems to Close the Yield Bap in Almond Orchards

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

    Dr. Thomas Worley

    Economic Implications of Climate-Smart Agriculture

    Ohio State University, USA

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Uri Hochberg

    Making (Non)sense of Grapevine Cultivars Classification into Iso/anisohydric

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

     

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Vasileios Fotopoulos

    Elucidation of Water Deficit Effects on ‘Xynisteri’ Grapes through Systems Biology Approaches

    Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. William Kustas

    GRAPEX: A Multidisciplinary Research and Applications Project to Improve Vineyard Water Management under a Changing Climate

    U.S. Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Research Service, USA 

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    Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

    Dr. Yael Laor

    All-in-One? One-Fits-All? Lessons Learned from Four Years of the Model Farm for Sustainable Agriculture, Newe Ya’ar, Volcani Institute, Israel

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Space Based Technological Applications for Water Management

    Dr. Yael Storz-Peretz

    Flash Flood Forecasting in Arid Regions – Challenges and Opportunities

    Israel Water Authority, Israel

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    Asylum Seekers from Darfur & Eritrea – Experiences in Israel and in Uganda

    Dr. Yifat Faran

    Does Social Capital Improve the Quality of Life of Asylum Seekers? Evidence from Israel

    Ashkelon Academic College, Israel

     

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    Viticulture in a Changing Climate

    Dr. Yishai Netzer

    Pruning after Budbreak Affects Phenology, Physiology, Yield Components and Improved Wine Quality of Malbec

    Ariel University, Israel

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    Remote Sensing for Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change

    Dr. Yunden Bayarjargal

    Identification of Pilot Sites that Are Required to Implement Climate Change Adaptation Measures Based on Best Practices and Available Technologies and Spatial Data in Four Different Provinces of Mongolia

    United Nations Development Programme, Mongolia

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    Restoration and Rehabilitation of Desert Ecosystems

    Dr. Yves Hingrat

    Restoration of Declining Species in Arid Lands: Learnings from the North African Houbara Bustard Translocation Program in Morocco

    Reneco International Wildlife Consultants, LLC, United Arab Emirates

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    Cross Border Desert Research- Science and Collaboration

    Dr. Zheng-Hong Kong

    Knowledge Exchange in Environmental Management Needs Integrating with Local Socioeconomic Concerns to Support Sustainable Outcomes in Drylands

    University of York, United Kingdom
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    Plant Hydraulics in Response to Environmental Stress

    Mr. Assaf Alon

    Water Potential for Mortality of Cupressus Sempervirens Corresponds with 50% Embolism

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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    Algae-Based Solutions for Food Crisis Challenges

    Mr. Avraham Ben-Sheleg

    Selecting for Enhanced Growth of N. Oceanica in High Light Environments Through the Improvement of ROS Tolerance

    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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    Water Scarcity

    Mr. Babagana Abubakar

    Exploiting Lake Chad’s Ground Water Resources for Improving Livelihoods of Rural Dwellers affected by Climate Change in Africa

    Kanuri Development Association, Nigeria

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    Remote Sensing for Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change

    Mr. Christos Theocharidis

    Monitoring Forest Health Through Remote Sensing Time Series Analysis to Assess the Effects of Extreme Drought Events in Forest Seasonality

    ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence & Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

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    Space Based Technological Applications for Water Management

    Mr. Daniel Kamoun

    Remote Sensing Techniques for Groundwater Measurements in Drylands Subsurface

    Brandeis University, USA

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    Thermal Stress Regulation in Animals

    Mr. Denis Larkin

    How Does an Extreme Climate Make Domestic and Wild Animals Evolve Similarly?

    Royal Veterinary College, United Kingdom

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    Challenges and Opportunities as Stimulus for Transformation for the Bedouin-Arab Society in the Negev, Israel

    Mr. Dvir Mazri

    Ethnic Identity and Stigmatized barriers to Attaining Mental Health Services Among the Arab-Bedouin Society in the Negev

    Ben-Gurion University, Israel

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    Remote Sensing for Dryland Agriculture

    Mr. Gabriel Mulero

    Detecting Wheat Response to Elevated CO2 and Drought Using Remote Sensing Metrics

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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    The Future of Agriculture: Revolutionize Agricultural Practice: A Technological Revolution in Farming Led by Advances in CEA Technologies

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    Tel Aviv University, Israel

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    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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    Wageningen University, The Netherlands & Gilat Research Center, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

     

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    The Galilee Society, Israel

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    University of Haifa, Israel

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    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

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    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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    National Institute of Biology, Slovenia

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    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

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    Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

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    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

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    Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

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    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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    Open University of Israel

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    University of Colorado, USA

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    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
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    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

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    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

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    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

     

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    Technical University of Crete Kounoupidiana, Greece

     

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    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
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    Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

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    Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco

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    Kaye Academic College of Education

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    University of California, Los Angeles, USA

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    Utah State University, USA

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    Northern Arizona University, USA

     

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    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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    ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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    Acoustic- and Light-Based Membrane Fouling Studies

    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

     

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    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
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    Ben-Gurion University, Israel

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    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
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    Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

     

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    University of Tennessee, USA

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    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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    Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom

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    The University of Queensland, Australia

     

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    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

     

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    Harnessing the Rhizosphere for Improved Plant Productivity

    Cornell University, USA

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    Concordia University, Canada

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    Michigan Technological University, USA

     

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    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

     

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    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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    Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

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    University of Haifa

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    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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    Tianjin University, China

     

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