Zaady Eli September 2010 Part I: curriculum vitae



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Zaady Eli September 2010
Part I: CURRICULUM VITAE

zaadye@volcani.agri.gov.il

http://www.agri.gov.il/en/people/830.aspx

I. Personal

1957

Born in Israel


II. University Education and Additional Training

1978- 1981

B.Sc. in Agronomy, Field and Garden Crops at The Faculty of Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1982- 1983

M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology at The Faculty of Natural Sciences, School of Applied Sciences. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.




Title of thesis: Biosynthesis of Fumaric Acid by Rhizopus Arrhizus.




Supervision by: Prof. Israel Goldberg.

1987 - 1992

Ph.D. in Soil Microbiology of Agro-Ecosystems at The Faculty of Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.




Title of thesis: Adsorption of N-fixer Azospirillum brasilense Cd to Plant Roots.




Supervision: Prof. Yaacov Okon.

1994 - 1995

Postdoctoral position at The Institute of Ecosystems Studies, Millbrook, NY, USA with Prof. Peter M. Groffman.




Research subject: Nitrogen Cycling in Desert Soils.


III. Positions Held and Academic Status

1992-1993

Research Associate at the Mitrani Center for Desert Ecology, The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research,
Ben-Gurion University of The Negev.

1995-2001

Research Scientist (Grad C) at the Desertification & Restoration Ecology Research Center, The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2002-2005

Research Scientist (Grad B). The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Mitrani Department for Desert Ecology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2005 and up

Research Scientist at the ARO (Grad B). Volcani - Institute for Plant Sciences, Department of Natural Resources, Gilat Research Center.


IV. Training / Teaching Experience (including guidance of students and foreign scholars)

A. Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at the Life Science Department, and Over Seas Program Students, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. M.Sc. and B.Sc., Students in Soil ecology courses. 1997, 1998 - 2004.

  • Lecturer at Life Science and Geography Departments, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan of B.Sc. Students at Biogeography course. 2002.

  • Lecturer at the Life Science Department, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan of B.Sc. Students at course of Botany, Plant sciences course, 2002 - 2005.

  • Lecturer at Environmental Engineering Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev of M.A. Students at Environmental microbiology course, 1997.

  • Lecturer at the Life Science Department, Kay College for Teaching and Education, Beer-Sheva. B.Ed. Students at the Microbiology, Computer Application, Ecology and Environment, Biotechnology, Geobotany, Plant physiology and OnLine courses, 1995 - Present.

  • Mofet Institute - Ministry of Education, Israel. Head of Development Team, On Line Courses. 1998-2003.

  • Lecturer at the Albert Katz International School of Desert Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. M.Sc. and Ph.D., Soil microbial ecology course, spring 2010.


B. Students guidance (active)

  1. Arie Vinograd. Ph.D. Student, 2008-2011. Effects of seasonal sheep corrals on the vegetation and landscape value: processes and management. Dept. of Botany, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University. Co-supervisor. Guidance with Prof. Jaime Kigel.

  2. Eric A. Ben-David. Post-doc student, 2009-2010. Fatty acids and soil bacteria, Department of Microbiology and Hydrology, Institutes of Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University. Co-supervisor. Guidance with Prof. Ali Nejidat.

  3. Terin Paz. Ph.D. Student, 2010 - 2013. Developing indicators of humen soil uses in semiarid Negev Desert. Department of Remote Sensing. Ben-Gurion university of the Negev. Co-supervisor. Guidance with Prof. Arnon Karnieli and Prof. Moshe Shachak.


V. Editorial Responsibilities

1999 - present

Journal Reviewer for:



Editorial Board, Journal of Arid Land Research & Managements.

Biogeochemistry, Restoration Ecology, Plant & Soil, Soil Biology & Biochemistry, Catena, Ecology, Environmental Quality, Journal of Arid Environments, Applied Soil Ecology, Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, Israel Journal of Plant Sciences, Australian Journal of Botany, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry.

VI. Participation in International Meetings, Seminars, Courses, Tours and Similar Function

1990

The ENEA Institute, Biology Department, Rome, Italy (study tour).

1990

The Fifth International Symposium on Nitrogen Fixation with non-legumes. Florence, Italy (poster).

1991

The International Symbiosis Congress, Jerusalem, Israel (speaker).

1994

The Ecological and Botanical Societies of America Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee. USA (speaker).

1996

(Invited) Institute of Ecosystems Studies, Millbrook, NY, USA. (partial reimbursement of the expenses).

1998

The Eighth International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Halifax, Canada (poster).

1998

(Invited) Institute of Ecosystems Studies, Millbrook, NY, USA. (partial reimbursement of the expenses).

1998

(Invited) The Seminar for Initiative for Collaboration to Control Natural Resource Degradation (Desertification) of Arid Lands in the Middle East, Tottori University, Japan (Speaker - full reimbursement of the expenses).

1999

(Invited) Combating Desertification Good Practices Workshop; Exchange and Proposal of Mediterranean NGO’s. MED Forum, Mediterranean NGO Network for Ecology and Sustainable Development, Sde-Boqer, Israel (speaker).

2000

(Invited) Long Term Ecological Research - All Scientists Meeting, Snowbird, Utah, USA (poster - full reimbursement of the expenses).

2000

(Invited) University of New Mexico, USA (Data Manager Course - full reimbursement of the expenses).

2000

Invited lecture. Departamento de Ecologia, The faculty of Life Sciences Universidad de Alicante, Alicante, Spain. (Short Course Speaker - full reimbursement of the expenses).

2001

The Ninth International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Amsterdam, Holland (poster).

2001

(Invited) Sandia Laboratories, USA and the United Nations. Bonn, Germany (Knowledge Data Management Course - full reimbursement of the expenses).

2008

Invited lecture. Effects of land use and management on soil state; a case study of grazing effects in patchy landscape at the northern Negev desert.

Desert Development Paradigm workshop - December 17-19, 2008.



2008

Invited lecture. Relationship among soil surface properties, hydrology and nitrogen cycling in drylands. Desert Development Paradigm workshop - December 17-19, 2008.

2008

Leading of Agriculture study tour in the International Drylands session, Drylands, Deserts and Desertification conference - December 18, 2008. BGU, Sde-Boker, Israel.

2009

Relationship among soil surface properties, hydrology and nitrogen cycling along a climatological gradient in dryland. April 22, 2009. European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria.


VII. Invitation by Professional Societies/Institutes in Israel

1992

The Annual Meeting of the Israel Society of Microbiology Conference, Jerusalem, Israel (Poster).

1992

(Invited) Plenary lecture, the Annual Meeting of The Israel Society of Grazing Conference, Volcany Center, Bet Dagan, Israel.

1995

(Invited) Plenary lecture, the Annual Meeting of The Israel Society of Israel Society of Soil Science, Volcany Center, Bet Dagan, Israel.

1996

The Annual Meeting of the Israel Society of Microbiology Conference, Jerusalem, Israel (Poster).

1997

The Annual Meeting of the Israel Society of Microbiology Conference, Bar-Ilan University. Ramat-Gan, Israel (Poster).

1997

(Invited) The Seventh Annual Conference on Advances in Desert Research - Evenari Symposium, Sde-Boqer, Israel (speaker).

1997

(Invited) The Third Annual Meeting of the Desertification and Restoration Ecology, Sde-Boqer, Israel (speaker).

1998

The Israel Society of Botany Conference, Jerusalem, Israel (poster).

1998

Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Science Conference, Beer-Sheva, Israel (poster).

1998

(Invited lecture) The Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Quality Scienses, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot (speaker).

1999

(Invited) The Faculty of Agriculture Enginering, Technion, Haifa, Israel (speaker).

2001

(Invited) Workshop on the role of dew in the hydrological cycle and ecological systems of the Negev. Institute for Water Science and Technology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sde-Boqer, Israel (speaker).

2001

(Invited) The 11th Annual Evenari Meeting On Advances In Desert Research, Sde Boqer, Israel (speaker).

2002

(Invited) The 12th Annual Evenari Meeting On Advances In Desert Research, Sde Boqer, Israel (speaker).

2002

(Invited lecture) Newe-Yaar Research Station, Agriculture Research Organization, Ministry of Agriculture, Israel (speaker).

2003

E-learning in Higher Education. Meital 2nd Annual Conference. Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel. (Online).

2004

E-learning in muli-culture environment. Golshim conference. Mofet Institute, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2007

Invited lecture. Soil C and N in Patchy Landscapes of the Negev and Arizona Deserts. Dept. of Environmental Science, Weizmann Institute of Sciense.

2007

Invited lecture. Biogenic soil crusts on sand dunes of the western Negev Desert - Study Tour. Israel Society of Geography Conference, Beer-Shiva, Israel.

2008

Invited lecture. Biogenic soil crusts and ecosystem processes. Department of Geography, BGU, Beer Sheva, Israel.

2008

Invited lecture. Soil and water Erosion Prevention by Biogenic soil crusts, Nature and Garden Authority and Keren Kayemeth Leisrael conference, Gilat, Israel.

2008

Invited lecture. Biological soil crust and its function in arid ecosystem. The Negev Vegetation conference. BGU, Sde-Boker, Israel.

2008

Chair of Pastoralism in the International Drylands session, Drylands, Deserts and Desertification conference - December 17-19, 2008. BGU, Sde-Boker, Israel.

2009

Chair of Dynamic and function of ecosystems in the Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences conference - May 12-13, 2009. Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel.

2009

Invited lecture. Biodiversity of biological soil crusts and microorganisms in sand dunes along a rainfall gradient. In Sand Dunes; Policy, Management and Research conference. June, 2009. Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Shiva, Israel.

2010

Invited lecture. Biological Soil crusts in ecosystems. Their diversity, ecology and management. Zellingen Retzbach (near Würzburg), Tec. University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, August 2010.



VIII. Membership in Professional Societies

    • The Israel Society of Microbiology.

    • The Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences - Member of the Board Committee.

    • The Israel Society of Grazing Sciences.

IX. Contribution to the Scientific Community


  1. Lecturer, Organizer and led a one month seminar and study tour for "Combating Desertification in Israel" for thirty members of delegation of Chinese Scientists. Ministry of Forestry, China. 1995.

  2. Lecturer, Organizer and led a two weeks seminar on "Afforestation and Rehabilitation of desertified areas in Israel" for scientists from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. 1997.

  3. Lecturer, Organizer of the annual "Desertification and Restoration Ecology Research Center" Conventions at the Jacob Blaustein Inst. for Desert Research, Ben Gurion University of the Negev (1996-1998).

  4. Organizer of the 16th onference of the Israel Association for Grazing. Bet-Dagan, Israel. (2008).

  5. Member of the Steering Committee of the second and the third International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification ( 2009, 2010), Sde Boqer Campus, Israel.

  6. Member of the Board committee of the Israel Society of of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 2007 and up.


X. Research Grants

(A) International Competitive Grants

1994-1995

The International Arid Lands Consortium (IALC) grant. Title: The relationship among desert patchiness, resources, production and diversity: Implications for rehabilitation of desertified environments. Cooperating Investigator, for 2 years. Budget: Total $25,000; Researcher’s part $5,000/year.

2001-2003

The International Arid Lands Consortium (IALC). Title: Litter fall dynamics and soil N pools in Negev and Chihuahuan Desert Rangelands. Principal Investigator, for 1.5 years. Budget: Total $75,000; Researcher’s part $5,000/year (Principal Investigator).

2006-

2007


High Council for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between France and Israel. Research Networks Program in Sustainable Agriculture. Title: Nirs-aided evaluation of the impact on natural grasslands of sheep grazing under humid tropical, temperate, and semi-arid conditions. Budget: Total $30,000/year (Co- Principal Investigator).

(B) National Competitive Grants


1994-1995

The Council for Higher Education. The Israel Ministry of Science. Title: Secondary succession in microphytic crust. For two years. Total: $25,000/year; Researcher’s part $12,500/year (Co- Principal Investigator).

1996

The Jewish National Fund. Title: Succession of soil microphytic crusts as tools for restoration of desertified areas. Total: $30,000/year; Researcher’s part $30,000/year (Co- Principal Investigator).

1997

The Jewish National Fund. Title: Succession of soil microphytic crusts as tools for restoration of desertified areas. Total: $30,000/year; Researcher’s part $30,000/year (Co- Principal Investigator).

1998

The Jewish National Fund. Title: Succession of soil microphytic crusts as tools for restoration of desertified areas. Total: $30,000/year; Researcher’s part $30,000/year (Co- Principal Investigator).

1999

The Jewish National Fund. Monitoring desertification at the northern Negev Desert. Cooperating Investigator. Total: $25,000/year; Researcher’s part $10,000/year (Co- Principal Investigator).

1999

The Jewish National Fund. Succession of soil microphytic crusts as tools for restoration of desertified areas. Cooperating Investigator. Total: $15,000/year; Researcher’s part $15,000/year (Co- Principal Investigator).

2000

The Jewish National Fund. Monitoring desertification at the northern Negev Desert. Cooperating Investigator. Total: $25,000/year; Researcher’s part $5,000/year (Principal Investigator).

2005-8

Israel Science Foundation (ISF). Total: $120,000 for 3 years (Principal Investigator).

2006-7

Yad Hanadiv - Nekudat Hen. Total: $15,000 (Principal Investigator).

2007-9

Natural Reserve Authority. Total: $18,000 (Principal Investigator).

2007-10

Israel Science Foundation (ISF). Total: $220,000 for 4 years (Principal Investigator).

(C) Other Research Grants


2004

Vatat, $4,000/year (Principal Investigator).

2005

Vatat, $15,000/year (Principal Investigator).

2006

Vatat, $15,000/year (Principal Investigator).

2007

Vatat, $15,000/year (Principal Investigator).


XI. Awards and Scholarships

1987-91

Recipient of the The Society for Protection of Nature in Israel. Ph.D.,Research Scholarship.

1988

Recipient of the Inter-University Ecology Fund. Research Scholarship.

1989

The Otto Varburg Center for Biotechnology in Agriculture. Research Scholarship.

1990

Israel Society for Microbiology. Scholarship's award for young scientist for studying abroad.

1994

The Rector's award for presenting scientific results in international symposium in USA. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

1994-1995

The Israel Ministry of Science, The Council for Higher Education (VATAT). Post-Doctoral Research Scholarship.

Zaady Eli September 2010

Part II: LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

  1. List of publications:

Kenealy, W., Zaady, E., Du Preez, J. C., Stiglitz, B. and Goldberg, I. (1986) Biochemical aspect of fumaric acid accumulation by Rhizopus arrhizus. Appllied Environmental Microbiology 52: 128-133.

Zaady, E. and Okon, Y. (1990). Culture condition affecting Azospirillum brasilense Cd cell aggregation and adsorption to maize roots. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 22: 1103-1107.

Zaady, E., Perevolotsky, A. and Okon, Y. (1993).Promotion of plant growth by inoculum with aggregated and single cell suspensions of Azospirillum brasilense Cd. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 25: 819-823.

Zaady, E., Okon, Y. and Perevolotsky, A. (1994). Growth response of Mediterranean herbaceous swards to inoculation with Azospirillum brasilense. Journal of Range Management 47: 12-15.

Zaady, E. and Perevolotsky, A. (1995). Enhancement of growth and establishment of Oak (Quercus ithaburensis Decaine) seedling by inoculation with Azospirillum brasilense. Forest Ecology Management 72: 81-83.

Zaady, E., Groffman, P. and Shachak, M. (1996). Litter as a regulator of nitrogen and carbon dynamics in macrophytic patches in Negev desert soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 28: 39-46.

Karnieli, A., Shachak, M., Tsoar, H., Zaady, E., Kaufman, Y., Danin, A. and Porter, W. (1996). The effect of microphytes on the spectral reflectance of vegetation in semi-arid regions. Remote Sensing of Environment 57: 88-96.



Zaady, E., Groffman, P. and Shachak, M. (1996). Release and consumption of snail feces in Negev desert soils. Biology & Fertility of Soils 23: 399-404.

Zaady, E., Gutterman, Y. and Boeken, B. (1997). The germination effects of cyanobacterial soil crust on mucilaginous seeds of three desert plants: Plantago coronopus, Reboudia pinnata and Carrichtera annua. Plant and Soil 190: 247-252.

Offer, Z., Zaady, E. and Shachak, M. (1998). Aeolian particles input to soil surface at the northern limit of the Negev desert. Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation 1: 55-62.



Zaady, E., Groffman, P. and Shachak, M. (1998). Nitrogen fixation in macro- and microphytic patches in the Negev desert. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 30: 449-454.

Masalha, R., Zaady, E., Offer, Z. Y., Gulman, R., and Herishanu. Y. O. (1998). Meteorological conditions and stroke in southern Israel. Journal of Neurology 245: 472-473.14.

Shem-Tov, S., Zaady, E., Groffman, M. P. and Gutterman, Y. (1999). Soil carbon content along rainfall gradient and germination: a potential mechanism for regulating of Plantago coronopus. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 31: 1209-1217.

Itzigsohn, R., Burdman, S., Okon, Y., Zaady, E., Yonatan, R. and E. Perevolotsky. (2000). Plant-growth promotion in natural pastures by inoculation with Azospirillum brasilense under sub-optimal conditions. Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation 14: 151-159.



Zaady, E., Kuhn, U., Wilske, B., Sandoval-Soto, L., and Kesselmeier, J. (2000). Patterns of CO2 exchange in biological soil crusts of successional age. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 32, 959-966.

Eldridge, D.J., Zaady, E. and Shachak, M. (2000). Infiltration through three contrasting biological soil crusts in patterned landscapes in the Negev, Israel. Catena (40)3, 323-336.



Zaady, E., Offer, Y. Z., Shachak, M. (2001). The content and contribution of the accumulated aeolian organic matter in a dry ecosystem. Atmospheric Environment 35: 769-776.

Zaady, E., Yonatan, R., Shachak, M., Perevolotsky, A. (2001). The effects of grazing on abiotic and biotic parameters in semi-arid ecosystem: a case study from the northern Negev desert, Israel. Arid Soil Research and Management 15: 245-261.

Zaady, E., Bouskila, A. (2002). Patterns of lizard burrows distribution in biological soil crusts of successional age in arid sandy region. Journal of Arid Environments 2: 235-246.

Maestre F.T., Huesca, M., Zaady, E., Bautista, S. and Cortina, J. (2002). Infiltration, penetration resistance and microphytic crust composition in contrasted microsites within a Mediterranean semi-arid steppe. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 34: 895-898.

Shem-Tov, S., Zaady, E. and Gutterman, Y. (2002). Germination of Carrichtera annua seeds on soil samples collected along a rainfall gradient in the Negev desert. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 50: 115-120.

Karnieli, K., Gabai, A., Ichoku, C., Zaady, E. and Shachak, M. (2002). Temporal dynamics of soil and vegetation spectral responses in a semiarid environment. International Journal of Remote Sensing 23: 4073-4087.

Eldridge, D.J., Zaady, E, Shachak, M. (2002). Microphytic crusts, shrub patches and water harvesting in the Negev desert: The shikim system. Landscape Ecology 17: 587-597.

Akuja, T., Godonu, K.G., Kraaij, T., Mwangi, M., Oguzoglu, I. and Zaady, E. (2002). Soil characteristics of crusted outside and sub-canopy areas of four dominant shrubs in the Negev Desert. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development 3: 162-170.



Zaady, E., Groffman, P.M., Shachak, M. and Wilby, A. (2003). Consumption and release of nitrogen of harvester termite Anacanthotermes ubachi Navas in northern Negev desert. Soil Biology And Biochemistry 35: 1299-1303.

Zaady, E., Boeken, B., Ariza, C. and Gutterman, Y. (2003). Light, temperature and substrate effects on the germination of three Bromus species in comparison with their abundance in the field. Israel J. Plant Sciences  51:267-273.

Zaady, E., Levacov, R. And Shachak, M. (2004). Application of the herbicide, Simazine, and its effect on soil surface parameters and vegetation in a patchy desert landscape. Arid Land Research and Management 18: 397-410.

Boeken, B., Ariza, C., Gutterman, Y. and Zaady, E. (2004). Post maturation environmental factors affecting dispersal, germination and distribution of Stipa capensis plants among landscape patches in the northern Negev Desert of Israel. Ecological Research 19: 533-540.

Akuja, T., Zaady, E. (2004). Effect of soil erosion on the biodiversity of soil crust within the Ziporim basin of Israel. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development 5: 1-6.

Akuja, M., Zaady, E., Ward, D. and Gutterman, Y. (2005). Effect of soil erosion and land use on soil quality in the semiarid Negev Desert of Israel. East African Journal of Life Sciences 5: 67-74.

Zaady, E. (2005). Seasonal changes and nitrogen cycling in a patchy Negev desert, a review. Arid Land Research and Management 19: 111-124.

Burgheimer, J., Wilske, B., Maseyk, K., Karnieli, A., Zaady, E., Yakir, D., and Kesselmeier. J.T. (2006). Relationships between Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and carbon fluxes of biologic soil crusts assessed by ground measurements. Journal of Arid Environments 64: 656-669.

Burgheimer, J., Wilske, B., Maseyk, K., Karnieli, A., Zaady, E., Yakir, D. and Kesselmeier, J. (2006). Ground and space spectral measurements for assessing the semi-arid ecosystem phenology related to CO2 fluxes of biological soil crusts. Remote Sensing of Environment 101: 1-12.

Grishkan, I., Zaady, E., Nevo, E. (2006). Soil crust microfungi along a southward rainfall aridity gradient in the Negev desert, Israel. European Journal of Soil Biology 42:33-42.

Offer, Z.Y., Zaady, E. (2006). Aeolian accumulation of organic and inorganic sediments in a semi-arid watershed in the northern Negev desert, Israel. Int. Journal on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability 4: 153-164.

Thompson, T.L., Zaady, E., Huancheng, P., Wilson, T.B. and Martens, D.A. (2006). Soil C and N in patchy shrublands of the Negev and Chihuahuan Deserts: A Comparative Study. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38: 1943-1955.



Zaady, E., Karnieli, A., Shachak, M. (2007). Applying a field spectroscopy technique for assessing successional trends of biological soil crusts in a semi-arid environment. Journal of Arid Environments 70: 463-477.

Vanderstraeten, P., Lénelle, Y., Meurrens, A Carati, D., Brenig, L., Offer, Z.Y. and Zaady, E. (2007). Micromorphology and Chemistry of airborne particles during agriculture working periods in Brussels surrounding region. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 146: 33-39.

Vanderstraeten, P., Lénelle, Y., Meurrens, A., Carati, D., Brenig, L., Delcloo, A., Offer, Z.Y. and Zaady, E. (2008). Desert storm originate from sahara covering western Europe; a case study. Atmospheric Environment 42: 5489-5493.

Wilske, B., Burgheimer, J., Karnieli, A., Zaady, E., Andreae, M. O., Yakir, D., and Kesselmeier, J. (2008). The CO2 exchange of biological soil crusts in a semiarid grass-shrubland at the northern transition zone of the Negev desert, Israel.Biogeosciences 5: 1411-1423.

Brenig, L., Zaady, E., Vigo-Aguiar, J., Karnieli, A., Fovell, R., Arbel, S., Al-Baz, I., and Offer, Z.Y. (2008). Cloud formation and rainfalls induced by an artificial solar setting: A weather engineering project for fighting aridity. Geographical Studies Forum and Environmental Protection 7: 67-82.

Zaady, E., Brenig, L. , Carati, D., Vanderstraeten, P., Lénelle, Y., Meurrens, A. and Offer, Z.Y. (2008). Agricultural activities impact on atmospheric pollution in urban area of Brussels. Geographical Studies Forum and Environmental Protection 7: 196-199.

Zaady, E., Dody, A., Weiner, D., Barkai, D. and Offer, Z.Y. (2009). A comprehensive method for aeolian particle granulometry and micromorphology analyses. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 155: 169-175.

Zaady, E., Carati, D., Brenig, L., Vanderstraeten, P., Lénelle, Y., Meurrens, A., Offer, Z.Y. (2010). Weekly variations of atmospheric particles, micromorphology and chemistry in the Brussels urban environment. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 169: 45-54. (DOI 10.1007/s10661-009-1149-5).

Vanderstraeten, P., Forton, M., Lénelle, Y., Meurrens, A., Carati, D., Brenig, L., Offer, Z.Y. and Zaady, E. (2010). Elevated PM10 concentrations and high PM2,5/PM10 ratio in the Brussels urban area during the 2006 Car-Free Sunday. International Journal on Environment and Waste Management 3: 264-279.



Zaady, E. Offer, Y.Z. (2010). Biogenic soil crusts in arid zones increase soil depth by incorporating aeolian deposition.

Sedimentology, 57: 351–358.



Zaady, E., Ben-David., E.A., Sher, Y., Tzirkin, R. and Nejidat, A. (2010). Inferring biological soil crust successional stage using combined PLFA, DGGE, physical physical and biophysiological analyses. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2010.02.002.

Zaady, E., Brenig, L. Carati, D., Meurrens, A., Lénelle, Y., Vanderstraeten, P., Offer, Z.Y. (2010). Heavy metals identified in airborne particles during weekend periods in Brussels urban environment. Geographical Studies Forum and Environmental Protection. In Press.



  1. Articles in reviewed journals in Hebrew (Abstract in English).

Zaady, E., Perevolotsky, A., and Okon, Y. (1990). The effects of Azospirillum inoculation on Oak seedlings. Hassade' 70: 1910-1912. http://telem.openu.ac.il/courses/c20237/bictur.htm

Zaady, E., Okon, Y. Yonatan, R. and Perevolotsky, A. (1992). Inoculation and fertilization effects on the productivity of natural pasture in temperate and semi-arid regions of Israel. Hassade' 72: 484-488. http://telem.openu.ac.il/courses/c20237/bictur2.htm

Levacov, R., and Zaady, E. (1999). The effect of herbicides on resources flow in patchy Negev desert landscape. Ecology and Environment 5: 112-121. http://ceti.macam.ac.il/eco/ecosite/Papers/resources.html



Zaady, E. (1999). Nitrogen cycle and the Negev desert patchiness. Ecology and Environment 5: 70- 76. http://ceti.macam.ac.il/eco/ecosite/Papers/resources.html

Zaady, E. (1999). The role of microphytic soil crusts in desert ecosystems. Ecology and Environment 5: 77-84. http://telem.openu.ac.il/courses/c20237/crusts.htm

Zaady, E., Eliasaf, R., Yonatan, R. Dvash, L., and Perevolotsky, A. (1999). The response of plant community to grazing: Plant and soil's parameters that affected by grazing. Ecology and Environment 5: 167-179. http://ceti.macam.ac.il/eco/ecosite/Papers/resources.html

Zaady, E. 2008. Changes in soil characteristics reveal from the vegetation cover in the open spaces of the Negev highland.

YAAR 10: 3-9.
3. Books, book chapters and invited reviews (indicate name of editor).

Okon, Y., Bar, T., Tal, S. and Zaady, E. (1991). Physiological properties of Azospirillum brasilense involved in root growth promotion. In: Nitrogen fixation with non-legumes (Skinner. F.A, Boddey, R.M. Fendrik, I., eds.), pp. 113-125. Kluwer Academic Pub. Amsterdam.

Shachak, M., Pickett, S. T. A., Boeken, B. and Zaady, E. (1999). Managing patchiness, ecological flows, productivity, and diversity in dry lands: Concepts and applications in the Negev desert. In: Arid lands management - Toward ecological sustainability. (Hoekstra, T., M. Shachak, Eds.), pp. 254-263. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

Zaady, E, Shachak, M. and Moshe, Y. (2001). Ecological Approach for Afforestation in Arid Regions of the Northern Negev Desert, Israel. In: Deforestation, Environment and Sustainable Development, A Comparative Analysis. (Vajpeyi, D. ed.), pp. 219-238. Greenwood Publishing Group, INC. CT, USA.

Groffman, P.M., Zaady, E. and Shachak, M. (2005). Microbial contributions to biodiversity at organism, landscape, and ecosystem scales. In: Shachak M., Gosz J.R., Pickett S.T.A. and Perevolotsky A. (eds.), Biodiversity in Drylands - towards a unified framework and identification of research needs. Oxford University Press, Inc. Oxford, pp. 109-121.



Zaady, E., Eldridge, D.J. and Shachak, M. 2008. Biogenic soil crusts enhance runoff production in the northern Negev Desert. Chapter 14a. In: Hare, P. (ed.), Transfer of Technology. pp. 273-282.

Offer, Y.Z. and Zaady, E. 2008. Applicative methods for aeolian particle study in desert environment. Chapter 14b.

In: Hare, P. (ed.), Transfer of Technology. pp. 283-297.

Boeken, B., Zaady, E. and Shachak, M. 2009. Developing comprehensive research of the system dynamics of a site - Long and short term studies at Park Shaked LTER station in the northern Negev desert of Israel. European-LTER Publisher. In Press.

Shachak, M., Groner, E., Boeken, B., Brand, S., Lubin, Y., Meron, E., Ungar, E., Shkedy, Y., Zaady, E., Perevolotsky, A. and Ne'eman, G. 2009. Israeli LTER: Site and Network Level Research. European-LTER Publisher. In Press.


  1. Allowed patents and registered cultivars:

Patent No. 168527. Biological Soil Crusts - Soil stabilization.


  1. Articles of symposia proceedings (reviewed).

Groffman, P., Zaady, E. and Shachak, M. (1999). Microbial contribution to biodiversity at organism, landscape and ecosystem scales. In: Biodiversity in Drylands; Towards a Unified Framework and Identification Research Needs. pp. 32-39. Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Eldridge, J. D., Zaady, E., Shachak, M. and Myers, C. (1999). Control of desertification by microphytic crusts in a Negev desert shrubland. In. Desertification and Soil Processes: Sixth International Rangeland Congress Proceedings 1: 111-113. .NSW, Australia.



Akuja, M., Avni, Y., Zaady, E., Gutterman, Y. (2001). Soil erosion effects as indicators of desertification processes in the northern Negev. In: Soil Erosion Research for the 21st Century. (eds., Ascough, J.C II., Flanagan, D.C. ) pp. 595-598. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Publication. Honolulu, Hawaii.


  1. Abstracts in conferences.

Zaady, E. and Okon, Y. 1990. Effect of D-fructose on Azospirillum brasilense Cd aggregation and adsorption to maize roots. Proceedings of The Fifth International Symposium on Nitrogen Fixation with non legumes. Florence, Italy.

Zaady, E., Okon, Y. and Perevolotsky, A. 1991. Inoculation and fertilization effects on production of natural pasture in temperate and semiarid regions of Israel. Proceedings of the International Symbiosis Congress. Jerusalem, Israel.

Zaady, E. and Okon, Y. 1992. Effects of D-fructose and malic acid on Azospirillum brasilense Cd aggregation and adsorption to maize roots. The Israel Society of Microbiology Conference. Jerusalem, Israel.

Zaady, E., Okon, Y. and Perevolotsky, A. 1992. Changes in herbaceous biomass in mount Carmel and Lehavim by inoculation with Azospirillum brasilense Cd. The Israel Society of Grazing Conference. Volcany Center, Bet Dagan, Israel.

Zaady, E. and Shachak, M. 1994. Microphytic soil crust and ecosystem leakage in the Negev desert. The Ecological and Botanical Societies of America Conference. Knoxville, Tennessee. USA.

Zaady, E., Shachak, M., Boeken, B. and Gerty R. 1995. The effect of microphytic soil crusts on runoff, rainfall and productivity in desert ecological system. Israel Society of Soil Science Conference. Volcany Center, Bet-Dagan, Israel.

Zaady, E., Groffman, P. and Shachak, M. 1996. Microbial decomposition of litter under desert shrubs and its contribution to the N and C cycle of desert ecosystems. The Israel Society of Microbiology Conference. Jerusalem, Israel.

Zaady, E. and Shachak, M. 1997. The role of free-living N-fixing bacteria in patchy Negev desert landscape. The Israel Society of Microbiology Conference. Bar-Ilan Univ. Ramat-Gan, Israel.

Zaady, E. 1997. The role of microphytic soil crust in the Negev Desert: implications for arid land management. The Seventh Annual Conference on Advances in Desert Research - Evenari Symposium. Sde-Boqer, Israel.

Zaady, E. 1997. Nitrogen cycling and desert patchiness. Third Annual Meeting of the Desertification and Restoration Ecology. Ben-Gurion Univ. Sede-Boqer, Israel.

Zaady, E. 1998. Nitrogen cycling pathways in dry patchy ecosystems of the Negev desert.
The 8th Annual Conference on Advances in Desert Research - Evenari Symposium. Sde-Boqer, Israel.

Gutterman, Y., Zaady, E., Boeken, B., Shem-Tov, S. and Huang, Z. 1998. The inhibitory effects of soil and soil crusts on germination of some annual plants occurring in the Negev. The Israel Society of Botany Conference. Jerusalem, Israel.



Zaady, E. 1998. Nitrogen cycling pathways in dry patchy ecosystems of the Negev desert. The Eight Annual Conference on Advances in Desert Research - Evenari Symposium. Sede-Boqer, Israel.

Shem-Tov, S., Zaady, E. and Gutterman, Y. 1998. The inhibitory effects of soil and soil crusts on germination on Plantago coronopus. The Israel Society of Ecology Conference. Beer-Sheva, Israel.



Zaady, E., Groffman, P. and Shachak, M. 1998. Denitrification along a rainfall gradient in desert ecosystems. The 8th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology. Halifax, Canada.

Zaady, E. 1999. The Savannization project; ecosystem management of desertified shrublands. Combating Desertification Good Practices Workshop; Exchange and Proposal of Mediterranean NGO’s. MED Forum, Mediterranean NGO Network for Ecology and Sustainable Development. Sede-Boqer, Israel.

Zaady, E. 2000. Teacher training in Israel: Learning ecology and environment through interation of the Internet, field activities and laboratory experiments. Long Term Ecological Research - All Scientists Meeting. Snowbird, Utah, USA.

Zaady, E. 2001. Dew and ecosystem processes in the Negev Desert. Workshop on the role of dew in the hydrological cycle and ecological systems of the Negev. Center for Water Science and Technology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Sde-Boqer, Israel.

Zaady, E. 2001. The impact of Biological Soil Crust Disturbances on Infiltration, Runoff and Sediment Production in a Patchy Desert Shrublands. Surface Sealing And Runoff. The 11th Annual Evenari Meeting On Advances In Desert Research. Sde-Boqer, Israel.

Zaady, E. and Shachak, M. 2001. Nitrogen Cycling in Patchy Desert. The 9th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology. Amsterdam, Holland.

Boeken, B., Shachak, M. Zaady, E. 2002. Ecological understanding and restoration of grazed semiarid shrubland.



Ecological Society of America Meeting. Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Zaady, E., Beimel. N., Arad, D., Goldman, D., Yust, A., Sofer, S., .2003. E-learning in Higher Education. Meital 2nd Annual Conference. Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

Wilske, D. Yakir, J. Burgheimer, A. Karnieli, E. Zaady, J. Kesselmeier. 2003. Carbondioxide exchange of biological soil crusts compared to disturbed soil / sand in semi arid areas. European Geophysical Society. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 5.



Zaady, E., Meron, E., 2005. Neuman Information Center; E-learning in Higher Education. Meital 4nd Annual Conference. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.

Breing, L., Offer, Z., Zaady, E., Finkelstein, Z. 2005. Artificial rain induction in semiarid regions. Water is Life Conference. Ministry of Science and Technology. Jerusalem, Israel.

Dodi, A., Zaady, E., Hason, A. 2005.Using biological soil crusts for soil surface stabilization. International Conference on Safty of Radioactive Waste Disposals. Tokio, Japan.

Zaady, E., Offer, Y.Z. 2006. Aeolian Accumulation of Organic and Inorganic Sediments in a Semi-Arid Watershed in the Northern Negev Desert, Israel. 2nd International Conference, Environmental, Culture, Economic and Social Sustainability. Hanoi and Ha long bay, Vietnam.

Zaady, E., Mukherjee, J., Godonu, K.G., Kraaij, T., Mwangi, M., Oguzoglu, I. and Sarig, S. 2006. Small-scale landscape patchiness affects soil characteristics in Negev Highlands. The Israel Society of Ecology Conference, Haifa, Israel. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 52: 203-204.

Landau, S.Y., Zaady, E. and E.D. Ungar. 2008. NIRS-aided evaluation of the impact on natural grasslands of sheep grazing under humid tropical, temperate, and semi-arid conditions. The High Council for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between France and Israel: Research Networks program in Sustainable Agriculture meeting. Jerusalem, Israel.

Gendler, T., Barkai, D., Yonatan, R., Zaady, E. 2008. Using GIS for analyzing grazing management in two facing slopes in Lehavim hills in the northern Negev. pp - 53. The Negev Conference, Eshel Hanasi, Israel.

Barkai, D., Yonatan, R., Zaady, E. 2008. Grazing effects on soil cover in north and south facing slope in the Lehavim hills. The 16th Conference of the Israel Association for Grazing, Volcani Center, Bet-Dagan, Israel.

Nejidat, A., Ben-David, E., Angel, R., Zaady, E. 2008. Microbial diversity and nitrifiers community structure in desert soils. The Israel Society for Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University, Rehovot, Israel.

Barkai, D., Yonatan, R., Ungar E. D. and Zaady. E. Long-term effect of grazing on soil cover on a north- and south-facing slope in Lehavim LTER site. The International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification, Sde-Boker, December 14-17, 2008.



Zaady, E., Thompson, T.L. Huancheng, P. , Wilson, T.B., Martens, D.A. 2008. Soil C and N in Patchy Landscapes of the Negev. Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Science Conference, Weizamann Institute, Rehovot, Israel. Jun 2008.

Nejidat, A., Ben-David, E.A., Sher, Y., Golden, R. Zaady, E. and Z. Ronen. 2008. Effect of plant patchiness on soil microbial community structure. The International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification conference. Sde-Boker, December 2008.

Gender, T., Barkai, D., Yonatan, R., Boeken, B., Zaady, E. 2008. The use of GIS in biomass production in pasture land at the northern Negev desert. The International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification, Sde-Boker, December 2008.

Gender, T., Barkai, D., Yonatan, R., Boeken, B., Zaady, E. 2008. The use of GIS for analysing grazing management at the nort-eastern Negev desert. The Israel Society of Ecology and Environment Conference, Weizamann Institute, Rehovot, Israel. Jun 2008.



Zaady, E., Boeken, B., Gendler, T., Shachak, M., Yonatan, R., Pervolotsky, A. 2008. Soil tillage and grazing effects on the natural herbaceous biomass in planted open space in the northern Negev. Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Science Conference, Weizamann Institute, Rehovot, Israel. Jun 2008.

Zaady, E., Segoli, M., Eldridge, D.J., Groffman, P.M., Boeken, B. and Shachak, M. 2009. Relationship among soil surface properties, hydrology and nitrogen cycling along a climatological gradient in drylands. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU 2009-921. European Geosciences Union - General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. April 2009.

Hachmon, R., Avram, D., Asaf, B., Peres., and Zaady, E. 2009. Growth of biological soil crusts under laboratory conditions. Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Science Conference, Weizamann Institute, Rehovot, Israel. May 2009.



Zaady, E., Ben-David E. A., Sher, Y., Tzirkin, R. and Nejidat A. 2009. Biodiversity of biological soil crusts and microorganisms in sand dunes along a rainfall gradient. Sand Dunes; Policy, Management and Research. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Shiva, Jun 2009.

Sher, Y., Tzirkin, R., Zaady, E., Ronen, Z. and Nejidat, A. 2009. Diversity and abundance of bacterial and archaeal ammonia oxidizers in hyper and semi arid soils. 3rd Congress of European Microbiologists, Gothenburg, Sweden. June, 2009.



Zaady, E. Vinograd, A., Kaminetsky, R., Gutterman, Y., Landau, Y., Barkai, D., Tsiperman, F., Yonatan, R., Kigel, J. 2009. The effect of sheep grazing on the growth and dustribution of Anemone coronaria L. The Annual Conference of Nekudat-Hen, Tel Aviv University, Octobr 2009.

Ben-David, E. A., Zaady, E., Sher, Y., Tzirkin, R., Nejidat, A. 2010. Biophysiological and microbial composition changes within biological soil crusts along a rainfall gradient. Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Science Conference, Beer shiva, Israel. Jun 2010.

Nejidat, A. Sher, Y., Zaady, E. 2010. Arid and semi-arid areas as possible model systems to study the potential impact of climate change on ecosystems structure and function. Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Science Conference, Beer shiva, Israel. Jun 2010.

Sher, Y., Tzirkin, R., Ben-David, E. Zaady, E., Ronen, Z. and Nejidat, A. 2010. The effect of long-term drought of shrub vegetation and nitrogen transformation in the northern Negev desert. Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Science Conference, Beer shiva, Israel. Jun 2010.









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