Avni Yoav

yavni@gsi.gov.il

 Tel:     02-5314345
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I. University Education

 

1982-1985 B.Sc. in Geology and Physical Geography, the Hebrew

                  University, Jerusalem.

1986-1989 M. Sc. in Geology, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

                              Title of thesis: “The geology, paleogeography and Landscape

                              evolution in the central Negev highlands and the western Ramon

                              ridge”.

                              Supervisors: Prof. Z. Garfunkel and Dr. E. Zilberman.

1991-1996 Ph.D. in Geology, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

                              Title of thesis:

                             “The geological evolution of the southern and  central

                               Negev as an indicator of the evolution of the Dead

                               Sea Transform western margin in the Late Neogene

                               and Quaternary”.

               Supervisors: Prof. Z. Garfunkel and Dr. Y. Bartov.

 

 II. Positions Held and Academic Status

 

1986-1987 Teaching assistant at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, the institute

                   of Earth Sciences.

1990 -2000 Research scientist at the Ramon Science Center, the Jacob

                    Blaustein

                    Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

1998 -2006 Lecturer (extern) at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,

                    Geology department.

1995 to date Research Scientist at the Geological Survey of Israel:

1/2/1998 –    Appointed to grade C

1/4/2004 –    Appointed to grade B

 

 

III List of major 5 publications

 

1.  Avni, Y,. Bartov, Y., Garfunkel, Z and Ginat, H. (2000)

           The evolution of the Paran drainage basin and its relation to the Plio-

           Pleistocene history of  the Arava Rift western margin, Israel.

           Isr. J. Earth Sci. v-49: 215-238

2.  Avni, Y,. Bartov, Y., Garfunkel, Z and Ginat, H. (2001)

        The Arava Formation – A Pliocene sequence in the Arava Valley and its

         western margin, southern  Israel. Isr. J. Earth Sci. v-50: 101-120.

3. Avni, Y., (2005).
Gully incision as a key factor in desertification in an arid environment, the Negev Highlands, Israel. Catena 63: 185-220.

4. Avni, A., Porat, N., Plakht, J., and Avni., G. (2006).
Geomorphologic changes leading to natural desertification processes versus
anthropogenic land conservation in an arid environment, the Negev Highlands,
Israel. Geomorphology 82: 177-200

5. Avni, Y., and Zilberman, E. (2007).
Tectonic and landscape evolution of the Sede Zin region, Central Negev. I.J.E.S. (in press).

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