I. University Education
1982-1985 B.Sc. in Geology and Physical Geography, the Hebrew
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
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
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
Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
1998 -2006 Lecturer (extern) at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
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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