Selected recent papers

Arnon, A., Selker, J.S. and Lensky, N., 2016. Thermohaline stratification and double diffusion diapycnal fluxes in the hypersaline Dead Sea. Limnol. Oceanogr., vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 1214-1231.


Avnaim-Katav S., Almogi-Labin A., Agnon A., Porat N. and Sivan D. (2017). Holocene hydrological events and human induced environmental changes reflected in a southeastern Mediterranean fluvial archive. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 468, 263-275.


Avnaim-Katav, S., Agnon, A., Sivan, D. and Almogi-Labin, A., (2016). Calcareous assemblages of the southeastern Mediterranean low-tide estuaries - seasonal dynamics and paleo-environmental implications. Journal of Sea Research, 108: 30–49, doi:10.1016/j.seares.2015.12.002


Avni, Y., Lensky, N., Dente, E., Shviro, M., Arav, R., Gavrieli, I., Yechieli, Y., Abelson, M., Lutzky, H., Flin, S., Haviv, I. ,Baer, G., 2016. Self-accelerated development of salt karst during flash floods along the Dead Sea Coast, Israel. J. Geophys. Res., Ser. F, vol. 121, pp. 17-38.


Bar, O. and Zilberman, E., 2016. Subsidence and conversion of the Dead Sea basin to an inland erosion base level in the early middle Miocene as inferred from geomorphological analysis of its ancient western fluvial outlet. Geomorphology, vol. 261, pp. 147-161.


Bar, O., Zilberman, E., Feinstein, S., Calvo, R., Gvirtzman, Z. (2016). The uplift history of the Arabian Plateau as inferred from geomorphologic analysis of its northwestern edge. Tectonophysics, 671: 9-23


Burg, A. and Gersman, R., 2016. Hydrogeology and geochemistry of low-permeability oil shales - Case study from Ha-Shfela sub-basin, Israel. J. Hydrol., vol. 540, pp. 1105-1121.


Calvo, R., Salamon, A. 2016. Toward a CO2 sequestration project in the Jurassic saline aquifer of southern Israel: Seismotectonic characterization. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 47: 48-62


Elyashiv, H., Bookman, R., Zviely, D., Avnaim-Katav, S., Sandler, A., Sivan, D., (2016). The interplay between relative sea-level rise and sediment supply at the distal part of the Nile littoral cell. The Holocene 26, 248-264.


Faershtein G., Porat N., Avni Y. and Matmon A. (2016). Aggradation-incision transition in arid environments at the end of the Pleistocene: an example from the Negev Highlands, southern Israel. Geomorphology 253, 289–304.


Gadot Y., Davidovich U., Avni G., Avni Y., Piasetzky M., Faerstein G., Golan D. and Porat N. (2016). The Formation of a Mediterranean terraced landscape: Mount Eitan, Judean Highlands, Israel. Journal of Archaeological Science Reports 6, 397-417.


Gafni, A., Rosenzweig, R., Gelman, F. and Ronen, Z. (2016). Evidence for anaerobic biodegradation of MTBE in a contaminated site, the Israeli coastal aquifer. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, doi:10.1002/jctb.491410.


Goldsmith Y., Broecker W.S., Xu H., Polissar P.J., deMenocal P., Porat N., Lan J., Cheng P., Zhou W. and An Z. (2017). Northward extent of East Asian monsoon covaries with intensity on orbital and millennial timescales. PNAS


Goodman-Tchernov, B., Katz, O., (2016). Holocene-era submerged notches along the southern Levantine coastline: Punctuated sea level rise? Quaternary International 401, 17 - 27.


Hamiel, Y., Piatibratova, O. and Mizrahi, Y., 2016. Creep along the northern Jordan Valley section of the Dead Sea Fault. Geophys. Res. Lett., vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 2494-2501.


Issachar, R., Levi, T., Lyakhovsky, V., Marco, S. and Weinberger, R., 2016. Improving the method of low-temperature anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (LT-AMS) measurements in air. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 2940-2950.


Levanon, E., Shalev, E., Yechieli, Y. and Gvirtzman, H., 2016. Fluctuations of fresh-saline water interface and of water table induced by sea tides in unconfined aquifers. Adv. Water Sci., vol. 96, pp. 34-42.


López-Antoñanzas, R., Gutkin, V., Rabinovich, R., Calvo, R., Grossman, A. (2016). A transitional gundi (Rodentia: Ctenodactylidae) from the Miocene of Israel. Plos One, April 6, 2016:1-16, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151804


Malinsky-Buller A., Barzilai O., Ayalon A., Bar-Matthews M., Birkenfeld M., Porat N., Ron H., Roskin J. and Ackermann O. (2016). The age of the Lower Paleolithic site of Kefar Menachem West, Israel - Another facet of Acheulian variability. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 10, 350-362.


Matmon A., Elfasi S., Hidy A, Geller, Y., Porat N. and ASTER Team (2016). Controls on aggradation and incision in the NE Negev, Israel, since the middle Pleistocene. Geomorphology 261, 132-146.


Morag, N., Haviv, I., Katzir, Y., (2016). From ocean depths to mountain tops: Uplift of the Troodos ophiolite (Cyprus) constrained by low-temperature thermochronology and geomorphic analysis. Tectonics, v. 35, p. 622–637.


Morag, N., Williford, K.H., Kitajima, K., Philippot, P., Van Kranendonk, M.J., Lepot, K., Thomazo, C., Valley, J.W., (2016). Microstructure-specific carbon isotopic signatures of organic matter from ∼3.5 Ga cherts of the Pilbara Craton support a biologic origin. Precambrian Research, v. 275, p. 429-499.


Mushkin A., Katz, O., Crouvi, O., Alter, S.R., Shemesh, R., (2016). Sediment contribution from Israel's coastal cliffs into the Nile's littoral cell and its significance to cliff-retreat mitigation efforts. Engineering Geology 215, 91-94.


Oz, I., Shalev, E., Yechieli, Y. and Gavrieli, I., 2016. Salt dissolution and sinkhole formation: Results of laboratory experiments. J. Geophys. Res., Ser. F, vol. 121, pp. 1746-1762.


Porat N., Davidovich U., Avni Y., Avni G. and Gadot Y. (2017). Using OSL measurements to decipher soil history in archaeological terraces, Judean Highlands, Israel. Land Degradation and Development (in press).


Rozenbaum, A.G., Sandler, A., Zilberman, E., Stein, M., Jicha, B. and Singer, B.S, 2016. 40Ar / 39Ar chronostratigraphy of late Miocene - early Pliocene continental aquatic basins in SE Galilee, Israel. Geol. Soc. Am., Bull., vol. 128, no. 9-10, pp. 1383-1402.


Shalev, E., Kurzon, I., Doan, M.L. and Lyakhovsky, V., 2016. Sustained water-level changes caused by damage and compaction induced by teleseismic earthquakes. J. Geophys. Res., Ser. B, vol. 121, pp. 4943-4954.


Shalev, E., Kurzon, I., Doan, M.L. and Lyakhovsky, V., 2016. Water-level oscillations caused by volumetric and deviatoric dynamic strains. Geophys. J. Int., vol. 204, no. 2, pp. 841-851.


Shtienberg G., Dix J., Roskin J., Waldmann N., Bookman R., Bialik O., Porat N., Taha N. and Sivan D. (2017). New perspectives on coastal landscape reconstruction of central Israel during the Late Quaternary. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 468, 503-519.


Siman-Tov, S., Katz, OS., Matmon, A., (2017). Examining the effects of ground motion and rock strength on the size of boulders falling from an overhanging cliff. Engineering Geology, In Press.


Sivan D., Greenbaum N., Cohen-Seffer R., Sisma-Ventura G., Almogi-Labin A., Porat N., Melamed Y., Boaretto E. and Avnaim-Katav S. (2016). Palaeo-environmental archive of groundwater-surface water interaction zone, the Kebara wetlands, Carmel coast, Israel. Quaternary International 396, 138-149.


Sivan, D., Sisma-Ventura, G., Greenbaum, N., Bialik, O., Williamse, F.H., Tamisieaf, M.E., Rohling, E.J., Frumkin, A., Avnaim-Katav, S., Shtienberg, G. and Stein, M., 2016. Eastern Mediterranean sea levels through the last interglacial from a coastal-marine sequence in northern Israel. Quaternary Sci. Rev., vol. 145, pp. 204-225.


Volk E., Iden, S., Furman, A., Durner, W., and Rosenzweig, R., (2016). Biofilm effect on soil hydraulic properties- experimental investigation using soil-grown real biofilms, Water Resources Research , 52 doi:10.1002/2016WR018866.


Wetzler, N. and Kurzon, I. (2016). The Earthquake Activity of Israel: Revisiting 30 Years of Local and Regional Seismic Records along the Dead Sea Transform, Seismol. Res. Lett. 87(1), 47-58


Yaar, I., Walter, A., Sanders, Y., Felus, Y., Calvo, R., Hamiel, Y. (2016). Possible sites for future nuclear power plants in Israel. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 298: 90-98.


Yaroshevich A., Bar-Yosef O., Boaretto E., Caracuta V., Greenbaum N., Porat N. and Roskin J. (2016). A unique assemblage of engraved plaquettes from Ein Qashish South, Jezreel Valley, Israel: figurative and non-figurative symbols of late Pleistocene hunters-gatherers in the Levant. PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0160687 August 24, 2016.





















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