Selected recent papers


Aharonov, E., Katz, O., Morgan, J.K. and Dugan, B., 2016. Reply to comment by Chen et al. on "Controls on the size and geometry of landslides: Insights from discrete element numerical simulations". Geomorphology, vol. 253, pp. 551-552.                                                                     

Alsop, G.I., Marco, S., Weinberger, R. and Levi, T., 2016. Sedimentary and structural controls on seismogenic slumping within mass transport deposits from the Dead Sea Basin. Sediment. Geol., vol. 344, pp. 71-90.                       

Alsop, G.I., Weinberger, R., Levi, T. and Marco, S., 2016. Cycles of passive versus active diapirism recorded along an exposed salt wall. J. Struct. Geol., vol. 84, pp. 47-67.                      

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., 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.

Avnaim-Katav, S., Milker, I., Schmiedl, G., Sivan, D., Hyams-Kaphzan, O., Sandler, A. and Almogi-Labin, A., 2016. Impact of eustatic and tectonic processes on the southeastern Mediterranean shelf during the last one million years: Quantitative reconstructions using a foraminiferal transfer function. Mag. Geol., vol. 376, pp. 26-38.                           

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.

Badt, N., Hatzor, Y., Toussaint, R. and Sagy, A., 2016. Geometrical evolution of interlocked rough slip surfaces, the role of normal stress. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., vol. 443, pp. 153-161.           

Balaban, N., Bernstein, A., Gelman, F. and Ronen, Z., 2016. Microbial degradation of the brominated flame retardant TBNPA by groundwater bacteria: laboratory and field study. Chemosphere, vol. 156, pp. 363-373.                        

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

Brewick, E.C., Richter, D.D., Verecchia, E.P., Ryan, J., Poch, R.M., Crouvi, O., et al., 2016. The influence of Dan H. Yaalon: His impact on people. CATENA, VOL. 146, PP. 147-154.                             

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.

Burg, A., Yechieli, Y. and Galili, U., 2016. Response of a coastal hydrogeological system to a rapid decline in sea-level, the case of Zuqim Springs, the largest discharge area along the Dead Sea coast. J. Hydrol., vol. 536, pp. 222-235.                         

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.

Chambers, L.G., Chin, Y.P., et al., Teutsch, N., Widom, E., 2016. Developing the scientific framework for urban geochemistry. Appl. Geochem., vol. 67, pp. 1-20.                         

Clarke, J., Brooks, N., Banning, E.B., Bar-Matthews, M., et al., 2016. Climatic changes and social transformations in the Near East and North Africa during the 'long' 4th millennium BC: a comparative study of environmental and archaeological evidence. Quaternary Sci. Rev., vol. 136, pp. 96-121.                

Cohen, Y., Dvorkin, Y. and Paldor, N., 2016. On the stability of outcropping eddies in a constant-PV ocean. Quaterly J. Royal Meteorol. Soc., vol. 142, Pt. A, no. 698, pp. 1920-1928.                                             

Crouvi, O., Dayan, U., Amit, R. and Enzel, Y., 2016. An Israeli haboob: Sea breeze activating local anthropogenic dust sources in the Negev loess. Aeolian Res., vol. 24, pp. 39-52.

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, Vol. 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, Vol. 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, Vol. 6, 397-417.

Gadot, Y., Davidovich, U., Avni, Y., Avni, G. and Porat, N., 2016. The formation of terraced  landscapes in the Judean Highlands in Israel, and its implications for biblical agricultural history. Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 437-455.

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.

Golan, R., Gavrieli, I., Ganor, J. and Lazar, B., 2016. Controls on the pH of hyper-saline lakes, a lesson from the Dead Sea. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., vol. 434, pp. 289-297.           

Goldfus, H., Avni, Y., Albag, R. and Arubas, B., 2016. The significance of geomorphological and soil formation research for understanding the unfinished Roman ramp at Masada. Catena, vol. 146, pp. 73-87.                               

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. and Baer, G., 2016. Crustal deformation associated with the 2011 eruption of the Nabro volcano, Eritrea. Tectonophysics, vol. 691, Pt. 2, pp. 257-262.              

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.

 Hetz, G., Mushkin, A., Blumberg, D.G., Baer, G. and Ginat, H., 2016. Estimating the age of desert alluvial surfaces with spaceborne radar data. Remote Sensing Of Environ., vol. 184, pp. 288-301.         

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.

Jammer, S., Gelman, F. and LEV, O., 2016. Applicability of the Rayleigh equation for enantio selective metabolism of chiral xenobiotics by microsomes, hepatocytes and in-vivo retention in rabbit tissues. Nature, Sci. Rep., vol. 6, no. 27315.                      

Kafri, U., 2016. Subsurface seawater intrusion, an additional factor influencing the limnological history of the Dead Sea Basin. Environ. Manage. Sustainable Dev., vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 244-254.                                                         

Kiro, Y., Goldstein, S.L., Lazar, B. and Stein, M., 2016. Environmental implications of salt facies in the Dead Sea. Geol. Soc. Am., Bull., vol. 128, no. 5-6, pp. 824-841.     

Kuntze, K., Kozell, A., Richnow, H.H., Halicz, L., Nijenhuis, I.A. and Gelman, F., 2016. Dual-carbon bromine stable isotope analysis allows distinguishing transformation pathways of ethylene dibromide. Environ. Sci. Technol., vol. 50, no. 18, pp. 9855-9863.    

Leshno, Y., Benjamini, C. and Edelman-Furstenberg, Y., 2016. Ecological quality assessment in the Eastern Mediterranean combining live and dead molluscan assemblages. Mar. Pollut. Bull., vol. 104, no. 1-2, pp. 246-256.        

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

Lyakhosky, V., Ben Zion, Y., Illcev, A. and Mendecki, A., 2016. Dynamic rupture in a damage-breakage rheology model. Geophys. J. Int., vol. 206, no. 2, pp. 1126-1143.          

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.

Mcdonald, E., Bacon, S.N., Bassett, S.D., Amit, R., Enzel, Y., Minor, T.B., Mcgwire, K., Crouvi, O. and Nachmias, Y., 2016. Integrated terrain forecasting for military operations in deserts: geologic basis for rapid predictive mapping of soils and terrain features. Military Geosciences and Desert Warfare, ed. by E. Macdonald, et al., Springer, pp. 353-375. (Advances in Military Geosciences).

Meilijson, A., Ashkenazi-Polivoda, S., Illiner, P., Alsenz, H., Speijer, R.P., Almogi-Labin, A., et al., 2016. Evidence for specific adaptations of fossil benthic foraminifera to anoxic - dysoxic environments. Paleobiology, vol. 42, no. 1, 77-97.                       

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.

Ovechkina, M., Mostovski, M. and Uken, R., 2016. Distribution of calcareous nannoplankton in surface sediments along the northern KwaZulu-Natal Bight South Africa. Afr. J. Marine Sci., Suppl. 38, pp. 275-289.                          

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.

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.

Russak, A., Sivan, O. and Yechieli, Y., 2016. Trace elements (Li, B, Mn and Ba) as sensitive indicators for salinization and freshening events in coastal aquifers. Chem. Geol. vol. 441, pp. 35-46.                           

Schmidt, C., Titelboim, D., Brandt, J., Herut, B., Abramovich, S.,  Almogi-Labin, A. and Kucera, M., 2016. Extremely heat tolerant photosymbiosis in a shallow marine benthic foraminifera. Nature, Sci. Rep., vol. 6, pp. 9 p.                        

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.

Shani-Kadmiel, S., Tsesarsky, M. and Gvirtzman, Z., 2016. Distributed slip model for forward modeling strong earthquakes. Seismol. Soc. Am., Bull., vol. 106, no. 1, pp. 93-103.     

Shoham-Frider, E., Goffman, O., Harlavan, Y., et al., 2016. Trace elements in striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) from the Eastern Mediterranean: a 10-years perspective. Mar. Pollut. Bull., vol. 109, no. 1, pp. 624-632.          

Shotten-Hallel, V., Korngreen, D. and Perelis-Grossowicz, L., 2016. The stones of Montfort: sources of stone for Montfort Castle. Chapter 12. Montfort: History, Early Research and Recent Studies of the Principal Fortress of the Teutonic Order, ed. by A.J. Boas and R.G. Khamisy, Brill, Leiden, PP. 137-149.                  

Shotten-Hallel, V., Sass, E. and Perelis-Grossowicz, L., 2016. The Hospitaller castle of Belvoir: setting the scene for a discussion of the topography, geology and architecture. Chapter 28. Crusader Archaeology: The Material Culture of the Latin East, 2nd ed., ed. by A.J. Boas, pp. 490-518.  

Sirota, I., Arnon, A. and Lensky, N., 2016. Seasonal variations of halite saturation in the Dead Sea. Water Resour. Res., vol. 52, no. 9, pp. 7151-7162.         

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. Vol. 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.

Stein, S., Russak, A., Sivan, O., Yechieli, Y., et al., 2016. Saline groundwater from coastal aquifers as a source for desalination. Environ. Sci. Technol., vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 1955-1963.     

Steinitz, G., Kotlarsky, P. and Piatibratova, O., 2016. Indications for influence of artificial (man-made) activity on radon signals, in simulation experiments. Proc. Royal Soc., A: Math. Phys. Eng. Sci., vol. 472, no. 2195.                                                        

Stiller, M., Yechieli, Y. and Gavrieli, I., 2016. Rates of halite dissolution in natural brines: Dead Sea solutions as a case study. Chem. Geol., vol. 447, pp. 161-172.                         

Sturrock, P.A., Steinitz, G., et al., 2016. Analysis of beta decay data acquired at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt: evidence of a solar influence. Astroparticle Phys., vol. 84, pp. 8-14.                    

Titelboim, D., Almogi-Labin, A., Herut, B., Kucera, M., Schmidt, C. and Hyams-Kaphzan, O., 2016. Selective responses of benthic foraminifera to thermal pollution. Mar. Pollut. Bull., vol. 105, no. 1, pp. 324-336.          

Tran, E., Klein-BenDavid, O., Teutsch, N. and Weisbrod, N., 2016. Influence of heteroaggregation processes between intrinsic colloids and carrier colloids on cerium (III) mobility through fractured carbonate rocks. Water Res., vol. 100, pp. 88-97.                           

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.

Weinberger, R., Levi, T., Alsop, G.I., and Eyal, Y., 2016. Coseismic horizontal slip revealed by sheared clastic dikes in the Dead Sea Basin. Geol. Soc. Am., Bull., vol. 128, no. 7-8 pp. 1193-1206.    

Weisbrod, N., Yechieli, Y., Shandalov, S. and Lensky, N., 2016. On the viscosity of natural hyper-saline solutions and its importance: the Dead Sea brines. J. Hydrol., vol. 532, pp. 46-51.                           

Wetzler, N., Brodsky, E. and Lay, T., 2016. Regional and stress drop effects on aftershock productivity of large megathrust earthquakes. Geophys. Res. Lett., vol. 43, no. 23, pp. 12012-12020.     

 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.

Wieler, N., Avni, Y. and Rosensaft, M., 2016. The significance of the geological strata on desert runoff agriculture: Indications for stable desert environment over the last 1600 years in southern Israel. J. Arid Environ., vol. 135, pp. 147-163.                    

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.

Yagoda-Biran, G. and Hatzor, Y., 2016. Benchmarking the numerical Discontinuous Deformation Analysis method. Computers and Geosci., vol. 71, pp. 30-46.                   

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.

Yechieli, Y., Abelson, M. and Baer, G., 2016. Sinkhole formation and subsidence along the Dead Sea coast, Israel. Hydrogeol. J., vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 601-612.                

Zaarur, S., Affek, H.P. and Stein, M., 2016. Last-glacial Holocene temperatures and hydrology of the Sea of Galilee and Hula Valley from clumped isotopes isotopes in Melanopsis shells. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, vol. 179, pp. 142-155.           

Zafrir, H., Ben Horin, Y., Malik, U., Hemo, H. and Zalevsky, Z., 2016. Novel determination of radon-222 velocity in deep subsurface rocks and the feasibility to using radon as an earthquake precursor. J. Geophys. Res., Ser. B, vol. 121, no. 9, pp. 6346-6364.  

Zakon, Y., Halicz, L., Lev, O. and Gelman, F., 2016. Compound-specific bromine isotope ratio analysis using gas chromatography/quadrupole mass spectrometry. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom., vol. 30, no. 17, pp. 1951-1956.                                                          

Zohar, M., Salamon, A. and Rubin, R., 2016. Reappraised list of historical earthquakes that affected Israel and its close surroundings. J. Seismol., vol. 20, no. 23, pp. 971-985.    


Abelson, M. and Erez, J., 2017. The onset of modern like Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at the Eocene - Oligocene transition: evidence, causes, and possible implications for global cooling. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 2177-2199.                                                   

Abelson, M., Yechieli, Y., Baer, G., Lapid, G., Behar, N., Calvo, R. and Rosensaft, M., 2017. Natural versus human control on subsurface salt dissolution and development of thousands of sinkholes along the Dead Sea coast. J. Geophys. Res., Ser. B, vol. 122, no. 6, pp. 1262-1277.  

Ackermann, O., Greenbaum, N., Bruins, H.J., Ayalon, A., Bar-Matthews, M., Cabanes, D., Horwitz, L.K., Neumann, F., Osband, M., Porat, N., Weiss, E. and Maeir, A.M., 2017. Ancient environment and human interaction at Tell es-Safi / Gath. Near Eastern Archaeology, vol. 80, no. 4, 244-246.         

Alex, B., Barzilai, O., et al., Ayalon, A., Bar-MatthewS, M., Yasur, G., Frumkin, A., Latimer, J., Hans, M.G. and BOARETTO, E., 2017. Radiocarbon chronology of Manot Cave, Israel and upper Paleolithic dispersals. Sci. Adv., vol. 3, 9 p.                                    

Alsop, G.I., Marco, S., Levi, T. and Weinberger, R., 2017. Fold and thrust systems in Mass Transport Deposits. J. Struct. Geol., vol. 94, pp. 98-115.                     

Alsop, G.I., Marco, S., Weinberger, R. and Levi, T., 2017. Upslope-verging back thrusts developed during down slope-directed slumping of mass transport deposits. J. Struct. Geol., vol. 100, pp. 45-61.                     

Amit, R., Enzel, Y., Crouvi, O. and Ayalon, A., 2017. Aridisols in the southern Levant desert and their paleoclimate implications. Chapter 57. Quaternary of the Levant Environments Climate Change and Humans, ed. by Y. Enzel and O. Bar-Yosef, Cambridge University Press, pp. 521-530.                                          

Ash-Mor, A., Bookman, R., Kanari, M., Ben Avraham, Z. and Almogi-Labin, A., 2017. Micropaleontological and taphonomic characteristic of mass transport deposits in the northern Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba, Red Sea. Mar. Geol., vol. 391, pp. 36-47.                           

Avigad, D., Morag, N., Abbo, A. and Gerdes, A., 2017. Detrital rutile U-Pb perspective on the origin of the great Cambro-Ordovician sandstone of north Gondwana and its linkage to orogeny. Gondwana Res., vol. 51, pp. 17-29.  

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. Vol 468, 263-275.

Avni, Y., Faershtein, G. and Porat, N., 2017. The fluvial systems: studies of stream terraces in the Negev Highland and their relationship with the Levant allluvial chronologies. Chapter 52. Quaternary of the Levant Environments Climate Change and Humans, ed. by Y. Enzel and O. Bar-Yosef, Cambridge University Press, pp. 457-469.                                           

Ayalon, A., Amit, R., Enzel, Y., Crouvi, O. and Harel, M., 2017. Stable carbon and oxygen isotope signatures of pedogenic carbonates in arid and extremely arid environments in the Levant. Chapter 49. Quaternary of the Levant Environments Climate Change and Humans, ed. by Y. Enzel and O. Bar-Yosef, Cambridge University Press, pp. 423-431.                                          

Bar Yosef, O., Bar-Matthews, M. and Ayalon, A., 2017. 12,000 - 11,700 cak bp: the collapse of foraging and the origins of cultivation in western Asia. Chapter 1. Megadrought and Collapse: From Early Agriculture to Angkor, ed. by H. Weiss, Oxford Univ. Press.                       

Bar-Matthews, M., Ayalon, A., Vaks, A. and Frumkin, A., 2017. Climate and environment reconstructions based on speleothems from the Levant. Chapter 17. Quaternary of the Levant Environments Climate Change and Humans, ed. by Y. Enzel and O. Bar-Yosef, Cambridge University Press, pp. 151-164.                                           

Been, E., Hovers, E., Ekshtain, R., et al., Porat, N., et al., 2017. The first Neanderthal remains from an open-air Middle Palaeolithic site in the Levant. Nature, Sci. Rep., vol. 7, 8 p.                            

Ben Asher, M., Haviv, I., Roering, J.J. and Crouvi, O., 2017. The influence of climate and microclimate (aspect) on soil creep efficiency: cinder cone morphology and evolution along the eastern Mediterranean Golan Heights. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol. 42, pp. 2649-2662.

Braun, K., Bar-Matthews, M., Ayalon, A., Zilberman, T. and Matthews, A., 2017. Rainfall isotopic variability at the intersection between winter and summer rainfall regimes in coastal South Africa (Mossel Bay, Western Cape Province). South Afr. J. Geol., vol. 120, no. 3, pp. 323-340.         

Burg, A., Gavrieli, I. and Guttman, J., 2017. Concurrent salinization and development of anoxic conditions in a confined aquifer, southern Israel. Ground Water, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 183-198.                 

Calvo, R. and Salamon, A., 2017. Seismotectonic characterization of southern Israel: implications for CO2 sequestration options in the Jurassic saline aquifer. Energy Procedia, vol. 114, pp. 4400-4410.

Censi, P., Raso, M., Yechieli, Y., et al., 2017. Geochemistry of Zr, Hf, and REE in a wide spectrum of Eh and water composition: the case of Dead Sea Fault system (Israel). Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 844-856.                                                                                               

Dody, A., Rosenzweig, R., Calvo, R. and Shalev, E., 2017. How thick should cover layer be for radioactive waste disposal facility? The case of the Yamin Plain, Israel. J. Nuclear Rad. Sci., vol. 3, no. 3, 5 p.                  

Ekshtain, R., Ilani, S., Segal, I. and Hovers, E., 2017. Local and nonlocal procurement of raw material in Amud Cave, Israel: the complex mobility of late middle Paleolithic groups. Geoarchaeology, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 189-214.               

Franciskovic-Bilinski, S., Schwientek, M. and Sandler, A., 2017. Geochemistry of aquatic sediments. Editorial. J. Chem., vol. 2017, 2 p.                                  

Fruchter, N., Lazar, B., Nishri, A., Almogi-Labin, A., Eisenhauer, A., Beeri-Shlevin, Y. and Stein, M., 2017. 88Sr/86Sr fractionation and calcite accumulation rate in the Sea of Galilee. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, vol. 215, pp. 17-32.             

Fuks, D., Ackermann, O., Ayalon, A., Bar-Matthews, M., Bar-Oz, G., Levy, Y., Maier, A.M., Zilberman, T. and Safrai, Z., 2017. Dust clouds climate change and coins: consiliences of palaeoclimate and economy in the Late Antique southern Levant. Levant, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 205-223.                        

Golan, R., Lazar, B., Wurgaft, E., Lensky, N., Ganor, J. and Gavrieli, I., 2017. Continuous CO2 escape from the hypersaline Dead Sea caused by aragonite precipitation. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, vol. 207, pp. 43-56.             

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. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA, vol. 114, no. 8, pp. 1817-1821.

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