Edelman-Furstenberg Yael

Name: Yael Edelman-Furstenberg

Email: yael@gsi.gov.il

Tel: 02-5314237
Mobile: 050-6235273






In charge of the macropaleontology lab




Research interests:

  • Paleoecology of marine environments.
  • Paleontology.
  • Taphonomy and molluscan shell preservation.
  • Marine geology.





Main projects and grants:

  • Are baselines shifting in the Gulf of Eilat? Bivalve death assemblages from sedimentary cores as key indicators (funded by BSF).
  • Benthic macrofaunal-based environmental assessment of the middle Jurassic formations in outcrop from southern and northern Israel (funded by the Chief Scientist, Ministry of Energy).



  :Key publications


Edelman-Furstenberg, Y., Kidwell, S.M., 2015. Chemosymbiont-dominated communities in modern and Cretaceous upwelling systems supports a new, high-productivity variant of standard low-oxygen models. Geology, 43: 975-978.
Comay, O., Edelman-Furstenberg, Y., Ben-Ami, F., 2015. Patterns in molluscan death assemblages along the Israeli Mediterranean continental shelf. Quaternary International, 390: 21-28.
Leshno, Y., Edelman-Furstenberg, Y., Mienis, H., Benjamini, Ch., 2015. Anthropogenic modification of the Israeli Mediterranean coast, tracked by live-dead benthic mollusk assemblages. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 433: 49-59.

Edelman-Furstenberg, Y., 2008. Macrobenthic community structure in a high-productivity region: Upper Campanian Mishash Formation (Israel). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 261: 58-77.
Grossowicz, L. Edelman-Furstenberg, Y., and Almogi-Labin, A., 2008. Characteristics of the shallow-water benthic foraminifera of the northernmost Gulf of Elat. In: Aqaba-Eilat, the Improbable Gulf. Environment, Biodiversity and Preservation, Por F.D. (Ed)., Magnes Publication. 439-458.
Edelman-Furstenberg, Y., Almogi-Labin, A. and Hemleben, C., 2009. Palaeoceanographic evolution of the central Red Sea during the late Holocene. The Holocene, 19 (1): 117–127.
Edelman-Furstenberg, Y., 2009. Cyclic upwelling facies along the Late Cretaceous southern Tethys (Israel): taphonomic and ichnofacies evidence of a high-productivity mosaic. Cretaceous Research, 30: 847–863.
Edelman-Furstenberg, Y., 2014. Distribution and paleoecology of molluscan skeletal remains along an upwelling tract: Benguela system, Namibian shelf. Marine Geology, 353C: 153–162.


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Degrees, Post-docs, Sabbaticals:


MSc: The Hebrew University, Jerusalem (advisor: Zeev Reiss and Ahuva Almogi-Labin)
PhD: University of Chicago, USA (advisor: Susan M. Kidwell)
Sabbatical: Museum of paleontology, University of California Berkeley, USA





 :Membership in public committees






Yael Leshno





:Significant awards




Contribution to science community:   



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