Korngreen Dorit



Name: Dorit Korngreen

Email: doritk@gsi.gov.il

Tel: 02-5314227
Mobile: 054-9545417




Senior researcher, PhD
In charge of the CL and micro-drill microscope laboratory



Research interests:

  • My primary area of interest is the paleoenvironmental, tectonic and sedimentary characteristics of the Triassic period, beginning with the Permian-Triassic global bio- environmental- crisis, up to the Triassic-Jurassic boundary focusing on the Levant Basin records (north Arabian Plate). Employment of an integrated approach combining micropaleontology, sedimentary petrography and diagenetic stratigraphy using a PPL, X-nicol, and cathodoluminescence microscopy on peri-evaporitic, mixed siliciclastic and volcanics all associated with the carbonates factory.
  • Identification of key micropaleontological species (mainly benthic foraminifera) and assemblages for biostratigraphy correlation.
    Determining original depositional textures in micro-scale, and distinguish the diagenetic features and applying the sequential diagenetic "finger prints" to borehole cuttings.
  •  Applying geochemistry proxy analysis (XRD, TOC, stable Isotopes ratio, and Sr/Sr ratio) and in addition wire-log analysis to solve paleoenvironment, biostratigraphy issues.



Main projects and grants:

  • Tracking diagentic history in mixed volcanics and reefal sedimentary system in Triassic-Jurassic transition sequence in the northern Israel subsurface.   (funded by MNI).
  • Ecological perturbation and recovery patterns, under changes in climate and depositional-circumstances, in the post-crisis world, during the Early Triassic, Levant basin. (funded by MNI).



  : Key publications


Schneider-Mor, A., Zilberman, T. and Korngreen, D. (2018)
Global and regional variations in tropical marine environments of Gondwana as revealed by multi stable isotope study, Middle-Triassic (Anisian), Israel, Levant Basin
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 507, 115-128.
Korngreen, D. and Zilberman, T. (2017).
The role of land-marine teleconnections in the tropical proximal Permian-
Triassic Marine Zone, Levant Basin, Israel: Insights from stable isotope pairing.
Global and Planetary Change, 154, 44-60

Korngreen, D., & Bialik, O. M. (2015). The characteristics of carbonate system recovery during a relatively dry event in a mixed carbonate/siliciclastic environment in the Pelsonian (Middle Triassic) proximal marginal marine basins: A case study from the tropical Tethyan northwest Gondwana margins. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.09.026

Li, Fei, Yan, Jiaxin, Chen, Zhong-Qiang, Ogg, James G., Tian, Li, Korngreen, Dorit, Liu, Ke, Ma, Zulu, Woods, Adam D., (2015). Global oolite deposits across the Permian–Triassic boundary: A synthesis and implications for palaeoceanography immediately after the end-Permian biocrisis, Earth Science Reviews, doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2014.12.00

Korngreen, D., Orlov-Labkovsky, O., Bialik, O., and Benjamini, C., (2013). The Permo – Triassic transition in the central Coastal Plain of Israel (north Arabian Plate margin) -- David 1 borehole. Palaios, v. 28, p. 491–508.

Bialik, O.M., Korngreen, D. and Benjamini, C. (2012)b. Lithofacies and cyclicity of Mohilla evaporite basins on the rifted margin of the Levant in the Late Triassic, Makhtesh Ramon, southern Israel. Sedimentology, 59, 2097–2124

Sagy, A. and Korngreen, D. (2012). Dynamic branched fractures in pulverized rocks from a deep borehole. Geology (doi:10.1130/G33194.1).

Bialik, O.M., Korngreen, D. and Benjamini, C. (2012)a. Carnian (Triassic) aridization on the Levant margin: Evidence from the M1 Member, Mohilla Formation, Makhtesh Ramon, south Israel. Facies (DOI 10.1007/s10347-012-0321-5)

Korngreen, D. and Benjamini, C. (2011)a. Constraints on structural development of the Triassic Levant margin: New borehole data on the epicontinental to deep marine transition in Israel. Tectonophysics, doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2011.11.017

Korngreen, D. and Benjamini, C. (2011)b. Platform to shelf edge transect, Triassic of Northern Israel, North Arabian Plate. Sedimentary Geology, 236, 164–184

Korngreen, D. and Benjamini, C. (2010). The Epicontinental Subsiding Margin of the Triassic in Northern Israel, North Arabian Plate. Sedimentary Geology, 228:1-2, 14-45.

Korngreen, D. and Benjamini, C. (2006). Foraminiferal assemblage-based biostratigraphy of the Triassic of northern Israel. Israel. J. Eart-Sci., 55:4, 2008.

Korngreen, D. and Benjamini, C. (2001). Upper Triassic reef facies in the Asher-Atlit 1 borehole, Northern Israel: Microfacies, Cement stratigraphy and paleogeographic implications. Facies, v: 45, pp. 1 – 24.

Korngreen, D., Benjamini, C. 2014. Triassic Outcrops in the Negev, NW Gondwana margin of the Neo-Tethys.  Report GSI/01/ 2014.

Bialik O. M., 2011. Depositional environments, diagenesis phases and development of the subsurface Kurnub Basin margine, Mohilla Formation (Late Triassic) – comparative insights from the Ramon Basin. M.sc. study supervised by Benjamini, C., Korngreen D., GSI/01/2011.

Korngreen, D., Eshet, Y., Perelis-Grossowicz, L., Peri, M., and Sagy A., 2011. Ma'anit-Joseph 3 borehole – The 2901-5911 m depth interval. GSI/09/2011, 45 p. Unpub. Rep.
Bialik, O., Meilijson, A., *Kantarovitch, A., M., Benjamini, C., Korngreen, D., 2011. New investigations of the Triassic carbonate-evaporite system of tectonics in a stressed ecological environment. IGS annual meeting – Mitzpe-Ramon, 22-24.3.2011, field trips suidbook, pp. 29-52.

Korngreen, D., Conway, B., 2010. Deepening of the Ma'anit borehole; report on the Triassic succession.
Report GSI/08/2010, 71 p. Unpub. Rep.

Korngreen, D.,  Perelis-Grossowicz, L., and Conway. B.H.,  2010. Biostratigraphic subdivision of the depth 2199-3002 m, Elijah 3 Borehole: Palynomorphs and Foraminifera. TR/GSI/04/2010, 13 p. Unpub. Rep.

Zilbernan, E., Siman-Tov, R., Almogi-Labin, A., Melinte-Dobrinescu, M. C., Suc, J-P., Korngreen, D. and Buchbinder, B., 2010. Late Miocene (Messinian) to earliest pliocene submarine density flow sediments in the Nesher Quarry, and their implication on the timing of the Carmel Mountain uplift. GSI/31/2010 rep., 42 p.

Korngreen, D., Benjamini, C. 2005. Ma'anit borehole deepening – biostratigraphy subdivision by foraminifera, Jurassic and Triassic section. Paleontological consultancy, Zion oil company. Unpub. Rep.



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Degrees, Post-docs, Sabbaticals:

Lecturer at the department of geological and environmental science, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev:
Required course: Introduction to Sedimentology (undergraduate 2nd yr)
Electives (undergraduate and graduate): Advanced Sedimentology: (2nd+3rd yr), Basin Analysis: (M.Sc.).
Service course: "Fire and Ice and Rain of Iron" - on-line course on the Geological History of Earth (interactive internet course open to all students at BGU).






Membership in international organizations:


Membership in Geological Society of Israel , AAPG, IAS









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