Research interests

Ecology. Aquatic and terrestrial environments. Nematology.
Free-living nematodes as environmental indicators.
Influence of industrial heavy-metal pollution on soil biota, terrestrial, and aquatic ecosystems

Email: stanislav_pen_m@yahoo.com;    stanislavpm@post.tau.ac.il

Phone: 972-3-6409024

Work Address:  The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History and Israel National Center for Biodiversity Studies.  Department of Zoology, George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences,
Tel Aviv University,  Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel

 …and more information about my scientific activity:

1.    Education, Certificates and Degrees

From-To

Institute

Area of Speciality

Degree

1983-1988

Department of Ecology and a Nature Preservation, Faculty of Biology and Soil, State University of Kazan, Russia

Biology with specialization in Ecology and Nature Preservation

M.Sc.

1988-1992

Institute of Biology of the Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russia

Biology

Ph.D.

Doctoral Thesis:  Heavy metals in the ecological system of water reservoir ‘Kuybishev’

2.    Positions held at Tel-Aviv and Bar-Ilan Universities

From-To

Institute

Research Area

Title

2015-present

The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History and Israel National Center for Biodiversity Studies. Department of Zoology, George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences  Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel

Zoology and nematology. Ecology. Museum of Natural History

Senior Research Associate

KAMEA fellowship

2011-2015

Soil Ecology Laboratory, The Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Soil Ecology

Senior Scientific Researcher
KAMEA fellowship

2006-2011

Soil Ecology Laboratory, The Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Soil Ecology

Researcher
KAMEA fellowship

2003-2006

Soil Ecology Laboratory, The Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Soil Ecology

Researcher
Giladi fellowship

2000-2003

Soil Ecology Laboratory, The Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Soil Ecology

Researcher
Shapiro fellowship

3.   Positions held before Tel-Aviv and Bar-Ilan Universities

From-To

Institute

Research Area

Title

1999-2000

Aminolab Ltd., Laboratory Analyses for Industry, Medicine, Agriculture, Research and Environmental Quality, Laboratory of Amino Acids, WeizmannSciencePark, Rehovot, Israel

Operation of HPLC (chromatography) for sample analysis in food industry

Biochemist

1994-1998

Municipal Laboratory of Ecology
Volzhsk, Russia

Terrestrial and water ecology:  Chemical, industrial ecology.  Ecological education

Department Head; 

Senior Research Fellow

1993-1994

Laboratory of Ecology,
State University Kazan, Russia

Terrestrial and water ecology

Senior Research Fellow

1991-1992

Department of Ecology, Institute of Biology of the USSRAcademy of Sciences,
Kazan, Russia

Terrestrial and water ecology

Junior Research Fellow

4.   Participation in Supervising Graduate and Post-Graduate Students

From-To

Research Subject

Degree

Name of student

2014-2015

Shrub cover expressed as "ArthropodIsland" in xeric environments

Advanced study - as part of a Post-Doc

Rentao Liu

2013-2015

 

Animal trampling effects on soil biota in the habitat of a man-made safari-zoo area.

M.Sc.

Roi Meller

2013-2015

Soil free living nematode community dynamics and diversity

M.Sc.

Natalja Fitoussa

2012

Effect of different plant species on a soil free-living community

B.Sc

Nathan Japhet (USA)

2008-2009

Soil free living nematode community dynamics and diversity

Advanced study - as part of a Post-Doc

Hu Cheng

2006-2008

Climate gradient effect on soil free-living nematode composition and diversity

M.Sc.

Tal Levy

2006-2007

Heavy metal pollution and soil biota

Advanced study - as part of a Post-Doc

Nosir Shukurov

2004-2006

The effect of soil faunal pedturbation by ants & porcupines on a soil free-living nematode community in a desert system

M.Sc.

Hanan Strul

2005-2007

The contribution of perennial shrubs to the density and trophic structure of a free-living nematode population in a desert system

M.Sc.

Maya Berkovich

2005

Soil free-living nematode communities in the AravaValley desert system

B.Sc.

Tamir Myblat

2003-2004

Environmental Geochemistry

Advanced study - as part of a Post-Doc

Nosir Shukurov

2001

Changes in composition and dynamics of soil biota as response to soil formation

M.Sc.

Nataly Ganzer

2000-2001

Patchiness – soil biota distribution in desert system

Advanced study - as part of a Post-Doc

Bachtiar Rachimbaev

  1. 5.        Reviewer

Year

Journal

2010-present

Journal of Arid Environments

2011-present

Zoological Studies

2012-present

Ecotoxicology

2014-present

Botanical Studies

2014-present

Applied Soil Ecology

2014-present

Helminthologia

  1. 6.       Grants and Awards

Year

Funding Organization

2008

Bar-IlanUniversity, Rector's Award for Scientific Activity

2011               

ICSU-TWAS-UNESCO-UNU/IAS Visiting Scientist Program for a teaching  and a research collaboration at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan for 16 days

7.    List of Publications

8.    Miscellaneous

Publications

43 scientific articles; 2 books; 71 papers presented at scientific meetings

Courses taken

2004

Computer statistical analysis, Israel

2007

Computer statistical analysis, Israel

2008

Nematode-Identification Training Course, WageningenUniversity, Holland

2009

Molecular analysis. Training Course, Brigham Young University, USA