Collection of Insects
Zoological Museum
Department of Zoology
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978 ISRAEL

Lab +(972)-3-6406345

Fax +(972)-3-6409403

laibale@post.tau.ac.il

Sherman (Argentina) Building
Room No. 306
Research interests
 
Taxonomy, systematics and faunistics of weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea)
 
Personal information
 
Birth Date: 19.viii.1973
Birth Place: Borisov, Minsk district, Belarus
Marital Status: Married + 5
Home address: Qedumim, POB 280 44856
 
Education
 

1995

B.Sc., Biology, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

1999

M.Sc., Ecology and Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University

 
Professional positions
 

1992-1994

Technician in the Zoology Collection, Department of Life History, Bar Ilan University, Israel

1996-2000

Teaching Assistant,  Insect Faunistics, Dept. of Zoology, Tel Aviv University

1997-

Technician in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Israel

1999-2000

Evolution, Dept. of Zoology, Tel Aviv University

2006-

Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, lecture in an insect faunistic course: The Coleoptera

 
Academic awards and distinctions
 

2000

3rd prize for best student's work, 18th Conference of the Entomological Society of Israel, ARO, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel

 
Field Trips and Expeditions
 

June, 1998

Field work in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt May

2000

Field work in Central and Southern Turkey August

2003

Field work in Kenya and Tanzania; visit in the Entomological Collection, Natural History Museum, Nairobi, Kenya August

2005

Field work in Cyprus; visit in the Entomological Collection, Plant Protection and Inspection Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Lefkosia, Cyprus

September, 2005

Field work in Kenya and Ethiopia; visit in the Entomological Collection, Natural History Museum, Nairobi, Kenya

Oct-Nov, 2007

Field work in Madagascar, Kenya and Ethiopia

April, 2008

Field work in Cyprus

 
Invited seminars
 

March, ‏2005

Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Israel: The Coleopterological Researches in the Land of Israel. Lecture in the H. Bytinski-Salz fellowship award ceremony.

May, 2005

Plant Protection and Inspection Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Bet Dagan, Israel: The weevils.

 
Active participation in symposia and meetings
 

2000

"Taxonomy and Biology of Apionidae of Israel (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea)” - a presentation in the 18th Conference of the Entomological Society of Israel, ARO, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel

2006

"The leaf-rolling weevils of Israel (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Rhynchitidae and Attelabidae)” - a presentation in the 25th Conference of the Entomological Society of Israel, Agricultural Faculty, Hebrew University, Rehovot, Israel

 
 
Membership in scientific organization
 
The Entomological Society of Israel
 
Publications
 
  • Lopatin, I.K. & A.L.L. Friedman, 2003. Gonioctena israelita sp.n ., a new species of leaf-beetles from Israel (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Zoosystematica Rossica 11: 343-345.
  • Friedman, A. L. L., I. K. Lopatin, V. I. Chikatunov and H. Ackerman, 2005. The Chrysomelinae of Israel and Adjacent Areas (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). In Konstantinov, Tishechkin, Penev (eds.) 2005, Contributions to Systematics and Biology of Beetles. Papers Celebrating the 80th Birthday of Igor Konstantinovich Lopatin. PENSOFT Publishers, Sofia – Moscow, pp. 89-110.
  • Friedman, A. L. L. and A. Freidberg, 2005. A New Species of Miltapion (Apionidae: Apioninae: Ixapiini) from Namibia. In Konstantinov, Tishechkin, Penev (eds.) 2005, Contributions to Systematics and Biology of Beetles. Papers Celebrating the 80th Birthday of Igor Konstantinovich Lopatin. PENSOFT Publishers, Sofia – Moscow, pp. 239-244.
  • Friedman, A. L. L. 2006. Derelomus piriformis Hoffmann (Curculionoidea: Curculionidae: Curculioninae: Derelomini), a new invasive species in Israel. Phytoparasitica 34 (4): 357-359.
  • Friedman, A. L. L. and A. Freidberg, 2007. The Apionidae of Israel and the Sinai Peninsula (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Israel Journal of Entomology 37: 55-180.
  • Legalov, A. A. and A. L. L. Friedman, 2007. The Attelabidae and Rhynchitidae of Israel (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Israel Journal of Entomology 37: 181-204.
  • Friedman, A.L.L., Rittner, O. and V.I. Chikatunov, 2008. Five New Invasive Species of Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Israel. Phytoparasitica 36(3):242-246. Abstracts
  • Friedman, A. L. L. and A. Freidberg. 2001. Taxonomy and Biology of Apionidae of Israel (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Phytoparasitica 29 (1): 74.
  • Friedman, A. L. L. and A. A. Legalov. 2007. Rhynchitidae and Attelabidae (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) of Israel. Israel Journal of Entomology 37 (in press).