Personal information

Birth date: 14.4.1953

Birth place: Moscow, Russia

Marital status: Married + 2

Military service: 1976-1977 duty, Soviet Army

 
Education
 

1971-1976

M.Sc Studies: Teachers-Training Institute, Faculty of Biology, Moscow. Title of M.Sc thesis: “Ecology of water beetles in Moscow region.” Supervisors: Prof. Rudenskaya Lenina Vladimirovna

1977-1981

Ph.D. Studies: USSR Academy of Science- Institute of Evolutionary Morphology and Ecology of Animals Title of dissertation: “Diurnal rhythms of activity and reproductive behavior of some Noctuidae cotton-pests in Azerbaijan.” Supervisors: Prof. Polivanova Ekaterina, Prof. Chernishev Vladimir Borisovich

1982

Moscow University, curriculum in “Statistical Analysis in Biology”
 
 
Academic & professional experience in Israel
 
1991-1996

Tel Aviv University, the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Zoology, Zoological Museum. Immigrant Researcher supported by Ministry of Absorption.

1991-1994

Research on the effect of agricultural practices and the use of insecticides on beneficial arthropods as a part of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) procedures. Investigator in charge Prof. D. Gerling (Ministry of Sciences and Technology, grant No.3761191).

1995-1996

Management of Bemisia tabaci in Turkmenistan emphasizing biological control. Investigator in charge Prof. D. Gerling. (CDR - AID international project).

1996-1997

The Cotton Production and Marketing Board. Integrated pest management for cotton. Research on the effect of agricultural practices and the use of insecticides on beneficial arthropods as a part of IPM procedures. Investigator in charge Prof. D. Gerling. CFC Grant.

1996-1998

The Cotton Production and Marketing Board, “Soreq Valley Project”. Investigator of: 1) The influence of different regimes of cotton irrigation and regular insecticide treatments on pests and beneficial insects. 2) Estimation of abundance of over-wintering pests on fallow plants around cotton fields. Investigator in charge A.Bosak.

1997-1998

Kibbutz Revadim. Cotton pest-control consultant.
 

1997-2001

Haifa University, Institute of Evolution. Nahal-Oren Biodiversity Project. Collecting and analyzing the butterfly and moth fauna of Nahal Oren. Investigator in charge Prof. A. Nevo.

1998-2000

Tel-Aviv University, the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Zoology. “Biodiversity of Tamarix and associated entomofauna in natural and disturbed habitats in Israel”, sampling and curating insects. BMBF-MOS project investigator in charge Prof. D. Gerling.

1998-2001

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the J. Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Hazeva Research and Development Center. Project Lepidoptera of the Arava Valley.

2001

Commission to “Zoologische Staatssammlung Munchen” - Munich (Germany) in order to identify collected material.

2000-2002

“Gil'adi” position in Tel Aviv University, the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Zoology. Curating Lepidoptera collection of Tel-Aviv University.

2002

Senior Researcher Associate position in Tel Aviv University, the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Zoology (100% position).

2001-2003

Cooperation with Department of Parasitology, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, The Hebrew University. Project Bionomics of phlebotomine sandflies in the Galilee focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis in northern Israel under supervision Prof. Alon Warburg.

2001-2004

Project “Biodiversity of Moths In Israel” Under supervision of Dr. Amnon Freidberg. Establishing a net of light-traps covering all biogeographical zones of Israel. 1) Prepare a Data Base of all Israeli Macro-Lepidoptera. 2) Enrich the collection of the Macro-Lepidoptera of Israel at Tel-Aviv University.

2004-2006

Visits to: 1) “Zoologische Staatssammlung Munchen” - Munich (Germany), 2) Zoological Museum - Copenhagen (Denmark), 3) XIV European Congress of Lepidopterology - Rome (Italy).

 
Academic & professional experience in USSR
 

1977-1991

USSR Academy of Science, Institute of Evolutionary Morphology & Ecology of Animals. A member of the scientific staff.

 

1997-1984

Diurnal rhythms of activity of cotton pests in Azerbaijan.

1980

Diurnal activity, density, and dynamics of moth's population, pests of cotton, melons, tomatoes, and corn in Azerbaijan and North Caucasus.

1979-1984

Distribution of cotton pests in different regions of Azerbaijan depending of kind of soil and irrigation.

1981-1991

Screening of synthetic sex-attractants of moths in Azerbaijan Armenia and North Caucasus (in cooperation with Tartu University).

1981-1986

Dynamics of population and spatial distribution of the cotton bollworm, in Azerbaijan on different varieties of cotton and different crops (in cooperation with Institute of Cotton - Kirovabad).

1981-1991

Influence of the eco-physiological state of cotton plants on the egg-laying preference and larval mortality of the cotton bollworm.

1987-1991

Soviet-Ethiopian Joint Biological Expedition. Principal Investigator in the following three projects: 1) Behavioral and dynamical study of Lepidoptera populations which are pests of crops, 2) Screening of synthetic Lepidoptera pheromones in different regions of Ethiopia on different crops. 3) Supervising the National Insect/ Lepidoptera Collection of Ethiopia and supplying material to the Zoological Museum of Moscow.