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Dr. Moshe Guershon

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Dr. Moshe Guershon

Staff manager for entomology, the Steinhardt Museum

Manager of the bee (Hymenoptera) and Orthoptera collections, the Steinhardt Museum

Dr. Moshe Guershon is the staff manager for entomology and manages the bee (Hymenoptera) and Orthoptera collections at the Steinhardt Museum. He received his PhD in 1998 from Tel Aviv University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Faculty of Agriculture, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His main interests are bee taxonomy and behavioral ecology of insects. Moshe’s notable discoveries include locating specimens of two species of large carpenter bees new to Israel in the entomology collections. His current research focuses on the preparation of an annotated list of the bees of Israel and a meta-analysis of recorded data in the collection’s database. Moshe is also engaged in organizational and pedagogical consultations for various educational initiatives and institutions. In recent years he was involved in the development of the museum’s public exhibitions as the scientific curator of the Bugs and Beyond gallery. The exhibion strives to create a holistic perspective of cognitive and emotional experience, stimulating a journey of mind and spirit for the visitors. He has authored or co-authored about 20 scientific papers.

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