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CV G. Heth

Personal Details

Date of Birth:  December 10, 1945

Place of Birth:  Haifa, Israel 

Citizenship:  Israeli

Identity Card No.:  0678485 4

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                                FAX 972-4-8246554

Higher Education 

1966-1968  B.Sc. in Zoology and Physiology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1970-1971  M.Sc. in Zoology (with distinction), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1973-1975  Teaching and Research in the Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa.

1975-1980  Graduate Student in Zoology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Feb. 1981    Ph.D. in Zoology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Academic Rank and Tenure in Institutions of Higher Education

1970-1971       Hebrew University of Jerusalem             Teaching Assistant

1973-1974       University of Haifa, Inst. of Evolution    Research Assistant

1975-1979       University of Haifa, Inst. of Evolution    Teacher 

1980-1981       University of Haifa, Inst. of Evolution    Instructor

1982-1989       University of Haifa, Inst. of Evolution    Lecturer

1989-2001       University of Haifa, Inst. of Evolution    Senior Lecturer

1990-1991       Monell Chemical Senses Center,            Visiting Professor

                        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1995-1996       Cornell University, Ithaca, New York     Visiting Professor

2001-2006       University of Haifa, Inst. of Evolution    Associate Professor

2004                University of Paris 13, France                 Visiting Professor

2004                University of Montpellier II, France        Visiting Professor

2006-2010       University of Colorado, Denver              Visiting Professor

2006-present   University of Haifa, Inst. of Evolution    Professor Emeritus

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Heth, G., Todrank, J., & Johnston, R. E. 1998. Kin recognition in golden hamsters: evidence for phenotype matching. Animal Behaviour 56(2):409-417.

Todrank, J., Heth, G., & Johnston, R. E. 1999. Social interaction is necessary for discrimination and memory for odours of close relatives in golden hamsters. Ethology 105:771-782.

Heth, G. & Todrank, J. 2000. Individual odour similarities across species parallel phylogenetic relationships in the S. ehrenbergi superspecies of mole rats. Animal Behaviour 60:789-795.

Heth, G., Todrank, J., Busquet, N. & Baudoin, C. 2001. Odour-genes covariance and differential investigation of individual odours in the Mus speciescomplex. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 73: 213-220.

Todrank, J. & Heth, G. 2003. Odor-genes covariance and genetic relatedness assessments: Rethinking odor-based "recognition" mechanisms in rodents. Advances in the Study of Behavior 32: 77-130.

Heth, G., Todrank, J., Busquet, N. & Baudoin, C. 2003. Genetic relatedness assessment through individual odour similarities (G-ratios) in mice. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 78(4): 595-603.

Heth, G., Todrank, J., Begall, S., Wegner, R. & Burda, H. 2004. Genetic relatedness discrimination in a eusocial mole-rat, Cryptomys anselli (Bathyergidae, Rodentia). Folia Zoologica 53(3): 269-278.

Todrank, J., Busquet, N., Baudoin, C. & Heth, G. 2005. Preferences of newborn mice for odours indicating closer genetic relatedness: Is experience necessary? Proceedings of the Royal Society London, B 272: 2083-2088.

Heth, G. & Todrank, J. 2007. Using odors underground. In: Subterranean Rodents - News from Underground. S. Begall, H. Burda, & C. Schkeich (Eds.) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. pp. 85-96.

Tzur, S., Todrank, J., Juergens, A., Nevo, E., & Heth, G. 2009. Odour-genes covariance within a natural population of subterranean Spalax galili blind mole rats. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96:483-490.

Markman, S., Hill, N., Todrank, J., Heth, G., & Blaustein, L. 2009. Differential aggressiveness covaries with genetic similarity in fire salamander larvae. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63:1149-1155. DOI 10.1007/s00265-009-0765-y

Todrank, J., Heth, G., & Restrepo, D. 2010. Effects of in utero odorant exposure on neuroanatomical development of the olfactory bulb and odor preferences. (submitted).

 

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