Marina Temina Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Biology, taxonomy, ecology and diversity of lichen
  • Evolution and phylogeographia of lichen
  • Biologically active metabolites in lichens
  • Bioindication and biomonitoring

Selected Publications

Juriado I., Lohmus P., Martin J., Martin L., Nilson E., Piin T., Randlane T., Saag A., Saag L., Sarv M., Suija A., Temina M., Trass H. 1999. Second checklist of lichenized, lichenicolous and allied fungi of Estonia. Folia Cryptog. Estonica 35, 132 pp.

Temina M., Kondratyuk S.Ya., Zelenko S.D., Wasser S.P., Nevo E. 2005. Lichen-forming, lichenicolous and allied fungi of Israel. Wasser S.P., Nevo E. (eds.) A.R.A.Ganter Verlag K.-G., Ruggell, 384 pp.

Torres A., Pergament I., Smoum R., Niddam V., Dembitsky V.M., Temina M., Hochberg M., Dor I., Enk D.C., Lev O., Srebnik M. 2004. A new UVB-absorbing mycosporine with photo-protective activity from the lichenized ascomycete Collema cristatum. European Journal of Biochemistry 271: 780-784. (Link)

Rezanka T., Temina M.,Hanus L., Dembitsky V.M. 2004. The tornabeatins, four tetrahydro-2-furanone derivatives from the lichenized ascomycete Tornabea scutellifera (With.) J.R. Laundon. Phytochemistry 65: 2605-2612. (Link)  

Temina M., Wasser S.P., Nevo E. 2004. New records of lichenized fungi from the Near East. Mycologia Balcanica 1(2): 139-151.

Rezanka T., Temina M., Tolstikov A.G., Dembitsky V.M. 2004. Natural Microbial UV Radiation Filters - Mycosporine-like Amino Acids. Folia Microbiologica 49(4): 339-352. (Link)

Temina M., Nevo E., Wasser S.P. 2005. The lichen genus Acarospora in Israel and its vicinity. Nova Hedwigia 80(3):433-452. (Link)

Temina M., Rezankova H., Rezanka T., Dembitsky V.M. 2007. Diversity of the fatty acids of the Nostoc species and their statistical analysis. Microbiological Research 162: 308-321. (Link)

Hanus L.O., Temina M., Dembitsky V.M. 2008. Biodiversity of the chemical constituents in the epiphytic lichenized ascomycete Ramalina lacera grown on difference substrates Crataegus sinaicus, Pinus halepensis, and Quercus calliprinos. Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 152 (2): 203-208. (Link)

Hanus L.O., Temina M., Dembitsky V.M. 2008. Antibacterial and Antifungal Activities of Some Phenolic Metabolites Isolated from the Lichenized Ascomycete Ramalina lacera. Natural Product Communications 3(2): 233-236.

Kidron G.J., Temina M. 2008. The mycobiont role in the expansion of the lichen Caloplaca alociza on cobbles in the Negev Desert. Geomicrobiology Journal 25: 95-100. (Link)

Temina M.,Andreev M.P., Barinova S., Nevo, E. 2009.Diversity and ecology of epiphytic lichens in "Evolution Canyon" II, lower Nahal Keziv, Upper Western Galilee, Israel. Turkish Journal of Botany 33: 263-275.(Link)

Temina M., Nevo E. 2009. Lichens of Israel: diversity, ecology, and distribution. In: Krupp F., Musselman L.J., Kotb M.M.A., Weidig I. (eds) Environment, Biodiversity and Conservation in the Middle East. Proceedings of the First Middle Eastern Biodiversity Congress, Aqaba, Jordan, 20-23 October 2008. BioRisk 3: 127-136. 

Temina M., Levitsky D.O., Dembitsky V.M. 2010. Chemical Constituents of the Epiphytic and Lithophilic Lichens of the Genus Collema. Records of Natural Products 4(1): 79-86. (Link)

Kidron G.J. & Temina M. 2010. Lichen Colonization on Cobbles in the Negev Desert Following 15 Years in the Field. Geomicrobiology Journal 27(5): 455-463.

Kidron, G. J., Temina M. & Starinsky, A. 2011. An Investigation of the Role of Water (Rain and Dew) in Controlling the Growth Form of Lichens on Cobbles in the Negev Desert. - Geomicrobiology Journal 28: 335-346.

 Temina M. & Kidron G. J. 2011. Lichens as biomarkers for dew amount and duration in the Negev Desert. - Flora 206: 646-652.

Kidron G.J. & Temina M. 2013. The effect of dew and fog on lithic lichens along an      altitudinal gradient in the Negev Desert. Geomicrobiology Journal 30: 281-290.

 Temina M. & Brodo I.M. 2013. New records of lichens  from Mount  Carmel  National Park and  Atlit Beach (Israel). - Herzogia 26(1): 91-102.

 Temina M. & Kidron G.J. 2015. The effect of dew on flint and limestone lichen communities in the Negev Desert. Flora 213: 77-84.

Kidron G.J. & Temina M. 2017. Non-rainfall water input determines lichen and cyanobacteria zonation on limestone bedrock in the Negev Highlands. Flora 229: 71-79.

Grishkan, I. & Temina M. 2017. Basaltic stones with epilithic lichens as a novel substrate for an osmotolerant fungus, Aspergillus glaucus. Acta Mycologica 52(1): 1-5.

 Grishkan I & Temina M. 2019. Interior of saxicolous lichens on different types of rocks as a habitat for microfungal communities in Upper Galilee, Israel. Acta Mycologica  54(1); 1123: 1-14.