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Isabella Grishkan Ph.D.

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Senior Lecturer
Office: Multi-Purpose Building, Room 224 | Phone: 972-4-8249-697 | Fax: 972-4-8288-235
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Subject: Diversity and ecology of soil microfungi
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Research Interests

Soil microfungi of Israel: species composition, structure of communities and populations, diversity level, influence of edaphic and microclimatic conditions on mycobiota in spatiotemporal dynamics.

Research Projects

Mycological study of contrasting environments

the "Evolution Canyon" project - structure of communities [2, 5, 8, 9] and populations [11,12,15]

contrasting soil types [10, 13]

Mycological study of extreme environments

Hypersaline areas [1, 3, 4]

Deserts [6, 8, 14]

Transport of microfungi to east Mediterranean area with Saharan and east desert dust storms (in collaboration with the faculty of Environmental, Water and Agricultural Engineering, Technion). [7]

Functional and taxonomic diversity of soil fungi along a climatic gradient in Israel (in collaboration with the laboratory of terrestrial ecology, the University of Bar-Ilan)

Selected Publications

Kis-Papo T., Grishkan I.,Oren A., Wasser S.P., Nevo E. 2001. Spatiotemporal diversity of filamentous fungi in the hypersaline Dead Sea. Mycological Research 105: 749-756. (Link)

Grishkan I.,Nevo E., Wasser S.P., Beharav A. 2003. Adaptive spatiotemporal distribution of soil microfungi in "Evolution Canyon" II, Lower Nahal Keziv, Western Upper Galilee, Israel. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 78: 527-539. (Link)

Grishkan I., Korol A., Nevo E., Wasser S.P. 2003. Ecological stress and sex evolution in soil microfungi. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 270: 13-18. (Link)

Grishkan I., Nevo E., Wasser S.P. 2003. Micromycete diversity in the hypersaline Dead Sea coastal area (Israel). Mycological Progress 2(1): 19-28. (Link)

Grishkan I.,Nevo E. 2004. Soil microfungi of Nahal Meitsar, Golan Heights, Israel. Plant Biosystems 138(1): 21-26. (Link)

Grishkan I., Zaady E., Nevo E. 2006. Soil crust microfungi along a southward rainfall aridity gradient in the Negev desert, Israel. European Journal of Soil Biology 42: 33-42. (Link)

Schlesinger P., Mamane Y., Grishkan I. 2006. Transport of microorganisms to Israel by Saharan dust clouds. Aerobiologia 22: 259-273. (Link)

Grishkan I.,Beharav A., Kirzhner V., Nevo E. 2007. Adaptive spatiotemporal distribution of soil microfungi in "Evolution Canyon" III, Nahal Shaharut, extreme Southern Negev desert, Israel. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 90: 263-277. (Link)

Grishkan I.,Nevo E. 2008. Soil microfungi of Israeli "Evolution Canyons" - extreme differences on a regional scale. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 93: 157-163. (Link)

Grishkan I., Tsatskin A., Nevo E. 2008. Diversity of cultured microfungal communities in surface horizons of soils on different lithologies in Upper Galilee, Israel. European Journal of Soil Biology 44: 180-190. (Link)

Hosid E., Grishkan I., Frenkel Z., Wasser S.P., Nevo E., Korol A. 2008. Diversity of microsatellites in natural populations of ascomycetous fungus, Emericella nidulans, in Israel on regional and local scales. Mycological Progress 7: 99-109. (Link)

Singaravelan N., Grishkan I., Beharav A., Wakamatsu K., Ito Sh., Nevo E. 2008. Adaptive melanin response of the soil fungus Aspergillus niger to UV radiation stress at ‘‘Evolution Canyon'', Mount Carmel, Israel. PLoS One 3/8: 1-5. (Link)

Grishkan I., Tsatskin A., Nevo E. 2009. Comparative mycobiotic and edaphic analyses of two neighboring soil profiles on different lithologiesin Upper Galilee, Israel. European Journal of Soil Biology 45: 341-350. (Link)

Grishkan I., Nevo E. 2010. Spatiotemporal distribution of soil microfungi in the Makhtesh Ramon area, central Negev desert, Israel. Fungal Ecology 3(4): 326-337 (Link)

Hosid E., Yusim E., Grishkan I., Frenkel Z., Wasser S.P., Nevo E., Korol A. 2010. Mode of reproduction in natural populations of ascomycetous fungus, Emericella nidulans, from Israel. Genetics Research 92(2): 83-90. (Link)

 

 

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