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Ido Izhaki Ph.D.

Ido Izhaki  
Professor, Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology
 Phone: 04-8249025 | Fax: 972-4-8288-763
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Subject: Ecology of plant-animal interactions
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Research Interests 

  • Frugivory and seed dispersal
  • Secondary metabolites in fruits and nectar
  • Nutritional ecology of birds
  • Post-fire recovery
  • Piscivory and bird-man conflicts
  • Bird migration

Publications

1. Izhaki, I. and Safriel, U.N. 1985. Why do fleshy-fruit plants of the Mediterranean scrub intercept fall- but not spring-passage of seed- dispersing migratory birds? Oecologia (Berlin) 67: 40-43.

2. Izhaki, I. and Safriel, U.N. 1989. Why are there so few exclusive frugivorous birds? Experiments on fruit digestibility. Oikos 54: 23-32.

3. Izhaki, I. and Safriel, U.N. 1990. Weight losses due to exclusive fruit diet - interpretation and evolutionary implications: a reply to Mack and Sedinger. Oikos 57: 140-142.

4. Izhaki, I. and Safriel, U.N. 1990. The effect of some scrubland frugivores upon germination patterns. Journal of Ecology 78: 56-65.

5. Izhaki, I., Walton, P. and Safriel, U.N. 1991. Seed shadows generated by frugivorous birds in an eastern Mediterranean scrub. Journal of Ecology 79: 579-590.

6. Izhaki, I., Lahav, H. and Ne'eman, G. 1992. Spatial distribution patterns of Rhus coriaria seedlings after fire in a Mediterranean pine forest. Acta Oecologica 13: 279-289.

7. Ne'eman, G., Lahav, H. and Izhaki, I. 1992. Spatial pattern of seedlings one year after fire in a Mediterranean pine forest. Oecologia 91: 365-370.

8. Izhaki, I. 1992. A comparative analysis of nutritional quality of mixed and exclusive fruit diets for Yellow-vented bulbuls. Condor 94: 912-923.

9. Ayal, Y. and Izhaki, I. 1993. The effect of the Mirid bug Capsodes infuscatus on fruit production of the geophyte Asphodelus ramosus in a desert habitat. Oecologia (Berlin) 93: 518-523.

10. Haim, A. and Izhaki, I. 1993. The ecological significance of resting metabolic rate and non-shivering thermogenesis for rodents. Journal of Thermal Biology 18: 71-81.

11. Izhaki, I., Haim, A. and Zohar, O. 1993. Rodent populations recovering from fire in an east Mediterranean woodlands. Water Science and Technology 27: 539-545.

12. Broza, M., Poliakov, D., Weber, S. and Izhaki, I. 1993. Soil microarthropods on post-fire pine forest on Mount Carmel, Israel. Water Science and Technology 27: 533-538.

13. Izhaki, I. 1993. Influence of nonprotein nitrogen on estimation of protein from total nitrogen in fleshy fruits. Journal of Chemical Ecology 19: 2605-2615.

14. Korine, C., Izhaki, I. and Makin, D. 1994. Population structure and emergence order in the fruit-bat Rousettus aegyptiacus. Journal of Zoology (London) 232: 163-174.

15. Berner, T. and Izhaki, I. 1994. Effect of exogenous nitrogen levels on ultrastructure of zooxanthellae from the hermatypic coral Pocillopora damicornis. Pacific Science 48: 254-262.

16. Haim, A. and Izhaki, I. 1994. Changes in rodent community during recovery from fire: relevance to conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 3: 573-585.

17. Izhaki, I. 1994. Preliminary data on the importance of Israel for the conservation of the white pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus L. Ostrich 65: 213-217.

18. Maitav, A. and Izhaki, I. 1994. Stopover and fat deposition by blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla following spring migration over the Sahara. Ostrich 65: 160-166.

19. Izhaki, I., Korine, C. and Arad, Z. 1995. The effect of bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus) dispersal on seed germination in east Mediterranean habitats. Oecologia 101: 335-342.

20. Ne'eman, G., Lahav, H. and Izhaki, I. 1995. Recovery of vegetation in a natural east Mediterranean pine forest on Mount Carmel, Israel, as affected by management strategies. Forest Ecology and Management 75: 17-26.

21. Haim, A. and Izhaki, I. 1995. Comparative physiology of thermoregulation in rodents: adaptations to arid and mesic environments. Journal of Arid Environments 31: 431-440.

22. Izhaki, I. and A. Haim. 1996. Adaptive morphometric variations in lizards of the genus Agama in Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 42: 385-394.

23. Haim, A., Izhaki, I. and Golan, A. 1996. Rodent diversity in pine forests recovering from fire. Israel Journal of Zoology 42: 353-359.

24. Ne'eman, G. and Izhaki, I. 1996. Colonization in abandoned east-Mediterranean vineyard. Journal of Vegetation Science 7: 465-472.

25. Izhaki, I. and G. Ne'eman. 1996. The effect of porcupine and bast scale on Allepo pine recruitment after fire. Acta Oecologica 17: 97-107.

26. Izhaki, I., Maestro, N., Meir, D. and Broza, M. 1996. Impact of the mirid bug Capsodes infuscatus (Hemiptera: Miridae) on fruit production of the geophyte Asphodelus aestivus: The effect of plant density. Florida Entomologist 79: 510-520.

27. Izhaki, I. and Adar, M. 1997. The effects of post-fire management on bird community succession. International Journal of Wildland Fire 7: 335-342.

28. Broza, M. and Izhaki, I. 1997. Post-fire arthropod assemblages in Mediterranean forest in Israel. International Journal of Wildland Fire 7: 317-325.

29. Izhaki, I. and Ne’eman, G. 1997. Hares (Lepus sp.) as seed dispersers of Retama raetam (Fabaceae) in a sandy landscape. Journal of Arid Environment 37: 343-354.

30. Haim, A., Rozenfeld, A. and Izhaki, I. 1997. Post-fire response of shrews (Crocidura suaveolens) on Mount Carmel, Israel. Mammalia 61: 527-536.

31. Izhaki, I. and Maitav, A. 1998. Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla stopping over at the desert edge; physiological state and flight-range estimates. Ibis 140: 223-233.

32. Izhaki, I. and Maitav, A. 1998. Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla stopping over at the desert edge: Inter- and intra-sexual differences in spring and autumn migration. Ibis 140: 234-243.

33. Korine, C., Izhaki, I. and Arad, Z. 1998. Comparison of fruit syndromes between the Egyptian fruit-bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus) and birds in East Mediterranean habitats. Acta Oecologica 19: 147-153.

34. Izhaki, I. 1998. Essential amino acid composition of fleshy fruits versus maintenance requirements of passerine birds. Journal of Chemical Ecology 24: 1333-1345.

35. Ne’eman, G. and Izhaki, I. 1998. Stability of pre- and post-fire spatial structure of pine trees in Aleppo pine forest. Ecography 21: 535-542.

36. Izhaki, I. 1998. The relationships between fruit ripeness, wasp seed predation and avian fruit removal in Pistacia palaestina. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 46: 273-278.

37. Zisapel, N., Barnea, E., Anis, Y., Izhaki, I., Reiter, R.J. and Haim, A. 1998. Involvement of the pineal gland in daily scheduling of the golden spiny mouse. Life Sciences 63: 751-757.

38. Korine, C., Izhaki, I. and Arad, Z. 1999. Is the Egyptian fruit-bat Rousettus aegyptiacus a pest in Israel? An analysis of the bat’s diet and implications for its conservation. Biological Conservation 88: 301-306.

39. Mirsky, N., Aharoni, A., Rabinowitz, C. and Izhaki, I. 1999. Naturally occurring chromium compounds in Brewer's yeast and the saltbush plant. Journal of Trace Elements in Experimental Medicine 12: 111-124.

40. Ne’eman, G. and Izhaki, I. 1999. The effect of stand age and microhabitat on soil seed banks in Mediterranean Aleppo pine forests after fire. Plant Ecology 144: 115-125.

41. Zisapel, N., Barnea, E., Izhaki, I., Anis, Y. and Haim, A. 1999. Daily scheduling of the golden spiny mouse under photoperiod and social cues. Journal of Experimental Zoology 284: 100-106.

42. Ne’eman, G. and Izhaki, I. 1999. Ecology and management of Mediterranean pine forests - conclusion of the international MEDPINE workshop. Journal of Mediterranean Ecology 1: 133-138.

43. Shmueli, M., Izhaki, I., Arieli, A. and Arad, Z. 2000. Energy requirements of migrating Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus. Ibis 142: 208-216.

44. Shmueli, M., Izhaki, I. and Arad, Z. 2000. The physiological state of captive and migrating Great White Pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus) revealed by their blood chemistry. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology (A) 125: 25-32.

45. Haim, A. and Izhaki, I. 2000. The effect of different treatments on the community composition of small mammals in a post-fire pine forest. Journal of Mediterranean Ecology 1: 249-257.

46. Izhaki, I., Henig-Sever, N. and Ne'eman, G. 2000. Soil seed banks in Mediterranean Aleppo pine forests - The effect of heat, cover and ash on seedling emergence. Journal of Ecology 88: 667-675.

47. Lev-Yadun, S., Dafni, A., Inbar, M. Izhaki, I. and Ne’eman, G. 2002. Colour Patterns in vegetative parts of plants deserve more research attention. Trends in Plant Science 7: 59-60.

48. Izhaki, I., Shmueli, M., Arad, Z., Steinberg, Y. and A. Crivelli. 2002. Satellite tracking of migratory and ranging behavior of immature Great White Pelicans. Waterbirds 25: 295-304.

49. Izhaki, I. 2002. Emodin - a secondary metabolite with multiple ecological functions in higher plants (a review). New Phytologist 155: 205-217.

50. Banko, P.C., Cipollini, M.L., Breton, G.W., Paulk, E., Wink, M. and Izhaki, I. 2002. Seed chemistry of Sophora chrysophylla (Mamane) in relation to the diet of the specialist avian seed predator Loxioides bailleui (Palila) in Hawaii. Journal of Chemical Ecology 28: 1393-1410.

51. Izhaki, I., Tsahar, E., Paluy, I. and Friedman, J. 2002. Within population variation and interrelationships between morphology, nutritional content, and secondary compounds of Rhamnus alaternus fruits. New Phytologist 156: 217-223.

52. Tsahar, E., Friedman, J. and Izhaki, I. 2002. Impact of fruit removal and seed predation of a secondary metabolite, emodin, in Rhamnus alaternus fruit pulp. Oikos 99: 291-300.

53. Inbar, M., Shanas, U. and Izhaki, I. 2002. Characterization of road accidents in Israel involving large mammals. Israel Journal of Zoology 48: 197-206.

54. Tsahar, E., Friedman J. and Izhaki, I. 2003. The secondary metabolite emodin increases food assimilation efficiency of fruit-eating Bulbuls (Pycnonotus xanthopygos). Auk 120: 411-417.

55. Izhaki, I., Levey, D.J. and Wesley, R.S. 2003. Effects of prescribed fire on an ant community in Florida pine savanna. Ecological Entomology 28: 439-448.

56. Strod, T., Izhaki I., Arad Z., Weihs D. and Katzir G. 2003. Cormorants Phalacrocorax carbo swallow fish under water. Vogelwelt 124 (Suppl.): 271.

57. Shmueli, M., Arad, Z, Katzir, G. and Izhaki, I. 2003. Developmental rates and morphometrics of the sympatric pygmy cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmeus) and great cormorant (P. carbo sinensis). Israel Journal of Zoology 49: 159-173.

58. Strod, T., Arad, Z., Izhaki, I. and Katzir, G. 2004. Cormorants keep their power: visual resolution in a pursuit-diving bird under amphibious and turbid conditions. Current Biology 14: 376-377.

59. Lev-Yadun, S., Dafni, A., Flaishman, M.A., Inbar M., Izhaki, I., Katzir, G. and Ne’eman, G. 2004. Plants undermine herbivorous insect camouflage. BioEssay 26: 1126-1130.

60. Sapir, N., Abramsky, Z., Shochat, E. and Izhaki, I. 2004. Scale dependent habitat selection for food and safety of autumn migrating frugivorous passerines. Naturwissenschaften 91: 544-547.

61. Tadmor-Melamed, H., Markman, S., Arieli, A., Distl, M., Wink, M. and Izhaki I. 2004. Limited ability of Palestine sunbirds (Nectarinia osea) to cope with pyridine alkaloids in nectar of tree tobacco (Nicotiana glauca). Functional Ecology 18: 844-850.

62. Tsahar, E., Martínez del Rio, C., Izhaki, I. and Arad Z. 2005. Can birds be ammonotelic? Nitrogen balance and excretion in two frugivores. Journal of Experimental Biology 208: 1025-1034.

63. Tsahar, E., Martínez del Rio, C., Arad, Z., Joy, J.P. and Izhaki, I. 2005. Are the low protein requirements of nectarivorous birds the consequence of the sugary and watery diet? - A test with an omnivore. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 78: 239-245.

64. Singaravelan, N., Ne’eman, G., Inbar, M. and Izhaki, I. 2005. Feeding responses of free-flying honeybees to a few secondary compounds mimicking floral nectars. Journal of Chemical Ecology 31: 2791-2804.

65. Singaravelan, N., Inbar, M., Ne’eman, G., Distl, M., Wink, M. and Izhaki, I. 2006. The effects of nectar-nicotine on colony fitness of caged honeybees. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32: 49-58.

66. Markman, S., Tadmor-Melamed, H., Arieli, A. and Izhaki I. 2006. Sex differences in food intake and digestive constraints in a nectarivorous bird. Journal of Experimental Biology 209: 1058- 1063.

67. Tsahar, E., Arad, Z., Izhaki, I. and Guglielmo C.G. 2006. The relationship between uric acid and its oxidative product allantoin: a potential indicator for the evaluation of oxidative stress in birds. Journal of Comparative Physiology – B 176:653-661.

68. Tsahar, E., Arad, Z., Izhaki, I. and Martínez del Rio, C. 2006. Do nectar- and fruit-eating birds have lower nitrogen requirement? An allometric test. Auk 123:1004-1012.

69. Charter, M., Leshem, Y., Izhaki, I., Guershon, M. and Kiat, Y. 2006. The diet of the Little Owl, Athene noctua, in Israel. Zoology in the Middle East 39: 31-40.

70. Charter, M., Izhaki, I., Shapira, L. and Leshem, Y. 2007. Diets of urban breeding Barn Owls (Tyto Alba) in Tel Aviv, Israel. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119: 484-485.

71. Charter, M. Izhaki, I., Bouskila, A. and Leshem, Y. 2007. Breeding success of the Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) nesting on buildings in Israel. Journal of Raptor Research 41: 139-143.

72. Charter, M., Izhaki, I., Bouskila, A. and Leshem, Y. 2007. The effect of different nest types on the breeding success of Eurasian Kestrels (Falco tinnunculus) in a rural ecosystem. Journal of Raptor Research 41: 143-149.

73. Tsahar, E., wolf, N., Izhaki, I. Arad, Z. and Martínez del Rio, C. 2008. Dietary protein influences the rate of 15N incorporation in blood cells and plasma of Yellow-vented bulbuls (Pycnonotus xanthopygos). Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 459-465.

74. Strod, T., Izhaki, I., Arad, Z. and Katzir, G. 2008. Prey detection by great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis) in clear and in turbid water. Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 866-872.

75. Younis, J.S., Radin, O., Mirsky, N., Izhaki, I., Majara, T., Bar-ami, S. and Ben-ami, M. 2008. First polar body and nucleolar precursor body morphology is related to the ovarian reserve of infertile women. RBM Online 16:851-858.

76. Tsurim, I., Sapir, N., Belmaker, J., Shanni, I., Izhaki, I., Wojciechowski, M. S., Karasov W. H. and Pinshow, B. 2008. Drinking water boosts food intake rate, body mass increase and fat accumulation in migratory blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla). Oecologia 156: 1432-1439.

77. Kiat, Y., Perlman, G., Balaban, A., Leshem, Y., Izhaki, I. and Charter. M. 2008. Feeding specialization of urban Long-eared Owls, Asio Otus (Linnaeus, 1758), in Jerusalem, Israel. Zoology in the Middle East 43:49-54.

78. Schwartz-Tzachor, R., Izhaki, I. and Perevolotsky, A. 2008. The role of seasonality and climatic factors in shaping the community composition of Mediterranean butterflies. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 54: 105-110.

79. Kumar, R. V., Tripathi, Yogendra K., Izhaki, I., Yadav, V. P. and Ahlawat, S. P. 2008. Intraspecific variation and interrelationships between morphology, nutritional content and enzymatic activity of Jatropha curcas L. Current Science 95: 239-243.

80. Halpern, M., Senderovich, Y. and Izhaki, I. 2008. Waterfowl - the missing link in epidemic and pandemic cholera dissemination? PLoS Pathogens 4: 1-3.

81. Charter, M., Leshem, Y., Izhaki, I. and Halevy, S. 2008. A case of polygamy or co- operative breeding in the Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus in Israel. Sandgrouse 30: 164-165.

82. Shabtay, A., Eitam, H., Tadmor, Y., Orlov, A., Meir, A., Weinberg, P., Weinberg, Z., Chen, Y., Brosh, A., Izhaki, I. and Kerem, Z. 2008. Nutritive and antioxidative potential of fresh and stored pomegranate industrial by-product as a novel beef cattle feed. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 56:10063-10070.

83. Eitam, H., Brosh, A., Orlov, A., Izhaki, I. and Shabtay, A. 2009. Caloric stress alters fat characteristics and Hsp70 expression in milk somatic cells of lactating beef cows. Cell Stress & Chaperones 14:163-182.

84. Charter, M., Izhaki, I., Meyrom, K., Motro, Y. and Leshem, Y. 2009. Diets of barn owls differ in the same agricultural region. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121:378-383.

85. Tsahar, E., Izhaki, I., Lev-Yadun, S. and Bar-Oz, G. 2009. Distribution and extinction of ungulates during the Holocene of the Southern Levant. PLoS ONE 4:e5316. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005316.

86. Lev-Yadun, S., Ne’eman, G. and Izhaki, I. 2009. Unripe red fruits may be aposematic. Plant Signaling & Behavior 4: 836-841.

87. Shabtay, A., Hadar,Y., Eitam, H., Brosh, A., Orlov,A., Tadmor,Y., Izhaki, I. and Kerem, Z. 2009. The potential of Pleurotus-treated olive mill solid waste as cattle feed. Bioresource Technology 100: 6457-6464.

88. Meyrom, K., Leshem, Y., Izhaki, I., Argyle, F. and Charter, M. 2009. Nest box use by barn owls Tyto alba in a biological pest control program in the Beit She'an Valley, Israel. Ardea 97: 463-467.

89. Younis, J.S., Radin, O., Izhaki, I., Bar-Ami, S., and Ben-Ami, M. 2009. Does first polar body morphology predict oocyte performance during ICSI treatment? Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics 26:561-567.

90. Izhaki, I., Idelovich, B., Laster, R. and Offer, Y. 2009. The impact of macro- versus micro-environmental factors on structure of ant community inhabiting east-Mediterranean Aleppo pine forests. Israel Journal of Entomology 39:129-146.

91. Inbar, M., Izhaki, I., Koplovich, A., Lupo, I., Silanikove, N., Glasser, T., Gerchman, Y., Perevolotsky, A., and Lev-Yadun, S. 2010. Why do many galls have conspicuous colors? A new hypothesis. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 4:1-6. DOI: 10.1007/s11829-009-9082-7

92. Senderovich, Y., Izhaki, I. and Halpern, M. 2010. Fish as reservoirs and vectors of Vibrio cholerae. PLoS ONE 5: e8607. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008607.

93. Charter, M., Meyrom, K., Leshem, Y., Aviel, S., Izhaki, I. and Motro, Y. 2010. Does nest box location and orientation affect occupation rate and breeding success of the Barn Owl Tyto alba in a semi-arid environment? Acta Ornithologica 45:115-119.

94. Younis, J.S., Jadaon, J., Izhaki, I., Haddad, S., Radin, O., Bar-Ami, S. and Ben-Ami, M. 2010. A simple multivariate score could predict ovarian reserve, as well as pregnancy rate, in infertile women. Fertility and Sterility 94:655-661.

95. Younis, J.S., Soltsman, S., Izhaki, I., Radin, O., Bar-Ami, S. and Ben-Ami, M. 2010. Early and short follicular gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist supplementation improves the meiotic status and competence of retrieved oocytes in in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer cycles. Fertility and Sterility 94:1350-1355.

96. Charter, M., Leshem, Y , Halevi, S. and Izhaki, I. 2010. Nest box use by Great Tits in semi–arid rural residential gardens. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122:604-608.

97. Younis, J.S., Shukha, M., Ben-Ami, M., Izhaki, I., Blumenfeld, Z., Brenner, B. and Sarig, G. 2010. Evaluation of the protein C global assay During normal Pregnancy and after assisted reproduction. Obstetrics and Gynecology 115:969 -974.

98. Perlitz, Y., Izhaki, I., and Ben-Ami, M. 2010. Sonographic evaluation of the fetal conus medullaris at 20 to 24 weeks' gestation. Prenatal Diagnosis 30:862-864.

99. Inbar, M., Izhaki, I., Koplovich, A., Lupo, I., Silanikove, N., Glasser, T., Gerchman, Y., Perevolotsky, A., and Lev-Yadun, S. 2010. Conspicuous gall colors: a response to T. C. R. White. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 4:151-152.

100. Charter, M., Izhaki, I. and Leshem, Y. 2010. Effects of the risk of competition and predation in large secondary cavity breeders. Journal of Ornithology 151: 791-795.

101. Charter, M., Izhaki, I. and Leshem, Y. 2010. Does nest basket size affect breeding performance of long-eared owls and Eurasian kestrels? The Journal of Raptor Research 44: 314-317.

102. Eitam, H., Vaya, J., Brosh, A., Orlov, A., Khatib,S ., Izhaki, I. and Shabtay, A. 2010. Differential stress responses among newly received calves: variations in reductant capacity and Hsp gene expression. Cell Stress & Chaperones 15:865-876.

103. Charter, M., Izhaki, I. and Leshem, Y. 2011. Predation or facilitation? An experimental assessment of whether generalist predators affect the breeding success of passerines. Journal of Ornithology 152:533-539.

104. Younis, J.S., Jadaon, J.E., Haddad, S., Izhaki, I. and Ben-Ami, M. 2011. Prospective evaluation of basal stromal Doppler studies in women with good ovarian reserve and infertility undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer treatment: patients with polycystic ovary syndrome versus ovulatory patients. Fertility and Sterility 95: 1754-1758.

105. Horoszowski-Fridman, Y.B., Izhaki, I. and Rinkevich, B. 2011. Engineering of coral reef larval supply through transplantation of nursery-farmed gravid colonies. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 399: 162-166.

106. Zohar, R., Izhaki, I., Koplovich, A. and Ben-Shlomo, R. 2011. Phytomelatonin in the leaves and fruits of wild perennial plants. Phytochemistry Letters 4: 222-226.

107. Perlitz Y., Keselman, L., Haddad, S., Mukary, M., Izhaki , I. and Ben-Ami, M. 2011. Prenatal sonographic evaluation of the penile length. Prenatal Diagnosis 31: 1283-1285.

108. Fridman, S., Izhaki, I., Gerchman, Y. and Halpern, M. 2012. Bacterial communities in floral nectar. Environmental Microbiology Report 4: 97-104.

109. Senderovich, Y., Ken-Dror, S., Vainblat, I., Blau, D., Izhaki I. and Halpern, M. 2012. A molecular study on the prevalence and virulence potential of Aeromonas spp. recovered from patients suffering from diarrhea in Israel. PLoS ONE 7: e30070. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030070.

110. Karasov, W.H., Caviedes-Vidal E., Hartman Bakken, B., Izhaki, I., Samuni-Blank, M. and Arad, Z. 2012. Capacity for absorption of water-soluble secondary metabolites greater in birds than in rodents. PLoS ONE 7: e32417.doi:10.1371/journal.pon3.0032417.

111. Eitam, H., Agmon, R., Asher, A., Brosh, A., Orlov, A., Izhaki, I. and Shabtay, A. 2012. Protein deprivation attenuates Hsp expression in fat tissue. Cell Stress & Chaperones 17:339–347.

112. Samuni-Blank, M., Izhaki, I., Dearing, M.D., Gerchman, Y., Trablshy, B., Lotan, A., Karasov, W.K. and Arad, Z. 2012. Intraspecific directed deterrence by the mustard oil bomb in a desert plant. Current Biology 22: 1-3.

113. Ollerton, J., Watts, S., Connerty, S., Lock, J., Parker, L., Wilson, I., Schueller, S., Nattero, J., Cocucci, A. A., Izhaki, I., Geerts, S., Pauw, A. and Stout, J.C. 2012. Pollination ecology of the invasive tree tobacco Nicotiana glauca: comparisons across native and non-native ranges. Journal of Pollination Ecology 9: 85-95.

114. Charter, M., Izhaki, I., Leshem, Y. and Roulin, A. 2012. Diet and breeding success of long-eared owls in a semi-arid environment. Journal of Arid Environments 85: 142-144.

115. Ne'eman, G., Izhaki, I. and Keely, J. E. 2012. Fire in the Mediterranean - From genes to ecosystems. Israel Journal of Evolution and Ecology 58: 103-111.

116. Izhaki, I. 2012. The impact of fire on vertebrates in the Mediterranean Basin: an overview. Israel Journal of Evolution and Ecology 58: 221-233.

117. Dafni, A., Izhaki, I. and Ne'eman, G. 2012. The effect of fire on biotic interactions in Mediterranean basin ecosystems: pollination and seed dispersal. Israel Journal of Evolution and Ecology 58: 235-250.

118. Dorchin, A., Filin, I., Izhaki, I. and Dafni, A. 2013. Movement patterns of solitary bees in a threatened fragmented habitat. Apidologie 44: 90–99.

119. Halpern, M., Fridman, S., Aizenberg-Gershtein, Y. and Izhaki I. 2013. Transfer of Pseudomonas flectens Johnson 1956 to Phaseolibacter gen. nov., in the family Enterobacteriaceae, as Phaseolibacter flectens gen. nov., comb. nov.. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 63: 268-273.

120. Izhaki, I., Fridman, S., Gerchman, Y. and Halpern, M. 2013. Variability of bacterial community composition on leaves between and within plant species. Current Microbiology 66: 227-235.

121. Lotan, A. and Izhaki, I. 2013. Could abiotic environment shape fleshy fruit traits? A field study of the desert shrub Ochradenus baccatus. Journal of Arid Environments 92: 34-41.

122. Charter, M., Leshem, Y. and Izhaki, I. 2013. Asymmetric seasonal nest site competition between Great Tit and House Sparrows. Journal of Ornithology 154: 173-181.

123. Yunis, J.S., Ben-Ami, M., Izhaki, I., Jadaon, J., Brenner, B. and Sarig, G. 2013. The association between poor ovarian response and Thrombophilia in assisted reproduction. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 166: 65-69.

124. Aizenberg-Gershtein, Y., Izhaki, I. and Halpern, M. 2013. Do honeybees shape the bacterial community composition in floral nectar? PLoS ONE 8: e67556. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067556

125. Samuni-Blank, M., Izhaki, I., Dearing, M.D., Gerchman, Y., Karasov W.H., Kohl, K.D., Lymberakis, P., Kurnath, P. and Arad, Z. 2013. Physiological and behavioural effects of fruit toxins on seed-predating versus seed-dispersing congeneric rodents. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 3667-3673.

126. Halpern, M., Fridman, S., Atamna-Ismaeel, N. and Izhaki, I. 2013. Rosenbergiella nectarea gen. nov. sp. nov., in the family Enterobacteriaceae, isolated from floral nectar. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM) 63: 4259-4265.

127. Samuni-Blank, M., Arad, Z., Dearing, M.D., Gerchman, Y., Karasov W.H. and Izhaki, I. 2013. Friend or Foe? Disparate plant-animal interactions of two congeneric rodents. Evolutionary Ecology 27:1069–1080.

128. Friedemann, G., Izhaki, I., Leshem Y. and Mumcuoglu, K.Y. 2013. Alternative nest-building behavior of the Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) and the Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) in the Judean Foothills, and the parasitic and non-parasitic arthropod fauna in their nests. Israel Journal of Entomology 43:11-19.

129. Haran, R. and Izhaki, I. 2013. Two major autumn migration strategies of willow warblers Phylloscopus trochilus in the eastern Mediterranean basin. Ringing & Migration 28: 98-105.

130. Samuni-Blank, M., Izhaki, I., Laviad, S., Bar-Massada, A, Gerchman, Y. and Halpern, M. 2014. The role of abiotic environmental conditions and herbivory in shaping bacterial community composition in floral nectar. PLoS ONE 9: e99107. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099107.

131. Weyl-Feinstein, S., Markovics, A., Eitam,H., Orlov, A., Yishay, M., Agmon, R., Miron, J., Izhaki, I. and Shabtay, A. 2014. Effect of pomegranate-residue supplement on Cryptosporidium parvum oocyst shedding in neonatal calves. Journal of Dairy Science 97: 5800-5805.

132. Weyl-Feinstein, S., Orlov, A., Yishay, M., Agmon, R., Steensels, M., Sibony, V., Halachmi, I., Izhaki, I. and Shabtay, A. 2014. Can dietary pomegranate peels reduce stress responses associated with group mixing of Holstein beef calves? Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology (USA) 2: 404-415.

133. Samuni-Blank, M., Izhaki, I., Gerchman, Y., Dearing, M.D., Karasov, W.H., Trabelcy, B., Edwards, T.M. and Arad, Z. 2014. Taste and physiological responses to glucosinolates: Seed predator versus seed disperser. PLoS ONE 9: e112505. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112505

134. Peleg, O., Charter, M., Leshem, Y., Izhaki, I. and Rulin, A. 2014. Conditional association between melanism and personality in Israeli barn owls. Bird Study 61: 572-577.

135. Younis, J.S., Ben-Ami, M., Izhaki, I. Sarig, G. and Brenner, B. 2014. Reduced protein C global assay level in infertile women prior to IVF-ET. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics 31: 101-107.

136. Charter, M., Leshem, Y., Izhaki, I. and Roulin, A. 2015. Pheomelanin-based colouration is correlated with indices of flying strategies in the barn owl. Journal of Ornithology 156: 309-312.

137. Bar-Oz, G., Tsahar, E., Izhaki, I. and Lev-Yadun, S. 2015. Mammalian extinction in ancient Egypt, similarities with the southern Levant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 120: E238 (letter).

138. Charter, M., Izhaki, I., Leshem, Y., Meyrom, K. and Roulin, A. 2015. Relationship between diet and reproductive success in the Israeli barn owl. Journal of Arid Environments 122: 59-63.

139. Aizenberg-Gershtein, Y., Izhaki, I., Santhanam, R., Kumar, P., Baldwin, I.T. and Halpern, M. 2015. Pyridine-type alkaloid composition affects bacterial community composition of floral nectar. Scientific Reports 5: 11536; doi: 10.1038/srep11536

140. Kiat, Y. and Izhaki, I. 2015. Post-juvenile moult in Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis. Ringing & Migration 30: 7-11.

141. Lessner, K.M., Dearing, D.M., Izhaki, I., Samuni-Blank, M., Arad, Z. and Zeev Arad, and Karasov, W.H. 2015. Small intestinal hydrolysis of plant glucosides: higher glucohydrolase activities in rodents than passerine birds. Journal of Experimental Biology 218: 2666-2669.

142. Wallach, A., Izhaki, I., Toms, J., Ripple, B. and Shanas, U. 2015. What is an apex predator? Oikos 124: 1453-1461.

143. Perlitz, Y., Ben-Ami, M., Peleg, A., Izhaki, I. and Ben-Shlomo, I. 2015. Calponin Levels in term laboring women. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine 28: 1158-1160.

144. Kiat, Y. and Izhaki, I. 2016. Why renew fresh feathers? Advantages and conditions for the evolution of complete post-juvenile moult. Journal of Avian Biology 47: 47-56.

145. Kiat, Y. and Izhaki, I. 2016. Moult strategies affect age differences in autumn migration timing in east Mediterranean migratory passerines. PLoS ONE 11: e0147471. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147471

146. Younis, J.S., Izhaki, I. and Ben-Ami. M. 2016. The effect of LH supplementation to the GnRH antagonist protocol in advanced reproductive ageing women: a prospective randomized controlled study. Clinical Endocrinology 84: 99-106.

147. Aizenberg-Gershtein, Y., Izhaki, I., Lapidus, A., Copeland, A., Reddy, T.B.K., Huntemann, M., Pillay, M., Markowitz, V., Göker, M., Woyke, T., Klenk, H.P., Kyrpides, N.C., and Halpern, M. 2016. High quality permanent draft genome sequence of Phaseolibacter flectens ATCC 12775T, a plant pathogen of French bean pods. Standards in Genomic Sciences 11:4. DOI 10.1186/s40793-015-0127-5.

148. Kohl, K.D., Samuni-Blank, M., Lymberakis, P., Kurnath, P., Izhaki, I., Arad, Z., Karasov, W.H. and Dearing, M.D. 2016. Effects of fruit toxins on intestinal and microbial b-glucosidase activities of seed-predating and seed-dispersing rodents (Acomys spp.). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 98: 198-205.

149. Charter, M., Izhaki, I., Mocha, Y. and Kark, S. 2016. Nest-site competition between invasive and native cavity nesting birds and its implication for conservation. Journal of Environmental Management 181:129-134.

150. Younis, J.S., Yazdi, V., Izhaki, I. and Ben-Ami, M. 2016. The association between multinucleated blastomeres and poor ovarian response under the Bologna criteria. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics 33: 885-892.

151. Kiat, Y., Izhaki, I. and Sapir, N. 2016. Determinants of wing-feather moult speed in songbirds. Evolutionary Ecology 30: 783-795.

152. Friedemann, G., Leshem, Y., Kerem, L., Shacham, B., Bar-Massada, A. , Mcclain, K.M., Bohrer, G. and Izhaki, I. 2016. Multidimensional differentiation in foraging resource use during breeding of two sympatric top predators. Scientific Reports 6, 35031, doi:10.1038/srep35031.

153. Frenkel, W., Kiat, Y., Izhaki, I. and Snir, S. 2016. Convex recoloring as an evolutionary marker. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107: 209-220. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.10.018.

154. Drach, U., Halachmi, I., Pnini, T., Izhaki, I. and Degani, A. 2017. Automatic herding reduces labor and increases milking frequency in robotic milking. Biosystems Engineering 155: 134-141.

155. Halpern, M. and Izhaki, I. 2017. Fish as possible reservoirs and vectors of Vibrio cholera. Frontiers in Microbiology 8: 282. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00282.

156. Younis, J.S., Izhaki, I. and Ben-Ami, M. 2017. The effect of rLH supplementation to the GnRH antagonist protocol on endocrine dynamics in the advanced reproductive age. Journal of Endocrinological Investigation 40: 831-839.

157. Aizenberg-Gershtein, Y, Izhaki, I. and Halpern, M. 2017. From microhabitat of floral nectar up to biogeographic scale: Novel insights on neutral and niche bacterial assemblies. Microbial Ecology 74: 128-139. doi: 10.1007/s00248-017-0935-9.

158. Kiat, Y. and Izhaki, I. 2017. Non-moulting primary coverts allowing resource savings and rapid primary moulting as dealing with time constraints. Journal of Avian Biology 48: 380–386.

159. Laviad Shitrit, S., Lev-Ari, T., Katzir, G., Sharaby, Y., Izhaki, I. and Halpern, M. 2017. Great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) as potential vectors for the dispersal of Vibrio cholera. Scientific Reports 7: 7973. doi:10.1038/s*****************.

160. Friedemann, G., Leshem, Y., Kerem, L., Bar-Massada, A. and Izhaki, I. 2017. Nest-site characteristics, breeding success and competitive interactions between two recently sympatric apex predators. Ibis 159:812-817.

161. Charter, M., Izhaki, I., Meyrom, K., Aviel, S., Leshem, Y. and Roulin, A. 2017. The relationship between weather and reproduction of the Barn Owl Tyto alba in a semi-arid agricultural landscape in Israel. Avian Biology Research 10: 253-258.

162. Younis, J.S., Yakovi, S., Izhaki, I., Haddad, S. and Ben-Ami, M. 2018. The "vanishing follicle" in women with low number of developing follicles during assisted reproduction. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 220: 6-11.

163. Younis, J.S., Naoum, I., Salem, N., Perlitz, Y. and Izhaki, I. 2018. The impact of unilateral oophorectomy on ovarian reserve in assisted reproduction: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 125: 26-35.

164. Dorchin, A., Dafni, A., Izhaki, I., Sapir, Y. and Vereecken, N.J. 2018. Patterns and drivers of wild bee community assembly in a Mediterranean IUCN Important Plant Area. Biodiversity and Conservation 27: 695-717.

165. Haran, R., Izhaki, I. Dafni, A. 2018. Specialist nectarivorous bird (Cinnyris osea) steals nectar whereas omnivorous birds are pollen transfer vectors of Anagyris foetida. Journal of Pollination Ecology 23: 82-89.

166. Laviad Shitrit, S., Izhaki, I., Arakawa, E. and Halpern, M. 2018. Wild waterfowls as potential vectors of Vibrio cholera and Aeromonas species. Tropical Medicine and International Health 7: 758-764.

167. Laviad-Shitrit, S., Sharaby, Y, Izhaki, I., Peretz, A. and Halpern, M. 2018. Antimicrobial susceptibility of environmental non-O1/non-O139 Vibrio cholerae isolates. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:1726. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01726

168. Charter, M., Izhaki, I. and Roulin, A. (2018). The presence of kleptoparasitic fledglings is associated with a reduced breeding success in the host family in the barn owl". Journal of Avian Biology doi: 10.1111/jav.01770

169. Choresh, Y., Burg, D., Trop, T., Izhaki, I. and Malkinson, D. In press. Long-term griffon vulture population dynamics at Gamla Nature Reserve. Journal of Wildlife Management.

170. Charter, M., Izhaki, I. and Roulin, A. In press. The relationship between intra-guild diet overlap and breeding in owls in Israel. Population Ecology.

171. Kiat, Y., Izhaki, I. and Sapir, N. In press. The effects of long-distance migration on the evolution of moult strategies in Western-Palearctic passerines. Biological Reviews.

172. Yakovi, S., Izhaki, I., Ben-Ami, M. and Younis, J.S. In press. Does the empty follicle syndrome occur in cases of low number of maturing follicles in assisted reproduction? Gynecological Endocrinology

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