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Ido Izhaki Ph.D.

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Professor, Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology
 Phone: 972-4-8288-302 | 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

Selected Publications

Haim, A. and Izhaki, I. 1989. Non-shivering thermogenesis and its ecological significance. In: Thermal Physiology. Edited by: Mercer, J.B., Elsevier Science Publishers, pp. 235-240. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. 

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. PDF file.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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(4):e5316. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005316.

Lev-Yadun, S.,  Ne’eman, G. and  Izhaki, I.2009. Unripe red fruits may be aposematic. Plant Signaling & Behavior 4: 1-6.

Meyrom, K.,  Leshem, Y., Izhaki, I.,  Argyle, F. and  Charter, M. Nest box use by barn owls Tyto alba in a biological pest control program in the Beit She'an Valley, Israel. Ardea.  In press.

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

Shabtay, A., Hadar,Y., Eitam, H., Brosh, A., Orlov,A., Tadmor,Y., Izhaki, I. and Kerem, Z. The potential of Pleurotus-treated olive mill solid waste as cattle feed. Bioresource Technology. In Press.

 

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