Geoinformatics and Water-Erosion Processes



Ecological sustainability in rangelands: The contribution of remote sensing

International Journal of Remote Sensing


Soil water content variabilty at the hillslope scale: Impact of surface sealing

Water Resour. Res.


Predicting gully initiation: comparing data mining techniques, analytical hierarchy.

Earth Surf. Process. Landforms


Shape Reproducibility and architectural symmetry during the Chalcolithic period in the southern Levant.

Journal of Archaeological Science.


The resilience of annual vegetation primary production subjected to different climate change scenarios.

Climatic Change.



Located at Ben-Gurion University, our lab performs research on the soil-water-plant interaction. In particular, we investigate how water and temperature influence the productivity of annual plants and wheat, and how physical and human factors affect land degradation and variation in soil quality, both spatially and temporally. Further work investigates the controls over grazing pathways, and climatic and environmental effects on ancient cultures. In addition to contributing basic science, our research informs on the response of ecosystems to climate change and to landuse changes.

In our investigations we use space-time modeling with fuzzy logic, multicriteria and physically based models. The experiments range in scale from centimeters to tens of meters.

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