The Research Center

  • External effects of open landscapes on crop pollination by wild bees

    External effects of open landscapes on crop pollination by wild bees

  • Biotransformation of olive mill waste: Combining detoxification with preservation of nutrients

    Biotransformation of olive mill waste: Combining detoxification with preservation of nutrients

  • Water management by plants under uncertain availability

    Water management by plants under uncertain availability

  • Assessing alternative management programs for invasive alien pollinator species

    Assessing alternative management programs for invasive alien pollinator species

  • Mineral nutrition and bacterial fruit blotch disease of Cucurbits

    Mineral nutrition and bacterial fruit blotch disease of Cucurbits

  • The role of fruit fly bacteria in pest fitness and in biocontrol

    The role of fruit fly bacteria in pest fitness and in biocontrol

  • The role of volatiles in microbial interspecies interactions

    The role of volatiles in microbial interspecies interactions

  • Dairy farm waste management and the breeding site of two fly pests

    Dairy farm waste management and the breeding site of two fly pests

Contact us

Institute of Environmental Sciences
The Robert H. Smith Faculty
of Agriculture, Food and Environment
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
P.O Box 12, Rehovot 76100, ISRAEL

Director:
Prof. Sharoni Shafir
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489401
Fax: +972-(0)8-9489842
sharoni.shafir@mail.huji.ac.il

Administrator:
Michal Goldberg
Phone: 08-9489340 
Email: michalgo@savion.huji.ac.il

for Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources

The center fosters collaborative interdisciplinary research to promote sustainable agriculture while confronting global climate change, water shortage and desertification. Center members bring together expertise in various disciplines, from molecular biology to ecology, soil and water science, and environmental economics. Novel approaches are developed to increase food production while protecting the environment, preserving natural resources, and enhancing ecosystem services.

Principal investigators from the Institute of Environmental Science (IES) are members of the center

The main activities of the center are:

Supporting research

Providing scholarships for postdoctoral students

Organizing conferences, workshops and meetings

Supporting the purchase of equipment to be used by members of the center in their research activities

Administration

The center is administered by an academic committee and a director:

Prof. Sharoni Shafir, Director

Prof. Yael Mishael, Head, Academic Committee

Prof. Edouard Jurkevitch

Dr Yael Mandelik

Prof. Ayal Kimchi