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Amatzia Genin
Amatzia Genin
Curriculum Vitae:

 

Date of birth:
26 October 1951
Place of birth:
Kfar Saba, Israel
Citizenship:
Israel
Address:
The H. Steinitz Marine Biology Laboratory of the Hebrew University, The Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences, P.O.B. 469, Eilat 88103, Israel
Telephone:
Work   972-(0)8-636-0124
Lab      972-(0)8-636-0143
Fax      972-(0)8-637-4329    
Email:

 

Research Interests:
 
 
Biological oceanography
Marine ecology
Physical-biological coupling in the sea
 

 

 
 
 
Education:
 
 
 
B.Sc. (cum laude), Biology, 1977, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
M.Sc. (magna cum laude), Environmental Biology, 1981, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Ph.D. 1987, Biological Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA (supervisor: Prof. Paul K. Dayton).
 
Academic positions:
 
1987-1993
Lecturer in Marine Ecology. Faculty of Science, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology (ESE), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The Interuniversity Institution for Marine Sciences, Eilat, Israel.
 
1993-2003
Senior Lecturer in Marine Ecology. Faculty of Science, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology (ESE), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The Interuniversity Institution for Marine Sciences, Eilat, Israel.
 
2003-2006
Associate Professor in Marine Ecology. Faculty of Science, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology (ESE), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The Interuniversity Institution for Marine Sciences, Eilat, Israel.
 
2006-present
Full Professor in Marine Ecology. Faculty of Science, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology (ESE), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The Interuniversity Institution for Marine Sciences, Eilat, Israel.
 
2000-2001
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, California, USA
 
2001-2007
Head, the curricular section of Evolution, Systematics & Ecology (ESE), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
 
2001-present
Consulting Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, Stanford University, California, USA.
 
2010-present
Head, the curricular section of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior (EEB), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
 
Other academic and research nominations:
 
 
 
 
1989-1999
Member, the Steering Committee of the Interuniversity Institute of Eilat (nomination through the Israeli Council for Higher Education).
 
1993-2000
Member, Advisory Committee of The German-Israeli Cooperation in Marine Sciences (nomination through the Israeli Ministry of Science and the Arts).
 
2006-2010
Member, the Biodiversity Forum of the Israel Academy of Sciences.
 
2001-present
Member, the Teaching Committee of the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences of Eilat.
 
2002-present
Founder and Scientific Director, The Israeli National Monitoring Program in the Gulf of Eilat.
 
2010-present:
Member, the Steering Committee of the Interuniversity Institute of Eilat (nomination through the Israeli Council for Higher Education).
 
Professional service:
 
 
1. Editorial boards:
 
2002-2006
Member, Editorial Board, Israel Journal of Zoology.
2006-present
Member, Editorial Board, Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution.
2005-present
Associate Editor, Marine Ecology.
 
 
 
 
2. Reviewer of manuscripts for:
 
 
Science, Nature, Limnology & Oceanography, Limnology & Oceanography: Methods, Ecology, Coral Reefs, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Marine Ecology, Marine Biology, Journal of Plankton Research, Journal of Marine Systems, Deep Sea Research, Continental Shelf Research, Journal of Fish Biology, Israel Journal of Zoology, Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution.
Public service:
 
 
 
 
- Open lectures to the public in Israel and abroad.
- Eilat city planning - member of the education sub-committee.
- Tutorials of science teachers, Hemda, High-school science teaching center, Tel Aviv.
- Tutorial of Field School guides (annually), Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel , Eilat Field School.
- Tutorial of science projects of high school pupils.
- Occasional voluntary teaching of science in elementary school.
- Member, Steering Committee of the Program for Gifted Children, Eilat.
- Consulting to the Israel Nature and Parks Authority on marine issues.
- Consulting to the Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection on marine issues.
 
Honors and awards:
 
 
Fulbright Fellowship, awarded by the U.S.‑Israel Educational Foundation (1981).
 
 
The Hebrew University Faculty Development Award (1981).
 
 
Allon Fellow. Awarded by The Israeli Council for Higher Education (1987-1990).
 
 
The "Wolfson Foundation Award" through the Israel Science Foundation. (1990).
 
 
The "Dorot Award" through the Israel Science Foundation. (1996).
 
 
Excellence in Teaching; 2nd best teacher at the Silverman Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University in the academic year 2005-6.
 
 
The “Zrakor La-mitztayen” (light on the excellent) award by the City of Eilat, Israel (2009).
 
 
The 2011 Landau Award in Science & Research (field: ecology, awarded in May 2012)
 

 

M.Sc. Students (last 10 years)
 
Shiri Ekstein (2001-2003)
Thesis subject: Density-dependent effects in the sea urchin Tripneustes gratilla.
 
Rafi Kent
(2001-2003)
Cum laude. Thesis subject: Effect of group size on intra-specific competition in the planktivorous coral-dwelling fish Dascyllus marginatus. (#52)
 
Ruti Motro (2001-2004)
Magna cum laude. Thesis subject: Near-bottom depletion of zooplankton over coral reefs: predation present or ghost of predation past? (#41,44)
 
Rotem Goldshmid (2002-2004)
Magna cum laude; Polack Prize for MSc Student – Inst. Life Sciences, The Hebrew University. Thesis subject: Aeration of corals by sleep-swimming fish – the dark side of fish-coral symbiosis.(#36)
 
Kineret Hermelin-Piltz (2003-2005)
Co-supervised with Prof. A Kaplan (HUJI). Thesis title: Competition between corals and macro algae.
 
Roi Vaknin (2006-2009).
Thesis research topic: Ecology and biomechanics of planktivorous fish.
 
Margarita Zarubin
(2006-2007).
MSc student from University of Oldenburg, Germany. Thesis research topic: The adaptive benefits of bioluminescence in bacteria- the zooplankton-fish connection.
 
Igal Bernstein (2007 - 2009).
Thesis subject: Nocturnal ventilation of corals by fish – do the fish ever sleep?
 
Ruth Khait
(2007 - 2009).
Thesis subject: Information processing in zooplanktivorous fish.
 
Shahar Yair (2007 - 2010).
Thesis subject: Ecology and feeding biology of coral-reef crinoids.
 
Jesse Bausell (2010-).
Thesis subject: Planktivory on coral reefs and kelp forests.
 
Maya Kremien (2011-).
Thesis subject: Pulsation in soft corals: costs, effects and benefits.
 
 
 
 
Ph.D. Students (past 5 years):
 
Gitai Yahel (1997-2003).
Dissertation title: Feeding on ultraplankton and dissolved organic carbon in coral reefs: from individual-based rates to community processes. (#24,25,30,31,38,47)
 
Ruthy Yahel (1999-2004).
Dissertation title: The distribution of zooplankton and large suspended particulate matter over coral reefs: spatio-temporal variations and controlling mechanisms. (#29,39,42)
 
Svetlana Rickel (2000-2005).
Dissertation title: Foraging in the flow: adaptations and limitations of planktivory in coral-reef fishes. (#45)
 
Roi Holzman (2001-2006)
Dissertation title: Nocturnal interactions between fishes and zooplankton over coral reefs. (#33,36,40,46,52)
 
Tali Levanon-Mass (2006 - 2010).
Thesis research: Effects of flow on corals.
Margarita Zarubin (2008 - ). Thesis research: Predation on zooplankton in benthic and open water ecosystems.
 
Visitors and Postdoctoral fellows (past 5 years):
 
Viviana (Bracha) Farstey (2001-2003, Postdoctoral Fellow).
Research subject: Effect of climate change on zooplankton distribution (carried out at my laboratory). (#32)
 
Prof. Yair Rosenthal (one year of Sabbatical: 2004-2005).
Prof. of Marine Biogeochemistry, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.
 
Prof. Clare Reimers (3 months of Sabbatical: Nov. 2011- Feb 2012).
Prof. Of Marine Biogeochemistry, Oregon State University, Corvalis, Oregon, USA.
 

 

Teaching
 
 
 
Current teaching at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem:
 
 
Introduction to ecology and population biology (course #72107, credit points: 5, level: undergraduate; additional teachers: Prof. Ran Nathan)
 
 
Laboratory in Ecology (course #72758, credit points: 4, level: graduate and undergraduate)
 
 
Faculty and M.Sc. student seminar in Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior (course #90604, credit units: 2, level: graduate)
 
Past courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem:
 
 
Guided research in Biology ("Mifgash Mudrakh"). (Course #72329, credit points:5, level: 3rd year undergraduate; number of students supervised: 1)
 
 
From cell to organism (course #72106 and 72108, credit points: 5.5, level: undergraduate; one of 4 teachers)
- Undergraduate seminar in Evolution,
 
Systematics and Ecology (course #84861, credit points: 2, level: undergraduate; my role is the course coordinator)
 
 
Biological Oceanography (course #84861, credit points: 2, level: graduate; one of six teacher; discontinues)
 
Current courses at the Interuniversity courses (Eilat):
 
Introduction to the Ecosystem of the Gulf of Eilat (course #72330, credit point: 5, level: undergraduate; a multi-teacher course, my role was the course organizer and coordinator).
 
 
Quantitative Methods in Marine Ecology (course #84830, credit points: 5, level: graduate; additional teacher: Dr. Moshe Kiflawi).
 
 
Plankton (course #76701, credit points: 4.5, level: graduate; a multi-teacher course; Dr. Viviana Bracha Farstey and I serve as the course’s organizers and coordinators).