Prof. Abraham Haim
Professor of Biology


 
Contact:
Department of Biology, University of Haifa at Oranim, Tivon 36006, Israel
Tel: (972) 4 9838702
Fax: (972) 4 9832167
E-mail: ahaim@research.haifa.ac.il
 

Biography
 Place and Date of Birth:     Tel-Aviv, 5.8.1943
Citizenship:                        Israel
Marital Status:                    Married + 3

Research Interests

 

Publications in Refereed Journals

1. Haim, A. and E. Tchernov (1974) The distribution of myomorph rodents in the Sinai peninsula. Mammalia 38: 201-223.
2. Haim, A. and A. Borut (1975) Size and activity of a cold resistant population of the golden spiny mouse (Acomys russatus: muridae). Mammalia 39: 605-612.
3 . Ritte, U., A. Haim and E. Neufeld (1976) The use of electrophoretic patterns of hemoglobin for the identification of Israeli gerbils (genus Gerbillus, Rodentia Gerbillinae) . Israel Journal of zoology 25: 52-60.
4. Haim, A., S. Saarela and R. Hissa (1979) Photoperiodicity and the thermoregulatory response to noradrenaline in the pigeon. Journal of Thermal Biology 4: 167-171.
5. Haim, A., S. Saarela and R. Hissa (1979) Heat production induced by photoperiodicity in the pigeon. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 63A: 647-649.
6. Haim, A. and F. le R. Fourie (1980) Heat production in nocturnal (Praomys natalensis) and diurnal (Rhabdomys pumilio) South African murids. South African Journal of Zoology 15: 91-94.
7. Haim, A. and F. le R. Fourie (1980) Long scotophase increases heat production in Rhabdomys pumilio and Praomys natalensis (Rodentia). South African Journal of Science 76: 89.
8. Haim, A. and F. le R. Fourie (1980) Heat production in cold and long scotophase acclimated and winter acclimatized rodents. International Journal of Biometeorology 24: 231-235.
9. Fourie, F. le R. and A. Haim (1980) Enzymatic activity of rodents acclimated to cold and long scotophase. International Journal of Biometeorology 24: 237-241.
10. Haim, A. (1981) Heat production and dissipation in a South African diurnal murid Lemniscomys griselda. South African Journal of Zoology 16: 67-70.
11. Haim, A. and A. Borut (1981) Heat production and dissipation in golden spiny mice Acomys russatus from two extreme habitats. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 142: 445-450.
12. Saarela, S., E. Hohtola, A. Haim and 0. Vakkri (1981) Involvement of tissue monamine and plasma FFA concentrations in response of the pigeon to changes of photoperiod. Experientia 37: 1085-1086.
13. Haim, A. (1982) Effects of long scotophase and cold acclamation on heat production in two diurnal rodents. Journal of Comparative Physiology B148: 77-8l.
14. Haim, A. and F. le R. Fourie (1982) Effects of melatonin on heat production and enzymatic activity in diurnal and in nocturnal rodents. comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 71A: 473-475.
15. Haim, A. and S. Yahav (1982) Non-shivering thermogenesis in winter acclimatized and in long scotophase and cold acclimated Apodemus mystacinus (Rhodentia). Journal of Thermal Biology 7: 193-195.
16. Yahav, S., A. Haim and A. Shkolnik (1982) Thermoregulation and activity in Apodemus mystacinus (Mammalia: Muridae) on Mount Carmel. Israel Journal of Zoology 31: 157-158.
17. Haim, A., R. Ashkenazi and A. Kalir (1983) Long scotophase acclamation increases free urinary catecholamine content in the rat. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 74C: 323-324.
18. Haim, A., G. Heth, A. Pratt and E. Nevo (1983) Photoperiodic effects in thermoregulation in a “blind” subterranean mammal. Journal of Experimental Biology 107, 59-64.
19. Haim, A., G. Heth, Z. Avnon and E. Nevo (1984) Adaptive physiological variation in non-shivering thermogenesis and its significance in speciation. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 154: 145-147.
20. Haim, A. (1984) Adaptive variations in Heat production within Gerbils (genus Gerbillus) from different habitats. Oecologia. 61: 49-52.
21. Haim, A., B. Nicolaisen and N.A. Oritsland (1984) Crude oil - its impact on the rats heat balance. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 78A: 259-261.
22. Pevet, P., G. Heth, A. Haim and E. Nevo (1984) Photoperiod perception in the blind mole rat (Spalax ehrenbergi), Nehring; Involvement of the harderian gland, atrophied eyes, and melatonin. Journal of Experimental Zoology 232: 41-50.
23. Haim, A., N. Gruner., G. Heth., T. Goldstein, and E. Nevo (1985) Urine Analysis of three rodent species with Emphasis on Calcium and Magnesium Bicarbonate. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 80A: 503-506.
24. Haim, A., N. Fairall, and P.W. Prinsloo (1985) The ecophysiological significance of calcium bicarbonate in the urine of subterranean rodents: Testing a hypothesis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 82A: 867-865.
25. Haim, A. and N. Fairall (1986) Geographical variation in heat production and dissipation within two populations of Rhabdomus pumilio (Muridae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 84A: 111-112.
26 . Haim, A. and A. Borut (1986) Reduced heat production in the bushy tailed gerbil Sekeetamys calurus as an adaptation to arid environments. Mammalia 50: 27-33.
27. Haim, A. and A. Kalir (1986) Enzymatic activity in crude oil contaminated rats. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 85C: 103-105.
28. Robinson, T.J., J.D. Skinner and A. Haim (1986) Close chromosomal congruence in two species of ground squirrel: Xerus inauris ‘ and X. lprinceips (Rodentia: Sciuridae) . South African Journal of Zoology 21: 100-105.
29 . Haim, A., J.D. Skinner and T.J. Robinson (1987) Bioenergetics thermoregulation and urine analysis of squirrels from the genus Xerus from an arid environment. South African Journal of Zoology 22: 45-49.
30. Haim, A. and N. Fairall (1987) Bioenergetics of a herbivorous rodent Otomus irroratus (Brants, 1927). Physiological Zoology 60: 305-309.
31. Haim, A. (1987) Thermoregulation and metabolism of Wagner’s gerbil (Gerbillus dasyurus): A rock dwelling rodent adapted to arid and mesic environments. Journal of Thermal Biology 12: 45-48.
32. Haim, A. (1987) metabolism and thermoregulation in rodents: are these adaptations to habitat and food quality? South African Journal of Science 83: 639-642.
33. Haim, A., E. Van Der Straeten and W.M. Cooreman (1987) Urine analysis of European moles Talpa europaea and white rats Rattus morvegicus kept on a carnivore’s diet. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 88A: 179-181.
34. Haim, A., G.T.H. Ellison and J.D. Skinner (1988) Thermoregulatory circadian rhythms in the pouched mouse (Saccostomus camipastris). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 91A: 123-127.
35. Haim, A., R.J. Van Aarde and J.D. Skinner (1990) Metabolism and thermoregulation in the Cape porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis. Physiological Zoology 63: 795-802.
36. Haim, A., R.J. van Aarde and J.D. Skinner (1990) Metabolic rates, food consumption and thermoregulation in seasonal acclimatization of the Cape porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis. Oecologia. 83: 197-200.
37. Haim, A. and G. Levi (1990) Photoperiod induced circadian rhythms and heat production in meriones crassus - the role of body temperature in seasonal acclimatization. Journal of Experimental Zoology 256: 237-241.
38. Haim, A., P.A. Racey, J.R. Speakman, G.T.H. Ellison and J.D. Skinner (1991) Seasonal acclimatization and thermoregulation in the pouched mouse Saccostamus canestris. Journal of Thermal Biology 16: 13-17.
39. Haim, A. and I.D. Skinner (1991) A comparative study of metabolic rates and thermoregulation of two African antilopes - the Steenbok Raphicerus campestris and the Blue Duiker Cephalophus monticola. Journal of Thermal Biology 16: 145-148.
40. Haim, A. (1991) Behavior patterns of a cold resistant population of the golden spiny mouse Acomys russatus. Physiology and Behavior 50: 641-643.
41. Rubal, A., I. Choshniak and A. Haim (1992) Daily rhythms of metabolic rate and body temperature of two murids from extremely different habitats. Chronobiology International 9: 341-349.
42. Haim, A., R.J. Van Aarde and J.D. Skinner (1992) Burrowing and huddling in newborn porcupine: The effect on thermoregulation. Physiology and Behavior 52: 247-250.
43. Haim, A. and J. Harari (1992) A comparative study of heat production and thermoregulation in two sympatric gerbils (Gerbillus gerbillus and G. pyramidum). Israel Journal of Zoology 38: 363-372.
44. Speakman, J.R., P.A. Racey., A. Haim., P.I. Webb., G.T.H. Ellison and I.D. Skinner (1992) Daily energy expenditure in the pouched mouse (Saccostomus campestris Peters, 1896). Israel Journal of zoology 38: 341-351.
45. Haim, A., R.J. Van Aarde and J.D. Skinner (1992) Urinary characteristics of the Cape porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis: Effects of photoperiod and temperature. Journal of Basic & Clinical Physiology & Pharmacology 3: 165-175.
46. Haim, A. and I.J. Martinez (1992) Seasonal acclimatization in the migratory hamster Cricetulus migratorius - the role of photoperiod. Journal of Thermal Biology 17: 347-351.
47. Ellison, G.T.H., J.D. Skinner and A. Haim (1992) The relative importance of photoperiod and temperature as cues for seasonal acclamation of thermoregulation in pouched mice (Saccostomus campestris: Cricetidae) from South Africa. Journal of Comparative Physiology 162B: 740-746.
48. Haim, A. and N. Zisapel (1992) Body temperature rhythms in long photoperiod- acclimated spiny mice (Acomys russatus): Effects of melatonin. Journal of Interdiscipline Cycle Research 23: 220-222.
49. Haim, A. and I. Izhaki (1993) The ecological significance of metabolic rate and nonshivering thermogenesis of rodents. Journal of Thermal Biology 18: 71-81.
50. Fluxman, S. and A. Haim (1993) Daily rhythms of body temperature in Acomvs russatus - the response to chemical signals released by Acomys cahirinus. Chronobiology International 10: 159~164.
51. lzhaki, I., A. Haim and 0. Zohar (1993) Rodent populations recovering from fire in a Mediterranean woodland. Water and Science Technology 27: 539-545.
52. Haim, A. and A. Rubal (1993) Food and energy consumption in rodents from different environments: the role of photoperiod in seasonal acclimatization. Water and Science Technology 27: 505-510.
53. Banin, D., A. Haim and Z. Arad (1993) Heat production in the Levant vole microtus quentheri. Israel Journal of Zoology 39: 131-137.
54. Haim, A. and F.M. Rozenfeld (1993) Temporal segregation in coexisting Acomys species: The role of odour. Physiology and Behavior 54: 1159-1161.
55. Haim, A., A. Rubal and J. Harari (1993) Comparative thermoregulatory adaptations of field mice of the genus Apodemus to habitat challenges. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 163: 602-607.
56. Banin, D., A. Haim and Z. Arad (1994) Metabolism and thermoregulation in the Levant vole Microtus quentheri.: the role of photoperiodicity. Journal of Thermal Biology 19: 55-62.
57. Haim, A., I. Yedidia, D. Haim and N. Zisapel (1994) Photoperiodicity in daily rhythms of body temperature, food and energy intake of the golden spiny mouse Acomys russatus. Israel Journal of Zoology 40: 145-150.
58. Rozenfeld, F.M., R. Rasmont and A. Haim (1994) Home site scent marking with urine and an oral secretion in the Golden Spiny Mouse (Acomys russatus). Israel Journal of Zoology 40: 161-172.
59. Kronfeld, N., T. Dayan, N. Zisapel and A. Haim (1994) Coexisting population of Acomys cahirinus and A. russatus: A preliminary report. Israel Journal of Zoology 40: 177-183.
60. Haim, A. and I. Izhaki (1994) Changes in rodent community during recovery from fire: Relevance to conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 3: 573-585.
61. Speakman, J.R., P.A. Racey, A. Haim, P.I. Webb, G.T.H. Ellison and J.D. Skinner (1994) Inter- and intraindividual variation in daily energy expenditure of the pouched mouse (Saccostomus campestris) Functional Ecology 8: 336-342.
62. Haim, A. and A. Rubal (1994) Seasonal acclimatization of daily rhythms of body temperature in two rodent species of different origins inhabiting Mediterranean woodlands. Polish Ecological Studies 20: 357-363.
63. Haim, A. and A. Rubal (1994) Thermoregulation and rhythmicity in Eliomys melanurus from the Negev Highlands, Israel. Hystrix 6: 209-216.
64. Haim, A., R.M. McDevitt and J.R. Speakman (1995) Daily variations in the response of woodmice Apodemus sylvaticus to noradrenaline. Journal of Experimental Biology 198: 561-565.
65. Haim, A. and F.M. Rozenfeld (1995) Temporal segregation in coexisting Acomys species: the possible role of nest site. Journal of Arid Environments 29: 505-509.
66. Haim, A. and N. Zisapel (1995) Oxygen consumption and body temperature rhythms in the golden spiny mouse, response to changes in day length. Physiology and Behaviour 58: 775-778.
67. Haim, A., R.M. McDevitt and J.R. Speakman (1995) Thermoregulatory responses to manipulations of photoperiod in wood mice Apodemus sylvaticus from high latitudes (57∞N). Journal of Thermal Biology 20: 437-443.
68. Haim, A. and I. Izhaki (1995) Comparative physiology of thermoregulation in rodents: Adaptations to arid and mesic environments. Journal of Arid Environments 31: 431-440.
69. Rubal, A., A. Haim and I. Choshniak (1995) Resting metabolic rates and daily energy intake in desent and non-desert murid rodents. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 112A: 511-515.
70. Haim, A. and S. Fluxman (1996) Daily rhythms of metabolic rates: The role of Chemical signals in the coexistence of the spiny mice of the genus Acomys. Journal of Chemical Ecology 22: 223-229.
71. Haim, A. (1996) Food and energy intake, non-shivering thermogenesis and daily rhythm of body temperature in the Bushy-tailed gerbil Sekeetamys calurus: The role of photoperiod manipulations. Journal of Thermal Biology 21: 37-42.
72. Izhaki, I. and A. Haim (1996) Adaptive morphometric variations in lizards of the genus Agama in Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 42: 38-394.
73. Haim, A., I. Izhaki and A. Golan (1996) Rodent species diversity in pine forest recovering from fire. Israel Journal of Zoology 42: 353-359.
74. Haim, A., I. Plaut and A.A. Zobedat (1996) Physiological diversity within and among wood-mice (Apodemus) species in Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 42: 347-352.
75. Friedman, D., A. Haim and N. Zisapel (1997) Temporal segregation in coexisting spiny mice (genus Acomys) : Role of photoperiod and heterospecific odor. Physiology and Behavior 62: 407-411.
76. Haim, A. and N. Zisapel (1997) The impact of b-adrenergic blockade on daily rhythms of melatonin and body temperature of golden spiny mice Acomys russatus. Life Sciences 61: 703-709.
77. Haim, A., K. Shachaf, N. Zisapel and R.J. Reiter (1997) Daily rhythms of body temperature in Acomys russatus: Their response to photoperiod manipulations and melatonin. Journal of Thermal Biology 22: 219-222.
78. Haim, A., U. Shanas, A. Haim, K.M. Oates, C.B. Sample and G.R. Buzzell (1997) 5-Aminolevulinate synthase is present, but porphyrins do not accumulate in the Harderian glands of the “blind” mole rat, Spalax ehernbergi, and two species of spiny mouse, Acomys cahirinus and Acomys russatus. Israel Journal of Zoology 43: 267-272.
79. Haim, A., A. Rozenfeld and I. Izhaki (1997) Post-fire response of shrews (crocidura snaveolens) on Mount Carmel, Isreal. Mammalia 61: 527-536.
80. Haim, A., R.J. Van Aarde and N. Zisapel (1998) Body temperature daily rhythms in the striped mouse Rhabdomys pumilio: The effects of alpha and beta blockade. Physiology & Behavior 63: 889-893.
81. Haim, A. and F.M. Rozenfeld (1998) Spacing behaviour between two desert rodents, the golden spinymouse Acomys russatus and bushy-tailed gerbil Sekutamys calurus. Journal of Arid Environments 39: 593-600.
82. Haim, A. A. Shabtay and Z. Arad (1998) Thermoregulatory response of mesic and xeric rodent species to photoperiod manipulation. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 120A: 187-191.
83. Zisapel, N., E. Barnea, Y. Anis, I. Izhaki, R.J. Reiter and A. Haim (1998) Involvement in the pineal gland in daily scheduling of the golden spiny mouse. Life Sciences 63: 751-757.
84. Van Aarde, R. and A. Haim (1999) The influence of urinary and faecal odours on ovarian function in coexisting Acomys species. Israel Journal of Zoology 45: 261-265.
85. Haim, A., A. Shabtay and Z. Arad (1999) The thermoregulatory and metabolic responses to photoperiod manipulations of the Macedonian mouse (Mus macedonicus), a post-fire invader. Journal of Thermal Biology 24: 279-286.
86. Elvert, R., N. Kronfeld, T. Dayan, A. Haim, N. Zisapel and G. Heldmaier (1999) Telemetric field studies of body temperature and activity rhythms of Acomys russatus and A. cahirinus in the Judean Desert of Israel. Oecologia 119: 484-492.
87. Zisapel, N., E. Barnea, Y. Anis, I. Izhaki, R.J. Reiter and A. Haim (1999) Daily scheduling of the golden spiny mouse under photoperiodic and social cues. Journal of Experimental Zoology 284: 100-106.
88. Dobly, A., F.M. Rozenfeld and A. Haim (1999) Lack of Neophobic response to traps in a diurnal rodent the Golden Spiny Mouse (Acomys russatus) from an arid environment. Mammalia 63(2): 244-249.
89. Haim, A. and N. Zisapel (1999) Daily rhythms of nonshivering thermogenesis in common spiny mice Acomys cahirinus under short and long photoperiods. Journal of Thermal Biology 24: 455-459.
90. Kronfeld-Schor, N., A. Haim, T. Dayan, N. Zisapel and G. Heldmaier (2000) Seasonal thermogenic acclimation diurnally and nocturnally active desert spiny mice. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 73(1): 37-44.
91. Haim, A. and I. Izhaki (2000) The effect of different treatments on the community composition of small mammals in a post-fire pine forest. Journal of Mediterranean Ecology 3/4: 249-257.
92. Shabtay, A., A. Haim and Z. Arad (2000) Metabolic rate and thermoregulation in the Macedonian mouse Mus macedonicus. Israel Journal of Zoology 46: 305-317.
93. Kronfeld-Schor, N., E. Shargal, A. Haim, T. Dayan, N. Zisapel and G. Heldmaier (2001) Temporal partitioning among diurnally and nocturnally active desert spiny mice: energy and water turnover costs. Journal of Thermal Biology 26(2): 139-142.
94. Ron, U. and A. Haim (2001) How dehydration effects the thermoregulatory and osmoregulatory abilities of the golden spiny mouse Acomys russatus? Israel Journal of Zoology 47: 15-20.
95. Tsahar, E. and A. Haim (2001) Different abilities of rodent species from the same habitat to use goat faeces as water source. Mammalia 65: 91-96.
96. Haim, A., C.T. Downs and J. Raman (2001) Effects of adrengenic blockade on the daily rhythms of body temperature and oxygen consumption of the Black-tailed Tree Rat (Thallomys nigricauda) maintained under different photoperiods. Journal of Thermal Biology 26: 171-177.
97. Haim, A., O. Brandes, D. Afik and N. Zisapel (2001) Light manipulations as a possibility for outbreak-control of the vole Microtus socialis. Advances in Vertebrate Pest Management II. Pelz, H.J., Cowan, D.P. & Feare, C.J. (eds), Filander Verlag, Furth. pp. 331-336.
98. Kronfeld, N., T. Dayan, R. Elvert, A. Haim, N. Zisapel and G. Heldmaier (2001) Ecological and evolutionary aspects of temporal partitioning: The role of endogenous rhythmicity. American Naturalist 158: 451-457.
99. Scantlebury, M., D. Afik, U. Shanas and A. Haim (2001) Comparative non-shivering thermogenesis in adjacent populations of the common spiny mouse (Acomys cahirinus) from opposite slopes: The effects of increasing salinity. J. Comp. Physiol. B. Published online 2.10.2001. Springer-Verlag.
100. Dobly , A., F. Rozenfeld and A. Haim (2001) Effect of congeneric chemical signals of different ages on foraging response and food choice in the field by golden spiny mice (Acomys russatus). Journal of Chemical Ecology, 27: 1953-1961.
101. Shanas, U., D. Afik, M. Scantlebury and A. Haim, (2001) The effects of season and dietary salt content on body temperature daily rhythms of common spiny mice from different micro-habitats. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 132: 287-295.
102. Scantlebury, M., U. Shanas, J.R.. Speakman, H. Kupshtein, D. Afik and A. Haim (2003) Energetics and water economy of the common spiny mouse Acomys cahirinus from north- and south-facing slopes of a Mediterranean valley. Functional Ecology 17: 178-185.
103. Scantlebury, M., U. Shanas, H. Kupshtein, D. Afik and A. Haim (2003) Non-shivering Thermogenesis in common spiny mice Acomys cahirinus from adjacent habitats: Response to seasonal acclimatization and salinity acclimation. Journal of Thermal Biology 28: 287-293.
104. Palgi, N. and A. Haim (2003) Thermoregulatory and osmoregulatory response to dehydration in the Bushy-tailed gerbil Sekeetamys calurus. Journal of Arid Environments 55: 727-736. 105. Shanas, U., D. Afik, M. Scantlebury and A. Haim (2003) Differential osomoregulatory capabilities of common spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus) from adjacent microhabitats.
J. Zool, Lond. 261: 7-13.
106. Shanas, U. and A. Haim. (2004) Diet salinity and vasopressin as reproduction modulators in the desert-dwelling golden spiny mouse (Acomys cahirinus). Physiology and Behavior 81: 645-650.
107. Scantlebury, M., U. Shanas, H. Kupshtein, J.R. Speakman and A. Haim. (2004) Differential energy costs of winter acclimatized common spiny mice Acomys cahirinus from two adjacent habitats. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 137A: 419-423.
108. Haim, A., S. Saarela, E. Hohtola and N. Zisapel. (2004) Daily rhythms of oxygen consumption, body temperature, activity and melatonin in the Norwegian lemming Lemmus lemmus under northern summer photoperiod. Journal of Thermal Biology 29: 629-633.
109. Spiegel, M. and A. Haim. (2004) Daily rhythms of nonshivering thermogenesis and response to photoperiod manipulations in Apodemus mystacinus from two different ecosystems. Journal of Thermal Biology 29: 635-640.

 

ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION
110. Haim, A., M. Scantlebury, A. Zubidad and U. Shanas. In press. Seasonality and seasons out of time - the thermoregulation effects of light interference. Chronobiology International.
111. Haim, A., U. Shanas and M. Scantlebury. In press. Comparative physiology of heat production in rodents under increasing salinity: The effects of habits and habitat. Belgian Journal of Zoology.
112. Haim, A., U. Shanas, N. Zisapel, A. Gilboa. In press. Rodent pest control: The use of photoperiod manipulations. Advances in Vertebrate Pest Management.
113. Scantlebury, M., Shanas, U. and A. Haim. Seasonal acclimatization of non-shivering thermogenesis in common spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus) from different habitats.
Haim, A. and E. Tchernov. (1974) The distribution of myomorph rodents in the Sinai peninsula. Mammalia 38: 201-223.

Classes

Title                                                 Year                    Type                                  Level

Vertebrate Zoology                             2                          lecture + lab.                       B.Sc.

Histology                                            1                          lecture + lab                        B.Sc.

Animal Physiology                              3                          lecture + lab                         B.Sc.

Introduction to the                             3 + 4                    lecture  + lab                         B.Sc.
 
Vertebrate Fauna of Israel                 elective                 + field  trips                                    

Rhythms and Photoperiod                  3 + 4                    lecture +                             B.Sc.
Response in Animals -                       elective                 project                                        

Biological Clocks
  Environmental Physilogy                   3 + 4                    lecture +                             B.Sc.
                                                         elective                 project                                            

Ecology (Dept. of Geography)           3                          lecture                                 B.Sc.

 

Graduate Students Supervised
 

Recent projects

Thermoregulation mechanisms and the effect of photoperiod changes on them.

Activity and dynamics of rodent populations in Israel.

Heat production and bioenergetics in different species of the family Gerbillidae from different geographical regions and different habitats.

Catecholamines, enzymatic activity and heat production in rodents acclimated to long and short scotophase.

Circadian rhythms of body temperature, activity and nonshivering thermogenesis metabolic rates, the response to changes in photoperiod and ambient temperatures.

Seasonal acclimatization in rodents.

Adaptations of rodents to photoperiod regimes (geographical latitudes).

Non-photic cues as zietgebers in entrainment of circadian rhythms.

Evolutionary physiology in rodents.

Rodent populations in a woodland recovering from fire.

Regulation of pactivity of alpha and