Prof. Simcha Lev-YadunProf. Simcha Lev-Yadun

Full Professor


Department of Biology and Environment,
Faculty of Natural Sciences,
University of Haifa- Oranim,
Tivon 36006
Tel: +972-4-9838827
Tel 2: +972-52-781245
E-mail: levyadun@research.haifa.ac.il


Born November 19, 1952.‎
Place of Birth Israel.‎
Military Service 1971-1974 (disabled veteran, lost a leg in the 1973 war).‎
1994-1997, Scientist, Rank Major.‎
Married to Susan Lev-Yadun, Father of Ruth and Boaz.‎
Home Address: Haneviim 2/35, Ramat-Hasharon 47279, Israel.‎
Tel. 03-5409551; 0522-781245.‎


B.Sc., Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University
M.Sc., Department of Botany, Tel Aviv University (awarded a summa cum laude)
M.A., Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University. Including complementary studies for a B.A. (awarded a summa cum laude)
Ph.D., Department of Botany, Tel Aviv University
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Plant Genetics, The Weizmann Institute of Science

Scientist Positions

Researcher, Department of Natural Resources,‎ ‎ Institute of Field & Garden Crops, The Volcani Center (declined for military service).‎
‎Scientist, Israel Defence Army.‎
Research Associate, The Zinman Institute of‎ ‎Archaeology, University of Haifa.‎
Consultant, Department of Plant Genetics, The‎ Weizmann Institute of Science.‎
‎Consultant, Department of Plant Sciences, The‎ Weizmann Institute of Science.
Researcher (rank A), Department of Natural Resources,‎‎ Institute of Field & Garden Crops, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center.‎
Senior Lecturer (proposed rank), Department of‎ Biology, Haifa University - Oranim.‎‎
‎Associate Professor, Department of Biology Education,‎ Haifa University - Oranim.‎
Professor, Department of Science Education - Biology,‎‎ Haifa University - Oranim.‎

Major Research Interests

  1. The beginning of agriculture: The biology and genetics of plant‎‎ domestication.‎
  2. The ecology and evolution of defensive vegetative coloration in plants.‎
  3. Developmental processes in plants: meristematic activity and its ecology‎‎ and regulation, fate of apical meristems, homeosis, pattern formation.
  4. Arabidopsis thaliana as a model for the biology of trees.‎
  5. Biology and ecology of trees and other woody plants.‎
  6. Palaeoecology: Dendrochronology, identification of botanical material‎‎ from archaeological excavations, reconstruction of palaeoenvironments.‎

Editorial Review Board of International Journals
Editorial Board - Israel Journal of Zoology (1992-1995).‎
Associate Editor - Plant Signalling and Behaviour (2005-2011).‎
Guest Editor - Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 2006 (special issue in honor of Professor A. Fahn).‎
Editorial Board - Israel Journal of Plant Sciences (2006-2011).‎
Editorial Review Board - Tree Physiology (2008-2011).‎
Editorial Board - Communicative and Integrative Biology (2011).‎
Guest Editor (with Uri Shanas) - Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 2009‎ (special doubble issue in honor of Azaria Alon).‎

A selected list of journal for which I reviewed papers
(1) Nature Reviews Genetics, (2) Trends in Ecology & Evolution, (3) PNAS, ‎‎(4) BioEssays, (5) New Phytologist, (6) Global Change Biology, (7) Ecology, ‎‎(8) Plant, Cell & Environment, (9) Tree Physiology, (10) Oikos, (11) ‎Evolutionary Ecology, (12) Annals of Botany, (13) American Journal of ‎Botany, (14) Journal of Evolutionary Biology, (15) Plant, Cell & ‎Environment, (16) Journal of Human Evolution, (17) Biology Letter, (18) ‎Environmental and Experimental Botany, (19) Genome, (20) Journal of ‎Theoretical Biology, (21) Journal of Archaeological Science, (22) Functional ‎Ecology.‎

Participation in International Meetings and Functions

Dendrochronology and archaeology in Europe, Hamburg, West‎‎ Germany (April 1982, four days).‎
Workshop on Tree-Rings, Planalp, Switzerland (August 1990,‎ eight days).‎
Working Group on Multilingual glossary of Dendrochronology,‎ Tucson, Arizona (During the International Conference on Tree-‎Rings, Environment and Humanity (May, 1994).‎
Working Group on Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management‎ (During the IUFRO International Conference on Indicators for‎ Sustainable Forest Management. 24-28 August 1998, Melbourne,‎ Australia).‎

Teaching Experience

Tutoring in courses of Plant Anatomy, Dendrochronology,‎ Palaeoecology, Economic Botany, and Plant Ecology, Department of Botany, Tel Aviv University.‎
Laboratory assistant in courses of Plant Anatomy, Economic‎ Botany, and Evolution of Plants, Department of Botany, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.‎
Laboratory assistant in a course of Evolution of Plants,‎‎ Department of Botany, Tel Aviv University.‎
Teaching a lecture course on Botany and Archaeology for youth,‎ School of Education, Tel Aviv University.‎
‎Instructor, laboratory in a course of Plant Structure and Function, Department of Botany, Tel Aviv University.‎
‎(1) Developmental Processes in Plants at the Structural Level.‎ The Feinberg Graduate School of the Weizmann Institute of‎ Science.‎
(2) Plants and Human Culture. Institute of Archaeology,‎ Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University.‎
Lecturer, Developmental Processes in Plants at the Structural‎‎ Level. The Feinberg Graduate School of the Weizmann Institute‎ of Science.‎
Senior Lecturer, (1) Plant physiology, (2) An introductionary‎‎ field course in geobotany and plant ecology, (3) Plants and‎ human culture, (4) Plants structure and function, (5) Plants‎‎ in the desert. Department of Biology, Haifa University‎ - Oranim.‎
Associate Professor, (1) Plant physiology, (2) An‎ introductionary field course in geobotany and plant ecology,‎‎ (3) Plants and human culture, (4) Plants structure and‎‎ function, (5) Plants in the desert. Department of Biology‎ Education, Haifa University - Oranim.‎
Associate Professor, (1) Evolution. Department of‎ Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, Haifa University.‎
Professor, (1) Plant physiology, (2) An introductionary field course in geobotany and plant ecology, (3) Plants‎ and human culture, (4) Plants structure and function.‎‎ Department of Science Education - Biology,‎ Haifa University - Oranim.‎
Professor, (1) Vegetation of the Near East. M.Ed. program,‎ Oranim College.‎


Saeid Khateeb, M.Sc. student. Evolution of mechanical defence mechanisms in the Asteraceae. Graduated.‎
Zvi Greennhut, Ph.D. student. Production, storageand distribution of grain in Israel during the Iron Age and‎ their linkage to the socio-economic organization.‎‎ (I am the second mentor). Graduated.‎
Michal Ronel, Ph.D. student. Spiny plants in‎ the flora of Israel (research proposal approved, research in progress, four papers published and one "in preparation").‎
Ofir Katz, Ph.D. student. Phytolith ecology in an‎ arid environment. (I am the second mentor).

Mentoring under-graduate project students

Omran Nassar: How prickly is a prickly pear.‎ Project ended and approved. A paper published.‎
Haviva Malkiel: The spine system of Sarcopoterium spinosum. Project ended, and approved. Part of a published‎ paper. Graduated a M.Sc. in biology.‎
Itamar Lupo: The relationships between lutein content and quantitative crop traites in chickpea. Project ended and‎ approved. (Mentoring with Prof. Shahal Abbo, Hebrew University).‎ Project ended, and approved. Currently a M.Sc. student in biology.‎
Yuval Peles: Red pigmentation in the abaxial side of leaves in the flora of Israel. Project ended, and approved.‎Submitting his M.Sc. in biology.‎
Keren Tzuk: Spininess in the leaves of Eryngium
maritimum. Project ended, and approved. Currently a Ph.D.‎
‎ student in biology.‎
Itzhak Kamara: Polymorphism in seed color in Lathyrus ochrus - occurrance, inheritance, possible role in seed camouflage‎ and inhibition of germination. Project ended, and approved.‎ Currently a M.Sc. student in biology.‎
Avivit Waissler: Microbial communities on spines and leaves‎ of the palm Washingtonia filifera. Project ended, and approved.‎ (Mentoring with Dr. Malka Halpern). Currently a M.Sc. student in‎ biology.‎
Iris Aviezer: Defensive coloration (camouflage and‎ mimicry) in pods and seeds of the genus Pisum.

Humor in science

  1. Lev-Yadun, S. 1996. Great Discoveries in Science 2: Why a Double‎ Helix? Journal of Irreproducible Results 41(4):9.‎ Ref
  2. Lev-Yadun, S. 1997. Responce “Siamese twinning in gummy bears”.‎‎ Journal of Irreproducible Results 42(3):13.‎
  3. Lev-Yadun, S. 1998. Penises in the Plant Kingdom. Annals of‎ Improbable Research 4(2):21-22.‎
  4. Lev-Yadun, S. 2000. Bless the cockroaches. Annals of Improbable Research 6(3):3.‎
  5. Lev-Yadun, S. 2001. Nano-PornTM: Pendulous Arabadopsis. Annals of Improbable Research 7(3):29.‎
  6. Lev-Yadun, S. 2008. Publish and lose hair. Journal of Irreproducible Results 50(5):21 (INCLUDING A COVER PICTURE).‎
  7. Lev-Yadun, S. 2009. The ancient and modern ecology of execution.‎ Annals of Improbable Research 15(4):6-9.‎

Refereed Articles in Journals
I. Biology Journals

  1. Liphschitz, N., Y. Waisel & S. Lev-Yadun. 1979. Dendrochronological‎ investigations in Iran: Juniperus polycarpos of West and Central Iran. Tree Ring Bulletin 39:39-45.‎
  2. Liphschitz, N., S. Lev-Yadun & Y. Waisel. 1981. The annual rhythm of activity of the lateral meristems (cambium and phellogen) in‎ Cupressus sempervirens L. Annals of Botany 47:485-496.‎
  3. Liphschitz, N., S. Lev-Yadun, E. Rosen & Y. Waisel. 1984. The annual‎ rhythm of activity of the lateral meristems (cambium and phellogen)‎ in Pinus halepensis Mill. and Pinus pinea L. IAWA Bulletin n.s. 5:‎ 263-274.‎
  4. Liphschitz, N., S. Lev-Yadun & Y. Waisel. 1985. The annual rhythm of the lateral meristems (cambium and phellogen) in Pistacia lentiscus L. IAWA Bulletin n.s. 6:239-244.‎
  5. Lev-Yadun, S. & N. Liphschitz. 1986. Growth ring terminology - some proposals. IAWA Bulletin n.s. 7:72.‎
  6. Liphschitz, N. & S. Lev-Yadun. 1986. Cambial activity of evergreens‎ and seasonal dimorphics around the Mediterranean. IAWA Bulletin n.s. 7:145-153.‎
  7. Lev-Yadun, S. & N. Liphschitz. 1987. The ontogeny of gender in‎ Cupressus sempervirens L. Botanical Gazette 148:407-412.‎ Ref
  8. Lev-Yadun, S. & N. Liphschitz. 1989. Sites of first phellogen‎ initiation in conifers. IAWA Bulletin n.s. 10:43-52.‎
  9. Lev-Yadun, S. & R. Aloni. 1990. Vascular differentiation in branch‎ junctions of trees: circular patterns and functional significance.‎ Trees Structure and Function 4:49-54.‎
  10. Lev-Yadun, S. & R. Aloni. 1990. Polar patterns of periderm ontogeny,‎ their relationship to leaves and buds, and the control of cork formation. IAWA Bulletin n.s. 11:289-300.‎
  11. Lev-Yadun, S. & R. Aloni. 1991. Polycentric vascular rays in Suaeda monoica and the control of ray initiation and spacing. Trees Structure and Function 5:22-29.‎
  12. Lev-Yadun, S. & R. Aloni. 1991. Wound-induced periderm tubes in the bark of Melia azedarach, Ficus sycomorus and Platanus acerifolia.‎ IAWA Bulletin n.s. 12:62-66.‎
  13. Lev-Yadun, S. 1991. Terminology used in bark anatomy: additions and‎ comments. IAWA Bulletin n.s. 12:207-209.‎
  14. Lev-Yadun, S. & R. Aloni. 1991. Natural and experimentally induced‎ dispersion of aggregate rays in shoots of Quercus ithaburensis Decne. and Q. calliprinos Webb. Annals of Botany 68:85-91.‎
  15. Lev-Yadun, S. & R. Aloni. 1991. An experimental method of inducing‎ "hazel" wood in Pinus halepensis (Pinaceae). IAWA Bulletin n.s.‎ 12:445-451.‎
  16. Lev-Yadun, S. 1992. Abnormal cones in Cupressus sempervirens.‎‎ Aliso 13:391-394.‎
  17. Lev-Yadun, S. 1992. Aggregated cones in Pinus halepensis.‎ Aliso 13:475-485.‎
  18. Lev-Yadun, S. & R. Aloni. 1992. Experimental induction of dilatation meristem in Melia azedarach. Annals of Botany 70:379-386.‎
  19. Lev-Yadun, S. & R. Aloni. 1992. The role of wounding in the‎ differentiation of vascular rays. International Journal of Plant Sciences 153:348-357.‎
  20. Lev-Yadun, S. & R. Aloni. 1993. Bark structure and mode of canopy‎ regeneration in trees of Melia azedarach L. Trees Structure and Function 7:144-147.‎
  21. Lev-Yadun, S. & R. Aloni. 1993. Effect of wounding on the relations‎ between vascular rays and vessels in Melia azedarach L. New Phytologist 124:339-344.‎
  22. Lev-Yadun, S. & R. Aloni. 1993. Variant secondary growth in old‎ stems of Ephedra campylopoda C. A. Mey. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 112:51-58.‎
  23. Eyal, Y., Y. Meller, S. Lev-Yadun & R. Fluhr. 1993. A basic- type PR-1 promoter directs ethylene responsiveness, vascular and‎ abscission zone-specific expression. Plant Journal 4:225-234.‎
  24. Lev-Yadun, S. 1994. Experimental evidence for the autonomy of ray differentiation in Ficus sycomorus L. New Phytologist 126:499-504.‎
  25. Lev-Yadun, S. 1994. Radial fibres in aggregate rays of Quercus calliprinos Webb. -- evidence for radial signal flow. New Phytologist 128:45-48 (INCLUDING A COVER PICTURE).‎
  26. Lev-Yadun, S. 1994. Induction of sclereid differentiation in the‎ pith of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. Journal of Experimental Botany 45:1845-1849.‎
  27. Lev-Yadun, S. 1994. Induction of near-vessellessness in Ephedra campylopoda C. A. Mey. Annals of Botany 75:683-687.‎
  28. Lev-Yadun, S. & M. Weinstein-Evron. 1994. Late Epipalaeolithic wood remains from el-Wad Cave, Mount Carmel, Israel. New Phytologist 127:391-396.‎
  29. Lev-Yadun, S. 1995. Living serotinous cones in Cupressus sempervirens. International Journal of Plant Sciences 156:50-54.‎
  30. Lev-Yadun, S. 1995. Short secondary vessel members in branching‎ regions in roots of Arabidopsis thaliana. Australian Journal of Botany 43:435-438.‎
  31. Lev-Yadun, S. & R. Aloni. 1995. Differentiation of the ray system‎ in woody plants. Botanical Review 61:45-88.‎
  32. Lev-Yadun, S. 1996. Circular vessels in the secondary xylem of‎ Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. (Brassicaceae). IAWA Journal 17:31-35.‎
  33. Lev-Yadun, S. 1996. A developmental variant of indentation in the‎ scales of female cones of Cupressus sempervirens L. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 121:263-269.‎
  34. Lev-Yadun, S. 1996. Patterns of dilatation growth in Ficus pumila and Ficus sycomorus. Aliso 14:171-177.‎
  35. Lev-Yadun, S., M. Artzy, E. Marcus & R. Stidsing. 1996. Wood remains‎ from Tel Nami, a Middle Bronze IIa and Late Bronze IIb port, local exploitation of trees and Levantine cedar trade. Economic Botany 50:310-317.‎
  36. Lev-Yadun, S., A. Beharav & S. Abbo. 1996. Evidence for polygenic control of fiber differentiation in spring wheat and its relationship with the GA-insensitivity locus Rht1. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology 23:185-189.‎
  37. Baum, G., S. Lev-Yadun, Y. Fridmann, T. Arazi, H. Katsnelson, M. Zik‎ & H. Fromm. 1996. Calmodulin binding to glutamate decarboxylase is required for regulation of glutamate and GABA metabolism and normal development in plants. EMBO Journal 15:2988-2996.‎
  38. Fridlender, M., S. Lev-Yadun, I. Baburek, K. Angelis & A. A. Levy.‎ 1996. Cell divisions in cotyledons after germination: localization,‎ time course and utilization for a mutagenesis assay. Planta 199:‎ 307-313 (FIRST TWO AUTHORS CONTRIBUTED EQUALLY TO THIS STUDY).‎
  39. Yakir, D., S. Lev-Yadun & A. Zangvil. 1996. El Niño and tree growth near Jerusalem over the last 20 years. Global Change Biology 2:97-101.‎ Ref
  40. Lev-Yadun, S. 1997. Fibres and fibre-sclereids in wild-type Arabidopsis thaliana. Annals of Botany 80:125-129.‎
  41. Zhu-Shimoni, J. X., S. Lev-Yadun, B. Matthews & G. Galili. 1997.‎ Expression of an aspartate kinase homoserine dehydrogenase gene is subject to specific spatial and temporal regulation in vegetative tissues, flowers, and developing seeds. Plant Physiology 113:695-706.‎
  42. Yang, T., S. Lev-Yadun, M. Feldman & H. Fromm. 1998.‎ Developmentally regulated organ-, tissue-, and cell-specific expression of calmodulin genes in common wheat. Plant Molecular
    ‎ Biology 37:109-120.‎
  43. Lev-Yadun, S. 1998. The relationship between growth-ring width and ray density and ray height in cell number in the earlywood of Pinus halepensis and Pinus pinea. IAWA Journal 19:131-139.‎
  44. Lev-Yadun, S. 1999. Eccentric deposition of secondary xylem in stems of the climber Ephedra campylopoda (Gnetales). IAWA Journal 20:165-170.‎
  45. Lev-Yadun, S. 1999. Articulated cork in Calotropis procera (Asclepiadaceae). Aliso 18:161-163.‎
  46. Lev-Yadun, S. & S. Abbo. 1999. Traditional human utilization of A’kub (Gundelia tournefortii L.; Asteraceae), in Israel and the Palestinian Authority area. Economic Botany 53:217-219.‎ Ref
  47. Lev-Yadun, S., A. Beharav, R. Di-nur & S. Abbo. 1999. Gibberellic acid (GA) increases fibre cell differentiation and secondary cell-‎wall deposition in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) culms.‎ Plant Growth Regulation 27:161-165.‎ Ref
  48. Lev-Yadun, S. 2000. Why are underground flowering and fruiting in Israel much more common than anywhere else in the world? Current Science 79:289.‎
  49. Lev-Yadun, S. 2000. Whirled grain in wood and topological defects.‎ Journal of Theoretical Biology 205:511-514.‎
  50. Lev-Yadun, S., N. Atzmon & A. Perevolotsky. 2000. Grafting to save‎ the forests. Trends in Plant Science 5:94.‎ Ref
  51. Lev-Yadun, S., A. Gopher & S. Abbo. 2000. The cradle of agriculture.‎ Science 288:1602-1603.‎
  52. Avivi, Y., S. Lev-Yadun, N. Morozova, L. Libs, L. Williams, J. Zhao‎ & G. Grafi. 2000. Clausa, a tomato mutant with a wide range of phenotypic perturbations, displays a cell type-dependent expression of the homeobox gene Let6/Tkn2. Plant Physiology 124:541-551 (INCLUDING A COVER PICTURE) (FIRST TWO AUTHORS CONTRIBUTED EQUALLY TO THIS STUDY).‎
  53. Lev-Yadun, S. & R. Sederoff. 2000. Pines as model gymnosperms to‎ study evolution, wood formation and perennial growth. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 19:290-305.‎
  54. Lev-Yadun, S. 2001. Arabidopsis thaliana - a new crop? Nature Biotechnology 19:95.‎ Ref
  55. Lev-Yadun, S. 2001. Intrusive growth - the plant analog to dendrite and axon growth in animals. New Phytologist 150:508-512.‎
  56. Lev-Yadun, S. 2001. Aposematic (warning) coloration associated with thorns in higher plants. Journal of Theoretical Biology 210:385-388.‎ Ref
  57. Lev-Yadun, S. 2001. Wound effects arrest wave phenomena in the‎ secondary xylem of Rhamnus alaternus (Rhamnaceae). IAWA Journal 22:295-300.‎
  58. Lev-Yadun, S. & M.A. Flaishman. 2001. The effect of submergence on‎ ontogeny of cambium and secondary xylem and on fiber lignification in inflorescence stems of Arabidopsis. IAWA Journal 22:159-169.‎
  59. Lev-Yadun, S. & R. Sederoff. 2001. Grafting for transgene containment. Nature Biotechnology 19:1104.‎ Ref
  60. Abbo, S., S. Lev-Yadun & G. Ladizinsky. 2001. Tracing the wild genetic stocks of crop plants. Genome 44:309-310.‎ Ref
  61. Lev-Yadun, S. 2002. The distance to which wound effects influence the structure of secondary xylem of decapitated Pinus pinea.‎ Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 21:191-196.‎
  62. Lev-Yadun, S., S. Abbo & J. Doebley. 2002. Wheat, rye, and barley‎ on the cob? Nature Biotechnology 20:337-338.‎ Ref
  63. Lev-Yadun, S., A. Dafni, M. Inbar, I. Izhaki & G. Ne`eman. 2002.‎ Colour patterns in vegetative parts of plants deserve more research attention. Trends in Plant Science 7:59-60.‎ Ref
  64. Lev-Yadun, S. & M. Inbar. 2002. Defensive ant, aphid and caterpillar mimicry in plants. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 77:393-398.‎
  65. Abbo, S., S. Lev-Yadun & N. Galwey. 2002. Vernalization response of wild chickpea. New Phytologist 154:695-701.‎
  66. Cohen, B.A., Z. Amsellem, S. Lev-Yadun & J. Gressel. 2002. Infection of tubercles of the parasitic weed Orobanche aegyptiaca by mycoherbicidal Fusarium species. Annals of Botany 90:567-578.‎
  67. Lev-Yadun, S. 2003. Weapon (thorn) automimicry and mimicry of aposematic colorful thorns in plants. Journal of Theoretical Biology 224:183-188.‎ Ref
  68. Lev-Yadun, S. 2003. Stem cells in plants are differentiated too.‎ Current Topics in Plant Biology 4:93-102.‎
  69. Lev-Yadun, S. 2003. Why do some thorny plants resemble green zebras?‎ Journal of Theoretical Biology 244:483-489.‎ Ref
  70. Abbo, S., D. Shtienberg, J. Lichtenzveig, S. Lev-Yadun & A. Gopher.‎ 2003. The chickpea, summer cropping, and a new model for pulse‎ domestication in the ancient Near East. Quarterly Review of Biology 78:435-448.‎ Ref
  71. Flaishman, M.A., K. Loginovsky & S. Lev-Yadun. 2003. Regenerative xylem in inflorescence stems of Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 22:253-258.‎ Ref
  72. Yancheva, S.D., S. Golubowicz, E. Fisher, S. Lev-Yadun & M.A.‎ Flaishman. 2003. Auxin type and timing of application determine the activation of the developmental program during in vitro organogenesis in apple. Plant Science 165:299-309.‎
  73. Lev-Yadun, S. & G. Ne`eman. 2004. When may green plants be aposematic? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 81:413-416.‎ Ref
  74. Lev-Yadun, S., M.A. Flaishman & N. Atzmon. 2004. Nonchimeric‎ variegated mutation in Cupressus sempervirens L. International Journal of Plant Sciences 165:257-261.‎
  75. Lev-Yadun, S., A. Dafni, M.A. Flaishman, M. Inbar, I. Izhaki, G.‎ Katzir & G. Ne`eman. 2004. Plant coloration undermines herbivorous insect camouflage. BioEssays 26:1126-1130.‎ Ref
  76. Avsian-Kretchmer, O., Y. Gueta-Dahan, S. Lev-Yadun, R. Gollop & G.‎ Ben-Hayyim. 2004. The salt-stress signal transduction pathway that activates the gpx1 promoter is mediated by intracellular H2O2, different from the pathway induced by extracellular H2O2.‎ Plant Physiology 135:1685-1696.‎
  77. Lev-Yadun, S. 2005. Shade avoidance and Zahavi's handicap principle in dense plant populations. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 84:313-319.‎ Ref
  78. Lev-Yadun, S., S.E. Wyatt & M.A. Flaishman. 2005. The inflorescence‎ stem fibers of Arabidopsis thaliana revoluta (ifl1) mutant. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 23:301-306 (INCLUDING A COVER PICTURE).‎ Ref
  79. Inbar, M. & S. Lev-Yadun. 2005. Conspicuous and aposematic spines in the animal kingdom. Naturwissenschaften 92:170-172 (INCLUDING A COVER PICTURE).‎ Ref
  80. Rothwell, G.W. & S. Lev-Yadun. 2005. Evidence of polar auxin flow in 375 million-year-old fossil wood. American Journal of Botany 92:903-906.‎ Ref
  81. Abbo, S., A. Gopher, B. Rubin & S. Lev-Yadun. 2005. On the origin‎ of Near Eastern founder crops and the "dump-heap hypothesis".‎ Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 52:491-495.‎ Ref
  82. Lev-Yadun, S. 2006. Defensive functions of white coloration in coastal and dune plants. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 54:317-325.‎
  83. Lev-Yadun, S. 2006. An anatomist and gentleman: Professor Abraham Fahn at 90. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 54:I-II (INCLUDING A COVER PICTURE).‎
  84. Lev-Yadun, S. & G. Ne`eman. 2006. Color changes in old aposematic thorns, spines, and prickles. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 54:327-333.‎
  85. Lev-Yadun, S., A. Gopher & S. Abbo. 2006. How and when was wild wheat domesticated. Science 313:296.‎
  86. Lev-Yadun, S., G. Ne`eman, S. Abbo & M.A. Flaishman. 2006. Comment on "Early Domesticated Fig in the Jordan Valley". Science 314:1683a. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/collection/anthro; or http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/collection/tech_comment.‎ Ref
  87. Abbo, S., A. Gopher, Z. Peleg, Y. Saranga, T. Fahima, F. Salamini & S. Lev-Yadun. 2006. The ripples of "the big (agricultural)‎ bang": the spread of early wheat cultivation. Genome 49:861-863.‎ Ref
  88. Ben-David, R., S. Lev-Yadun, C. Can & S. Abbo. 2006. Ecogeography‎ and demography of Cicer judaicum, a wild annual relative of‎ domesticated chickpea. Crop Science 46:1360-1370.‎ Ref
  89. Shargal, A., S. Golobovich, Z. Yablovich, L.A. Shlizerman, R.A.‎ Stern, G. Grafi, S. Lev-Yadun & M.A. Flaishman. 2006. Synthetic cytokinins extend the phase of division of parenchyma cells in developing pear (Pyrus communis L.) fruits. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 81:915-920.‎
  90. Lev-Yadun, S. & K.S. Gould. 2007. What do red and yellow autumn‎ leaves signal? Botanical Review 73:279-289.‎ Ref
  91. Lev-Yadun, S. & M. Halpern. 2007. Ergot (Claviceps purpurea) - An aposematic fungus. Symbiosis Journal 43:105-108.‎ Ref
  92. Lev-Yadun, S. & N. Mirsky. 2007. False satiation: The probable‎ antiherbivory strategy of Hoodia gordonii. Functional Plant Science and Biotechnology 1:56-57.‎ Ref
  93. Halpern, M., D. Raats & S. Lev-Yadun. 2007. Plant biological‎ warfare: Thorns inject pathogenic bacteria into herbivores.‎ Environmental Microbiology 9:584-592 (INCLUDING A COVER PICTURE).‎
  94. Halpern, M., D. Raats & S. Lev-Yadun. 2007. The potential anti-herbivory role of microorganisms on plant thorns. Plant Signaling & Behavior 2:503-504 (INCLUDING A COVER PICTURE).‎ Ref
  95. Ronel, M., H. Malkiel & S. Lev-Yadun. 2007. Quantitative characterization of the thorn system of the common shrubs Sarcopoterium spinosum and Calicotome villosa. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 55:63-72.‎
  96. Lev-Yadun, S. 2008. Bioethics. On the road to absurd land. Plant Signaling & Behavior 3:612.‎ Ref
  97. Lev-Yadun, S. 2008. Gradual peer reviewing process. Science 322:528.‎ Ref
  98. Flaishman, M.A., K. Loginovsky, S. Golobowich & S. Lev-Yadun.‎ 2008. Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system for graft union development in homografts and heterografts. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 27:231-239.‎ Ref
  99. Rothwell, G.W., H. Sanders, S.E. Wyatt & S. Lev-Yadun. 2008. A fossil record for growth regulation: the role of auxin in wood evolution. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 95:121-134.‎
  100. Lev-Yadun, S. 2009. Large-scale species introductions to preserve global biodiversity: Noah's Ark revisited. Ambio 38:174.‎ Ref
  101. Lev-Yadun, S. 2009. Müllerian and Batesian mimicry rings of white-variegated aposematic spiny and thorny plants: a hypothesis. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 57:107-116.‎
  102. Lev-Yadun, S. 2009. Müllerian mimicry in aposematic spiny plants.‎ Plant Signaling & Behavior 4:482-483.‎ Ref
  103. Lev-Yadun, S. 2009. Ant mimicry by Passiflora flowers? Israel Journal of Entomology 39:159-163.‎ Ref
  104. Lev-Yadun, S. & T. Berleth. 2009. Expanding ecological and evolutionary insights from wild Arabidopsis thaliana accessions.‎ Plant Signaling & Behavior 4:796-797.‎ Ref
  105. Lev-Yadun, S. & J.K. Holopainen. 2009. Why red-dominated American autumn leaves and yellow-dominated autumn leaves in Northern Europe? New Phytologist 183:506-512. (Selected for Faculty of 1000 Biology).‎ Ref
  106. Lev-Yadun, S., G. Katzir & G. Ne’eman. 2009. Rheum palaestinum (desert rhubarb), a self-irrigating desert plant.‎ ‎ Naturwissenschaften 96:393-397 (INCLUDING A COVER PICTURE).‎
  107. Lev-Yadun, S., G. Ne’eman & I. Izhaki. 2009. Unripe red fruits may‎ be aposematic. Plant Signaling & Behavior 4:836-841.‎ Ref
  108. Lev-Yadun, S., G. Ne’eman & U. Shanas. 2009. A sheep in wolf's clothing: Do carrion and dung odours of flowers not only attract pollinators but also deter herbivores? BioEssays 31:84-88.‎ Ref
  109. Abbo, S., Y. Saranga, Z. Peleg, Z. Kerem, S. Lev-Yadun & A. Gopher.‎ 2009. The origin of Near Eastern grain crops: reconsidering‎ legumes vs. cereals domestication. Quarterly Review of Biology 84:29-50.‎
  110. Archetti, M., T.F. Döring, S.B. Hagen, N.M. Hughes, S.R. Leather,‎ D.W. Lee, S. Lev-Yadun, Y. Manetas, H.J. Ougham, P.G. Schaberg,‎ & H. Thomas. 2009. Unravelling the evolution of autumn colours:‎ an interdisciplinary approach. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24:166-173.‎
  111. Archetti, M., T.F. Döring, S.B. Hagen, N.M. Hughes, S.R. Leather,‎ D.W. Lee, S. Lev-Yadun, Y. Manetas, H.J. Ougham, P.G. Schaberg,‎ & H. Thomas. 2009. Ultraviolet reflectance in autumn leaves and the un-naming of colours. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24:237-238.‎
  112. Nassar, O. & S. Lev-Yadun. 2009. How prickly is a prickly pear?‎ Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 57:117-124.‎
  113. Ronel, M., S. Khateeb & S. Lev-Yadun. 2009. Protective spiny modules in thistles of the Asteraceae in Israel. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 136:46-56.‎ Ref
  114. Ronel, M. & S. Lev-Yadun. 2009. Spiny plants in the archaeological record of Israel. Journal of Arid Environments 73:754-761.‎ Ref
  115. Shanas, U. & S. Lev-Yadun. 2009. Azaria Alon, the voice of‎ nature, at 90. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 57:I-II.‎ Ref
  116. Tsahar, E., I. Izhaki, S. Lev-Yadun & G. Bar-Oz. 2009.‎ Distribution and extinction of ungulates during the Holocene of the southern Levant. PloS ONE 4:e5316.‎
  117. Lev-Yadun, S. 2010. Plant fibers: initiation, growth, model plants,‎ and open questions. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 57:305-315.‎ Ref
  118. Lev-Yadun, S. 2010. The shared and separate roles of aposematic‎ (warning) coloration and the co-evolutionary hypothesis in defending autumn leaves. Plant Signaling & Behavior 5:937-939.‎ Ref
  119. Lev-Yadun, S., D.S. Lucas & M. Evron. 2010. Modeling the demands for wood by the inhabitants of Masada and for the Roman siege.‎ Journal of Arid Environments 74:777-785.‎
  120. Lev-Yadun, S., S.E. Wyatt & M.A. Flaishman. 2010. Unconscious Selection and Domestication in "Wild-type" Arabidopsis thaliana (Brassicaceae). International Journal of Plant Breeding 4:76-77.‎ Ref
  121. Abbo, S., S. Lev-Yadun & A. Gopher. 2010. Yield stability: an agronomic perspective on the origin of Near Esatern agriculture.‎Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 19:143-150.‎
  122. Abbo, S., S. Lev-Yadun & A. Gopher. 2010. Agricultural origins:‎ centers and noncenters; a Near Eastern reappraisal. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 29:317-328.‎
  123. Baluška, F., S. Lev-Yadun & S. Mancuso. 2010. Swarm intelligence in plant roots. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25:682-683.‎
  124. Inbar, M., I. Izhaki, I. Lupo, N. Silanikove, T. Glasser, Y.‎ Gerchman, A. Perevolotsky, S. Lev-Yadun. 2010. Why do many galls have conspicuous colors? A new hypothesis. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 4:1-6 (INCLUDING A COVER PICTURE - Pic).‎ Ref
  125. Inbar, M., I. Izhaki, I. Lupo, N. Silanikove, T. Glasser, Y.‎ Gerchman, A. Perevolotsky, S. Lev-Yadun. 2010. Conspicuous gall colors. A response to T.C.R. White. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 4:151-152.‎ Ref
  126. Ronel, M., G. Ne’eman & S. Lev-Yadun. 2010. Spiny east-‎Mediterranean plant species flower later and in a drier season than non-spiny species. Flora 205:276-281.‎
  127. Wyatt, S.A., R. Sederoff, M.A. Flaishman & S. Lev-Yadun. 2010.‎ Arabidopsis thaliana as a model for gelatinous fiber formation.‎ Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 57:363-367.‎ Ref
  128. Lev-Yadun, S. 2011. Terminology for plant polarity: progress and difficulties. Plant Signaling & Behavior 6:315.‎‎ Ref
  129. Abbo, S., S. Lev-Yadun & A. Gopher. 2011. The origins of Near Eastern agriculture: Hommage to Claude Levi-Strauss and "La Pensée Sauvage. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 58:175-179.‎ Ref
  130. Abbo, S., E. Rachamim, Y. Zehavi, I. Zezak, S. Lev-Yadun & A. Gopher.‎ 2011. Experimental growing of wild pea in Israel and its bearing on Near Eastern plant domestication. Annals of Botany (in press).‎ Ref
  131. Halpern, M., A. Waissler, A. Dror & S. Lev-Yadun. 2011. Biological‎ warfare of the spiny plant: introducing pathogenic microorganisms into herbivore's tissues. Advances in Applied Microbiology 74:97-116.‎

II. Archaeology or Geology Journals

  1. ‎Liphschitz, N., S. Lev-Yadun & Y. Waisel. 1981.‎ Dendroarchaeological investigations in Israel: Masada. Israel
    ‎ Exploration Journal 31:230-234.‎
  2. Gophna, R., N. Liphschitz & S. Lev-Yadun. 1986/7. Man's impact on the natural vegetation in the Central Coastal Plain of Israel during the Chalcolithic and the Bronze Ages. Tel Aviv 13:71-84.‎
  3. Lev-Yadun, S. 1987. Dendrochronology and related studies - a review.‎ Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society, n.s.‎ 20:7-36.‎
  4. Liphschitz, N., S. Lev-Yadun & R. Gophna. 1987. The dominance of Quercus calliprinos Webb. (Kermes Oak) in the Central Coastal Plain of Israel in antiquity. Israel Exploration Journal 37:43-50.‎
  5. Lev-Yadun, S., F. Burian & E. Friedman. 1989. A stone figurine‎ from the vicinity of Nahal Ruth in the Western Negev. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society, n.s. 22:78-81.‎
  6. Liphschitz, N. & S. Lev-Yadun. 1989. The botanical remains from‎ Masada. Identification of the plant species and the possible origin of the remnants. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 274:27-32.‎
  7. Lev-Yadun, S. 1992. The origin of the cedar beams from Al-Aqsa Mosque: Botanical, historical and archaeological evidence.‎ Levant 24:201-208.‎
  8. Lev-Yadun, S. & R. Gophna. 1992. Exportation of plant products‎ from Canaan to Egypt in the Early Bronze Age I: A rejoinder to William A. Ward. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 287:89-90.‎
  9. Lev-Yadun, S. & M. Weinstein-Evron. 1993. Prehistoric wood remains of Cupressus sempervirens L. from the Natufian layers of el-Wad Cave, Mount Carmel, Israel. Tel Aviv 20:125-131.‎
  10. Goldberg, P., S. Lev-Yadun & O. Bar-Yosef. 1994. Petrographic thin sections of archaeological sediments: A new method for palaeobotanical studies. Geoarchaeology 9:243-257.‎
  11. Schiegl, S., S. Lev-Yadun, O. Bar-Yosef, A. El Goresy & S. Weiner.‎ 1994. Siliceous aggregates from prehistoric wood ash: A major‎ component of sediments in Kebara and Hayonim caves (Israel).‎ Israel Journal of Earth Science 43:267-278.‎
  12. Lev-Yadun, S., Z. Herzog & T. Tsuk. 1995. Conifer beams of Juniperus phoenicea found in the well of Tel Beer-sheba. Tel Aviv 22:128-135.‎
  13. Lev-Yadun, S., Y. Mizrachi & M. Kochavi. 1996. Lichenometric studies‎ of cultural formation processes at Rogem Hiri, Golan Heights.‎ Israel Exploration Journal 46:196-207.‎
  14. Mizrachi, Y., M. Zohar, M. Kochavi, P. Beck, V. Murphy & S. Lev-Yadun.‎ 1996. A report of the 1988-1991 exploration efforts at Rogem Hiri,‎ Golan Heights. Israel Exploration Journal 46:167-195.‎
  15. Albert, R.M., O. Lavi, L. Estroff, S. Weiner, A. Tsatskin, A. Ronen &‎ S. Lev-Yadun. 1999. Mode of occupation of Tabun Cave, Mt Carmel,‎ Israel during the Mousterian period: A study of the sediments and phytoliths. Journal of Archaeological Science 26:1249-1260.‎
  16. Gopher, A., S. Abbo & S. Lev-Yadun. 2001. The “when”, the “where”‎ and the “why” of the Neolithic Revolution in the Levant.‎ Documenta Prehistorica 28:49-62.‎
  17. Lev-Yadun, S. & M. Weinstein-Evron. 2002. The role of Pinus halepensis (Aleppo pine) in the landscape of Early Bronze Age‎ Megiddo. Tel Aviv 29:332-343.‎
  18. Lev-Yadun, S. & M. Weinstein-Evron. 2005. Modeling the influence of wood use by the Natufians of el-Wad on the forest of Mount Carmel.‎ Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 35:285-298.‎ Ref
  19. Elbaum, R., C. Melamed-Bessudo, E. Boaretto, E. Galili, S. Lev-Yadun,‎ A.A. Levy & S. Weiner. 2006. Ancient olive DNA in pits:‎ preservation, amplification and sequence analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science 33:77-88.‎
  20. Lev-Yadun, S. 2007. Wood remains from archaeological excavations:‎ a review with a Near Eastern perspective. Israel Journal of Earth Sciences 56:139-162. Ref
  21. ‎Kerem, Z., A. Gopher, S. Lev-Yadun, P. Weinberg & S. Abbo. 2007.‎ Chickpea domestication in the Neolithic Levant through the nutritional perspective. Journal of Archaeological Science 34:‎1289-1293.‎ Ref
  22. Tsartsidou, G., S. Lev-Yadun, R.-M. Albert, A. Miller-Rosen, N.‎ Efstratiou & S. Weiner. 2007. The phytolith archaeological record:‎ strengths and weaknesses evaluated based on a quantitative modern reference collection from Greece. Journal of Archaeological Science 34:1262-1275.‎
  23. Abbo, S., I. Zezak, E. Schwartz, S. Lev-Yadun & A. Gopher. 2008.‎ Experimental harvesting of wild peas in Israel: implications for the origins of Near East farming. Journal of Archaeological Science 35:922-929.‎ Ref
  24. Abbo, S., I. Zezak, E. Schwartz, S. Lev-Yadun, Z. Kerem & A.‎ Gopher. 2008. Wild lentil and chickpea harvest in Israel:‎ bearing on the origins of Near Eastern farming. Journal of Archaeological Science 35:3172-3177.‎
  25. Albert, R.-M., R. Shahack-Gross, D. Cabanes, A. Gilboa, S. Lev-Yadun,‎ M. Portillo, I. Sharon, E. Boaretto & S. Weiner. 2008. Phytolith-‎rich layers from the Late Bronze and Iron Ages at Tel Dor (Israel):‎‎ mode of formation and archaeological significance. Journal of Archaeological Science 35:57-75.‎
  26. Tsartsidou, G., S. Lev-Yadun, N. Efstratiou & S. Weiner. 2008.‎ Ethnoarchaeological study of phytolith assemblages from an agro-pastoral village in Northern Greece (Sarakini): development
    ‎ and application of a Phytolith Difference Index. Journal of Archaeological Science 35:600-613.‎
  27. Tsartsidou, G., S. Lev-Yadun, N. Efstratiou & S. Weiner. 2009.‎ Use of space in a Neolithic village in Greece (Makri): Phytolith analysis and comparison of phytolith assemblages from an
    ‎ ethnographic setting in the same area. Journal of Archaeological Science 36:2342-2352.‎

Papers in Books

  1. Lev-Yadun, S., N. Liphschitz & Y. Waisel. 1984. Ring analysis of Cedrus libani beams from the roof of al-Aqsa mosque. Eretz-Israel 17:92-96, 4*-5* (Hebrew and English* summary), The Israel Exploration Society, Jerusalem.‎
  2. Waisel, Y., N. Liphschitz & S. Lev-Yadun. 1984. The vegetation of‎ Eretz Israel in the near past. In: Plants and animals of the Land of Israel. Volume 8. Vegetation of Israel. Ed. Y. Waisel, pp.‎ 43-46. Ministry of Defence Publishing House, and the Society for Protection of Nature, Tel Aviv (Hebrew).‎
  3. Waisel, Y. N. Liphschitz & S. Lev-Yadun. 1986. Flora in ancient‎ Eretz-Israel. In: Man and land in Eretz-Israel in antiquity. Eds.‎ Kasher, A., A. Oppenheimer & U. Rappaport, pp. 231-243, XXII-XXIII.‎ Yad Izhak Ben Zvi, Jerusalem (Hebrew and English summary).‎
  4. Lev-Yadun, S. & N. Liphschitz. 1987. Age determination in Eastern‎ Mediterranean Conifers. In: Israel - People and Land. Yearbook of Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Volume 4. Ed. R. Zeevy, pp. 105-110,‎ 12*. Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv (Hebrew and English* summary).‎
  5. Liphschitz, N., S. Lev-Yadun & Y. Waisel. 1987. A climatic history of the Sinai peninsula in light of dendrochronological studies. In:‎ Sinai, Volume 1. Eds. Gvirtzman, G., A. Shmueli, Y. Gradus, I.‎ Beit-Arieh & M. Har-El, pp. 525-531. Tel Aviv University, and‎ Ministry of Defence Publishing House, Tel Aviv (Hebrew).‎
  6. Liphschitz, N., R. Gophna & S. Lev-Yadun. 1989. Man's impact on the‎ vegetational landscape of Israel in the Early Bronze Age II-III.‎ In: The urbanization of Palestine in the Early Bronze Age. Ed.‎ Miroschedgji, P. de. BAR International Series, 527(ii), pp. 263-268.‎
  7. Liphschitz, N., S. Lev-Yadun & Y. Waisel. 1989. Analysis of wood and rope. Wood from area Y.Dendroarchaeological analysis. In: The harbours of Caesarea Maritima. Results of the Caesarea ancient harbour excavation project, 1980 - 1985. Ed. Raban, A. BAR International Series, 491 (i), pp. 191-194.‎
  8. Lev-Yadun, S. 1994. Impressions of monocotyledon leaves on clay. In:‎ Le Gisement de Hatoula en Judee Occidentale, Israel. Rapport des fouilles 1980-1988. Eds. Lechevallier, M. & A. Ronen, pp. 257.‎ Centre de recherche francais de Jerusalem, Paris.‎
  9. Lev-Yadun, S. 1997. Flora and climate in Southern Samaria: Past and‎ ‎ Present. In: Highlands of many cultures I. The sites. Eds.‎ Finkelstein, I. Lederman, Z. & S. Bunimovitz, pp. 85-102. Monograph‎ Series of the Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.‎
  10. Lev-Yadun, S. 2000. Cellular patterns in dicotyledonous woods: their‎ regulation. In: Cell & molecular biology of wood formation. Eds.‎ Savidge, R., J. Barnett & R. Napier, pp. 315-324. BIOS Scientific‎ Publishers Ltd., Oxford.‎
  11. Lev-Yadun, S. 2000. Wood structure and the ecology of annual growth ring formation in Pinus halepensis and Pinus brutia. In: Ecology, biogeography and management of Pinus halepensis and Pinus brutia forest ecosystems in the Mediterranean Basin. Eds. Ne`eman, G. &‎ L. Trabaud, pp. 67-78. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. (INCLUDING A COVER PICTURE).‎
  12. Weinstein-Evron, M. & S. Lev-Yadun. 2000. Palaeoecology of Pinus halepensis in Israel in the light of archaeobotanical data. In:‎ Ecology, biogeography and management of Pinus halepensis and Pinus brutia forest ecosystems in the Mediterranean Basin. Eds. Ne`eman,‎ G. & L. Trabaud, pp. 119-130. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden.‎ (INCLUDING A COVER PICTURE).‎
  13. Shmida, A., S. Lev-Yadun, S. Goubitz & G. Ne`eman. 2000. Sexual allocation and gender segregation in Pinus halepensis, P. brutia and P. pinea. In: Ecology, biogeography and management of Pinus halepensis and Pinus brutia forest ecosystems in the Mediterranean Basin. Eds. Ne`eman, G. & L. Trabaud, pp. 91-104. Backhuys‎ Publishers, Leiden. (INCLUDING A COVER PICTURE).‎
  14. Lev-Yadun, S. 2001. Bark. In: Encyclopedia of life sciences.‎ Nature Publishing Group, London http://www.els.net.‎ Published in print in: 2007. Handbook of plant science. Ed.‎ Roberts, K., vol. 1. pp. 153-156. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.,‎ Chichester.‎
  15. Lev-Yadun, S. 2004. Vegetal remains. In: Inscribed in clay.‎ Provenance study of the Amarna tablets and other ancient Near Eastern texts. Eds. Goren, Y., I. Finkelstein & N. Na'aman.‎ Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.‎
  16. Lev-Yadun, S. 2006. Defensive coloration in plants: a review of current ideas about anti-herbivore coloration strategies. In:‎ Floriculture, ornamental and plant biotechnology: advances and topical issues. Vol. IV. Ed. Teixeira da Silva, J.A. Global Science Books, London, pp. 292-299.‎
  17. Lev-Yadun, S. & K.S. Gould. 2008. Role of anthocyanins in plant defense. In: Gould, K.S., K.M. Davies & C. Winefield (eds.).‎ Life's colorful solutions: the biosynthesis, functions, and applications of anthocyanins. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 21-48.‎ Ref
  18. Lev-Yadun, S. & M. Halpern. 2008. External and internal spines in plants insert pathogenic microorganisms into herbivore's tissues for defense. In: Van Dijk, T. (ed.). Microbial ecology research trends. Nova Scientific Publishers, Inc., New York,‎ pp. 155-168.‎
  19. Abbo, S., C. Can, S. Lev-Yadun & M. Ozaslan. 2008. Traditional farming systems in south-eastern Turkey: imperative of in situ conservation of endangered wild annual Cicer species. In:‎ Maxted, N.,B.V. Ford-Lloyd, S.P. Kell, J.M. Iriondo, E. Dulloo,‎ J. Turok (eds.). Crop wild relative conservation and use. CAB‎ International, Wallingford, pp. 243-248.‎
  20. Lev-Yadun, S. 2009. Aposematic (warning) coloration in plants.‎ In: Baluska, F. (ed.). Plant-environment interactions. From sensory plant biology to active plant behavior. Springer-Verlag,‎ Berlin, pp. 167-202.‎ Ref
  21. Lev-Yadun, S. 2011. Bark. 2nd Version. In: Encyclopedia of life sciences. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK.‎ DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002078.pub2‎. Ref
  22. Lev-Yadun, S. 2011. The environmental impact of the Pottery Neolitic‎ village of Nahal Zehora II in the Menashe Hills, Israel. In:‎ Village communities of the Pottery Neolithic period in the Menashe Hills, Israel. Archaeological investigations at the Nahal Zehora sites. Ed. Gopher, A. Monograph Series of the Institute of‎ Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (in press).‎
  23. Lev-Yadun, S. 2011. Ecological aspects of the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age settlements of Tel Hadar. In: Tel Hadar I. The Early Iron Age pillared building complex. Eds. Beck, P., M. Kochavi & E.‎ Yadin. Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (in press).‎
  24. Lev-Yadun, S., M. Inbar & E.C.M. van den Brink. 2011. Two 6,000‎ year old Chalcolithic olive stone hoards from the "deep deposits"‎ and Cave F3346. In: van den Brink, E.C.M. (ed.). Material aspects of transitional late Chalcolithic to early Early Bronze Age I occupations and landscape exploitation at Modi'in (Buchman South/‎
    ‎ Moriah Quarter) in Central Israel. IAA Reports No. XXXX. Israel‎ Antiquities Authority, Jerusalem.‎
  25. Ne’eman, G. & S. Lev-Yadun. 2011. Current conservation issues in‎ Pinus halepensis. In: Perevolotsky, A. (ed.). Conserving Mediterranean ecosystems: the Ramat Hanadiv case study and beyond.‎ (in press).‎

Papers in Hebrew Journals

  1. Liphschitz, N., S. Lev-Yadun & Y. Waisel. 1979. Dendrochronological investigations in the Mediterranean basin - Pinus nigra of south Anatolia (Turkey). La-Yaaran 29:3-11, 33-36 (Hebrew and English).‎
  2. Lev-Yadun, S., N. Liphschitz & Y. Waisel. 1981. Dendrochronological investigations in Israel: Pinus halepensis Mill. - The oldest living pines in Israel. La-Yaaran 31:1-8, 49-52 (Hebrew and‎ English).‎
  3. Liphschitz, N., S. Lev-Yadun, E. Rozen & Y. Waisel. 1982. On the‎ origin of some Israeli conifers. La-Yaaran 32:2-5, 72 (Hebrew and‎ English summary).‎
  4. Liphschitz, N., S. Lev-Yadun & R. Gophna. 1985. Dominance of Quercus calliprinos Webb (kermes oak) in the Central Coastal Plain of Israel in antiquity. ROTEM 17:40-48, 86-87 (Hebrew and English summary).‎
  5. Lev-Yadun, S. 1986. A population of Chrysanthemum coronarium var.‎ discolor at Tel Michal. ROTEM 21:83-85, 91 (Hebrew and English‎ summary).‎
  6. Arieli, E., R. Arieli & S. Lev-Yadun. 1986. Male/female ratio of‎ Salix acmophylla trees growing in the Upper Jordan Valley. ROTEM 21:39-48, 94-95 (Hebrew and English summary).‎
  7. Gophna, R., S. Lev-Yadun & N. Liphschitz. 1986. A forgotten stone mask from er-Ram in the Land of Benjamin. Qadmoniot 19(75-76):‎82-83 (Hebrew).‎
  8. Lev-Yadun, S. 1987. Annual rings in trees as an index to climate‎ changes intensity in our region in the past. ROTEM 22:6-17‎ (Hebrew).‎
  9. Lev-Yadun, S. 1987. Cupressus sempervirens L. - A native and cultivated tree in the East Mediterranean region. ROTEM 23-24:‎30-40, 162 (Hebrew and English summary).‎
  10. Lev-Yadun, S. 1987. Cambium and phellogen activity of Cupressus sempervirens L. ROTEM 23-24:41-70, 160-162 (Hebrew and English‎ summary).‎
  11. Lev-Yadun, S. 1988. Natural regeneration of Cupressus sempervirens L. in Israel. ROTEM 28:61-64, 86 (Hebrew and English summary).‎
  12. Liphschitz, N., G. Biger & S. Lev-Yadun. 1988. The use of timber in the construction of the first houses in Miqve Israel. ROTEM 26:‎62-72, 100 (Hebrew and English summary).‎
  13. Liphschitz, N., S. Lev-Yadun & G. Biger. 1988. The origin of the lumber in the houses of the American colony in Jaffa. Kathedra 47:70-78, 193 (Hebrew and English summary).‎

Selected Pictures

Defensive plant coloration is one of my favorite subjects and in the picture white variegation demonstrates various visual effects.


A zebra-like variegated leaf of the spiny annual Silibum marianum.

Pelargonium hortorum a colorful variety photographed in Canada. Such extreme coloration can be used for experiments on defensive plant coloration.

The white flower morph of Silibum marianum.

Caterpillar mimicry by Pisum elatius pods.

Camouflaged seeds of Pisum humile.

The probably aposomatic poisonous and conspicuous mushroom Ammanita muscaria in central Finland.

The origin of agriculture and plant domestication is also a major research subject in my lab. Represented here by domesticated tetraploid durum wheat.


Tree and forest biology where and are one of my scientific loves. Here we see the outcome of a large forest fire in a Pinus halepensis stand on Mount Carmel.


Dense Pinus sylvestris Taiga forest in Russia. I such forests the trees compete above ground but naturally graft their roots below ground in complicated interactions of competition and collaboration.

Traumatic resin ducts of Pinus halepensis from a study of the hormonal regulation of wood formation.