Contact Us


Mailing Address:
The Robert H. Smith Institute of
Plant Sciences and Genetics
in Agriculture
POB 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel

Administrator: Anat Gazit Booton 
Tel: 972-8-948-9251,
Fax: 972-8-948-9899,

Director: Prof. David Weiss
Tel: 972-8-948-9436
Fax: 972-8-948-9899




Undergraduate level

Tree biology 71403

Plant-based agriculture in Israel 71033

Ecological physiology of plants 71312

Introductory workshop in nature conservation and land management 71345

Graduate level

Biology and ecology of global change 71976

Forest ecology 71116

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Publications in peer reviewed journals:


Sagi N, Grünzweig JM, Hawlena D. 2019. Burrowing detritivores regulate nutrient cycling in a desert ecosystem. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 286: 20191647. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2019.1647)


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Prof. José Grünzweig


Research topics in our lab are human impacts on plants, ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles at the organismic, community and ecosystem scale. Specifically, we focus on climate change, biodiversity loss, land-use change and rising atmospheric CO2 as anthropogenic driving forces that influence the performance of plants, particularly trees, and the functioning and services of ecosystems, such as Mediterranean forests and shrublands.

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