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

Administrator: Neomi Maimon 
Tel: 972-8-948-9251,
Fax: 972-8-948-9899,

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



PhD Position in Dryland Oak Ecology



The Dryland Tree and Ecosystem Ecology Lab and The Sheffer Lab at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel have an opening for an outstanding and highly motivated PhD student in dryland tree ecology. The project is entitled Oaks on the Edge – Saving Oak Populations from the Threat of Climate Change, and includes collaboration with the labs of Prof. Dr. Frank Schurr, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, and of Prof. Dr. Britta Tietjen, Freie Universität Berlin in Germany.

treeBackground: Drier and hotter conditions due to climate change are expected to profoundly impact species-rich Mediterranean oak woodlands. This project aims to quantify the potential interactive effect of climate and livestock grazing on the growth, water relations and reproduction of a keystone oak species towards the dry edge of its global distribution.

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Selected Publications



1. Czosnek H and Hochberg A (1975) The separation of rat liver endoplasmic reticulum membrane proteins by two dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Mol. Biol. Rep. 2:19-25.

2. Hochberg A, Czosnek H, Shine T and De Groot N (1975) The in vitro reconstitution of a functional rough membrane active in protein  synthesis. Mol. Biol. Rep. 2:73-79.


New books by Professor Zamski


Scientific Publications



  1. Zamski, E. 1967. M.Sc. Thesis. Factors influencing the formation of resin ducts and resin secretion in Pinus_ halepensis Mill. Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  2. Zamski, E. 1971. Ph.D. Thesis. Factors influencing the formation ofresin ducts and resin secretion in Pinus_ halepensis Mill. Hebrew University of Jerusalem.



Selected Publications

  1. Sheinberg O., Rabinowitch H.D., Rubin B. & Tel-Or E., 1999 Adjustment to low light intensity enhances susceptility of bean leaves to oxidative stress. J. Plant Physiol. 155:393-398
  2. Butow B.J., Wynne D., Tel-Or E., 1997 Antioxidative protection of Peridinium gatunense in Lake Kinneret: Seasonal and daily variation. J Phycol 33: (5) 780-786

Special Interests and Achievments

  • Basic genetics and physiology studies of the spontaneous mutations of ripening inhibitor genes in tomatoes and the consequent exploitation of the knowledge resulted in the original development of long shelf-life tomatoes, thus revolutionizing the fresh market industry.


NisuyWin Version 4.0 Download information

NisuyWin is a Windows version of the old DOS program "Nisuy". This program computes Analysis of Variance and Multiple Range tests. It is specially adapted for analyzing agricultural field experiments, but it can also be used for other types of experiments. "NisuyWin" is the English version, for details about downloading the Hebrew version of the program read below.

Cotton2K Model

Cotton2K Model version 4.0

A. Marani

Version history

The COTTON2K cotton simulation model is descended from GOSSYM-COMAX. Its main purpose was to make the model more useful for conditions of cotton production under irrigation in the arid regions of the Western USA. Since many changes have been made in the model, it has been given a new name: CALGOS (for CALifornia GOSsym). The present version, which is completely revised has been renamed COTTON2K.

Cotton2K Version 4.0

Cotton2K Model Version 4.0

Cotton2K is a cotton simulation model specially adapted for irrigated cotton production in arid regions. It was written by:

Avishalom Marani
Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Plant Science
School of Agriculture of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
P.O.Box 12, Rehovoth 76100, Israel