Dr. Lior Blank earned a B.Sc. in Life Sciences from the Tel-Aviv University and a M.Sc. in Biological Chemistry from the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot. His Ph.D. research in the Ecology Lab dealt with understanding the species distribution-environment relationship using a hierarchical, multi-scale analysis. His work included advanced statistical methods, spatial analysis of vegetation structure and GIS work.
Currently a research scientist at the Department of Plant Pathology, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel. Studying spatial distribution of plant pathogens in agricultural crops. Lab web site: http://www.SpatialEpidemiologyLab.weebly.com
You can find his PhD thesis here