Category Archives: Lab members

Yohay resting under a big tree

Yohay Carmel

Prof. Yohay Carmel has established the Ecology and Environment GIS lab upon his arrival at The Technion, in October 2000. Yohay earned his B.Sc. in biology from Haifa University at Oranim, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Environmental Biology from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research covers spatial aspects of ecological and environmental phenomena, including biodiversity, vegetation dynamics, and air pollution. Yohay was the chair of the Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Science between the years 2006-2010.

Yohay’s office number:  +972 4 8292609

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Shani Rohatyn

Shani is a Ph.D. student studying forest ecology and biogeochemical cycles. Her research focuses on evaluation of the potential benefit from large-scale forestation action as a climate-change mitigation strategy. She has a B.Sc. in Agroecology and Plants Health from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a M.Sc. in Environmental Quality and Natural Resources in Agriculture from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Junjing Gao

Junjing is a Ph.D student in the Ecological and Environment GIS lab. She has a B.Sc. in Faculty of Geography and Tourism from Qufu Normal University,China and a M.Sc. in the Ecological Institute, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences. Her Ph.D. research deals with modelling grazing impacts of nomadic pastoralists on species distribution, community structure and landscape pattern. Her work involves investigating grazing habits and quantifying and modelling their effects with mathematic methods and GIS.

Ateret Shabtay-Yanai

Ateret Shabtay Yanai

A PhD student at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning in the Technion. Ateret has a Bachelor degree (B.Sc) in biology from Haifa University (2008) and a master’s degree (M.Sc) in ecology and environmental studies from the Zoology Department of the Tel Aviv University (2011). During her master’s, Ateret studied the population dynamics of invasive species along the Israeli Mediterranean coast and participated in researches in the field of nature conservation around the world. After completing a continuing education program in town planning, she started her doctoral research about integration of marine infrastructures and marine conservation.

Hila Segre

Hila Segre

Hila is a Ph.D. student studying agro-ecological environments. Her research focuses on implementation of agro-ecological schemes at the landscape scale to promote ecological corridors. She has a B.Sc. in Life Sciences from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a M.Sc. in Ecology from The department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Tomer Gueta

Tomer is a Ph.D. student in the field of biodiversity informatics. Since handling species occurrence big-data poses many challenges, his research focuses on integrating data cleaning with data analysis to enhance usability of biodiversity big data. He has a B.Sc. in Life Sciences from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and a M.Sc. in Ecology from The department of Desert Ecology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.