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Prof. Yosef Steinberger

Full Professor
Telephone
Fax
972-3-7384058
Email
Yosef.Steinberger@biu.ac.il
Office
Environmental Biology Building 201, 2nd floor, Room 101
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1.    Personal Data

Place of Birth              Seini, Rumania

Family Status               Married to Lea Rotman (August 1971); 3 children: Hila
(July 25, 1972); Merav (August 10, 1975); Zvi (June 25, 1978)

Nationality                   Israeli

Work Address             The Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences
Bar-Ilan University,
Ramat-Gan 5290017
Israel

Permanent Address    Hanegev 6, POB 3,
Kochav Yair 4486400, Israel

Work (:                     972-3-5318571

Fax:                              972-3-7384058

E-mail:                         Yosef. Steinberger@biu.ac.il

Home (:                     972-9-7493108

2.    Education, Certificates and Degrees

From-To

Institute

Area of Specialty

Degree

1970

Sede-Boker Teacher's College, Israel

Biology

Teacher's Certificate

1974

Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Biology - Ecology

B.Sc.

1976

Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Terrestrial Ecology

M.Sc.

1980

Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Desert Ecology

Ph.D.

Doctoral Thesis:      Some aspects of the ecology of the desert snail, Sphincterochila prophetarum

 

3.    Positions Held

From-To

Institute

Research Area

Title

1995-present

The Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Terrestrial & Desert Ecology

Full Professor

1990-1995

Department of Life Sciences,
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Terrestrial & Desert Ecology

Associate Professor

1986-1990

Department of Life Sciences,
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Terrestrial & Desert Ecology

Senior Lecturer and Researcher

Jan. 1983

Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Sede-Boqer Campus,
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Terrestrial & Desert Ecology

Research Associate

1982-1986

Department of Life Sciences,
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Terrestrial & Desert Ecology

Lecturer and Researcher

Jan. 1981- Sept. 1982

New Mexico State University,
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Terrestrial & Desert Ecology

Research Assistant

1980-1981

New Mexico State University,
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Terrestrial & Desert Ecology

Post-Doctoral Fellow

1969-1979

Sede-Boker Field School

Terrestrial & Desert Ecology

Coordinator of
Ecology Courses

1968-1970

Avdat Agricultural Research Farm
(with Professor M. Evenari)

Terrestrial & Desert Ecology

Research Assistant

4.    Academic Administrative Positions Held

From-To

Position

2009-

Chairman of the Status Committee  – Bar-Ilan University

2009-2010

Member of the Permanent Committee – Bar-Ilan University

2007-2010

Member of the Executive Council – Bar-Ilan University

2007-2008

Member of the Promotion Committee (Locum)

2005- 2007

Member of the Permanent Committee – Bar-Ilan University

2000-2002

Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

1997-2000

Chairman of the Faculty Union, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

1998-2000

Department Head, Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel

 

5. Miscellaneous

Date

Honors and Achievements

1989

Quinney Visiting Scholar Award from the College of Natural Resources, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

1993

DAAD Scholarship Award – Germany

1993-1994

NRC Research Associateship Award

2011

Soil Ecology Society Professional Achievement Award

Membership in Societies

British Ecological Society

Israel Ecological Society

Ecological Society of America

Acarological Society of America

Society of Sigma XI

Society of Nematologists

European Society of Nematologists

Soil Ecology Society

American Society for Microbiology

Current Research Interests

Ecological Systems

Mass and Energy Flow through Trophic Levels

Physiological Ecology

Mineral Cycling and Decomposition Processes

Soil Ecology

Teaching Interests

Ecology

Physiological Ecology

Soil Ecology

Desert Ecology

 

Courses taken

1980

Acarology Summer Institute, Ohio State University

1989

Nematode-Identification Course, Clemston University, South Carolina

 

Research

Terrestrial Ecology

Biological processes in natural and man-made ecosystems

Global climate change effect of biological processes in soil

Biological processes in soil across topoclimatic gradients

Organic matter accumulation and decomposition in terrestrial ecosystems.

Nutrient flow terrestrial systems.

Microbial population dynamics and its diversity in soil.

Soil fungal dynamics and composition.

Soil enzymes.

Dynamics of protozoa in soil.

Free-living soil nematode population diversity and dynamics.

Nematode population as bio-indicators.

Soil microarthropod community – composition, dynamics, and diversity

Soil biota functional diversity and trophic relations

Terrestrial Ecology website

Media

Public Scientific Activities Outside the University

From-To

Type of Activity or Appointment

2012-2017

Member of the International Expert Advisory Board of National Energy R&D Center for Non-food Biomass

2010-present

Member of the Editorial Board - Pedosphere

2009-present

Member of the Executive Council  - 'Shaarei Mishpat" College

2010- 2012

Board Member, Israel Ecological Society

Dec 2010 – Jan 2011

Visiting Prof. in the Laboratory of Energy Crops Biomass Engineering Center, China Agricultural University, P.R. China

Oct-Nov 2010

Visiting Prof. in the Dept. of Life Sci. at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

2009

Visiting Prof. in the Laboratory of Energy Crops Biomass Engineering Center, China Agricultural University, P.R. China

2007-present

Editorial Board Member, Arid Land Research and Management Journal of Native and Agricultural Soil Environments

2007-present

Associate Editor-in-Chief – Global Journal of Environmental Research

2007-2009     

Chairman, Committee for Evaluation of Regional Scientific Proposals, Ministry of Science, Culture & Sport, Israel

2006-present 

COST Domain Committee – DC-ESSEM Earth System Science and  Environmental Management (European  Science Foundation)

2005-present

Member of the Steering Committee for R&D Regional Development of Ministry of Science Culture & Sport

2005-2008 

Member of the Inter-University Institute of Eilat Committee – nominated by PBC  (Planning & Budgeting Committee) for examination academic activity of the Institute

2004-2007

Member of the Intersenate Committee (ISC) Israeli Universities

2004-2005

Member of the Israel-Germany BMBF/MOST Scientific Committee Marine and Geosciences

2004-2006

Member of the European Science Foundation  COST Technical Committee on Environment

2003-2009

Member of the Soil Ecological Society (USA) SES Board of Directors as a member at-large

2003-2009

Israeli Representative “Sustainable development, global change and ecosystems“ in the frame of 6th  and 7th EU

2003-2005

Member of Academic Committee, Shenyang Experimental Station of Ecology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences

2002-2005

Member of the Steering Committee for R&D Regional Development of Ministry of Science Culture & Sport

2001-2006

Honorary Chairman of Shengruilin Life Sciences Research Center, ShangZhou, China

2001-2005

Certified Senior Ecologist, Ecological Society of America

2000-2002

Board Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Arid Land Research and Management

1999-2004

Honorary Prof., Faculty of Land and Environment Shenyang Agricultural University, China

2000-2002

Member, Integrative and Comparative Biology Society

2000

Member Antar XI 2000 - Peruvian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica

1999-2002

Member, Steering Committee for Research and Infrastructure Development – Environmental and Water Quality

1999-2002

Chairman of the R & D Hameshulash (Israeli Arab Research Center)

1998-2004

Member International Program “Large Scale Facility”

1990-2000

Board Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation

1998-2000

Member R & D Samaria and Jordan Valley Areas

1995-1997

Head, Academic College, Western Galilee College

1993-1995

Chairman of the Israeli Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences

1992-1996

Co-Chairman of the Organizing Committee of VIth International Conference on “Preservation of Our World in the Wake of Change” in 1996

1987-1989

Board Member of the Organizing Committee of the IVth International Conference on Environmental Quality and Ecosystem Stability

1987-1989

Board Member, Subcommittee for the Lake Kinneret Research

1983-1988

Board Member, Israel Ecological Society

Invited Seminars and Lectures

Location of Seminar/Lecture

Workshop – invited lecture on "Soil Sustainability" – on Progress and Prospects in Biomass Feedstock on Soil Sustainability,  China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Turpan Research Institute of XinJiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Turpan, Xinjiang, China

College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Xinjiang Agricultural University, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

Workshop EU-China project workshop: feasibility of using cassava stems for bioenergy combine-Beijing, China

Workshop on INTAS Programmes supporting Young Scientists in the EECA countries and future perspectives, Tomsk, Russia

College of Resources and Environmental Science, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100094 China

Institute of Biodiversity Science, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, PR. China

GSF Natural Research Center, Munich, Germany

Universidad Nacional Autonoma deMexico Facultad de Estudios Superiores IZTACAL, Mexico

Faculty of Land and Environment, Shenyang Agricultural University, China

Shengruilin Life Sciences Research Center, Shang Zhou, Shaanxi Province, China

AERC Workshop Kiel, Germany

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Arizona State University, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Bodenbiologie Institute, Braunschweig, Germany

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Clemson University, S.C. College of Agricultural Sciences, USA

Utah State University, Department of Range Sci. Logan, USA

Ifrane University, Ifrane, Morocco

GIEFAS-INIBIOMA-CONICET y el Asentamiento Universitario de San Martin de los Andes, (AUSMA Universidad National del Comahue), Argentina

 

Last Updated Date : 06/05/2021