Prof. Naftali Lazarovitch

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

Contact:

+972-8-6563454

lazarovi@bgu.ac.il

http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/bidr/FAAB/Pages/lazarovi.aspx

I-CORE Research:

Energy-Rich Biomass

Developing new growth technologies and approaches for achieving optimal biomass growth and water and fertilizer use efficiency of plants grown in arid environments.

Research Group:

Deliana Kool, Jingbo zhen, Iael Raij, Shaham Pebzner

 

Other Research Areas:

Water flow and solute transport in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum of irrigated agriculture.

Publications:

 

  1. Sperling, O., Shapira, O., Cohen, S., Schwartz, A. and Lazarovitch, N. (2012) Estimating sap flux densities in date palm trees using the heat dissipation method and weighing lysimeters. Tree Phys. doi:10.1093/treephys/tps070.
  2. Groenveld, T., Ben-Gal, A., Yermiyahu, U. and Lazarovitch, N. (2013) The effect of weather on transpiration reduction due to salinity (Vadose zone Journal, April, 2013), doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0180.
  3. Ityel, E., Ben-Gal, A., Silberbush, M. and Lazarovitch, N. (2014) Increased root zone oxygen by a capillary barrier is beneficial to bell pepper irrigated with brackish water in an arid region. Agric. Water Manage., 131:108-114.

  4. Sperling, O., Lazarovitch, N., Schwartz, A., Shapira, O. (2014) Effects of high salinity irrigation on growth, gas-exchange, and photoprotection in date palms (Phoenix dactylifera L., cv. Medjool). Environmental and Experimental Botany, 99:100-109.

  5. Schröder, N. Lazarovitch, N., Vanderborght, J., Vereecken H., and Javaux M. (2014) Linking transpiration reduction to rhizosphere salinity using a 3D coupled soil-plant model. Plant Soil, DOI 10.1007/s11104-013-1990-8.

  6. Kool, D., Agam, N., Šimůnek Ben-Gal, A. and Lazarovitch, N. (2014) Spatial and diurnal below canopy evaporation in a desert vineyard: Measurements and modeling. Water Resour. Res., 50, doi:10.1002/2014WR015409.

  7. Sperling O., Shapira, O., Tripler, E., Schwartz, A., and Lazarovitch, N. (2014) A model for computing date palm water requirements as affected by salinity. Irrigation Science, DOI 10.1007/s00271-014-0433-5.

  8. Sperling O., Shapira, O., Schwartz, A. and Lazarovitch, N., (2015) Direct in vivo evidence of immense stem water exploitation in irrigated date palms. Journal of Experimental Botany, 10.1093/jxb/eru421.

  9. Dabach, S., Shani, U, and Lazarovitch, N. (2015). Creating an optimal location for tensiometer placement in heterogeneous soils irrigated with subsurface drip irrigation. Agric. Water Manage., 152:91-98

  10. Dabach, S., Shani, U, and Lazarovitch, N. (2016). The influence of water uptake on matric head variability in a drip-irrigated root zone, Soil and Tillage Research, 155:216-224.

  11. Kool, D. Kustas, W.P., Ben-Gal, A., Lazarovitch, N., Heitman, J.H., Sauer, T.J. and Agam, A. Energy and evapotranspiration partitioning in a desert vineyard, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 218–219:277–287.

  12. Rao, Y., Zhao-Hui, J. and Lazarovitch, N. (2016) Investigating signal propagation and strength distribution characteristics of wireless sensor networks in date palm orchards. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 124:107-120.

Supported by the I-CORE Program of the Planning and Budgeting Committee and The Israel Science Foundation

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