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Animal Ecology and Biodiversity laboratory

Agro-ecosystems; Animal-plant interactions; Animal self-medication; Ants; Honeybees

Dr. Jean-Jacque Itzhak Martinez

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We are interested in four main areas:

1 - Insects for Food and Feed.

2 - The impact of agriculture land use on the animal biodiversity.

3 - Animal-plant interactions.

4 - Finding nature friendly solutions to beekeeping problems.

 


 

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Education

Ph.D. 2003, Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, Tel Aviv University (Israel).

M.Sc. 1996, Zoology (Cum laude), Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, Tel Aviv University (Israel).

Academic and research experience

2003 - 2004: Post-Doctoral fellow, Haifa University (Israel). Host: Prof. Moshe Inbar.

2003 - 2007: Guest Lecturer. The Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Tel Hai College.

2007 - 2014 : Lecturer. The Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Tel Hai College.

2011 - present : Head of the Department of Animal Sciences, The Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Tel Hai College.

2012 - present: Head of the Animal Ecology and Biodiversity laboratory, MIGAL.

2014 - present: Senior Lecturer. The Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Tel Hai College.

Honors and awards

2013: Award of Excellence from Tel Hai College.

2014: Award of Excellence from Tel Hai College.

Selected Publications

Does a parasite change the nutritional value of an insect? Varroa mites on honey bees as a model

Journal of Insects as Food and Feed 2015 Volume 1 Pages 141-147 A. Jonas-Levi; O. Benjamin; J.-J.I. Martinez; Read online

Monopolization of resources by ground-nesting ants foraging on trees in Mediterranean forests

Acta Oecologica 2015 Volume 65-66 Pages 11-16 J.-J.I. Martinez Read online

The histo structure of galls induced by aphids as a useful taxonomic character: the case of Rectinasus (Hemiptera, Aphididae, Eriosomatinae)

Zootaxa 2014 Volume 3861 Pages 487-492 R. Alvarez; P. Molist; S. González-Sierra; J.-J.I. Martinez; J. Nieto Nafria Read online

Microscopic study of galls induced by three species of Geopemphigus (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Eriosomatinae) on Pistacia Mexicana

Arthropod-Plant Interactions 2014 Volume 8 Pages 531-538 A.L. Muños-Viveros; J.-J.I. Martinez; P. Molist; S. González-Sierra; P. González Julián; R. Álvarez Read online

Students

Post-graduate and post-doctoral research training

Researchers

Laboratories and research projects

Business

Business opportunities and technology transfer