Liora Shaltiel-Harpaz, ph.D


E-mail: liora@migal.org.il ,   lioraamit@bezeqint.net

Tel: + 972-6-6953508

Mobile: + 972-50-7965272

Fax: + 972-6-6944980

Northern R&D (Mop-Zafon)

South industrial Zone, Kiryat Shmona

P.O.Box 831 Kiryat- Shemona 11016 Israel

University Education

1988 -1992 B.Sc. (Suma cum Laude) Biology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.
1992 -1994 M.Sc. (Cum Laude) Life Sciences with specialization in Ecology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
1996 - 2002 Ph.D. studies, Entomology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel. (Thesis submitted Sept 2002 approved June 2003)
2005 - Post-Doc, The Hebrew University's Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences.

Positions in Academic and Research Institutions

1990 Research Assistant. Department of Zoology Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
1994 -1995 Research Assistant. Matityahu research station for agricultural research, Merom Hagalil, Israel>
1996 - 2001 &
2004 - present
Research Fellow. The Northern R&D of Israel
2005 Adjunct lecturer, Tel- Hai Academic Collage

Other Activities

1990 Ecology teacher, Emek Hachula High School
1996-2003 Developed science curricula in ecology and IPM, The Association for the Advancement of Science Education in Upper Galilee.
2003 - present Teacher of agriculture and environmental studies, Vikomitz primary school at Rosh-Pina.

Awards

1992 -1994 Licht Scholarship to support master studies at the Blaustein international Center for Desert Research, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
1994 (Aug) Miterany Foundation Grant to attend the 5th European Congress of Entomology. York, England
1996 Zalmam Levit Scholarship to support agricultural research. Fruit Board and farmers association of Israel.
1997 (Oct) Northern R&D of Israel Travel Grant to the USA for professional training in IPM.
1999 (Jan) David Rosen award, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1998 - 2001 PhD Scholarship, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1998 - 2001 Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship, Fruit Board of Israel.
2003 BARD postdoctoral Scholarship (decliened)

Research Grants

Current
2004-2006 ICSF (Israel Chief Scientist Foundation of the Ministry of Agriculture): Development of integrated management control of Thrips in chives. $40,500
2006 The Israeli fruit growers association- national psylla project: (a) The impact of pear tree nitrogen fertilization and growth regulation on the pear psylla, Cacopsylla bidens (Sulc), $26,000. (b) Planting Rhamnus alaternus hedgerows to conserve Anthocoris nemoralis, a natural enemy of the pear psylla , Cacopsylla bidens (Sulc), $10,000
Concluded
1998 - 2001 ICSF (Israel Chief Scientist Foundation of the Ministry of agriculture): IPM of Pear Psylla in Israel. $37,500
1996 - 1997 Fruit Board of Israel: Integrated pest management of Edwardsiana rosae in pome orchards using the egg parasitoid Anagrus atomus. $10,000.

List of Publications

Scientific publications
  • Shaltiel, L. 1994. Honeydew as a cue in patch evaluation by a parasitic wasp Diaeretiella rapae foraging for its aphid host Brevicoryne brassicae. Meeting Proceedings, the Zoological Society of Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology. 40:1.
  • Oppenheim, D., Palevsky, E., Horovitz, I., Shaltiel, L., Reoveni,H. and Aconis, O. 1997. The influence of poison-free pest control administration on the fauna of arthropod pests and their natural enemies in an apple orchard at Havat Matityahu, (Israel) during the seasons of 1994-96. Alon Hanotea (51)8:346-356.
  • Shaltiel, L. and Ayal, Y. 1998. The use of kairomones for foraging decisions at two hierarchical scales by an aphid parasitoid: Foraging in small host aggregations. Ecological Entomology 23:319-329.
  • Shaltiel, L. and Coll, M. 2004. Reduction of pear psylla damage by Anthocoris nemoralis: The importance of orchard colonization time and neighboring vegetation. Biocontrol Science and Technology 8:811-821.
  • Ne'eman, G., Shavit, O., Shmida, A. and Shaltiel, L. The differences in foraging behavior between males and females of solitary bees. Oikos (submitted)
Articles in preparation:
  • Shaltiel, L. and Coll, M. Reproduction site selection by an omnivorous insect, Anthocoris nemoralis: Effects of host plants and prey
  • Shaltiel, L. and Coll, M. Can analysis of nutritional ecology suggest dispersal pattern.
  • Shaltiel, L. and Coll, M. Effect of intraguild interactions on prey suppression by an omnivorous bug.
Lectures
  • Shaltiel, L. 1994. Honeydew as a cue in evaluating host aggregation by a parasitic wasp. 5th European Congress of Entomology. York, England. 1994
  • Shaltiel, L.,Coll,M. and M. Berkeley. 2000. Spatial population dynamics of the omnivore Anthocoris nemoralis: The effect of host plants and prey. 17th Conference of the Entomological Society of Israel, Beit Dagan. Israel, 2000.
  • Shaltiel, L. and Coll, M. 2001. Population dynamics of the omnivore Anthocoris nemoralis: The effect of host plants and prey. SIP 11- International Symposium on insect plant relationship. Helsingor, Denmark
  • Shaltiel, L. and Coll, M. 2001. Population dynamics of the omnivore Anthocoris nemoralis: The effect of prey and its host plants. Miterany Center for Desert Ecology, Sde Boker Campus, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
  • Shaltiel, L., Ben Yakir, D. and Rabinovitch,R. 2005. IPM of thrips in chives. Research report. ICSF Open Day. Beit Dagan. Israel
  • Shaltiel, L .2006. 70 years of pear psylla research in Israel.fruit tree groweres meeting. Northeren R&D. Rosh-Pina Israel.