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Faculty members who passed away within the past decade


Yigal Henis

Prof. Yigal Henis

In Memoriam
Plant Pathology and Microbiology

In Memory of Prof. Yigal Henis  1926–2010

physiology of fungal spore germination, morphogenesis and differentiation in fungi, biological control, biology of soilborne pathogens, interactions between soil pathogens and soil biota, soil suppressiveness, integrated control, bacterial diseases, microflora of stored products, degradation of pesticides and pollutants in soil bioremediation, nitrogen fixation, microbial ecology, cellulose degradation, edible mushrooms, water microbiology

Robert (Bob) Kenneth

Prof. Robert (Bob) Kenneth

In Memoriam
Plant Pathology and Microbiology


Prof. Robert Kenneth


Taxonomy of fungi, cereal diseases, diseases of wild grasses, wild cereals as sources for disease resistance, taxonomy of Helminthosporia and related fungi pathogenic to Gramineae, entomophagous fungi as potential biocontrol agents and biocontrol of weeds by pathogens using naturally occurring fungal pathogens

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Noam Lahav

Prof. Noam Lahav

In Memoriam
Soil and Water Sciences
Chemical and colloidal properties of soils, clay minerals and soluble minerals in relation to plant growth, catalytic properties of heterogeneous systems, geology and the origin of life. Development of novel controlled-release agricultural chemicals.
Yitzhak Mahrer

Prof. Yitzhak Mahrer

In Memoriam
Soil and Water Sciences
Professor Mahrer passed away in September, 2017.
 Atmospheric dynamics with an emphasis on the interaction of land surface and ocean processes with the atmosphere, and atmospheric dispersion, including global, regional, and microscale studies. Practical implications relate to air quality, wind energy siting, irrigation scheduling, soil solarization, and optimal greenhouse management.
Ronit Nativ

Prof. Ronit Nativ

In Memoriam
Soil and Water Sciences
Prof. Ronit Nativ passed away on 31.10.2006
The impact of urbanization on water resources, contaminant transport in porous fractured formations, groundwater contamination in industrial sites, arid-zone hydrology and origin and hydrodynamics of brackish water and brines in deep aquifers.
Arieh Singer

Prof. Arieh Singer

In Memoriam
Soil and Water Sciences
Clay mineralogy, clay mineral formation in the context of soil formation, soil distribution and weathering phenomena; ecological effects on soil mineralogy; interrelationships between clay mineralogy and soil properties; the origin of clay minerals in non-edaphic environments: sediments and marine/lacustrine deposits.

Students and teachers of the Faculty of Agriculture who gave their lives in Israel's wars, hostilities and the performance of their duties