Research Interests

Adaptive Evolution and speciation models, allopatric and sympatric, across life from viruses and bacteria through fungi, plants, and mammals . Model organisms include Spalax, wild barley, Hordeum spontaneum, wild emmer wheat, Triticum dicoccoides. In application, Cancer resistance in Spalax, and plants from extreme , stressful environments, and crop improvement in plants, primarily wheat and barley.

Membership Type

International Member

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Primary Section

Section 27: Evolutionary Biology

Secondary Section

Section 63: Environmental Sciences and Ecology