Image acquired by the VENµS satellite, 2018, over the Zin Valley, Negev Desert, Israel
 
 

Personnel

 
 
 

Faculty

 
 
 
 
ArnonKarnieli-site
 
Prof. Arnon Karnieli
 
Head of Laboratory
 
 
Remote sensing of drylands with respect to desertification and climate change processes
 
 
 

 

Current students

 

Post-Docs

 
 
 
Aviv-Lee Cohen-Zada
 
Post-Doc
 
 
 
 
Aviv-Lee Cohen-Zada
 
 
 

Post-Doc research

 

Prizes

 
  • The Pratt Foundation Scholarship
 
 
 
 
 
 
Micha Silver
 
Post-Doc
 
MA Cum laude
 
 
 
 
Micha Silver
 
 
 

PhD dissertation title

 
Simulation of flooding in arid regions using a hydro-meteorolgical model (WRF-Hydro)
 

Prizes

 
  • Zin (Negev) Fellow (2017)
 
 
 
2017
 
 
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Timea Ignat
 
Post-Doc
 
 
 
Timea Ignat
 
 
 

Post-Doc research

 
Linking ecological and plant physiology applications with spectral methodologies
 
 
 
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Manuel Salvoldi
 
VENµS Scientific Center Manager
 
 
 
 
Manuel Salvoldi
 
 
 

Post-Doc research

 
 
 
2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PhD STUDENTS

 
 
 
Ondřej Pešek
 
Doctorate – Czech Technical University
 
 
 
 
 
Ondřej Pešek
 
 
 
 

PhD Dissertation Title

 
Possibilities of convolutional neural networks use for remote sensing image classification
 

Prizes

 
  • Israeli Council for Higher Education Sandwich Grant
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neil Manspeizer
 
PhD Student
 
 
 
 
 
Neil Manspeizer
 
 
 
 

PhD Dissertation Title

 
Geoacheology / Agricultural Heritage
 
Analyzing potential cliff erosivity from ERS SAR satellite imagery (1997)
 
 
 
2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Klil Noy
 
PhD Student
 
 
 
 
 
Klil Noy
 
 
 
 

PhD Dissertation Title

 
Spatiotemporal analysis of landscape pattern changes using satellite images in sandy environment
 

Prizes

 
  • Excellence appreciation for bachelor’s studies (2017)
  • Excellence award for Master’s studies (2019)
  • Zin (Negev) Fellow (2020)
  • Graduate Student Lighting Talk competition in the International Arid Lands Consortium symposium (2021)
  • Award from the Israeli Geographical Society for the best paper of the year (2021)
 
 
 
2021
 
 
 
 
2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nathan Levi
 
PhD Student
 
 
 
 
 
Nathan Levi
 
 
 
 

PhD Dissertation Title

 
Using reflectance spectroscopy for detecting and mapping land-use effects on soil quality in dryland
 

Prizes

 
  • Zin (Negev) Fellow (2020)
 
 
 
2020
 
 
 
 
2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arti Tiwari
 
PhD Student
 
M. Tech
 
 
 
 
 
Arti Tiwari
 
 
 
 

PhD dissertation title

 
Object-Based Image Procedures for Classification and Differentiation Between Structures
 

Prizes

 
  • Zin (Negev) Fellow (2020)
 
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
2020
 
 
 
 
2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Master students

 
 
 
Asaf Yupiter Vanunu
 
MA Student
 
 
 
 
 
Asaf Yupiter Vanunu
 
 
 
 

Master thesis title

 

Prizes

 
  • The School of Sustainability and Climate Change Scholarship
 
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Shir Fuchs
 
MA Student
 
 
 
 
 
Shir Fuchs
 
 
 
 

Master thesis title

 
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Julius Bamah
 
MA Student
 
 
 
 
 
 
Julius Bamah
 
 
 
 

Master thesis title

 
Assessing the effects of pollution on vegetation cover using remote sensing in a desert environment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tarik Medosevic
 
MA Student
 
 
 
 
 
 
Julius Bamah
 
 
 
 

Master thesis title

 
Spatio-temporal analysis of landscape pattern changes in the Northern Negev using satellite imagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Former

 

Post-Doc

 
 
Dr. Shayli Dor-Haim
 
Post-Doc
 
 
 
Shayli Dor-Haim
 
 
 

Post-Doc research

 
The effect of climate change on the structure and function of the critical zone in ‎drylands
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pattathal V. Arun
 
Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, India
 
 
 
 
 
Arun P. Vijayakumar
 
 
 
 

Post-Doc research

 
Machine learning framework for within-season field-level monitoring and crop yield prediction using VENµS time-series data
 

Prizes

 
  • The SIDEER Fellowship for an Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar
 
 
 
2019
 
 
 
 
2021
 
 
 
 
2022
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Noa Levi-Ohana
 
Post-Doc
 
MA Cum laude
 
 
 
 
Noa Levi-Ohana
 
 
 

Post-Doc research

 
Spatio-temporal analysis of remote sensing data
 

PhD dissertation title (2017)

 
The effects of climate change and land cover changes on rainfall-runoff relation in coastal watersheds
 

Prizes

 
  • Prize for outstanding PhD dissertation on environment and sustainability from Green Campus (2017)
 
  • Ilan Ramon Scholarship (2013)
 
  • Rieger Foundation Prize (2013)
 
  • Water Authority Scholarship (2012)
 
  • Daniel Falkner Prize for Excellence in Desert Studies (2012)
 
  • Zin (Negev) Fellow (2012)
 
 
 
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Dr. Tarin Paz-Kagan
 
PhD
 
 
 
Tarin Paz-Kagan
 
 
 
 

PhD dissertation title (2015)

 
Effects of landuse on soil quality and plants productivity for assessing land degradation and ecosystem services in semi-arid regions of Israel
 

Prizes

 
  • Postdoctorate scholarship for outstanding women from the Planning & Budgeting Committee (2015)
 
  • Haim Molcho Foundation scholarship (2012)
 
  • Ilan Ramon Scholarship (2015)
 
 
 
 
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Dr. Ittai Herrmann
 
PhD
 
 
 
 
 
Ittai Herrmann
 
 
 
 

PhD dissertation title (2012)

 
Exploring remote sensing methods for precision agricultural applications (2012)
 

Prizes

 
  • Pratt Foundation Scholarship (2015)
 
  • Haim Molcho Foundation scholarship (2007, 2009)
 
 
 
 
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