Climate Change affects the terrestrial biosphere, while changes in the biosphere feedback and affect the climate system. Understanding these complex interactions is important at the time of Global Change.
Related research in our lab includes developing the use of oxygen stable isotopes of phosphate for tracking phosphorus in dust and its biogeochemical cycling in soil. This research is based on field work, remote-sensing and lab work. These approaches could help evaluate the effects of changing climate on the terrestrial phosphorus cycle, which is an important limiting factor for plant growth.
Another research projects track the internal CO2 movement and recycling within forest trees, and explore the engagement of the Alternative Oxidase in natural ecosystems. These research directions are based on high accuracy measurements of O2 concentrations and stable isotopes.
Terrestrial Biogeochemestry- Angert's lab Group
Tal Weiner - Lab Manager
Research Interests: The study of soil phosphate and it's sources using stable isotopes analysis
Laura Bigio - Phd student
Research Interests: Atmospheric phosphate sources (dust, ash and pollen) and their contribution to the global phosphorus cycle.
Boaz Hilman - Phd student
Research interests: Tree stem respiration with an emphasis on the fate of the non-emitted respired CO2. In my study I measure stem O2 and CO2 fluxes of trees from different ecosystems and species using a self-designed system. In addition I am interested in the alternative respiration pathway in trees. I research this using a unique measurement of oxygen stable isotopes in O2 molecules.
Hagar Lis - Post- Doctoral Researcher
Avner Gross - Former Phd student
Research interest: I study the phosphorus cycle in tropical and Mediterranean soil systems using phosphate oxygen stable isotopes. I also use this technique for tracing phosphorus in dust over lakes, deserts and tropical rain forests.
Research Interest: Crane Migration study with oxygen stable isotopes
Esther Peled - Former MSc Student
Currently: Head of Sustainability and Environment - Sustainability and CSR Group at BDO Israel
Sarit Shaltiel - Former MSc Student
Currently: Organic Search Marketing at Tenengroup Ltd.