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Name: Offer Rozenstein, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Soil, Water and Environmental SciencesEnvironmental Physics and Irrigation
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  972-3-968-3886
Email:    offerr@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences Bldg. room 201
Address:68 HaMaccabim Road, P.O.B 15159, Rishon LeTsiyon 7528809

Researcher in Environmental Physics and Irrigation

Research Interests / Job description
Mathematical and Statistical Models in Irrigation.
Remote Sensing (sensors, algorithms, applications)
Applied Spectroscopy
Spatial Analysis
Temporal Analysis
Biological Soil Crusts

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Lab News:

18-Dec-2017: Dr. Rozenstein gives a talk at the  Annual Meeting of the Israeli Geographical Association: "Estimating Cotton Water Consumption Using a Time Series of Sentinel-2 Imagery".

4-Dec-2017: Competitive 3-year research grant awarded by the Ministry of Science and Technology: "Developing a model to estimate crop water requirements using Venµs".

3-Dec-2017: Dr. Rozenstein participated in a training for international delegates: "Agriculture and Environment in a Changing Climate-The Israeli Perspective" organized by MASHAV in cooperation with CINADCO-Centre for International Agricultural Development Cooperation and ARO-Agriculture Research Organization.

7-Nov-2017: Dr. Rozenstein and Shahar Weksler present at the 'remote sensing: tools and implications in dryland' session during the International Drylands, Deserts and Desertification 2017 Conference at Ben-Gurion University, Sede-Boker, Israel. 

19-Oct-2017: Shahar Weksler (new Ph.D student in our group) gives a talk: "Mapping quartz content of soil surface using airborne hyperspectral remote sensing in the longwave-infrared region" at the 8th Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences Student Conference at our institute. 

3-Sep-2017: Dr. Rozenstein gives a talk at the  Annual Meeting of the Israeli Society of Agricultural Engineering: "Estimating Cotton Water Consumption Using a Time Series of Sentinel-2 Imagery".

26-Jul-2017: Our proposal to include Israel as a test site for the Harmonized Landsat/Sentinel-2 data set has been accepted and data is now available at: https://hls.gsfc.nasa.gov/

21-Jul-2017: Hot off the press: a new way to sort plastics for recycling using spectroscopy! https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Vl2B,LlFO~WD8

5-Jul-2017: Competitive research grant awarded by the Ministry of Science and Technology: "Using the Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Sensor Onboard BGUSAT to Monitor Land Phenomena such as Fires, Desertification, and Dryland Agriculture".

21-Jun-2017: A new paper published: "Linking Spaceborne and Ground Observations of Autumn Foliage Senescence in Southern Québec, Canada".

24-May-2017: Dr. Rozenstein gives a talk at the Joint annual meeting of the Israeli Society of Soil Science, and the Israeli Society of Water Resources: " Investigating the Backscatter Contrast Anomaly in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imagery of the Dunes at the Israel-Egypt Border ".

24-Apr-2017: Welcome to our new lab member - Dr. Gregoriy Kaplan (research assistant).

22-Mar-2017: Dr. Rozenstein gives a talk at the RSCy2017 Conference in Paphos, Cyprus: "Investigating the Backscatter Contrast Anomaly in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imagery of the Dunes at the Israel-Egypt Border".

22-Jan-2017: Our latest review paper is published online: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0303243417300028



Open positions: please contact Dr. Offer Rozenstein

1. We currently have an open position for a research engineer

2. If you are looking for a master's /  PhD program, or post-doctorate experience, and you are: curious, intelligent, and diligent, can work independently but enjoy being part of a vibrant, young, and growing group - We may have a position for you!  

Competitive post-doctoral applicants will have a strong publication record, and propose projects related to one of the lab's themes. 

Competitive Ph.D. applicants are those who have completed a research-based masters, have PUBLISHED at least one, first-author peer-reviewed journal article, and have contacted me early in the year prior to their application (e.g., June).

Competitive masters students are those who have extensive research experience or related work experience, and high grades in their previous studies. 

All letters of introduction should include a paragraph stating how your research interests align with the lab, an updated curriculum vitae, and contact information for professional references.


Suggested research topics:

- The use of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for crop water requirements in combination with optical remote sensing (e.g. Sentinel-1 and Sentinel 2).

- The use of remote sensing in soil degradation studies. 

- Remote sensing modeling of surface energy balance and evapotranspiration.

- Examining the effect of biological soil crusts in orchards on evaporation and crop irrigation and fertigation demands. 

- Remote sensing applications in precision agriculture.


Recent Awards:


Yehiel Admoni Award for exceptional research in the field of combating desertification and agricultural development in arid areas.

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Mokadi Award for outstanding doctoral thesis in soil and water sciences in 2015, Israeli Society of Soil Science. 



Outstanding Student Paper Award, 2015 Joint Assembly (AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU), Montreal, Canada.



Tim Casgrain Water Resource Research Award, McGill University.


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