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Name: Tarin Paz-Kagan, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Agricultural EngineeringSensing, Information and Mechanization Engineering
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  +972-3-9683999 +972-50-3296623
Email:  paztarin@gmail.com  tarin@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Agricultural Engineering, Sensing, Information and Mechanization Engineering
Address:Laboratory of Geoinformatics and Remote-Sensing
Department of Sensing, Information and Mechanization Systems
Institute of Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Research Organization (A.R.O), Volcani Center

Researcher

Research Interests / Job description
Remote Sensing (sensors, algorithms, applications)
High fidelity imaging spectroscopy (HiFIS)
Light detection and ranging (LiDAR)
Applied Spectroscopy-plant & soil spectroscopy
Spatial & temporal analysis
Precision agriculture
Agroecology
Geo-statistics
Big data and Meta-data analysis
Machine Learning
CV  

Lab News

2017-Dec-17: Dr. Tarin Paz-Kagan present at the ‘Landscape scale patterns models' session during the 58 conference of the Israeli Geographical Assentation Conference at Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

2017-Dec-4: Competitive research grant awarded by the Ministry of Science and Technology: "Assessing response to drought stress in dryland forests based on Leaf area organization (LAO) derived from VENμS imagery and LiDAR".

2017-Dec-1: A new paper published: "Remote measurement of canopy water content in giant sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) during drought" (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037811271731040X)

2017-Nov-29: A new paper published: "What mediates tree mortality during drought in the southern Sierra Nevada?" (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eap.1620/abstract)

2017-Nov-7: Dr. Tarin Paz-Kagan present at the ‘Vegetation patterns and processes in dryland regions in relation to land use and climate change' session during the International Drylands, Deserts and Desertification 2017 Conference at Ben-Gurion University, Sede-Boker, Israel.

2017-Nov-7: Dr. Tarin Paz-Kagan 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.

2017-Nov-7: A new paper published: "Evaluating calibration methods for predicting soil available nutrients using hyperspectral VNIR data" (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167198717301733)

2017 -Nov-7: A new paper published: "Landscape-scale variation in canopy water content of giant sequoias during drought" (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378112717314354)

2017-Oct-23: A new paper published: "Linear Multi-Task Learning for Predicting Soil Properties Using Field Spectroscopy "(http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/9/11/1099/html)

2017-Oct-15: Dr. Tarin Paz-Kagan gives a talk at the workshop ‘Toward a unified framework for life supporting systems in the Anthropocene' for the International Synthesis Research Workshop of ISRAEL Science Foundation and the ISRAEL Academy of Sciences.

2017-Sep-3: Dr. Tarin Paz-Kagan gives a talk at the Annual meeting of the Israeli Society of Agricultural Engineering: "Mapping the spectral soil quality index (SSQI) using high-fidelity imaging spectroscopy (HiFIS)".

Open positions


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 research-based masters, have PUBLISHED at least one, first-author peer-reviewed journal article.
  • Competitive master's students are those who have extensive research experience or related work experience, and high grades in their previous studies.

We currently have open positions:

  •  A laboratory research engineer position is available
  • Post-doctoral position available in remote sensing, GIS, and spatial statistics related to primary productivity and grazing impacts in a Mediterranean forest ecosystem in Israel.
  • PhD position available for studying dryland forest responses to increasing drought stress based on remote sensing of vegetation structural dynamics using remote sensing and LiDAR data. 
  • PhD/ master position available in for mapping species diversity using hyperspectral remote sensing and Machine Learning approach.

Skills: Self-motivated, Programing abilities, Hand on knowhow with imaging systems (Optics and computation set-up). All letters of introduction should include a paragraph stating how your research interests align with the lab, updated curriculum vitae, and contact information for professional references.
Please contact: Dr. Tarin Paz Kagan tarin@volcani.agri.gov.il

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Ohana-Levi, N., Givati, A., Paz-Kagan, T, and Karnieli, A. (2018). Simulating the hydrological response of a forested watershed to wildfire. Ecohydrology (IF=2.852; Q1). 
  2. Qi, H., Zhao, Paz-Kagan, T., Karnieli, A., and Li, S. (2018). Evaluating calibration methods for predicting soil available nutrients using hyperspectral VNIR data. Soil & Tillage Research. 175: 267-275(IF=3.74; Q1). 
  3. Martin, E.R,. Asner, P.G., Francis, E., Ambrose, A., Baxter, W., Das, J.A., Vaughn, N.R., Paz-Kagan, T., Dawson, T., Nydick, K., and Nathan L. Stephenson, L.N. (2017). Remote analysis of canopy water content in giant sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) during drought. Forest Ecology and Management (special issue).
  4. Qi, H., Zhao, Paz-Kagan, T., Karnieli, A., and Li, S. (2017). Multi-task linear learning for predicting soil properties using field spectroscopy. Remote Sensing. 9:1099-1118. (IF=3.18; Q1).
  5. Paz-Kagan, T., Brodrick, P.,Vaughn N.R., Das, A.J, Stephenson, N.L., Nydick, K., and Asner, G.P. (2017). Landscape-scale variation in canopy water content of giant sequoias during drought. Forest Ecology and Management (special issue). (IF=2.66; Q1). 
  6. Paz-Kagan T., Shachak, M., Zaady, E., and Karnieli, A. (2017). Ecosystem effect of integrating human-made runoff harvesting system in natural dryland watersheds. Journal of Arid Environment. 147:133-143(IF=1.835; Q2). 
  7. Paz-Kagan, T., Brodrick, P.,Vaughn N.R., Das, A.J, Stephenson, N.L., and Asner, G.P. (2017). What mediate tree mortality in response to drought stress in the southern SierraNevada?.Ecological Application. 27(8): 2443-2457. (IF=4.252; Q1). 
  8. Paz-Kagan, T, and Asner, G.P. (2017). Drivers of woody canopy water content responses to drought in a Mediterranean type ecosystem. 27(7):2220-2233. Ecological Application. (IF=4.252; Q1). 
  9. Paz-Kagan T., Caras, T., Shachak, M., and Karnieli, A. (2017). Multiscale mapping of species diversity under changed land-use using imaging spectroscopy. Ecological Application. 27: 1466-1484 (IF=4.252; Q1). 
  10. Herrmann, I., Berenstein M., Paz-Kagan, T., Karnieli, A., and Sade A. (2017). Spectral assessment of two-spotted spider mite damage levels in the leaves of greenhouse-grown pepper and bean. Biosystem Engineering. 175: 72-85 (IF=1.997; Q1). 
  11.  Paz-Kagan T., Levi, N., Herrmann, I., Shachak, M., Zaady, E., Karnieli, A. and Henkin, Z. (2016). Grazing intensity effects on soil quality: A spatial analysis of Mediterranean grassland. Catena. 146: 100-110 (IF=2.16; Q1). 
  12. Paz-Kagan, T., Shachak, M., Zaady, E. and Karnieli, A. (2016). Transformation of shrublands to forests: the role of woody species as ecosystem engineers and landscape modulators. Forest ecology and Management. 361: 257-268. (IF=2.66; Q1). 
  13. Paz-Kagan T., Shachak, M., Zaady, E., Salbach, C., Schmidt, A., Zacharias, S., Lausch, A., Notesco, G., Ben-Dor, E and Karnieli, A. (2015). Mapping of spectral soil quality index (SSQI) using airborne imaging spectroscopy. Remote Sensing. 7:15748-15781 (IF=3.18; Q1). 
  14. Rozenstein, O.* , Paz-Kagan, T.* , Salbach, C., and Karnieli, A. (2015). Comparing the effect of pre-processing on land-use classification methods derived from spectral soil Paz-Kagan Tarin November 2017 Page 2 of 8 measurements. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 99, 1-12 (*equally contributing authors). (IF=2.827; Q1). 
  15. Paz-Kagan, T., Shachak, M., Zaady, E., and Karnieli, A. (2014). Structural changes of desertified and managed shrubland landscapes, in response to drought: spectral, spatial and temporal analysis. Remote Sensing. 6: 8134-8164. (IF=3.18; Q1). 
  16. Paz-Kagan, T., Shachak, M., Zaady, E., and Karnieli, A. (2014). Evaluation of ecosystem responses to land-use change using soil quality and primary productivity in a semi-arid area, Israel. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 193: 9-24. (IF=3.203; Q1).
  17. Paz-Kagan, T., Shachak, M., Zaady, E., and Karnieli, A. (2014). A spectral soil quality index (SSQI) for characterizing soil function in changed land use. Geoderma. 230: 171-184. (IF=2.509; Q1). 

 

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