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שלח באימייל הדפס
 
Name: Alex Protasov, Ph.D. (Engineer/Technician)
Units: Plant ProtectionEntomology and the Nematology and Chemistry units
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  03-9683362 03-9683636
Cell: 050-6220091
Fax:03-9683849
Email:    protasov@volcani.agri.gov.il
Address:Department of Entomology
Institute of Plant Protection
Agricultural Research Organization
The Volcani Center
HaMaccabim Road, P.O.Box 15159
Rishon LeTsiyon
7528809, Israel
Research Interests / Job description
Forest pests;
Biological control of insect pests.

Articles in reviewed journals

  1. Zhurova, P., Protasov, A. (1994). Peculiarities of morpho-anatomical structure of pine-needles at Scotch pine seedling of different geographical origin. Forestry & Agroforest-Reclamation, 89, pp. 62-66.
  2. Vipiraylo, A., Protasov, A. (1995). Morphology and anatomical structure peculiarities of Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) needle conditioned by aerotechnogenic pollution. Ukrainian Journal of Botany, 52, N 3, pp. 394-398.
  3. Protasov, A., Zhurova, P. (1995). Periods of replacement of primary and mature needles and its morpho-anatomical structure at Pinus sylvestris L. of different geographical origin. Forestry & Agroforest-Reclamation, 90, pp. 59-62.
  4. Protasov, A. (1996). Drought influence on cell ultra structure of mesophyll in needle Pinus sylvestris L. Ukrainian Journal of Botany, 53, N 6, pp. 739-742.
  5. Protasov, A., Zadorozhny, K. (1998). Genetical and cytological aspects of Pinus sylvestris L. resistance to Heterobasidion annosum (Fr.) Bref. Forestry, 1, pp. 81-87.
  6. Protasov, A., Zhurova, P. (1998). Peculiarities of morpho-anatomical structure in vegetative organs of Scotch pine seedling of the different geographical origin. Forestry, 2, pp. 85-88.
  7. Protasov, A., Zhurova, P. (1998). Resistance of Pinus sylvestris L. climatypes to a drought into the different growth condition. Ukrainian Journal of Botany, 53, N 3, pp. 295-300.
  8. Protasov, A., Zhurova, P., Zadorozhny, K. (1999). Resistance of Pinus sylvestris L to drought depending its ecological and geographical provenance. Forestry & Agroforest-Reclamation, 96, pp. 56-59.
  9. Protasov A., Mendel Z., Madar Z., Saphir N. (2002). A gall wasp (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Tetrastichinae), a new pest of Eucalyptus trees in Israel. Forest, 2, pp. 82-83.
  10. Mendel Z., Protasov A., Blumberg, D. (2002). The spherical mealybug Nipaecoccus viridis (Newstead).In: Plant Pests of the Middle East. Appelbaum, S., Gerson, U. Publication of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem).
  11. Protasov A., Mendel Z., Madar Z., Saphir N. (2003). A gall wasp (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Tetrastichinae), a new pest of Eucalyptus trees in Israel: current information of the pest status and measures to be adopted. Phytoparasitica, 31:3, pp. 308-309.
  12. Mendel Z., Protasov A., Fisher J., La Salle J. (2004). The taxonomy and history of Leptocybe invasa Fisher&LaSalle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), a new genus of gall-markers on Eucalyptus. Australian Journal of Entomology, 43, pp. 101-113.
  13. Branco M., Franco J., Dunlkelblum E., Protasov A., Mendel Z. (2006). A common mode of kairomonal attraction of larvae and adults of insect predators to the sex pheromone of their prey (Hemiptera: Matsucoccidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research, 96, pp. 179-185.
  14. Huber J., Mendel Z., Protasov A., La Salle J. (2006). Two new Australian species of Stethynium (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae), larval parasitoids of Ophelimus maskelli (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) on Eucalyptus. Journal of Natural History, 40 (32-34), pp. 1909-1921.
  15. Zada A., Protasov A., Dunkelblum E., Mendel Z. (2006). Sex pheromone of the Vine Mealybug (Planococcus ficus): from identification to application.Phytoparasitica, 34:4, pp. 385.
  16. Protasov A., La Salle J., Blumberg, D., Brand D., Fisher J., Mendel Z. (2007). Biology, revised taxonomy and impact on host plants of Ophelimus maskelli (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) an invasive gall inducer on Eucalyptus in the Mediterranean Area. Phytoparasitica, 35:1, pp. 50-76.
  17. Gindin G., Navon A., Protasov A., Saphir N., Mendel Z. (2007). Differing susceptibility of Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni from several geographical locations in Israel to Bacillus thuringiensis formulations. Phytoparasitica, 35:2, pp. 179-190.
  18. Gindin G., Navon A., Protasov A., Saphir N., Mendel Z. (2007). Environmental persistence of Bacillus thuringiensis products tested under natural conditions against Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni. Phytoparasitica, 35:3, pp. 255-263.
  19. Protasov A., La Salle J., Blumberg, D., Brand D., Mendel Z., (2007). Biological control of the eucalyptus gall wasp Ophelimus maskelli (Ashmead): Taxonomy and biology of the parasitoid species Closterocerus chamaeleon (Girault), with information on its establishment in Israel. Biological Control, 42:2, pp. 196-206.
  20. Mendel Z., Protasov A., Blumberg, D., Brand D., Saphir N., La Salle J. (2007). Release and recovery of parasitoids of the eucalyptus gall wasp Ophelimus maskelli in Israel. Phytoparasitica, 35:4, pp. 330-332.
  21. Mizrahi A., Protasov A., Saphir N., Mendel Z. (2007). Seasonal activity of Ooencyrtus pityocampae an eggs parasitoid of pine processionary moth. Israel Journal of Entomology, 37, 376 p.
  22. Protasov A., Mendel Z., Blumberg D., Brand D., Saphir N., La Salle J. (2007). Seasonal history, host range and infestation studies of the invasive eucalyptus gall wasp Ophelimus maskelli in Israel. Israel Journal of Entomology, 37, 378 p.
  23. Saphir N., Protasov A., Zahavi A., Mendel Z. (2007). Seasonal flight modality of the pine processionary caterpillar and the correlation between male apture and tree infestation. Israel Journal of Entomology, 37, 379 p.
  24. Ben-Yehuda S., Protasov A., Dunkelblum E., Zada A., Mendel Z. (2007). Occurrence of Synanthedon vespiformis (Lepidoptera; Sessiidae) in stone fruit orchards and its possible role in root injury. Israel Journal of Entomology, 37, 391 p.
  25. Zada A., Dunkelblum E., Franco J., Protasov A., Mendel Z. (2008). Attraction of Planococcus ficus males to racemic and chiral pheromone baits: flight activity and bait longevity. Journal of Applied Entomology, 132:6. pp. 480-489.
  26. Gindin G., Kuznetsowa T., Protasov A., Saphir N., Mendel Z. (2008). Susceptibility of the pistachio processionary moth Thaumetopoea solitaria to Three Bacillus thuringiensis Product. Phytoparasitica, 36:5. pp. 472-482.
  27. Il-Kwon K., Mendel Z., Protasov A., Blumberg D., La Salle J. (2008). Taxonomy, biology, and efficacy of two Australian parasitoids of the eucalyptus gall wasp, Leptocybe invasa Fisher & La Salle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Tetrastichinae). Zootaxa, 1910, pp. 1-20.
  28. Protasov A., Doganlar M., La Salle J., Mendel Z. (2008). Occurrence of two local Megastigmus species parasitic on the eucalyptus gall wasp Leptocybe invasa in Israel and Turkey. Phytoparasitica, 36:5. pp. 449-459.
  29. Gindin G., Kuznetsowa T., Protasov A., Ben-Yehuda S., Mendel Z. (2009). Artificial Diet for two flat-headed borers, Capnodis spp. (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). European Journal of Entomology, 106 (4). pp. 573-581.
  30. Kol-Maimon H., Protasov A., Franco J., Zada A., Elyahu M., Mendel Z. (2010). Male behaviors reveal multiple pherotypes within vine mealybug Planococcus ficus (Signoret) (Hemiptera; Pseudococcidae) populations. Naturwissenschaften, 97. pp. 1047-1057.
  31. Franco J., Silva E., Fortuna T., Branco M., Suma P., Protasov A., Elyahu M., Mendel Z., Zada A. (2011). Vine mealybug sex pheromone increases citrus mealybug parasitism by Anagyrus sp. near pseudococci (Girault). Biological Control, 58. pp. 230-238.
  32. Levi-Zada A., Ben-Yehuda S., Gindin G., Protasov A., Mendel Z. (2011). Identification and field bioassays of the sex pheromone of the yellow-legged clearwing Synanthedon vespiformis (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Chemoecology, 21. pp. 227-233.
  33. Mendel Z., Protasov A., Jasrotia P., Zada A., Franco J. (2012). Responses of second-instar male nymphs of four mealybug species (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) to conspecific and heterospecific female sex pheromones. Journal of Insect Behavior. Online FirstTM, 1 February 2012.
  34. Freeman, S., Protasov, A., Wysoki, M., Ben-Yehuda, S., Noi, M., Sharon, M., Eliyhu, M., Mendel, Z. (2012). An Asian ambrosia beetle Euwallacea fornicatus and its novel symbiotic fungus Fusarium sp. pose a serious threat to the Israeli avocado industry. Phytoparasitica, 40:3. pp. 235-238.
  35. Spodek, M., Ben-Dov, Y., Protasov, A. (2012). Taxonomy of Kermes greeni Bodenheimer (Coccoidea: Hemiptera: Kermesidae) with a new synonymy. Zootaxa, 3545. pp. 67-75.
  36. Freeman, S., Protasov, A., Sharon, M., Mohotti, K., Okon-Levy, N., Maymon, M., Eliyhu, M., Mendel, Z. (2012). Obligate feed requirement of Fusarium sp. nov., an avocado wilting agent, by the ambrosia beetle Euwallacea aff. fornicata. Symbiosis, 58:1/3. pp. 245-251.
  37. Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., Jasrotia, P., Silva, E., Zada, A., Franco, J. (2012). Sexual maturation and aging of adult male mealybugs. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 102:8. pp. 385-394.
  38. Gindin, G., Navon, A., Saphir, N., Protasov, A., Mendel, Z. (2012). Differing susceptibility to Bacillus thuringiensis formulations of Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni populations between forests with different Bt management in Israel. Phytoparasitica, 35 (2). pp. 179-190.
  39. Freeman, S., Protasov, A., Sharon, M., Maymon, M., M., Mendel, Z., Aoki, T., Eskalen, A., O'Donnell, K. (2013). Fusarium euwallaceae sp. nova symbiotic fungus of Euwallacea sp., an invasive ambrosia beetle in Israel and California. Mycologia, 105 (6). pp. 1595-1606.
  40. Rocha, S., Branco, M., Almeida, M., Protasov, A., Mendel, Z. (2013). Gall inducing may benefit host plant: a case of a gall wasp and Eucalyptus tree. Tree Physiology, 33:4. pp. 388-397.
  41. Gindin, G., Mendel, Z., Levitin, B., Shahi, P., Einav, M., Kushmaro, A., Protasov, A., Zaritsky, A., Ben-Dov, E. (2014). The basis for rootstock resilient to Capnodis spp.: screening for genes encoding δ-endotoxins from Bacillus thuringiensis. Pest Management Science, 70:8. pp. 1283-1290.
  42. Spodek, M., Ben-Dov, Y., Protasov, A., Carvalho, J., Mendel, Z. (2014). First record of Dactylopius opuntiae (Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Dactylopiidae) from Israel. Phytoparasitica, 42. pp. 377-379.
  43. Levi-Zada, A., Fefer, D., David, M., Franco, J.C., Protasov, A., Dunkelblum E., Mendel Z. (2014). Diel periodicity of pheromone release by females of Planococcus citri and Planococcus ficus and the temporal flight activity of their conspecific males. Naturwissenschaften, 101:8. pp. 671-678.
  44. Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., Brand, D., Branco, M. (2014). Lessons from successful classical biological control in Israel of Leptocybe invasa and Ophelimus maskelli. The International Forestry Review, 16 (5). pp.325-326.
  45. Samra, S., Ghanim. M., Protasov, A., Mendel, Z. (2015). Development, reproduction, host range and geographical distribution of the variegated caper bug Stenozygum coloratum (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). European Journal of Entomology. 112(2). pp. 362-372.
  46. Samra, S., Ghanim, M., Protasov, A., Mendel, Z. (2015). Spatial distribution and niche partitioning in the Ooencyrtus spp. (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) complex parasitizing the eggs of Stenozygum coloratum (Hemiptera; Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). BioControl. DOI 10.1007/s10526-015-9683-2.
  47. Samra, S., Ghanim, M., Protasov, A., Branco, M., Mendel, Z. (2015). Genetic Diversity and Host Alternation of the Egg Parasitoid Ooencyrtus pityocampae between the pine Processionary Moth and the Caper Bug. PloS ONE. 10(04):e0122788. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0122788. pp. 1-21.
  48. Samra, S., Ghanim, M., Protasov, A., Mendel, Z. (2015). Seasonal history, plant interactions and egg parasitism of the variegated caper bug Stenozygum coloratum Klug (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Agricultural and Forest Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/afe.12123. pp. 1-13.
  49. Samra, S., Ghanim, M., Protasov, A., Mendel, Z. (2015). Seasonal history, plant interactions and egg parasitism of the variegated caper bug Stenozygum coloratum Klug (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Agricultural and Forest Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/afe.12123. pp. 1-13.
  50. Dori-Bachash, M., Avrahami-Moyal, L., Protasov, A., Mendel, Z., Freeman, S. (2015). The occurrence and pathogenicity of common blue-stain fungi and Geosmithia spp.,associated with three pine bark-beetles inplanted forests in Israel. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 143 (4). pp. 627-639.
  51. Freeman, S., Sharon, M., Dori-Bachash, M., Maymon, M., Belausov, E., Margalit, O., Maoz, Y., Protasov, A., Mendel, Z. (2015). Symbiotic association of three fungal species throughout the life cycle of the ambrosia beetle Euwallacea nr. fornicatus. Symbiosis.DOI:10.1007/s13199-015-0356-9. pp. 1-14.
  52. Spodek, M., Burckhardt, D., Protasov, A., Mendel, Z. (2015). First record of two invasive eucalypt psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) in Israel. Phytoparasitica, 43:3. pp. 401-406.
  53. Mendel, Z., Watson, G., Protasov, A., Spodek, M. (2016). First record of the papaya mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus Williams & Granara de Willink (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae), in the West Palearctic. EPPO Bulletin. pp. 1-3.
  54. Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., La Salle, J., Blumberg, D., Brand, D. (2016). Classical biological control of two eucalyptus gall wasps; main outcome and conclusions. Biological control, 105. pp. 66-78.
  55. Miller, G., Maymon, M., Maoz, Y., Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., Lewinsohn, E., Freeman, S. (2017). Colonization patterns of symbiotic fungi associated with the Ambrosia beetle Euwallacea nr. fornicatus in avocado. Phytoparasitica, 45:2. pp. 1-22. DOI 10.1007/s12600-017-0586-x. 
  56. Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., Maoz, Y., Maymon, M., Miller, G., Freeman, S. (2017). The role of Euwallacea nr. fornicatus (Coleoptera: Scolytinae) in the wilt syndrome of avocado trees in Israel. Phytoparasitica, 45:2. pp. 1-19. DOI 10.1007/s12600-017-0598-6

Articles in nonreviewed journals and scientific notes in reviewed journals 

  1. Protasov, A. (1995). Autecological variation of morfo-anatomical and physiologo-biochemical signs of pine ecotypes (Pinus sylvestris L.) upon the arid conditions of the site. Doctor's thesis of biology. Dnipropetrovsk State University. Faculty of Ecology. Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine), 21 pp.
  2. Protasov A. (1997). Employment of methods of early bioindication for appreciation of a wood-plants state in forest monitoring system of Ukraine. In: Forest monitoring: methodology and perspective. Lithuanian Scientific Research Institute of Forestry, pp. 45-46.
  3. Mendel Z., Dunkelblum D., Protasov A., Gross S. (2002). Development of methods for controlling mealybugs in citrus groves using pheromones. Alon HaNotea 56: pp. 38-41.
  4. Mendel Z., Protasov A., Saphir N., Madar Z. (2003). A gall wasp of Eucalyptus trees: current information of the pest status and measures to be adopted. Yalkut HaMicoveret (Magazine of Bee Keepers and the Honey Board of Israel), 45: pp. 34-35.
  5. Protasov A., Mendel Z., Madar Z., Saphir N. (2005). Gall wasps of Eucalyptus: current information of the pest status and measures to be adopted. Israel Open Spaces (השטחים הפתוחים בישראל)
  6. Protasov A., Saphir N., Brand, D., Blumberg D., Assael F., Mendel Z. (2005). Biology and management possibilities of invasive gall wasps (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in eucalyptus plantations of the Mediterranean and north and central Africa. The International Forestry Review. 7 (5): p. 86.
  7. Sharon R., Zahavi T., Protasov A. (2006). Mediterranean vine mealybug control by conservation and enhancement of the natural enemies. Library of Mop-Zafon. Vol. Kerem. November 2006.
  8. Saphir N., Madar Z., Zahavi A., Mendel Z., Protasov A. (2007). A pine woolly aphid, Pineus pini, a new pest of pine trees in Israel. Leaflet of Forest Department (Land Development Authorities. JNF) and Department of Entomology (Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center). pp. 1-3.
  9. Yunes H., Biton S., Gross S., Silverman D., Mendel Z., Protasov A. (2007). A citrus mealybug in mint and tarragon greenhouses in Jordan Valley. Leaflet of Department of Entomology (Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center) and Extension service (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development). pp. 1-2.
  10. Saphir N., Madar Z., Protasov A., Mendel Z. (2007). Pine processionary moth (Taumetopoea wilkinsoni). Leaflet of Forest Department (Land Development Authorities. JNF) and Department of Entomology (Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center). pp. 1-8.
  11. Ben-Yehuda S., Protasov A., Dunkelblum E., Kozlizki W., Zada A., Mendel Z. (2007). Occurrence of Synanthedon vespiformis (Lepidoptera; Sesiidae) in stone fruit orchards and development of means for its monitoring. Alon HaNotea 61: pp. 11-15.
  12. Protasov A., Mendel Z., Silverman D., Yunes H., Biton S., Zuriel S. (2008). Development of methods for controlling mealybugs in mint and tarragon greenhouses using pheromones. Leaflet of Department of Entomology (Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center) and Extension service (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development). pp. 1-8.
  13. Eliahu M., Protasov A., Blumberg D., Ben-Dov Y., Mendel Z. (2010). Biology and control of the solanum mealybug (Phenacoccus solani). Sade veErek 1-2: pp. 64-69.
  14. Mendel Z., Protasov A., Friman S., Ben-Yehuda S., Noi M., Hamburger M. (2010). The shot hole borer, Euwallacea fornicatus, is a new pest of plantations of avocado in Israel. Leaflet of Department of Entomology (Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center), Plant Protection and Inspection Services and Extension service (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development). pp. 1-8.
  15. Mendel Z., Protasov A., Eliahu M., Blumberg D., Saposhvili D. (2010). Biological control of the solanum mealybug (Phenacoccus solani) in Israel. Sade veErek 16: pp. 8-12.
  16. Levi-Zada A., Gindin G., Protasov A., Ben-Yehuda S., Mendel Z. (2011). Study of the sex pheromone of the yellow leg clearwing and the relevance to its management. Alon HaNotea 65:6 pp. 30-36.
  17. Mendel Z., Gindin G., Protasov A., Kuznetsowa T., Zaritsky A., Ben-Dov., E. (2013). Basis for preparations that contain toxic genes from bacteria to prevent damage caused by Capnodis. Alon HaNotea 69:10. pp. 24-29.
  18. Samra S., Ghanim M., Protasov A., Carvalho C., Mendel Z. (2014). The biology and ecology of the variegated caper bug, Stenozygum coloratum (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Alon HaNotea 68:7. pp. 38-44.
  19. Mendel Z., Protasov A., Friman S., Maoz, Y., Heler, A., Biton, S., Noi, M. (2014). Symptoms of damage caused to the forest trees by the shot hole borer, Euwallacea fornicates.Leaflet of Department of Entomology (Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center), Plant Protection and Inspection Services and Extension service (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) and Forest Department (Land Development Authorities. JNF). 12 p.
  20. Mendel, Z., Protasov A., Golan, O. (2015). Bronze bug (Thaumastocoris peregrinus): a new pest of Eucalyptus trees in Israel. Ganim Yarukim. 120:3. pp. 16-18.
  21. Reuveny, H., Farkash, Z., Mendel, Z., Protasov A.,Gindin, G., Steinberg, S. (2015). Control of Capnodis tenebrionis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) by entomopathogenic nematodes. Alon HaNotea 70:10. pp. 28-33.
  22. Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., Dori-Bachash, M., Maoz, Y., Margalit, O., Palevsky, E., Maymon, M., Golan, O., Freeman, S. (2016). Background and current situation regarding the Ambrosia beetle and its fungal symbionts in avocado plantations in Israel. Alon HaNotea 71:4. pp. 32-37. (in Hebr.).
  23. Ovadia, S., Gil, N., Mendel, Z., Protasov, A. (2016). Biology and control of the Grape moth (Paropta paradoxa) on wine vineyards in 2013-2015. Carmel Winery. pp. 1-64. (in Hebr.).
  24. Mendel, Z., Protasov, A. (2016). Invasive species in Israel. Gan veNof. Nov-Dec. pp. 24-30. (in Hebr.).
  25. Ovadia, S., Gil, N., Mendel, Z., Protasov, A. (2016). The biology and seasonal activity of the carpenter worm Paropta paradoxa (Cossidae) in Israeli vineyards. Alon HaNotea 70:11. pp. 32-37. (in Hebr.).

Books, book chapters and invited reviews 

  1. Mendel, Z., Protasov, A. (2014). The pistachio processionary moth, Thaumetopoea solitaria. In: Roques A. et al. (Eds), Processionary Moths and Global Change: an update. Elsevier B.V. Italy. 56 pp.

Articles, abstracts and lectures published in Proceedings of symposia

  1. Protasov, A. (1994). Seasonal dynamics of a contents plastid's pigments in the pine-needles at Scotch pine seedling of different geographical origin. Annual Workshop on Research Activities of Ukrainian Forestry Ukrainian Institute of Forestry. Kharkov. June 10.
  2. Protasov, A. (1995). The effects of geographical origin on needle variation Pinus sylvestris L. from mesic and xeric seed sources. 7th European Ecological Congress "Ecological Processes: Current Status and Perspectives". Hungarian Biological Society. Budapest. August 20-25.
  3. Protasov, A. (1996). Cytologo-biochemical aspects of Pinus sylvestris L resistance to drought upon the east steppe in Ukraine. Annual Workshop on Research Activities of Forestry Ukrainian Institute of Forestry. Kharkov. September 25.
  4. Protasov, A. (1996). Adaptation and resistance of ecotypes Pinus sylvestris L. upon the east dry steppe in Ukraine. 5th International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology. Hungarian Biological Society. Budapest. August 17-24.
  5. Protasov, A. (1996). Autecological variation of physiologo-biochemical signs of a needle-pine in ecologo-geographical cultures of Pinus sylvestris L. upon the conditions of East Dry Steppe in Ukraine. International Conference "Forest genetic & selection". IUFRO. Voronezh. June 28-29.
  6. Protasov, A., Patlaj, I., Polyakova, L. (1997). Investigations of forest genetic resources of Ukraine. XI World Forestry Congress. Antalya. October 13-22.
  7. Protasov A., Mendel Z., Madar Z., Saphir N. (2002). A new pest of Eucalyptus trees in Israel. Annual Workshop on Research Activities of Jewish National Fund. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. December 10.
  8. Protasov A., Mendel Z., Madar Z., Saphir N. (2003). A gall wasp (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Tetrastichinae), a new pest of Eucalyptus trees in Israel. 19th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. February 11-12.
  9. Branco M., Franco J., Dunlkelblum F., Protasov A. and Mendel Z. (2004). A unique similarity of kairomonal attractiveness to the sex pheromone of Matsucoccus spp. of immature stages and adults among species of the predator guilds of Matsucoccus spp. X-International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies. Adana, Turkey. April 19-23.
  10. Protasov A., Mendel Z., Blumberg D., Brand D., Saphir N., La Salle J. (2005(. Invading gall wasps pose management challenges for eucalyptus forests in the Palaearctic region and Africa. Symposium on Biological Invasion in Ecology Systems in Israel. The University of Ben-Gurion. Beer-Sheva. January 31.
  11. Zada A., Protasov A., Dunkelblum E., Mendel Z. (2005). Sex pheromone ?f Planococcus ficus: from identification to application. 24th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. Israel. May 17.
  12. Protasov A., Mendel Z., Blumberg D., Brand D., Saphir N., La Salle J. (2005). Seasonal history, host range, and infestation studies of the invasive eucalyptus gall wasp Ophelimus maskelli in Israel. 24th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. Israel. May 17.
  13. Mizrahi A., Protasov A., Saphir N., Mendel Z. (2005). Seasonal activity of Ooencyrtus pityocampae an eggs parasitoid of pine processionary moth. 24th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. Israel. May 17.
  14. Saphir N., Protasov A., Zahavi A., Mendel Z. (2005). Seasonal flight modality of the pine processionary caterpillar and the correlation between male apture and tree infestation. 24th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. Israel. May 17.
  15. Mendel Z., Protasov A., Saphir N., Brand D., Blumberg D., Assael F., La Salle J. (2005). Insect plant interactions of two invasive eucalyptus gall inducers, Leptocybe invasa and Ophelimus maskelli (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), and management possibilities. IV Congreso Nacional de Entomolgia Applicada. Braganca, Portugal. June 17-21.
  16. Protasov A., Saphir N., Brand D., Blumberg D., Assael F., Mendel Z. (2005). Biology and management possibilities of invasive gall wasps (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in eucalyptus plantations of the Mediterranean and North and Central Africa. XXII IUFRO World Congress "Forests in the Balance: Linking Tradition and Technology". Brisbane, Australia. August 8-13.
  17. Protasov A. (2005). Eucalyptus gall wasps, biology and management. Annual Israeli Pest Control Services Association Forum. Ministry of the Environment. Pardes Hana. Israel. December 8, 22.
  18. Navon A., Mendel Z., Gindin G., Protasov A., Saphir N. (2005). Btk management and T.pityocampa/wilkinsoni susceptibility in core and expansion areas. International Conference (UE RTD Project) "Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources: Global Change and Pine Processionary Moth". Corsica, France. September 23-27.
  19. Mendel Z. Protasov A., Eliahu M. (2006). Citrus mealybug in herb greenhouses in Jordan Valley. Annual Israeli Forum of Herb Growers. (Biological control of the mealybugs in greenhouses). Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. Israel. September 14.
  20. Ben-Yehuda S., Protasov A., Dunkelblum E., Zada A., Mendel Z. (2006). Occurrence of Synanthedon vespiformis (Lepidoptera; Sessiidae) in stone fruit orchards and its possible role in root injury. 25th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. Israel. October 18.
  21. Eliahu M., Blumberg D., Protasov A., Mendel Z. (2006). Biology and control of the solanum mealybug Phenacoccus solani. 25th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. Israel. October 18.
  22. Protasov A., Saphir N., Brand D., Blumberg D., Assael F., Mendel Z. (2006). Eucalyptus gall wasp (Ophelimus maskelli) - biological control and management. 25th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. Israel. October 18.
  23. Madar Z., Saphir N., Assael F., Protasov A., Bar-Shalom O., Mendel Z. (2006). Spread of the pine processionary moth in Israel with notes on its population management25th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. Israel. October 18.
  24. Brand D., Protasov A., Blumberg D., Saphir N., Madar Z., Assael F., Mendel Z. (2006). Host plants of eucalyptus gall wasps. 25th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. Israel. October 18.
  25. Assael F., Protasov A., Dunkelblum E., Zada A., Bar-Shalom O., Eliahu M., Mendel Z. (2006). Biological aspects of development of Nipaecoccus viridis and Planococcus citri males. 25th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. Israel. October 18.
  26. Mendel Z., Protasov A., Assael F., Blumberg D., Madar Z., Brand D., Saphir N. (2007). Coping with invasive insects to forests of Israel by biological control. Annual Workshop on Research Activities of Jewish National Fund. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. February 6.
  27. Kol H., Zada A., Protasov A., Assael F., Franco J., Mendel Z. (2007). Male pherotypes in Mediterranean vine mealybug Planococcus ficus. XI International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies - ISSIS. Oeiras, Portugal. September 24-27.
  28. Mendel Z., Protasov A., Assael F., Zada A., Franco J. (2007). Longevity and sexual maturity of an adult male mealybug. XI International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies - ISSIS. Oeiras, Portugal. September 24-27.
  29. Sharon R., Protasov A., Kopler I., Peles S., Malkinson D., Zahavi T. (2007). Mediterranean vine mealybug control by conservation and enhancement of the natural enemies. European Meeting IOBC/WPRS "Biological and Integrated Control in a Modern Viticulture". Marsala, Italy. October 25-27.
  30. Doganlar M., Protasov A., Brand D., Mendel Z. (2008). Coping with invasive gall wasp pests in Eucalyptus forests in Israel and Turkey. National Eucalyptus Symposium. Tarsus, Turkey. April 15-17.
  31. Kol H., Zada A., Protasov A., Assael F., Franco J., Mendel Z. (2008). Male pherotypes characterization and development in vine mealybug Planococcus ficus Signoret (Heminoptera; Pseudococcidae) populations. Ninth Sede Boqer Symposium in Memory of Merav Ziv "Communication in Ecological Systems". Sede Boqer, Israel. May 29.
  32. Zada A., Kol H., Dunkelblum E., Assael F., Protasov A., Mendel Z. (2008). Attraction of male vine mealybug to the female structurally related pheromone components. XXIII International Congress of Entomology "ICE 2008". Durban. South Africa. July 6-12.
  33. Dragushich D., Protasov A., Zada A., Mendel Z. (2008). Improvement of the citrus mealybug pheromone homolog synthesis and evaluation of its attractiveness in herbs green houses. 27th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. Kiryat Tiv'on. Israel. October 27.
  34. Kuznetsova T., Protasov A., Ben-Yehuda S., Mendel Z. (2008). Development of artificial diet for rearing of two flat-headed borers Capnodis spp. (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). 27th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. Kiryat Tiv'on. Israel. October 27.
  35. Protasov A., Eliahu M., Dragushich D., Zada A., Mendel Z. (2008). Management of the citrus mealybug in greenhouse crops. 27th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. Kiryat Tiv'on. Israel. October 27.
  36. Madar Z., Saphir N., Zahavi A., Protasov A., Eliahu M., Mendel Z. (2008). Occurrences of the Asian woolly adelgid in Israel and the risk posed to pine trees. 27th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. Kiryat Tiv'on. Israel. October 27.
  37. Saphir N., Madar Z., Gindin G., Protasov A., Matzner O., Kuznetsova T., Mendel Z. (2008). Control of the pine processionary moth by stem injection of ecologically safe systemic compounds. 27th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. Kiryat Tiv'on. Israel. October 27.
  38. Mendel Z., Protasov A., Saphir N., Brand D., Madar Z. (2008). Over view on two invasive eucalyptus gall wasps and their natural enemies. International Symposium "Biological Control of Eucalyptus Gall Wasps". Jerusalem. Israel. November 10-17.
  39. Ben-Yehuda S., Zada A., Gitgarts L., Dragushich D., Protasov A., Mendel Z. (2009). Evaluation of trap and bait parameters for mass trapping of the almond bark beetle. Joint Conference of the Pheromone Groups of IOBC WPRS and IOBC EPRS "Semio-Chemicals without Borders". Budapest, Hungary. November 15-20.
  40. Gabrieli H., Protasov A., Mendel Z. (2009). Gall wasp (Josephiella microcarpae), a new pest of Ficus microcarpa in Israel. 28th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Tel-Aviv University. Tel-Aviv. Israel. October 14.
  41. Ben-Yehuda S., Zada A., Gitgarts L., Protasov A., Dragushich D., Mendel Z. (2009). Advance the environmentally friendly control of Scolytus amygdale in deciduous plantations with pheromone traps. 28th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Tel-Aviv University. Tel-Aviv. Israel. October 14.
  42. Glir A., Salma L., Gabrieli H., Ben-Yehuda S., Kuznetsova T., Protasov A., Mendel Z. (2009). Preliminary experiments for the control of Capnodis tenebrionis with entomopathogenic nematodes. 28th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Tel-Aviv University. Tel-Aviv. Israel. October 14.
  43. Branco M., Protasov A., Durand N., Santos M., Brand D., Mendel Z. (2010). Susceptibility of Eucalyptus to two gall wasp species: variations between sections, species, provenances and hybrid family lines. XXIII IUFRO World Congress "Forests for the Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment". Seoul. Republic of Korea. August 23-28.
  44. Protasov A., Franco J., Zada A., Mendel Z. (2010). Targeted monitoring: a new approach for management of citrus mealybug hot spots. XIΙ International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies - ISSIS. Crete (Hellas). April 6-9.
  45. Eliyahu M., Protasov A., Blumberg D., Japoshvili G., Ben-Dov Y., Mendel Z. (2010). Problematic occurrence and biological control possibilities of the solanum mealybug in Israel. XIΙ International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies - ISSIS. Crete (Hellas). April 6-9.
  46. Mendel Z., Protasov A., Eliyahu M., Madar Z., Brand D., Saphir N. (2010). Biocontrol of the pine processionary moth in Israel. Annual conference of Ecology & Environmental Sciences. The University of Ben-Gurion. Beer-Sheva. July 21.
  47. Golan O., Protasov A., Madar Z., Saphir N. Mendel Z. (2010). Distribution and season activity of eucalyptus longhorned borers Phoracantha semipunctata and Phoracantha recurva and their parasitic wasps Avetianella longoi. 29th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. October 7.
  48. Shaltiel L., Graf S., Protasov A., Rabinovich R., Mendel Z. (2010(. Using of biofumigation as a method for controlling mealybugs in mint and tarragon greenhouses. 29th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. October 7.
  49. Protasov A., Golan O., Madar Z., Saphir N. Mendel Z. (2011). Geographic distribution and seasonal activity of two species of eucalyptus borers and their parasitic wasp in Israel. Annual Workshop on Research Activities of Jewish National Fund. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. April 6.
  50. Zada A., Ben-Yehuda S., Dunkelblum E., Protasov A., Gindin G., Mendel Z. (2011). Identification and field bioassays of the sex pheromone of Synanthedon vespiformai (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). 95th International Symposium "Invasive species of the Pacific region". Waikoloa. Hawaii. USA. March 27-30.
  51. Levi-Zada A., Ben-Yehuda S., Protasov A., Gindin G., Mendel Z. (2011). Identification of the sex pheromone of the yellow-legged clearwing Synanthedon vespiformis as a method for biological control. 39th Annual Conference "Biosphere reserves and global changes". Megiddo Regional Council. Israel. June 27-28.
  52. Ettinger O., Protasov A., Alush A., Shtainberg S., Mendel Z. (2011). The "artificial" sex pheromone of Planococcus ficus causes behavioral changes in the parasitoid wasp Anagyrus near pseudococci. 30th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Sede Boqer, Israel. October 27.
  53. Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., Sharon, M., Ben-Yehuda, S., O'Donnell, K., Rabaglia, R., Wysoki, M., Freeman, S. (2011). An Asian ambrosia beetle Euwallacea fornicatus, a new pest of Avocado in Israel: seasonal history, host range and infestation studies of the invasive. Annual Israeli Forum of Avocado Growers. Extension service (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development). Bet-Dagan. Israel. December 20.
  54. Freeman, S., Protasov, A., Wysoki, M., Ben-Yehuda, S., Noi, M., Sharon, M., Eliyhu, M., Mendel, Z. (2012). A pernicious agent affecting avocado in Israel: a novel symbiotic Fusarium sp. associated with the ambrosia beetle Euwallacea fornicatus. 33th Israeli Phytopathological Society Meeting, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel. February 14-15.
  55. Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., Sharon, M., Golan, O., Maoz, Y., Noi, M., Eliyhu, M., Freeman, S. (2012). A pernicious agent affecting avocado in Israel: a novel symbiotic Fusarium sp. associated with the ambrosia beetle Euwallacea fornicatus. XV Iberian Congress of Entomology, Azores (Terceira Island). Portugal. September 1-6.
  56. Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., Sharon, M., Golan, O., Maoz, Y., Noi, M., Eliyhu, M., Freeman, S. (2012). The avocado wilt in Israel: pace of spread, the potential and actual damage, and notes on the beetle vector biology. Invasive Ambrosia Beetle Conference - The Situation in California. UC Riverside Center for Invasive Species Research. USA. August 12-14.
  57. Freeman, S., Sharon, M., Protasov, A., O'Donnell, K., Eliyhu, M., Golan, O., Maoz, Y., Noi, M., Mendel, Z. (2012). Update from Israel regarding the fungal symbiont Fusarium sp. nov., its genetic diversity, interaction with its hosts as a plant pathogen, and as a feed for Euwallacea fornicatus. Invasive Ambrosia Beetle Conference - The Situation in California. UC Riverside Center for Invasive Species Research. USA. August 12-14.
  58. Freeman, S., Protasov, A., Sharon, M., Okon-Levy, N., Golan, O., Maoz, Y., Noi, M., Eliyhu, M., Mendel, Z. (2012). Laboratory screening of fungicides and insecticides against the ambrosia beetle, Euwallacea fornicatus Eichhoff, (Scolytinae) and its fungal symbiont Fusarium sp. nov. Invasive Ambrosia Beetle Conference - The Situation in California. UC Riverside Center for Invasive Species Research. USA. August 12-14.
  59. Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., Sharon, M., Okon-Levy, N., Golan, O., Maoz, Y., Noi, M., Eliyhu, M., Freeman, S. (2012). Lessons and insights from the chemical control trials of Euwallacea fornicatus and its fungal symbiont Fusarium sp. nov in avocado plantations in Israel. Invasive Ambrosia Beetle Conference - The Situation in California. UC Riverside Center for Invasive Species Research. USA. August 12-14.
  60. Mendel, Z., Ovadia, S., Protasov, A., Eliyhu, M., Nir, G., Franco, J. (2012). The basis for targeted monitoring as an approach for management of early infestation of the vine mealybug in young vineyards. 7th European Conference IOBC/WPRS on Biological Invasions. Halting Biological Invasions in Europe. Pontevedra, Spain. September 10-11.
  61. Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., Golan, O., Eliyhu, M., Maoz, Y. (2012). Ambrosia beetle - Treat of oak plantings of Israel. Seminar on Oaks in Israel. The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens. November 1.
  62. Malki, S., Z., Ben-Dov, Y., Ghanim, M., Protasov, A., Mendel, Z. (2013). The scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea. Kermesidae) off oak trees (Fagaceae: Quercus) in Israel. 32th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Oranim Academic College of Education. Tivon. October 6.
  63. Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., Brand, D. (2013). Lessons from successful classical biological control in Israel of Leptocybe invasa and Ophelimus maskelli. XXIV IUFRO World Congress "Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research". Salt Lake City. USA. October 5-11.
  64. Mendel, Z., Protasov A., Freeman, S. (2013). Euwallacea fornicatus and Dactylopius opuntiae - two invasive pests species, acclimatized recently in Israel. 54th Israeli Geographical Society Meeting "Invasive species in Israel: distribution, influence and management". Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan. Israel. December 2.
  65. Samra, S., Ghanim, M., Japoshvili, G., Protasov, A., Branco, M., Mendel, Z. (2014). Host alternation by egg parasitoids, the role of the variegated caper bug Stenozygum coloratum in seasonal activity of Ooencyrtus pityocampae. IUFRO Joint Meeting "Entomological Research in Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems". Antalya. Turkey. April 9-14.
  66. Aoki, T., Freeman, S., Sharon, M., Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., Eskalen, A., O'Donnell, K. (2014). Fusarium euwallaceae, a novel species cultivated by a Euwallacea ambrosia beetle that threatens avocado production in Israel and California. Mycological Society of Japan (MSJ) annual meeting. Kokatsu, Ishikawa. Japan. June 14-15.
  67. Golan, O., Protasov, A., Mendel, Z. (2014). Abundance and seasonal activity of two Eucalypt borers; Phoracantha spp. and their egg parasitoid Avetianella longoi in Israel. IUFRO Joint Meeting "Entomological Research in Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems". Antalya. Turkey. April 9-14.
  68. Branco, M., Garsia, A., Protasov, A., Borowiec, N., Mendel, Z. (2014). The Eucalyptus gall wasps in the Mediterranean: biological control, host plant range, and host-galler interactions. IUFRO Joint Meeting "Entomological Research in Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems". Antalya. Turkey. April 9-14.
  69. Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., Freeman, S., Golan, O., Sharon, M., Shtienberg, D. (2014). Alignment of Israeli forestry to climate change: the plant protection perspective International Symposium of Jewish National Fund "Global Climate Change and its Impact on Forest". Jerusalem. Israel. June 22-23.
  70. Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., Golan, O. (2014). Preventive management of bark beetle outbreaks in pine forest in Israel using the "trap tree" technique. Annual Workshop on Research Activities of Jewish National Fund (organized by KKL-JNF Forestry). Bet-Dagan. Israel. July 9.
  71. Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., Freeman, S., Golan, O. (2014). Alignment of Israeli forestry to climate change: the plant protection perspective. International Symposium of Jewish National Fund "Best Practices for Addressing Climate Change in Israel". Ramat Gan. Israel. June 29 -July 1.
  72. Protasov A., Spodek, M., Steinberg, S., Erel, E., Carvalho, J., Naim, E., Brand, D., Mendel, Z. (2014). Occurrence and management possibilities of Dacytlopius opuntiae, a pernicious scale insect of the Indian-fig prickly-pear in Israel. 33th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. Israel. October 23.
  73. Samra, S., Ghanem, M., Mendel, Z., Protasov, A. (2014). Seasonal activity and host alternation in sympatric populations of Ooencyrtus pityocampae. 33th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. Israel. October 23.
  74. Itshar, N., Gindin, G., Protasov A., Mendel, Z. (2014). Methods of evaluating activity and increasing preservation in the field of the parasitic wasp Anagyrus sp. nr. pseudococci through nourishment, using the vine mealybug sex pheromone as lure. 33th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. Israel. October 23.
  75. Freeman, S., Sharon, M., Maymon, M., Protasov, A., Margalit, O., O'Donnell, K., Mendel, Z. (2014). Occurrence of Fusarium euwallaceae and Graphium sp. symbiotic fungi within their host trees and their association with their symbiotic beetle, Euwallacea nr. fornicates. Academic and Technical Workshop on Xyleborus glabratus and Euwallacea sp. Veracruz, Mexico. November 3-7.
  76. Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., Maoz, Y., Freeman, S., Sharon, M. (2014). Tree colonization behavior as a basis for management of Euwallacea nr fornicates population in avocado plantations and ornamental trees. Academic and Technical Workshop on Xyleborus glabratus and Euwallacea sp. Veracruz, Mexico. November 3-7.
  77. Protasov, A. (2014). Mealybugs on medicinal plants. Annual Israeli Forum of Medicinal Plants Growers. Extension service (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development). Bet-Dagan. Israel. November 25.
  78. Sharon, M., Maymon, M., Protasov, A., Margalit, M., O'Donnell, K., Mendel, Z., Freeman, S. (2015). Dissemination of the fungi Fusarium euwallaceae, Graphium sp. and Acremonium sp., in symbiosis with the ambrosia beetle Euwallacea nr. fornicates. 35th Israeli Phytopathological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. Israel. January 29-30.
  79. Freeman, S., Sharon, M., Maymon, M., Protasov, A., Margalit, O., O'Donnell, K., Mendel, Z. (2015). Association of the symbiotic fungi Fusarium euwallaceae, Graphium sp. and Acremonium sp., with the ambrosia beetle Euwallacea nr. fornicatus in avocado. VIII World Avocado Congress. Lima, Peru. September 13-18. 
  80. Santana, N., Ghanem, M., Ritner, O., Protasov, A.,Golan, O., Mendel, Z. (2015). Molecular barcode to identification of longhorn beetles stages development.Annual Workshop on Research Activities of Jewish National Fund. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. June 28.
  81. Mendel Z., Protasov A., Golan, O. (2015). Biological control of invasive species in planted forest in Israel - Success Story. Annual Workshop on Research Activities of Jewish National Fund. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. June 28.
  82. Bachash, M., Protasov A.,Mendel, Z., Freeman, S. (2015). Association of the pine bark beetles symbiotic funges (Characterization and Pathogenesis).Annual Workshop on Research Activities of Jewish National Fund. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. June 28.
  83. Spodek, M., Burckhardt, D., Freidberg, A., Protasov A.,Mendel, Z. (2015). Three invasive psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Aphalaridae) of eucalyps in Israel.34th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting.Faculty of Life Sciences. Tel-Aviv University. Israel. October11.
  84. Mendel, Z.,Protasov A.,Golan, O. (2015). An overview on the classical biological control of insect pests in the planted forest of Israel, achievements and insights.34th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting.Faculty of Life Sciences. Tel-Aviv University. Israel. October11.
  85. Golan, O., Doron, A., Telmor, R.,Protasov, A., Mendel, Z. (2015). The bark beetle outbreak in pine forests due to extreme climate events and ways of forest protection. 34th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting.Faculty of Life Sciences. Tel-Aviv University. Israel. October11.
  86. Protasov, A., Mendel, Z., Brand, D. (2015). Biological control of the pine woolly aphid Pineus pini in Israel. 34th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting.Faculty of Life Sciences. Tel-Aviv University. Israel. October11.
  87. Binfeld, E., Protasov A., Golan, O., Mendel, Z. (2015). Pine stumps as a habit of longhorn beetles. 34th Israeli Entomological Society Meeting.Faculty of Life Sciences. Tel-AvivUniversity. Israel. October11.
  88. Golan, O., Protasov, A., Mendel, Z. (2015). The use of pheromones in IPM schemes in Israeli forests. 40th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Pheromones and Other Semio-Chemicals in Integrated Production": The Good Sense of Scent. Mishekenot Sha'ananin, Jerusalem, Israel. November 8-13.
  89. Franco, J., Silva, E., Branco, M., Suma, P., Protasov, A., Mendel, Z.(2015). The role of kairomones in the behavior of parasitoids and predators of scale insects (Hemiptera, Coccoidea). 40th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Pheromones and Other Semio-Chemicals in Integrated Production": The Good Sense of Scent. Mishekenot Sha'ananin, Jerusalem, Israel. November 8-13.
  90. Mendel, Z., Blumberg, D., Protasov, A., Suma, P., Erel, E., Japoshvili, J., Franco, J. (2016). Host range and suitability of six parasitoid species (Hymenoptera; Encyrtidae) and their implication to biological control of three invasive Phenacoccus spp. (Hemiptera; Pseudococcidae) in Israel. XIV International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies - ISSIS. Catania, Italy. June 13-16. 
  91. Franco, J., Silva, E., Branco, M., Pergola, A., Suma, P., Protasov, A., Mendel, Z. (2016). Enhancing biological control of pest mealybugs using semiochemicals: a case study.  XIV International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies - ISSIS. Catania, Italy. June 13-16.
  92. Miller, G., Maymon, M., Maoz, Y., Mendel, Z., Protasov, A., Lewinsohn, E., Freeman, S. (2017). Colonization patterns of symbiotic fungi associated with the Ambrosia beetle Euwallacea nr. fornicatus in avocado. 38th Israeli Phytopathological Society Meeting. Agricultural Research Organization. The Volcani Center. Bet-Dagan. Israel. February 6-7.
  93. Mendel, Z., Dori-Bachash, M., Maoz, Y., Protasov, A., Golan, O., Freeman, S. (2017). Various levels of interactions between an invasive ambrosia beetle Euwallacea nr. fornicatus, its symbiotic fungi and the host trees in the Mediterranean. IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress. Freiburg, Germany. September 19-22.
  94. Branco, M., Valente, C., Garcia, A., Protasov, A., Mendel, Z. (2017). Biological control of insect pests in non-native forest plantations: opportunities and constrains. IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress. Freiburg, Germany. September 19-22.

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