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Name: David Russo, Ph.D. (Retiree)
Units: Soil, Water and Environmental SciencesEnvironmental Physics and Irrigation
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  972-3-9683866
Cell: 050-6220066
Email:    vwrosd@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan
Address:Institute of Soils, Water & Environmental Sciences, ARO, Bet Dagan, Israel.



Principle Soil Scientist (Grade A+, equivalent to Full Professor), Dept. Soil Physics, Institute of Soils & Water, ARO, Bet Dagan, Israel.




Research Interests / Job description
(i) water flow and chemical transport in heterogeneous porous formations; (ii) Estimation of soil hydraulic properties; (iii) Characterization of the spatial heterogeneity of soil properties relevant to flow and transport; (iv) Modeling of flow and transport at the field scale; (v) Contamination of soils and groundwater; and (vi) Modeling of flow, transport and crop production and its application to management of saline and sodic soils.



- No. of papers in refereed journals: 108

- No. of reviewed papers published in proceedings of symposia: 5

- No. of chapters in books: 5
- No. of books: 1

- No. of invited lectures in internationl symposia: 19

Recent selected publications (last five years)

1. Articles in Reviewed Journals   

Russo, D.  (2011). The effect of pulse release date and soil characteristics on solute transport in a combined vadose zone-groundwater flow system: Insights from numerical simulations. Water Resour. Res. 47, W05532, doi:10.1029/2010WR010094.                                                                              

Rinaldo, A., K. J. Beven, E. Bertuzzo1, L.Nicotina1, J. Davies, A. Fiori , D. Russo and  G. Botter  (2011). Catchment travel time distributions and water flow, storage and yield. Water Resour. Res. 47, W06509, doi:10.1029/2009WR008307.                                                                              

Russo, D.  (2012). Numerical Analysis of Solute Transport in Variably Saturated Bimodal Heterogeneous Formations with Mobile-Immobile Porosity. Adv. Water Resour., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.05.017

Russo, D., A. Laufer, R. H. Shapira and D. Kurtzman (2013). Assessment of Solute Fluxes Beneath an Orchard Irrigated with Treated Sewage Water: A numerical Study, Water Resour. Res. 49, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20085.

Russo, D.  (2013). Consequences of salinity-induced-time-dependent soil hydraulic properties on flow and transport in salt-affected soils. Procedia Environmental Sciences 19: 623-632, DOI: 10.1016/j.proenv.2013.06.071.

Fiori, A. and  D. Russo  (2013). Numerical experiments on the age of seasonal rain water in hillslopes. Procedia Environmental Sciences .19: 331-340, DOI: 10.1016/j.proenv.2013.06.071.

D. Russo, Laufer, A., Gerstl, Z., Ronen, D., Weisbrod, N., and Zentner, E. (2014). On the mechanism of field-scale solute transport: Insights from numerical simulations and field observations, Water Resour. Res. 50, doi:10.1002/2014WR015514.

Russo, D., A. Laufer, G. Bardhan, and G. J. Levy (2015).Salinity control in a clay soil beneath an orchard irrigated with treated waste water in the presence of a high water table: a numerical study. Journal of Hydrol. 512: 605-618. DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.04.013.

Russo, D., (2015).On the effect of connectivity on solute transport in spatially heterogeneous combined unsaturated-saturated flow systems, Water Resour. Res. 51, doi:10.1002/ 2014WR016434.

Russo, D., (2016).Alternating irrigation water quality as a method to control solute concentrations and mass fluxes below irrigated fields: a numerical study, Water Resour. Res. 52, doi:10.1002/2015WR018287.


1979- Israel Society of Soil Science Mokady's award for M.Sc. Thesis.

2001- Agricultural Research Organization's Researcher of the Year for a Distinguished  Scientific Activity.

2002- Acknowledged by the Institute for Scientific Information as a Highly Cited  Researcher in the Ecology/Environment Category


Shared Data:

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