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Name: Lior Blank, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Plant ProtectionPlant Pathology and Weed Research
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  972-3-9683581
Email:    liorb@volcani.agri.gov.il
Address:Department of Plant Pathology and Weed Research
ARO, Volcani Center
Bet Dagan 50250, Israel


Research Interests / Job description
Spatial distribution of plant pathogens in agricultural crops

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Danieli R*, Blank L*, Salam BB, Malka SK, Teper-Bamnolker P, Daus A, Zig U, Amichay M, Shemer Z, Gal-On A and Eshel D (2018). Postharvest temperature has a greater impact on apical dominance of potato seed-tuber than field growing-degree-days exposure. Field Crops Research 223: 105-112 (* equal contribution). 

Firester B, Shtienberg D and Blank L (2018). Modeling the spatiotemporal dynamics of Phytophthora infestans at a regional scale. Plant Pathology

Mendelsohn O, Dayan T, Aidlin-Harari S, Silberstein M, Orlov V and Blank L (2018). Mediterranean fruit fly sub-plot hotspots prediction by experts' experience. Journal of Applied Entomology 142: 371-379

Blaustein L, Segev O, Rovelli V, Bar-David S, Blank L, Polevikov A, Pezaro N, Krugman T, Showstack S, Ozeri L and Templeton AR (2018). Compassionate approaches for the conservation and protection of fire salamanders. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution

Cohen Y, Roei I, Blank L, Goldstein E and Eizenberg H. (2017) Spatial distribution of the root parasitic weed Phelipanche aegyptiaca in processing tomatoes using ecoinformatics and spatial analysis. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 973

Blank L, Vasl A, Schindler BY, Kadas G and Blaustein L. (2017) Horizontal and vertical island biogeography of arthropods on green roofs: a Review. Urban Ecosystems 20: 911-917

Marman S, Man-Aharonovich D, Grossowicz M, Blank L, Yacobi Y and Sher DJ, (2016). Distribution and habitat specificity of potentially-toxic Microcystis across climate, land and water use gradients. Frontiers in Microbiology 7: 271

Blank L, Cohen Y, Borenstein M, Shulhani R, Lofthouse M, Sofer M and Shtienberg D (2016). Variables associated with severity of bacterial canker and wilt caused by Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis in tomato greenhouses. Phytopathology 106 (3): 254-261

Schindler BY, Blank L, Levy S, Kadas G, Pearlmutter D and Blaustein L (2016). Integration of photovoltaic panels and green roofs: review and predictions of effects on electricity production and plant communities.‏ Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 62 (1-2): 68-73

Segev O, Polevikove A, Blank L, Goedbloed D, Küpfer E, Gershberg A and Blaustein L (2015). Effects of tail clipping on larval performance and tail regeneration rates in the Near Eastern Fire Salamander, Salamandra infraimmaculata. PloS ONE 8(4): e59813

Kershenbaum A, Blank L, Sinai I, Merilä J, Blaustein L and Templeton AR (2014). Landscape influences on dispersal behaviour: A theoretical model and empirical test using the fire salamander, Salamandra infraimmaculata. Oecologia 175: 509-520

Blank L, Luoto M and Merilä J (2014). Potential effects of climate change on the distribution of the common frog Rana temporaria at its northern range margin. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 59: 130-140

Blank L and Blaustein L (2014). A multi-scale analysis of breeding site characteristics of the endangered fire salamander (Salamandra infraimmaculata) at its extreme southern range limit. Hydrobiologia 726: 229-244

Carmel Y, Kent R, Bar-Massada A, Blank L, Liberzon J, Nezer O, Sapir G and Federman R (2013). Trends in Ecological Research during the Last Three Decades - A Systematic Review. PloS ONE 8 (4): e59813

Blank L, Vasl A, Levy S, Grant G, Kadas G, Dafni A and Blaustein L (2013). Directions in green roof research: a bibliometric study. Building and Environment 66: 23-128

Blank L, Sinai I, Bar-David S, Peleg N, Segev O, Sadeh A, Kopelman MN, Templeton AR, Merilä J and Blaustein L (2013) Genetic population structure of the endangered fire salamander (Salamandra infraimmaculata) at the southernmost extreme of its distribution. Animal Conservation 16: 412-421

Blank L and Blaustein L (2012) Using ecological niche modeling to predict the distributions of two endangered amphibian species in aquatic breeding sites. Hydrobiologia 693: 157-167

Blank L, Linker R and Carmel Y (2012) A multi-scale analysis of herbaceous species richness in a Mediterranean ecosystem. Journal of Plant Ecology, 6: 113-121

Blank L and Carmel Y (2012) Woody vegetation patch type determines herbaceous species richness and composition in Mediterranean ecosystem. Community Ecology, 13 (1): 72-81

Bar Massada A, Kent R, Blank L, Hadar L, Perevolotsky A and Carmel Y (2011) Mapping Mediterranean vegetation using continuous structural characteristics. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33 (2): 346-364

Bitler A, Lev N, Fridmann-Sirkis Y, Blank L, Cohen SR and Shai Y (2010) Kinetics of interaction of HIV fusion protein (gp41) with lipid membranes studied by real-time AFM imaging. Ultramicroscopy, 110 (6): 694-700

Lev N*, Fridmann-Sirkis Y*, Blank L*, Bitler A, Epand RF, Epand RM and Shai Y (2009) The conformational stability and membrane interaction of the full-length ectodomain of HIV-1 gp41: implication for mode of action. Biochemistry, 48 (14): 3166-3175 (* equal contribution)

Peisajovich SG, Blank L, Epand RF, Epand RM and Shai Y (2003) On the interaction between gp41 and membranes: the immunodominant loop stabilizes gp41 helical hairpin conformation. Journal of Molecular Biology, 326 (5): 1489-1501

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