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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

Researcher

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

Lab website

http://SpatialEpidemiologyLab.weebly.com/  

 

Publications

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

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

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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