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שלח באימייל הדפס
Name: David Nestel, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Plant ProtectionEntomology and the Nematology and Chemistry units
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  03-9683690
Cell: 050-6220690
Email:    nestel@agri.gov.il
Office location:Volcani Center
Address:Department of Entomology
Agricultural Research Organization
The Volcani Center
Hamaccabim Road 68, P.O. Box 15159, Rishon LeZion 7528809, Israel

Senior Scientist

Research Interests / Job description
Spatial Dispersion Patterns of Fruit Flies;
Fruit Fly Surveillance Methods and Early Warning Systems for Invasive Species;
Precision Targeting of Fruit Flies;
Nutritional Physiology of Fruit Flies;
Alternative Control Methods, Including Mass-Trapping and Sterile Insect Technique




  1. Nestel, D., Galun, R. and Friedman, S. (1985). Long-term regulation of sucrose intake by the adult Mediterranean Fruit Fly Ceratitis capitata (Wiedmann). Journal of Insect Physiology, 31(7): 533-536.
  2. Altieri, M.A.* and Nestel, D.* (compilers) (1985). Seminar on agricultural development in Mexico: Past, present and future. Program in Mexican Studies; Center for Latin American Studies. University of California, Berkeley. 66 pp. (in Spanish).
  3. Nestel, D., Galun, R. and Friedman, S. (1986). Energetic balance of the irradiated adult of Ceratitis capitata (Wied.) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Folia Entomologica Mexicana, 70: 75-85.
  4. Nestel, D. (1988). Quantitative analysis of triacylglycerol in the Mediterranean Fruit fly: An energetic interpretation and its use in the production of sterile flies. In: II International Capacitating Course on Fruit Flies: Rearing and Sterilization (Ed. by: Schwarz, A.J.). pp.27-32, Program Moscamed, SARH?USDA, Tapachula, Mexico. (in Spanish).
  5. Nestel, D. and Dickschen, F. (1990). The foraging kinetics of ground ant communities in different Mexican coffee agroecosystems. Oecologia, 84: 58-63.
  6. Nestel, D. and Altieri, M.A. (1992). The weed communities of Mexican coffee agroecosystem: Effect of management upon plant biomass and species composition. Acta Oecologica, 13: 715-726.
  7. Nestel, D., Dickschen, F. and Altieri, M.A. (1993). Diversity patterns of soil macro?Coleoptera in Mexican shaded and unshaded coffee agroecosystems: an indication of habitat perturbation. Biodiversity and Conservation, 2: 70-78.
  8. Nestel, D. and Amitai, S. (1993). Fruit pests of cherries in Israel: A preliminary study. Hassadeh, 73: 653?654. (In Hebrew).
  9. Cohen, H.S and Nestel, D. (1993). Phenology of the olive scale and percent parasitism upon the scale in apple orchards of the Golan Heights. Hassadeh, 73: 998-1000. (In Hebrew).
  10. Mendel, Z.*, Nestel, D.* and Gafni, R. (1994). Examination of the origin of the Israeli population of Matsucoccus josephi (Homoptera: Matsucoccidae) using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA-polymerase Chain Reaction. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 87: 165-169.
  11. Nestel, D., Dickschen, F. and Altieri, M.A. (1994). Seasonal and spatial population loads of a tropical insect: the case of the coffee leaf-miner in Mexico. Ecological Entomology, 19: 159-167.
  12. Ogata, N.S, Nestel, D., Rico?Gray, V. and Guzman, G. (1994). The cited myxomycetes of Mexico. Acta Botanica (Mexico), 27: 39-51. (In Spanish).
  13. Klein, M.*, Nestel, D.*, Bar-On,  N. and Magen, D. (1994). The zig-zag  leafhopper in Israel's deciduous orchards. Alon Hanoteah, 48: 128-131. (In Hebrew).
  14. Nestel, D., Ben-Yakir, D., Chen, M. and Friedberg, A. (1995). The Narcissus bulb fly in Israel: Species of agricultural importance and monitoring systems. Hassadeh, 75: 81-85. (In Hebrew).
  15. Ben-Yakir, D.*,  Nestel, D.*, Ben-Herzel, H., Grossman, M., Benyaminy, H. and Chen, M. (1995). Postdiapause development and spring emergence of the European Corn Borer, Ostrinia nubilalis, in Israel. Phytoparasitica, 23: 205-215.
  16. Nestel, D., Cohen, H., Saphir, N., Klein, M. and Mendel, Z. (1995). Spatial distribution of scale insects: A comparative study using Taylor's "Power Law". Environmental Entomology, 24: 506-512.
  17. Nestel, D.  and Klein, M. (1995). Geostatistical analysis of leafhopper (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) colonization and spread in deciduous orchards. Environmental Entomology, 24: 1032-1039.
  18. Nestel, D., Pinhassi, N., Reuveni, H., Oppenheim, D. and Rosen, D. (1995). Development of a predictive phenological model for the spring generation of the olive scale Parlatoria oleae (Colvee), in Israel: Preliminary results. Israel Journal of Entomology, 29: 227-235.
  19. Mendel, Z.*, Assael, F., Saphir, N., Zehavi, A. and Nestel, D.* (1995).The role of Matsucoccus josephi Bodenheimer et Harpaz (Homoptera: Margarodidae) and drought in the early stages of natural regeneration after fire in Aleppo pine forest in Israel. Israel Journal of Entomology, 29: 169-177.
  20. Nestel, D. (1995).Coffee in Mexico: International market, agricultural  landscape and ecology.Ecological Economics, 15: 165-178.
  21. Jacome, I.*, Aluja, M.*, Liedo, P. and  Nestel, D.* (1995). The influence of adult diet and age on lipid reserves in the tropical fruit fly Anastrepha serpentina (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Insect Physiology, 41: 1079-1086.
  22. Glazer, I.*, Kozodoi, E., Salame, L. and Nestel, D.* (1996). Spatial and temporal occurrence of natural populations of Heterorhabditis spp. (Nematoda: habditidae) in a semiarid region. Biological Control, 6: 130-136.
  23. Pinhassi, N.S, Nestel, D. and Rosen, D. (1996). Oviposition and emergence of olive scale (Homoptera: Diaspididae) crawlers: a regional degree-day forecasting model. Environmental Entomology, 25: 1-6.
  24. Ogata, N.S, Rico-Gray, V. and Nestel, D. (1996). Abundance, richness and diversity of myxomycetes in a Neotropical forest ravine. Biotropica, 28: 627-635.
  25. Cohen, H. S, Horowitz, A.R., Nestel, D. and Rosen, D. (1996).Susceptibility of the woolly apple aphid, Aphelinus mali (Hym.: Aphelinidae), to common pesticides used in apple orchards in Israel. Entomophaga 41: 225-233.
  26. Nestel, D., Israely, N. and Hadar, D. (1996). The use of insect-proof screens and "Protector" traps (against the Mediterranean fruit fly) as alternative  strategies to reduce fruit damage and to enhance fruit quality in organic apple orchards. Hassadeh, 76: 53-59. (In Hebrew).
  27. Mendel, Z., Assael, F., Zehavi, A., Saphir, N., Nestel, D. and Schiller, G. (1996). The role of Matsucoccus josephi (Homoptera: Matsucoccidae) and drought on seedling survival in the early stages of  natural regeneration after fire of Aleppo pine in Israel. Ecology and Environment, 3: 53-58. (In Hebrew).
  28. Bar-Joseph, M. and Nestel, D. (1996). Group infection of citrus trees affected by little leaf. Hassadeh, 76: 54-59. (In Hebrew).
  29. Nestel, D. and Israely, N. (1996). Validation of a phenological model for the olive scale (Parlatoria oleae) in the Judean Hills. Alon Hanoteah, 50: 352-355 (In Hebrew).
  30. Cohen, H.S, Nestel, D. and Rosen, D. (1996). Test on resistance of rootstocks resistant to the wooly apple aphid in Israel’s conditions. Alon Hanoteah, 50: 270-272. (In Hebrew).
  31. Gafni, R., Goaz, A., Nestel, D. and Mendel, Z. (1996). Examination of the origin of insect pests of pine in Israel using RAPD-PCR. In: BCPC Symposium Proceedings No. 65 (Ed. by Marshall, G.). pp. 253-258. The British Crop Protection Council, Farnham, Surrey, UK.
  32. Nestel, D., Israely, N., Yuval, B and Kitron, U. (1996). Population dynamics of the Mediterranean fruit fly in a heterogeneous Mediterranean agricultural landscape.In: Proccedings of the Exotic Fruit Fly Research Symposium (Ed. by Morse, J. G.). pp. 85-90. College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA.
  33. Mendel, Z., Adar, K., Nestel, D. and Dunkelblum, E. (1997). Sex pheromone traps as a tool for the study of population trends of the predator of a scale insect and for the identification of potential predators for biological control. In: Symposium on “Technology Transfer in Mating Disruption (Ed. by Witzgall, P. and Arn, H). pp. 231-240. IOBC wprs Bulletin, Vol 20, Montpellier, France.
  34. Nestel, D., Yuval, B and Kitron U. (1997). Spatial and temporal patterns of a Medfly population in an heterogeneous agricultural Mediterranean Landscape. In: Working Material of the 3rd Research Co-ordination Meeting (FAO/IAEA Co-ordinated Research Programme) on "Medfly Mating Behaviour Studies under Field Cage Conditions", held in Tel-Aviv, Israel, 15-19 Sept. 1997. 1 pp. IAEA, Vienna, Austria.
  35. Israely, N. S, Yuval, B., Kitron, U. and Nestel, D. (1997). Population fluctuations of adult Mediterranean fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in a Mediterranean heterogeneous agricultural region. Environmental Entomology 26: 1263-1269.
  36. Mendel, Z.*, Ben-Yehuda, S., Marcus, R. and Nestel, D.* (1997). Distribution and extent of damage by Scolytus spp. to stone and pome fruit orchards in Israel. Insect Science and Applications 17: 175-181.
  37. Mendel, Z., Assael, F., Saphir, N., Zehavi, A., Nestel, D. and Schiller, G. (1997). Seedling mortality in regeneration of Allepo pine following fire and attack by the scale insect Matsucoccus josephi. International Journal of Wildland Fire 7: 327-333.
  38. Nestel, D. (1997). Leucoptera coffeella.“Crop Protection Compendium: Module 1” (Ed. by Scott, P.R.). Book (compendium) on CD-ROM. Center for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CAB International), U.K.
  39. Israely, N.S, Yuval, B., Kitron, U. and Nestel, D. (1997). Influence of trap-location on trapping efficacy of Mediterranean fruit flies. Alon Hanoteah, 51: 164-168 (In Hebrew).
  40. Israely, N. S, Nestel, D. and Yuval, B. (1997). Influence of season and host phenology on the Mediterranean fruit fly population fluctuations in the central hills of Israel. Alon Hanoteah, 51: 264-271 (In Hebrew).
  41. Hadar, D.* and Nestel, D.* (1997). Insect-proof net against the Mediterranean fruit fly in organic vineyards. Alon Hanotea, 51: 321-322 (In Hebrew).
  42. Hadar, D.* and Nestel, D.* (1997). Insect-proof net to protect organic vineyards against the Mediterranean fruit fly.          Organic Agriculture, 33: 25-26. (In Hebrew).
  43. Israely, N. S, Nestel, D. and Kitron, U. (1997). Spatial distribution patterns of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wied) population in the central hills of Israel. Alon Hanotea, 51: 444-450. (In Hebrew).
  44. Nestel, D., Zaidan, S. and Nemny-Lavi, E. (2000). Mass-trapping of the olive fly as an alternative strategy of control. Alon Hanotea, 54: 302-307. (In Hebrew).
  45. Antignus, Y., Nestel, D., Cohen, S. & Lapidot, M. (2001). Ultraviolet-deficient greenhouse environment affects whitefly attraction and flight-behavior. Environmental Entomology 30: 394-399.
  46. Nestel, D., Lavy E., Rabossi, A., Tolmaski, L., Quesada-Allue, L., Bonpland, G. and Taret, G. (2001).Quantification of lipids and proteins in larvae and newly emerged Medfly: In search for an indication of nutritional quality. In: Working Material of the 2nd Research Co-Ordiantion Meeting (FAO/IAEA Co-Ordination Research Programm) on "Quality Assurance of Mass Produced and Released Fruit Flies for SIT Programmes", held in Mendoza, Argentina, 19-23  Nov. 2001, 17 pp. IAEA, Vienna, Austria.
  47. Efron, D.*, Nestel, D*. & Glazer, I.* (2001). Spatial analysis of entomopathogenic nematodes and insect hosts in a citrus grove in a semi-arid region.Environmental Entomology 30: 254-261.
  48. Nestel, D., Carvalho J., Zaidan, S., Ben-Yehuda S. and Nemni-Lavy, E (2002). Three years of trials on mass-trapping of the olive fly (Bactrocera oleae) in Israel. Alon Hanotea, 56: 460-469. (In Hebrew).
  49. Curuk, S., Ananthakrishnan, G., Singer, S., Xia, X., Elman, C., Nestel, D., Cetiner, S. & Gaba, V. (2003). Regeneration In vitro from the hypocotyls of Cucumis species produces almost exsclusively diploid shoots, and does not requires light.  HortScience 38: 105-109.
  50. Nestel, D., Tolmasky, D., Rabossi, A. & Quesada-Allue, L. (2003). Lipid, carbohydrates and protein patterns during metamorphosis of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 96: 237-244.
  51. Papadopoulos, N.T.*, Katsoyannos, B. I. & Nestel, D.* (2003). Spatial autocorrelation analysis of a Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) adult population in a mixed deciduous fruit orchard in northern Greece. Environmental Entomology 32: 319-326.
  52. Orenstein, S., Zahavi, T., Nestel, D., Barkalifa, M. and Weintaub, P.G. (2003). Spatial dispersion patterns of potential leafhopper and planthopper (Homoptera) vectors of phytoplasma in wine vineyards. Annals of Applied Biology 142: 341-348.
  53. Nestel, D. and Nemni-Lavy, E. (2003). Quantification of lipids and proteins in pupating larvae and newly emerged Medfly and its relationship to other parameters of the developing fly. In: Working Material of the 3nd Research Co-Ordiantion Meeting (FAO/IAEA Co-Ordination Research Programm) on "Quality Assurance of Mass Produced and Released Fruit Flies for SIT Programmes", held in Perth, Australia, 19-23  May. 2003, 23 pp. IAEA, Vienna, Austria.
  54. Nestel, D., Katsoyannos, B., Nemny-Lavy, E., Mendel, Z. and Papadopoulous, N. (2004). Spatial analysis of Medfly populations in heterogeneous landscapes. In: Proccedings of 6th International Fruit Fly Symposium, pp. 35-43. May 6-10, 2002, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  55. Nestel. D., Nemny-Lavy, E. and Chang, C.L. (2004). Lipid and protein loads in pupating larvae and emerging adults as affected by the composition of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) meridic larval diets. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 56: 97-109.
  56. Nestel, D.,  Nemny-Lavy, E., Zilberg, L., Weiss. M., Akiva, R. and Gazit, Y. (2004). The fruit fly PUB: A phagostimulation unit bioassay system to quantitatively measure ingestion of baits by individual flies. Journal of Applied Entomology 128: 576-582.
  57. Nestel, D., Carvalho, J. and Nemny-Lavy, E. (2004). The spatial dimension in the ecology of insect pests and its relevance to pest management, pp. 45-63. In: Insect Pest Management (Ed. by: Horowitz, A.R. and Ishaaya, I).  Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.
  58. Sela, S.*, Nestel, D.*, Pynto, R., Nemny-Lavy, E. and Bar-Joseph, M. (2005).The Mediterranean fruit fly as a potential vector of bacterial pathogens. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71: 4052-4056.
  59. Nestel, D., Papadopoulos, N.T., Liedo, P., Gonzales-Ceron, L. and Carey, J.R. (2005). Trends in lipid and protein contents during Medfly ageing: an harmonic path to death. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 60: 130-139.
  60. Nestel, D., Nemny-Lavy, E., Papadopoulos, N., Liedo, P. and Carey, J.R. (2006). Nutritional status and energy budget in developing and ageing Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata. Proceedings of the 1st Rostock European Exploratory Workshop on Aging and Longevity in Wild Medfly Populations (ed. By: Carey, J.R., Papadopoulos, N.T., Yashin, A.I. and Michalski, A.I.). Advances in Gerontology, 18: 130.
  61. Nestel D., Nemny-Lavy E., Islam A., Wornoayporn V. and Caceres C. (2007). Effects of pre-irradiation conditioning of Medfly pupae (Diptera: Tephritidae): Hypoxia and quality of sterile males. Florida Entomologist 90 (1): 80-87.
  62. Nestel D. , Nemny-Lavy E. and Alchanatis, V. (2007).Gas-exchange patterns of Mediterranean fruit fly pupae (Diptera: Tephritidae): a tool to forecast developmental stage. Florida Entomologist  90 (1): 71-79.
  63. Nestel D. and Nemny-Lavy E. (2008). Nutrient balance in Medfly, Ceratitis capitata, larval diets affects the ability of  the developing insect to incorporate lipid and protein reserves. Entomolgia Experimentalis et Applicata, 126: 53-60.
  64. Nestel, D., Papadopoulos, N.T. and Miranda Chueca, M.A. (2008). Current Advances in the study of the Ecology of Fruit Flies from Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Journal of Applied Entomology, 132: 681.
  65. Kounatidis, I.*, Papadopoulos, N.T.*, Mavragani-Tsipidou, P., Cohen, Y., Terivanidis, K., Nomikou, M. and Nestel D.* (2008). Effect of elevation on spatio-temporal patterns of olive fly (Bactrocera oleae) populations in northern Greece. Journal of Applied Entomology, 132: 722-733.
  66. Alagarmalai, J.*, Nestel, D.*, Dragushich, D., Nemny-Lavy, E., Anshelevich, L., Zada, A.* and Soroker, V.* (2009). Identification of host attractants for the Ethiopian fruit fly, Dacus ciliatus Loew. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 35: 542-551.
  67. Zur, T. S, Nemny-Lavy, E., Papadopoulos, N.T., and Nestel, D. (2009). Social interactions regulate resource utilization in a Tephritidae fruit fly. Journal of Insect Physiology, 55: 890-897.
  68. Nestel, D. (2009). Fruit flies in space. TEAM Newsletter  no. 7 (July 2009). pp. 2-6.
  69. Nestel, D., Yoshida, M and Yasin, S. (2010). Olive fly and olive production in the Middle East. TEAM Newsletter no. 9 (December 2010). pp. 16-17
  70. Papanastasiou, S.*, Nestel, D.*, Diamantidis, A., Nakas, C. and Papadopoulos, N.* (2011). Physiological and biological patterns of a highland and a costal population of the European cherry fruit fly during diapause. Journal of Insect Physiology, 57 : 83-93.
  71. Drosopoulou, E.*, Nestel, D.*, Nakou, I., Kounatidis, I., Papadopoulos, N.T.*,  Bourtzis, K. and Mavragani-Tsipidou, P.* (2011). Cytogenetic analysis of the Ethiopian fruit fly, Dacus ciliatus (Diptera: Tephritidae). Genetica, 139: 723-732.
  72. Aluja, M.*, Birke, A., Guillen, L., Diaz-Fleischer, F. and Nestel, D.* (2011). Coping with an unpredictable and stressful environment: the life history and metabolic response to variable food and host availability in a polyphagous tephritid. Journal of Insect Physiology, 57: 1592-1601.
  73. Oviedo, A.*, Nestel, D.*, Papadopoulos, N.T., Ruiz, M.J., Prieto, S.C., Willik, E. and Vera, M.T.* (2011). Management of protein intake in the fruit fly Anastrepha fraterculus. Journal of Insect Physiology, 57, 1622-1630.
  74. Rempoulakis, P. S and Nestel, D. (2012). Dispersal ability of marked-irradiated olive fruit flies [Bactrocera oleae (Rossi) (Diptera: Tephritidae)] in arid regions .Journal of Applied Entomology,136: 171-180.
  75. Fallik, E.*, Perzelan, Y., Alkalai-Tuvia, S., Nemny-Lavy, E. and Nestel, D.* (2012).Development of cold quarantine protocols to arrest the development of the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) fruit after harvest. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 70: 7-12.
  76. Castrignano, A., Boccaccio, L., Cohen, Y., Nestel, D., Kounatidis, I., Papadopoulos, N.T., DeBenedetto, D. and Mavragani-Tsipidou, P. (2012). Spatio-temporal population dynamics and area-wide delineation of Bactrocera oleae monitoring zones using multi-variate geostatistics. Precision Agriculture, 13: 421-441.
  77. Levi-Zada, A.*, Nestel, D.*, Fefer, D., Nemni-Lavy, E., Delouya-Kahane, I. and David, M. (2012). Analyzing diurnal and age-related pheromone emission of the olive fly, Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae) by sequential SPME-GCMS analysis. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38: 1036-41.
  78. Estes, A.M.*, Nestel, D.*, Belcari, A., Jessup, A., Rempoulakis, P., Economopoulos, A. (2012). Review Paper A basis for the renewal of sterile insect technique for the olive fly, Bactrocera oleae (Rossi). Journal of Applied Entomology, 136:
  79. Nemny-Lavi,* Nestel, D.*, Alkalai-Tuvia, S., Perzelan, Y., Fallik, E.* (2012). Protocol to check the effect of cold-treatments (quarantine) after harvest on the development of the Mediterranean fruit fly in pepper fruit. Sadeh ve Yerek no. 242 (march 2012): 33-35. (In Hebrew).
  80. Younis, M.*, Seplyarsky, V.* and Nestel, D.* (2013). Olive moth (Prays oleae): an important pest of olives in Israel. Alon Hanotea, 67: 36-38. (In Hebrew).
  81. Blum, M. S, Lensky, I*. and Nestel, D*. (2013). Estimation of the olive grove canopy temperature from MODIS thermal imagery is more accurate than interpolation from meteorological stations. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology. 176: 90-93.
  82. Yasin, S.*, Rempoulakis, P., Nemny-Lavy, E., Levi-Zada, A., Tsukada, M., Papadopoulos, N. and Nestel, D.* (2014). Assessment of lure and kill and mass-trapping methods against the olive fly, Bactrocera oleae (Rossi), in desert-like environments in the Eastern Mediterranean. Crop Protection, 57: 63-70
  83. Zygouridis, N.E.*, Argov, Y., Nemny-Lavy, E., Augustinos, A., Nestel, D.* and Mathiopoulos, K.* (2014). Genetic changes during laboratory domestication of an olive fly SIT strain. Journal of Applied Entomology, 138: 423-432
  84. Nemny-Lavy, E.* and Nestel, D.* (2014). Protein requirements of the adult Ethiopian fruit fly Dacus ciliatus. International Journal of Tropical Insect Sciences, 34: S140-S147.
  85. Rempoulakis, P.S, Afshar, N., Osorio, B., Szular, J., Ahmed, S., Dammalage, T., Sto Tomas, U., Nemny-Lavy, E., Solomon, M., Vreysen, M.J.B., Nestel, D.* and Missirlis, F.* (2014). Conserved metallomics in two insect families evolving separately for a hundred million years. BioMetals, 27: 1323-1335.
  86. Rempoulakis, P.S, Castro, R., Nemny-Lavy, E. and Nestel, D. (2015). Irradiation effects upon the fertility and longevity of the Ethiopian fruit fly, Dacus ciliatus Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicatta, 155: 117-122.
  87. Ordano, M.*, Engelhard, I., Rempoulakis, P., Castro, R., Nemny-Lavy, E., Blum, M., Yasin, S., Lansky, I., Papadopoulos, N. and Nestel, D.* (2015). Olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae) population dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean: Influence of exogenous uncertainty on a monophagous frugivorous insect. PlosOne  10 (5): 1-18
  88. Blum, M.S, Lensky, I.M., Rempoulakis,, P. and Nestel, D. (2015). Modeling insect population fluctuations with satellite land surface temperature. Ecological Modelling, 311: 39-47.
  89. Sadeh, Rami, Shaked, B., Godshtein, E., Lavy, E., Efgeni, Y., Shenderei, C., Razon, A., El-Hanati, V., Cohen, Y., Nestel, D. (2015). Electronic monitoring of the Ethiopian fruit fly in melon. Bio-Bitaon, Fall 2015, 1217.
  90. Rempoulakis, P.S, Nemny-Lavy, E., Castro, R. and Nestel, D. (2016). Mating behavior of Dacus ciliatus (Loew) [Diptera: Tephritidae]: Comparisons between a laboratory and a wild population. Journal of Applied Entomology, 140: 250-260.
  91. Nemny-Lavy, E.*, Nestel, D.* and Rempoulakis, P. S (2016). Laboratory longevity and competitiveness of Dacus ciliatus Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae) following sub-sterilizing gamma radiation. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 106: 415-419.
  92. Castro, R. S, Fallik, E., Nemny-Lavy, E., Alkalai-Tuvia, S., Rempoulakis, P. and Nestel, D.  (2016). Effects of cold post-harvest treatments of sweet bell peppers on the development of the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata). Postharvest Biology and Technology, 120: 16-22.
  93. Nestel, D., Papadopoulos, N.T., Pascacio-Villafán, C., Righini, N., Altuzar-Molina, A.R. and Aluja, M. (2016). Review Paper Resource allocation and compensation during development in holometabolous insects. Journal of Insect Physiology. 95: 78-88.
  94. Nestel, D., Rempoulakis, P., Yanovski, L., Miranda, M.A., Papadopoulos, N.T. (2016). The evolution of alternative control strategies in a traditional crop: Economy and policy as drivers of olive fly control, pp. 47-76. In: Advances in insect control and resistance management (Ed. by Horowitz, R and Ishaaya, I). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.
  95. Kouloussis, N.A. *, Damos, P.T., Ioannou, C.S., Tsitsoulas, C., Papadopoulos, N.T., Nestel, D. * and Koveos, D.S. (2017).     Age related assessment of sugar and protein intake of Ceratitis capitata in ad libitum conditions and modeling its relation to reproduction. Frontiers in Physiology, 8, article 271.
  96. Rempoulakis, P. S, Sela, S., Nemny-Lavy, E., Pinto, R., Birke, A. and Nestel, D. 2018. Microbial composition affects the performance of an artificial Tephritid larval diet. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 108: 434-441. (doi:10.1017/S0007485317000943)
  97. Shaked, B., Amore, A., Ioannou, C., Valdes, F., Alorda, B., Papanastasiou, S., Goldshtein, E., Shenderey, C., Leza, M., Pontikakos, C., Perdikis, D., Tsiligiridis, T., Tabilio, M.R., Sciarretta, A., Barcelo, C., Athanassiou, C., Miranda, M.A., Alchanatis., Papadopoulos, N., Nestel. D. (2018). Electronic trap for detection and population monitoring of adult fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Applied Entomology, 142: 43-51 (DOI: 10.1111/jen.12422)
  98. Blum, M S., Nestel, D., Cohen, Y., Goldshtein, E. and Helma, D. (2018). Predicting Heliothis (Helicoverpa armigera) pest population dynamics with an age-strucutured insect population model driven by satellite data. Ecological Modelling, 369: 1-12.
  99. Nestel, D., Zioni, S., Gazit, Y (2019). Phytosanitary irradiation and export of fresh produce. Alon Hanotea, 73: 30-35. (In Hebrew).
  100. Gazit, Y., Sadeh, A., Rubin, K., Melamed, E., Zioni, S., Elkan, N., Porat, R., Fallik, E., Alkalai-Tovia, S., Slofovitch, D., Meorar, D., Faigenberg, O., Zukerman, E., Lavy, E. and Nestel, D. (2019). Phytosanitary irradiation treatment of fresh produce for export: what is new in this subject in Israel. Alon Hanotea, (In Hebrew). www.snapcall.org/alon/201907/index.html
  101. Levin, S., Sela, N., Erez, T., Nestel, D., Pettis, J., Neuman, P. and Chejanovsky, N. (2019). Viral populations from three Apis melífera subspecies infested with the ectoparasite mite Varroa destructorViruses, 11(2),  (https://doi.org/10.3390/v11020094)
  102. Nestel, D., Cohen, Y., Shaked, B., Alchanatis, V., Nemny’Lavy, E., Miranda, M.A., Sciarretta, A. and Papadopoulos, N.T. (2019).  An integrated decision support system for an environmentally friendly management of the Ethiopian fruit fly in greenhouse crops. Agronomy, 9, 459. http://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9080459
  103. Blum, M., Lansky, I., Rempoulakis, P., Ordano, M., Papadopoulos, N. and Nestel, D. (2019). Land Surface Temperature (LST) as an environmental variable in the study of insect pest populations: The population dynamics of the olive fly in the Eastern Mediterranean. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin on Integrated Protection of Olive Crops, 141: 110-113.
  104. Ioannou, C.S., Papanastasiou, S.A., Zarpas, K.D., Miranada, M.A., Sciarretta, A., Nestel, D. and Papadopoulos, N.T. (2019). Development and field testing of a spatial decision support system to control populations of the European cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis cerasi, in commercial orchards. Agronomy, 9, 568. http://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9100568
  105. Sciarretta, A., Tabilio, M.R., Amore, A., Colacci, M., Miranda, M.A., Nestel, D., Papadopoulos, N.T. and Trematerra, P. (2019). Defining and evaluating a decision support system (DSS) for the precise pest management of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata, at the farm level, Agronomy, 9, 608. http://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9100608
  106. Miranda, M.A., Barcelo, C., Valdes, F., Feliu, J.F., Nestel, D., Papadopoulos, N.T., Sciarretta, A., Ruiz, M. and Alorda, B. (2019). Developing and implementation of decisión Support system (DSS) for the control of the olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae, in Mediterranean olive orchards. Agronomy, 9, 620. http://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9100620
  107. Levi-Zada, A., Levy, A., Rempoulakis, P., Fefer, D., Steiner, S., Gazit, Y., Nestel, D., Yuval, B. and Byers, J.A. (2020). Diel rhythm of volatile emissions of males and females of the peach fruit fly Bactrocera zonataJournal of Insect Physiology, 120 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2019.103970 
  108. Ben-Yosef, M., Verykouki, E., Altman, Y., Nemni-Lavi, E., Papadopoulos, N.T. and Nestel, D. (2021). Effect of thermal acclimation on the tolerance of Bactrocera zonata (Diptera: Tephritidae) to hydric stress. Frontiers in Physiology, 12: 686424. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2021.686424        
  109. Augustinus, N.A., Blum, M., Citterio, S., Gentili, R., Helman, D., Nestel, D., Schaffner, U., Muller-Scharer, H. and Lensky, I.M. (2022). Ground-truthing predictions of a demographic model driven by land surface temperature with a weed biocontrol cage experiment. Ecological Modelling, 466: 9p. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2022.109897 
  110. Pascacio-Villafan, C., Righini, N., Nestel, D., Birke, A., Guillen, L. and Aluja, M. (2022). Diet quality and conspecific larval density predict functional trait variation and performance in a polyphagous frugivorous fly. Functional Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.14042
  111. Diller, Y., Shamsian, A., Shaked, B., Altman, Y., Danziger, B-C · Manrakhan, A., Serfontein, L., Bali, E., Wernicke, M., Egartner, A, Colacci, M., Sciarretta, A., Chechik, G., Alchanatis, V., Papadopoulos, N.T. and Nestel, D. (2022). A real time remote surveillance system for fruit flies of economic importance: sensitivity and image analysis. Journal of Pest Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-022-01528-x
  112. Ben-Yosef, M., Altman, Y., Nemni-Lavi, E., Papadopoulos, N.T. and Nestel, D. (2023). Larval nutritional-stress and tolerance to extreme temperatures in the peach fruit fly, Bactrocera ‌zonata (Diptera: Tephritidae),  Fly, 17:1, 2157161,   https://doi.org/10.1080/19336934.2022.2157161
  113. Papadogiorgou, G.D., Moraiti, C.A., Nestel, D., Terblanche, J.S., Verykouki, E. and Papadopoulos, N.T. (2023). Acute cold stress and supercooling capacity of Mediterranean fruit fly populations across the Northern Hemisphere (Middle East and Europe). Journal of Insect Physiology, 147, 104519. https://doi.org/101016/j.jinsphys.2023.104519 
  114. Ben-Yosef, M., Altman, Y., Nemni-Lavi, E, Papadopoulos, N.T. and Nestel, D. (2023). Effect of termal acclimation on the tolerance of the peach fruit fly (Bactrocera zonata: Tephritidae) to heat and cold stress. Journal of Thermal Biology, 117, 103677. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2023.103677
  115. Prekas, P.N., Rodovitis, V.G., Bataka, E.P., Nestel, D., Nakas, T.K. and Papadopoulos, N.T. (2023). Optimization of brewer’s yeast quantity in liquid and gel larval diets for the Mediterranean fruit fly. Insects, 14, 828, https://doi.org/10.3390/insects14100828
  116. Giunti, G., Benelli, G., Campolo, O., Canale, A., Kapranas, A., Liedo, P., De Meyer, M., Nestel, D., Ruiu, L., Scolari, F., Wang, X. and Papadopoulos, N.T. (2023). Biology, ecology and invasiveness of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata: a review. Entomologia Generalis, 43: 1221-1239. https://doi.org/10.1127/entomologia/2023/2135 
  117. Giunti, G., Benelli, G., Campolo, O., Canale, A., Kapranas, A., Liedo, P., De Meyer, M., Nestel, D., Ruiu, L., Scolari, F., Wang, X. and Papadopoulos, N.T. (2023). Management of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata: past, present and future. Entomologia Generalis, 43: 1241-1263. https://doi.org/10.1127/entomologia/2023/2136     

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