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Name: David Russo, Ph.D. (Retiree)
Units: Soil, Water and Environmental SciencesEnvironmental Physics and Irrigation
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  972-3-9683726
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: 110

- 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: 20

Recent selected publications (last five years)

1. Articles in Reviewed Journals   

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.

Russo, D., (2017).On the control of solute mass fluxes and concentrations below fields irrigated with low-quality water: a numerical study, Water Resour. Res. 53, doi:10.1002/ 2017WR021067.

Zarlenga, A., A. Fiori and D. Russo (2018).Spatial variability of soil moisture and the scale issue: A geostatistical approach, Water Resour. Res. 53, doi:10.1002/2017WR021304.


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

2017- Honorary member of The Israeli Water Resources Association

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