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שלח באימייל הדפס
Name: Zalmen Henkin, Ph.D. (Retiree)
Units: Newe Ya'arResearch teams-Newe Yaar
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  04-9539559
Cell: 050-6220059
Email:    henkinz@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Newe Ya'ar Regional Research Center
Research Interests / Job description
Range Management and Plant Ecology
Cow grazing woodlandBeef-cattle grazing in Mediterranean-type woodlands
 Cow on Mediterranean rangelandCattle management in herbaceous Mediterranean rangelands
 Community of Sarcopoterium spinosum

Population dynamics of Sarcopoterium spinosum communities and improement of Mediterranean brushland (http://www.sarco.org.il/)

 Cow wearing GPS collar and heart rate sensor

Spatial distribution and grazing behavior of cattle in Mediterranean rangelands

 Cattle in riparian zoneCattle behavior in relation to water resources
 Bee foraging on rangeland Multi-objective management of open land for foraging of cattle and bees
 Vegetation response to P fertilization Soil phosphorus in managed Mediterranean woodland ecosystems


Articles in reviewed journals

Henkin, Z., Ungar, E.D., Perevolotsky, A., Gutman, M., Yehuda, Y., Dolev, A., Landau, S.Y., Sternberg, M. and Seligman, N.G. (2015) Long-term Trade-Offs Between Herbage Growth, Animal Production and Supplementary Feeding in Heavily Grazed Mediterranean Grassland. Rangeland Ecology and Management, 68:332-340.
Sternberg, M., Golodets, C., Gutman, M., Perevolotsky, A., Ungar, E.D., Kigel, J. and Henkin, Z. (2015) Testing the limits of resistance: a 19-yr study of Mediterranean grassland response to grazing regimes. Global Change Biology, 21:1939-1950.
Golodets, C., Sternberg, M., Kigel, J., Boeken B., Henkin, Z., Seligman, N.G. and Ungar, E.D. (2015) Climate change scenarios of herbaceous production along an aridity gradient: vulnerability increases with aridity. Oecologia 177:971-979.
Ruppert, J. C., Harmoney, K., Henkin, Z., Snyman, H.A., Sternberg, M., Willms, W. and Linstadter, A. (2015) Quantifying drylands' drought resistance and recovery: The importance of drought intensity, dominant life history and grazing regime. Global Change Biology 21:1258-1270.
Segre, H., Ron, R., De-Malach, N., Henkin, Z., Mandel, M. and Kadmon, R. (2014) Competitive Exclusion, Beta Diversity, and Deterministic vs. Stochastic Drivers of Community Assembly. Ecology Letters 17:1400-1408.
Shang, Z., Cao, J., Guo, R., Henkin, Z., Ding, L., Long, R. and Deng, B. (2014) Effect of enclosure on soil Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus of alpine desert rangeland. Land degradation and development, DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2283.
Dolev, A., Henkin, Z., Brosh, A., Yehuda, Y., Ungar, E.D., Shabtay, A. and. Aharoni, Y. (2014) Foraging behavior of two cattle breeds, a whole-year study: II. Spatial distribution by breed and season. Journal of animal Science 92:758-766.
Golodets, C., Sternberg, M., Kigel, J., Boeken, B., Henkin, Z., Seligman, N.G. and Ungar, E.D. (2013) From desert to Mediterranean rangelands: will increasing drought and inter-annual rainfall variability affect herbaceous annual primary productivity? Climatic Change 119:785-798.
Aharoni, Y., Dolev, A., Henkin, Z., Yehuda, Y., Ezra, A., Ungar, E.D., Shabtay, A. and Brosh, A. (2013) Foraging behavior of two cattle breeds, a whole-year study: I. Heat production, activity, and energy costs. Journal of animal Science 91:1381-1390.
Henkin, Z., Ungar, E. D. and Dolev, A. (2012) Foraging behaviour of beef cattle in the hilly terrain of a Mediterranean grassland. The Rangeland Journal 34:163-172.
Henkin, Z., Walczak, M. and Kaplan, D. (2011) Dynamics of vegetation development on drained peat soils of the Hula Valley, Israel. Mires and Peat, 9: Article 02, 1-11.
Henkin, Z. (2011) Cattle grazing and vegetation management for Multiple-Use of Mediterranean Shrubland in Israel. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 57:43-51.
Henkin, Z., Ungar, E.D., Dvash, L., Perevolotsky, A., Yehuda, Y., Sternberg, M., Voet, H. and Landau, S.Y. (2011) Effects of cattle grazing on herbage quality in an herbaceous Mediterranean rangeland. Grass and Forage Science 66:516-525.
Henkin, Z., and Seligman, N.G. (2011) The role of management on the rate of secondary succession in Mediterranean shrubland after fire. Plant Biosystems 145:708-714.
Ungar, E.D., Schoenbaum, I., Henkin, Z., Dolev, A., Yehuda, Y. and Brosh, A. (2011) Inference of the activity timeline of cattle foraging on a Mediterranean woodland using GPS and pedometry. Sensors 11:362-383.
Henkin, Z., Seligman, N.G. and Noy-Meir, I. (2010) Long-term productivity of Mediterranean herbaceous vegetation after a single phosphorus application. Journal of Vegetation Science 21:979-991.
Henkin, Z., Perevolotsky, A. and Sternberg, M. (2010) Vulnerability of Mediterranean grasslands to climate change: What can we learn from a long-term experiment? Options Méditerranéennes 92:167-174.
Brosh, A., Henkin, Z., Ungar, E.D., Dolev, A., Shabtay, A., Orlov, A., Yehuda, Y. and Aharoni, Y. (2010) Energy cost of activities and locomotion of grazing cows: a repeated study in larger plots. Journal of animal Science 88:315-323.
Henkin, Z., Perevolotsky, A., Rosenfeld, A., Brosh, A., Provenza, F. and Silanikove, N. (2009) The effect of Polyethylene glycol on browsing behaviour of beef cattle in a tanniferous shrubby Mediterranean range. Livestock Science 126:245-251.
Aharoni, Y., Henkin, Z., Ezra, A., Dolev, A., Shabtay, A., Orlov, A., Yehuda, Y. and Brosh, A. (2009) Grazing behavior and energy costs of activity: A comparison between two types of cattle. Journal of Animal Science 87:2719-2731.
Svoray, T., Shafran-Nathan, R., Henkin, Z. and Perevolotsky, A. (2008) Spatially and temporally explicit modeling of conditions for primary production of annuals in dry environments. Ecological Modelling, 218:339-353.
Reisman-Berman, O. and Henkin, Z. (2007) Sarcopoterium spinosum: revisiting shrub development and its relationship to space occupation with time. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences, 55:53-61.
Henkin, Z. and Seligman, N. G. (2007) Survival of Sarcopoteriun spinosum seedlings growing on Terra rossa soil. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences, 55:45-51.
Henkin, Z., Seligman, N. G. and Noy-Meir, I. (2007) Successional transitions and management of a phosphorus-limited shrubland ecosystem. Rangeland Ecology and Management, 60:453-463.
Degani, G., Sela, E., Henkin, Z., Korem, S., Goldberg, T. and Warburg, R. (2007) Movement to rock pool hole breeding sites of Salamandra infraimmaculata during colonization of new breeding places in xeric habitats. Salamandra, 43:71-76.
Henkin, Z., Hadar, L. and Noy-Meir, I. (2007) Human-scale structural heterogeneity induced by grazing in a Mediterranean woodland landscape. Landscape Ecology, 22:577-587.
Aharon, H., Henkin, Z., Ungar, E. D., Kababya, D., Baram, H. and Perevolotsky, A. (2007) Foraging behaviour of the newly-introduced Boer goat breed in a Mediterranean Woodland: a research observation. Small Ruminant Research, 69:144-153.
Brosh, A., Henkin, Z., Ungar, E.D., Dolev, A., Orlov, A., Yehuda, Y. and Aharoni, Y. (2006) Energy cost of cows' grazing activity: The use of heart rate GPS methods for direct field estimation. Journal of Animal Science, 84:1951-1967.
Brosh, A., Henkin, Z., Orlov, A. and Aharoni, Y. (2006) Diet composition and energy balance of cows grazing on Mediterranean woodland. Livestock Science, 102:11-22.
Henkin, Z., Sternberg, M., Seligman, N. G. and Noy-Meir, I. (2006) Species richness in relation to phosphorus and competition in a Mediterranean dwarf-shrub community. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 113:277-283.
Henkin, Z., Gutman, M., Aharon, H., Perevolotsky, A. Ungar, E.D. and Seligman, N.G. (2005) Suitability of Mediterranean oak woodland for beef herd husbandry. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 109: 255-261.
Ungar, E. D., Henkin, Z., Gutman, M., Dolev, A., Genizi A., and Ganskopp, D. (2005) Inference of animal activity from GPS collar data on free-ranging cattle. Rangeland Ecology and Management, 58:256-266.
Svoray, T., Bar-Yamin Gancharski, S., Henkin, Z. and Gutman, M. (2004) Assessment of herbaceous plant habitats in water-constrained environments: predicting indirect effects with fuzzy logic. Ecological Modeling, 180:537-556.
Brosh, A., Henkin, Z., Rothman, S. J., Aharoni, Y., Orlov, A. and Arieli, A. (2003) Effects of faecal recovery rates of n-alkanes in estimates of diet composition. Journal of Agricultural Science, 140:93-100.
Seligman N.G., and Z. Henkin (2002) Persistence in Sarcopoterium spinosum dwarf-shrub communities. Plant Ecology, 164:95-107.
Henkin, Z., and N.G. Seligman (2002) Encroachment rates of individual Sarcopoterium spinosum dwarf-shrubs in a subhumid Mediterranean environment. Journal of Mediterranean Ecology, 3:15-21.
Perevolotsky A., G. Ne'eman, R. Jonathan and Z. Henkin (2001) Resilience of the dwarf shrub prickly burnet to management in East Mediterranean rangelands. Journal of Range Management, 54:561-566.
Henkin Z., and N.G. Seligman (2000) Long term dominance of annual legume species after P application in a Mediterranean rangeland. Cahier Options Mediterraneennes, 45:137-140.
Seligman N.G., and Z. Henkin (2000) Regeneration of a dominant Mediterranean dwarf-shrub after fire. Journal of Vegetation Science, 11:893-902.
Gutman M., Z. Henkin, Z. Holzer, I. Noy-Meir and N.G. Seligman (2000) A case study of beef-cattle grazing in a Mediterranean-type woodland. Agroforestry Systems, 48:119-140.
Henkin Z., N.G. Seligman, U. Kafkafi and I. Noy-Meir (1999) Predicting productivity of Mediterranean herbaceous vegetation growing on a P-deficient soil. Cahiers Options Mediterraneennes, 39:175-177.
Henkin, Z., N. Seligman, I. Noy-Meir, and U. Kafkafi (1999) Secondary succession after fire in a Mediterranean dwarf-shrub community. Journal of Vegetation Science, 10:503-514.
Henkin Z., N.G. Seligman, U. Kafkafi and D. Prinz (1998) End-of-soil water depletion in relation to growth of herbaceous vegetation in a sub-humid Mediterranean dwarf-shrub community on two contrasting soils. Plant and soil, 202:317-326.
Atzmon N., and Z. Henkin (1998) Establishing forest tree species on peatland in reflooded area of the Huleh Valley, Israel. Forestry, 71(2):141-146.
Henkin Z., N.G. Seligman, I. Noy-Meir, and U. Kafkafi (1998) 'Effective growing days': a simple predictive model of the response of herbaceous plant growth in a Mediterranean ecosystem to variation in rainfall and phosphorus availability. Journal of Ecology, 86:137-148.
Henkin Z., N.G. Seligman, I. Noy-Meir, U. Kafkafi and M. Gutman (1998) Rehabilitation of Mediterranean Dwarf-shrub Rangeland with herbicides, fertilizer and fire. Journal of Range Management, 51:193-199.
Henkin Z., I. Noy-Meir, U. Kafkafi, M. Gutman, and N. Seligman (1996) Phosphate fertilization primes production of rangeland on brown rendzina soils in the Galilee, Israel. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 59:43-53.
Henkin Z., I. Noy-Meir, U. Kafkafi, N. Seligman and M. Gutman (1994) Soil phosphorus in a managed Mediterranean woodland ecosystem: herbage response and cattle grazing effect. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 47:299-311.
Perevolotsky, A., A. Brosh, O. Ehrlich, M. Gutman, Z. Henkin and Z. Holzer (1993) Nutritional value of common oak (Quecus calliprinos) browse as fodder for goats: Experimental results in ecological perspective. Small Ruminant Research, 11:95-106.


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