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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



(Last 10 Years)

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., 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) 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.

70) 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

71) 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.

72) 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 fraterculusJournal of Insect Physiology, 57: 1622-1630.

73) Estes, A.M., Nestel, D., Belcari, A., Jessup, A., Rempoulakis, P., Economopoulos, A. (2012). A basis for the renewal of sterile insect technique for the olive fly, Bactrocera oleae (Rossi). Mini-Review, Journal of Applied Entomology (Review), 136: 1-16.

74) Rempoulakis, P. 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 oleaemonitoring 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) 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).

79) 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).

80) Blum, M., 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.

81) 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.

82) 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 .

83) Nemny-Lavy, E. and Nestel, D. (2014). Protein requirements of the adult Ethiopian fruit fly Dacus ciliatus.International Jourrnal of Tropical Sciences, 34: S140-S147.

84) Rempoulakis, P., 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.

85) Rempoulakis, P., 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.

86) 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

87) Blum, M., Lensky, I.M., Rempoulakis,, P. and Nestel, D. (2015). Modeling insect population fluctuations with satellite land surface temperature. Ecological Modelling, 311: 39-47.

88) 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. 

89) Rempoulakis, P., 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.

90) Nemny-Lavy, E., Nestel, D. and Rempoulakis, P.(2016). Laboratory longevity and competitiveness ofDacus ciliatus Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae) following sub-sterilizing gamma radiation. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 106: 415-419.

91) Castro, R., 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.

92) 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.

93) Nestel, D., Papadopoulos, N.T., Pascacio-Villafan, C., Righini, N., Altuzar-Molina, A.R. and Aluja, M. (2016). Resource allocation and compensation during development in holometabolous insects. Journal of Insect Physiology (Review). 95: 78-88.

94) Kouloussis, N.A., Damos, P.T., Ioannou, C.S., Tsistoulas, 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: 271.

95) 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. (2017). 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)

96) Rempoulakis, P., Sela, S., Nemny-Lavy, E., Pinto, R., Birke, A. and Nestel, D. (2017). Microbial composition affects the performance of an artificial Tephritid larval diet. Bulletin of Entomological researchdoi:10.1017/S0007485317000943

97) Blum, M, 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.

98) 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 destructor.  Viruses, 11 (2) (https://doi.org/10.3390/v11020094)

99) Nestel, D., Zioni, S., Gazit, Y (2019). Phytosanitary irradiation and export of fresh produce. Alon Hanotea, 73: 30-35. (In Hebrew).

100) 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, 141: 110-113.

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 destructor. Viruses, 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) 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

104) 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

105) 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

106)  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

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 zonata. Journal of Insect Physiology, 120 (In Press).



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