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שלח באימייל הדפס
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: 113

- 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, 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.

Russo, D., and D. Kurtzman (2019).Using Desalinated Water for Irrigation: Its Effect on Field Scale Water Flow and Contaminant Transport under Cropped Conditions, Water 2019, 11, 687; doi:10.3390/w11040687.

Russo, D. (2019). Stochastic Analysis of the Soil Water Content Standard Deviation?Mean Value Relationships: On the Physical Significance of the Critical Mean Soil Water Content. Water Resources Research, 55. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019WR026405.

Russo, D., A. Laufer and A. Bar-Tal (2020). Improving Water Uptake by Trees Planted on a Clayey Soil and Irrigated with Low-Quality Water by Various Management Means: A Numerical Study. Agric. Water Manag. 229, doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2019.105891.


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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