1. Ostracod evidence for the Acheulian environment of the ancient Hula Lake (Levant) during the early-mid Pleistocene transition

    Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 412:148 (2014)

    Ostracod shells from the archaeological site Gesher Benot Ya'aqov (GBY) in the upper Jordan River Valley (Israel) were investigated to improve the understanding of the environmental conditions of the Acheulian occupation site during the early-mid Pleistocene transition (0.78Ma). The di...
  2. An expanded ostracod-based conductivity transfer function for climate reconstruction in the Levant

    Quaternary Science Reviews 93:91 (2014)

    We present the first modern calibration dataset linking ostracod assemblage composition to water chemistry, and other site-specific variables, in the hydrologically and geopolitically sensitive southern Levant region. A total of 42 ostracod taxa were recorded from the 178 sampled sites...
  3. An expanded ostracod-based conductivity transfer function for climate reconstruction in the Levant

    Quaternary Science Reviews 93:91 (2014)

    We present the first modern calibration dataset linking ostracod assemblage composition to water chemistry, and other site-specific variables, in the hydrologically and geopolitically sensitive southern Levant region. A total of 42 ostracod taxa were recorded from the 178 sampled sites...
  4. An expanded ostracod-based conductivity transfer function for climate reconstruction in the Levant

    Quaternary Science Reviews 93:91 (2014)

    We present the first modern calibration dataset linking ostracod assemblage composition to water chemistry, and other site-specific variables, in the hydrologically and geopolitically sensitive southern Levant region. A total of 42 ostracod taxa were recorded from the 178 sampled sites...
  5. Evidence from molybdenum and iron isotopes and molybdenum–uranium covariation for sulphidic bottom waters during Eastern Mediterranean sapropel S1 formation

    Earth and Planetary Science Letters 393:231 (2014)

    Redox exerts a critical control on organic carbon-rich sedimentation. This is particularly true for Eastern Mediterranean sapropels where seawater stratification is regarded as a major driving force for oxygen depletion, but in which sulphidic (euxinic) bottom waters occur only sporadi...
  6. Evidence from molybdenum and iron isotopes and molybdenum–uranium covariation for sulphidic bottom waters during Eastern Mediterranean sapropel S1 formation

    Earth and Planetary Science Letters 393:231 (2014)

    Redox exerts a critical control on organic carbon-rich sedimentation. This is particularly true for Eastern Mediterranean sapropels where seawater stratification is regarded as a major driving force for oxygen depletion, but in which sulphidic (euxinic) bottom waters occur only sporadi...
  7. Evidence from molybdenum and iron isotopes and molybdenum–uranium covariation for sulphidic bottom waters during Eastern Mediterranean sapropel S1 formation

    Earth and Planetary Science Letters 393:231 (2014)

    Redox exerts a critical control on organic carbon-rich sedimentation. This is particularly true for Eastern Mediterranean sapropels where seawater stratification is regarded as a major driving force for oxygen depletion, but in which sulphidic (euxinic) bottom waters occur only sporadi...
  8. Evidence from molybdenum and iron isotopes and molybdenum–uranium covariation for sulphidic bottom waters during Eastern Mediterranean sapropel S1 formation

    Earth and Planetary Science Letters 393:231 (2014)

    Redox exerts a critical control on organic carbon-rich sedimentation. This is particularly true for Eastern Mediterranean sapropels where seawater stratification is regarded as a major driving force for oxygen depletion, but in which sulphidic (euxinic) bottom waters occur only sporadi...
  9. Paleohydrology of Lake Kinneret during the Heinrich event H2

    Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 396:183 (2014)

    During the last glacial period Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) fluctuated between high and low water levels reflecting the hydrological conditions of the lake watershed. Here, we focus on the hydrology of the lake after its retreat from the last glacial MIS2 (~27–25ka BP) highest st...
  10. Paleohydrology of Lake Kinneret during the Heinrich event H2

    Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 396:183 (2014)

    During the last glacial period Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) fluctuated between high and low water levels reflecting the hydrological conditions of the lake watershed. Here, we focus on the hydrology of the lake after its retreat from the last glacial MIS2 (~27–25ka BP) highest st...
  11. Paleohydrology of Lake Kinneret during the Heinrich event H2

    Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 396:183 (2014)

    During the last glacial period Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) fluctuated between high and low water levels reflecting the hydrological conditions of the lake watershed. Here, we focus on the hydrology of the lake after its retreat from the last glacial MIS2 (~27–25ka BP) highest st...
  12. Paleohydrology of Lake Kinneret during the Heinrich event H2

    Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 396:183 (2014)

    During the last glacial period Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) fluctuated between high and low water levels reflecting the hydrological conditions of the lake watershed. Here, we focus on the hydrology of the lake after its retreat from the last glacial MIS2 (~27–25ka BP) highest st...
  13. Sea surface temperature record of a Late Cretaceous tropical Southern Tethys upwelling system

    Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 392:350 (2013)

    Late Cretaceous sea surface temperatures (SSTs) were reconstructed based on TEX86 data from the unique high productivity upwelling system in the Southern Tethys margin, Israel. SSTs were determined from two oil shale sequences of the Santonian–early Maastrichtian (~85 to 68Ma) in south...
  14. Dust transport and synoptic conditions over the Sahara–Arabia deserts during the MIS6/5 and 2/1 transitions from grain-size, chemical and isotopic properties of Red Sea cores

    Earth and Planetary Science Letters 382:125 (2013)

    The Red Sea, situated between the Sahara and Arabia deserts, is a natural trap for fine-grained particles transported by winds and floods from weathered materials in these deserts, derived from the Proterozoic crustal granitic and basaltic terrains and Phanerozoic carbonates. The accum...
  15. Benthic foraminifera as palaeoenvironmental indicators during the last million years in the eastern Mediterranean inner shelf

    Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 386:512 (2013)

    Benthic and planktonic foraminifera were studied in inner shelf sedimentary sequences in Haifa Bay, Israel. Three boreholes, taken at water depths from 5 to 14m, spanning about the last 1Ma, and a set of modern sediment samples used as modern analogue, were utilized for reconstructing ...
  16. Molecular evidence for Lessepsian invasion of soritids (larger symbiont bearing benthic foraminifera).

    PLoS ONE 8(10):e77725 (2013) PMID 24204936 PMCID PMC3812231

    The Mediterranean Sea is considered as one of the hotspots of marine bioinvasions, largely due to the influx of tropical species migrating through the Suez Canal, so-called Lessepsian migrants. Several cases of Lessepsian migration have been documented recently, however, little is known about th...
  17. Evidence from molybdenum and iron isotopes and molybdenum–uranium covariation for sulphidic bottom waters during Eastern Mediterranean Sapropel S1 formation

    Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2012)

    Redox exerts a critical control on organic carbon-rich sedimentation. This is particularly true for Eastern Mediterranean sapropels where seawater stratification is regarded as a major driving force for oxygen depletion, but in which sulphidic (euxinic) bottom waters occur only sporadi...
  18. Evidence from molybdenum and iron isotopes and molybdenum–uranium covariation for sulphidic bottom waters during Eastern Mediterranean Sapropel S1 formation

    Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2012)

    Redox exerts a critical control on organic carbon-rich sedimentation. This is particularly true for Eastern Mediterranean sapropels where seawater stratification is regarded as a major driving force for oxygen depletion, but in which sulphidic (euxinic) bottom waters occur only sporadi...
  19. Evidence from molybdenum and iron isotopes and molybdenum–uranium covariation for sulphidic bottom waters during Eastern Mediterranean Sapropel S1 formation

    Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2012)

    Redox exerts a critical control on organic carbon-rich sedimentation. This is particularly true for Eastern Mediterranean sapropels where seawater stratification is regarded as a major driving force for oxygen depletion, but in which sulphidic (euxinic) bottom waters occur only sporadi...
  20. Paleoceanographic reconstruction of the late Cretaceous oil shale of the Negev, Israel: Integration of geochemical, and stable isotope records of the organic matter

    Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 319-320:46 (2012)

    The Levantine high productivity system was an extensive coastal upwelling that operated in the Late Cretaceous along the SE Tethyan margin. This study focuses on the top Phosphate Member of the Mishash Formation and the Oil Shale Member (OSM) of the Ghareb Formation (latest Campanian-e...