David Shohami

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Short Interest
Conservation biology, Population genetics, The flora and fauna of Israel, Climate dynamics and synoptic, Mesoscale meteorology.
PhD Student

I am a PhD student in the Movement Ecology Lab, working on aspects of the movement ecology of the Egyptian fruit bat, Rousettus aegyptiacus. My main general scientific interests are conservation biology, population genetics, the flora and fauna of Israel, climate dynamics and synoptic and mesoscale meteorology.
In my MSc research, I employed genetic markers to study how the extent and patterns of gene flow via pollen dispersal in Pinus halepensis (Aleppo pine) populations are affected by fire – a major and common gap-creating disturbance in Mediterranean habitats.


Alejandro Centeno-Cuadros, , David Shohami, , Asaf Tsoar, , Ran Nathan, P. Hulva, D. Romportl, S. Santoro, T. Stribna, , A. Evin, , P. Benda, I. Horacek, (2017) Habitat use, but not gene flow, is influenced by human activities in two ecotypes of Egyptian fruit bat (<i>Rousettus aegyptiacus</i>) | Molecular Ecology
David Shohami, , Ran Nathan, (2014) Fire-induced population reduction and landscape opening increases gene flow via pollen dispersal in Pinus halepensis | Molecular Ecology 70-81
David Shohami, , Ran Nathan, (2013) Dispersal | Oxford Bibliographies Online: Ecology
Ofer Steinitz, , David Shohami, , Ran Nathan, R. Ben-Shlomo, (2012) Genetic consequences of fire to natural populations | Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 205-220 : 58
David Shohami, , Ran Nathan, Tsoar, A., (2011) A movement ecology approach to study seed dispersal and plant invasion: an overview and application of seed dispersal by fruit bats | Fifty years of invasion ecology: the legacy of Charles Elton 103-119