Nir Horvitz

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Short Interest
Dispersal models
PhD Student

I am a PhD student in the Movement Ecology Lab, working on models of invasion patterns. The main goal of my PhD is to model the spread of 17 invasive plants species in China over the last 130 years. My main scientific interest is ecological modeling.

In my MSc research I implied an atmospheric model to birds migratory tracks in order to understand the effect of thermal conditions on risk taking and speed selection of individuals migrating birds .


Nir Horvitz, , Ran Nathan, Kan, I, , Y. Motro, , A. Kimhi, , Y. Leshem, , Y. Yom-Tov, (2014) Agricultural rodent control using barn owls: is it profitable? | American Journal of Agricultural Economics 733-752 : 96
Nir Sapir, , Nir Horvitz, , Ran Nathan, M. Wikelski, R. Avissar, I. Mahrer, (2011) Migration by soaring or flapping: numerical atmospheric simulations reveal that turbulence kinetic energy dictates bee-eater flight mode | Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 3380-3386 : 278
Ran Nathan, , Nir Horvitz, Y. He, A. Kuparinen, F. M. Schurr, G. G. Katul, (2011) Spread of North-American wind-dispersed trees in future environments | Ecology Letters 211-219 : 14
Ana Trakhtenbrot, , Nir Horvitz, , Ran Nathan, Wright, S. J., G. Bohrer, M. Detto, G. G. Katul, H. C. Muller-Landau, F. A. Jones, (2008) Understanding strategies for seed dispersal by wind under contrasting atmospheric conditions | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 19084-19089 : 105
Tal Avgar, , Nir Horvitz, , Luba Broitman, , Ran Nathan, (2008) How movement properties affect prey encounter rate by ambush versus active predators : A comment on Scharf et al. | The American Naturalist 593-595 : 172