Professor of Marine Biology and Chair in Environmental Zoology – Tel Aviv University
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
The Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University (TAU) was initially established in 1932 as the Biological-Pedagogical Institute, and was one of the first institutions that formed Tel-Aviv University in its early days. Over the years, the department has become the largest academic center for zoological and ecological research in Israel and some of its members have played key roles in establishing the various nature conservation institutions and organizations in the country. Today, the Department is the largest departments in the Faculty of Life Sciences at Tel Aviv University. It comprises 24 faculty members and about 100 graduate students. Research in the department covers a wide spectrum of subjects, including Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Animal Behavior and Marine Biology which constitute there a major section. The department also encompasses the I. Meier Segals Garden for Zoological Research, offering unique research and teaching facilities including a green house with a closed seawater system, as well as the zoological collections of the National Museum of Natural History at Tel-Aviv University that will be used for identification of the collected marine organisms during the project in all regions.