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Gideon Gal   Dr.  Institute, Department or Faculty Head 
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Gideon Gal published an article in August 2017.
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Avi Ostfeld

205 shared publications

Professor, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel (corresponding author). ORCID:

Sašo Džeroski

100 shared publications

Department of Knowledge Technologies, Jozef Stefan Institute, 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Yohay Carmel

43 shared publications

Israel Institute of Technology

Alon Rimmer

35 shared publications

The Yigal Allon Kinneret Limnological Laboratory; Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research Ltd; Migdal Israel

Matthew R. Hipsey

30 shared publications

UWA School of Agriculture and Environment; University of Western Australia; Crawley Western Australia Australia

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Stream types of the Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) watershed Yaron Hershkovitz, Daniel Hering, Gideon Gal, Tanja Pottgies... Published: 31 August 2017
International Journal of River Basin Management, doi: 10.1080/15715124.2017.1365722
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Article 3 Reads 1 Citation Development and application of a sustainability index for a lake ecosystem Gideon Gal, Tamar Zohary Published: 23 June 2017
Hydrobiologia, doi: 10.1007/s10750-017-3269-1
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Intraguild Predation Dynamics in a Lake Ecosystem Based on a Coupled Hydrodynamic-Ecological Model: The Example of Lake ... Vardit Makler-Pick, Matthew R. Hipsey, Tamar Zohary, Yohay C... Published: 29 March 2017
Biology, doi: 10.3390/biology6020022
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The food web of Lake Kinneret contains intraguild predation (IGP). Predatory invertebrates and planktivorous fish both feed on herbivorous zooplankton, while the planktivorous fish also feed on the predatory invertebrates. In this study, a complex mechanistic hydrodynamic-ecological model, coupled to a bioenergetics-based fish population model (DYCD-FISH), was employed with the aim of revealing IGP dynamics. The results indicate that the predation pressure of predatory zooplankton on herbivorous zooplankton varies widely, depending on the season. At the time of its annual peak, it is 10–20 times higher than the fish predation pressure. When the number of fish was significantly higher, as occurs in the lake after atypical meteorological years, the effect was a shift from a bottom-up controlled ecosystem, to the top-down control of planktivorous fish and a significant reduction of predatory and herbivorous zooplankton biomass. Yet, seasonally, the decrease in predatory-zooplankton biomass was followed by a decrease in their predation pressure on herbivorous zooplankton, leading to an increase of herbivorous zooplankton biomass to an extent similar to the base level. The analysis demonstrates the emergence of non-equilibrium IGP dynamics due to intra-annual and inter-annual changes in the physico-chemical characteristics of the lake, and suggests that IGP dynamics should be considered in food web models in order to more accurately capture mass transfer and trophic interactions.
Article 3 Reads 1 Citation Detecting changes to the functioning of a lake ecosystem following a regime shift based on static food-web models E. Ofir, G. Gal, M. Goren, J. Shapiro, E. Spanier Published: 01 January 2016
Ecological Modelling, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.08.026
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Metazoan Zooplankton Gideon Gal, K David Hambright Published: 06 August 2014
doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-8944-8_13
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BOOK-CHAPTER 4 Reads 1 Citation Protozoa (Unicellular Zooplankton): Ciliates and Flagellates Ora Hadas, Nehama Malinsky-Rushansky, Gideon Gal Published: 06 August 2014
doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-8944-8_14
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