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IIASA Israel Program Visiting Professor Evolution and Ecology
Advanced Systems Analysis
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Ehud Meron is a Phyllis and Kurt Kilstock Chair Professor in Environmental Physics of Arid Zones in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). He obtained his PhD at the Weizmann Institute in 1985 in the field of nonlinear physics, spent a few years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Physics Department of the University of Chicago and in the Astronomy Department of Columbia University, and another few years as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics of the University of Arizona. He joined BGU in 1994 and since then he is jointly affiliated with the Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research and the Physics Department.
Professor Meron has contributed to the understanding of pattern-formation phenomena driven by front instabilities and by periodic forcing of pattern-forming systems. While his studies mostly involve mathematical and numerical analysis, he has also collaborated with leading experimentalists (Prof. Harry L. Swinney and others) on testing theoretical predictions, primarily in the context of chemical reactions. His more recent research focuses on water-limited ecosystems, where he is known for his contributions to the understanding of vegetation pattern formation and its implications to species coexistence, ecosystem resilience, desertification, and restoration of degraded ecosystems. He is the author of a monograph entitled “Nonlinear Physics of Ecosystems” that aims to bridge the gap between the disparate, and yet closely related, research fields of pattern formation and spatial ecology.
Personal website: www.bgu.ac.il/~ehud.
Last update: 05-JUL-2019
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