– ACADEMIC POSITIONS –
June 2019- present: Postdoctoral Research Fellow @ Centre for Behavioural & Physiological Ecology, University of New England, Armidale, Australia.
July 2018-May 2019: Maternity leave.
June 2015-November 2015: Maternity leave.
– OTHER ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE –
2021: Lecturer, Evolution and Diversity (ZOOL 203), UNE, Armidale, Australia.
2021: Lecturer, Animal behaviour (ZOOL 326), UNE, Armidale, Australia.
2019: Guest lecturer, Vertebrate zoology (ZOOL 203), UNE, Armidale, Australia
2012-2015: Sub Editor of “Stilt – Journal for the East Asian–Australasian Flyway”.
2014: Teaching Assistant, Deakin University, Australia (Deakin course SLE224 – Animal Behaviour).
2007-2009: Teaching Assistant, Ben Gurion University, Israel. Teaching advanced classes in climate change, statistics and environmental policy.
– PEER-REVIEWING FOR SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS –
– EDUCATION –
- Thesis title: “Challenges within the annual cycle of long-distance migratory waders along the East-Asian Australasian Flyway”.
- Supervisors: Alfred Deakin Prof. Marcel Klaassen, Prof. William, A. Buttemer.
2007-2009: MA in Geography & Environmental Development @ Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
- Thesis title: “A Retroactive Assessment of the Effectiveness of Administrative versus Criminal Enforcement Strategies in Isreal”. Graduated with honour. Specializing in urban planning.
- Supervisor: Prof. Alon Tal.
2003-2006: BA in Geography & Environmental Development @ Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
– GRANTS AND AWARDS –
2022: Travel award to present my research at the International Society for Behavioral Ecology conference, Stockholm, Sweden (≈AU$2,067).
2019: UNE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme, Armidale, NSW, Australia (≈AU$90,000 per annum, for 3.5 years).
2016: Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Award, Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China.
2016: Winner of China Postdoctoral Science Foundation Fund, Beijing, China (≈AU$15,400).
2016: CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI), Beijing, China (≈AU$38,500 per annum).
2015: Deakin University Publication Incentive Grant, Geelong, VIC, Australia (AU$500).
2014: Winner of the University Students Grant Award by the Australian Wildlife Society, Hurstville, NSW, Australia (AU$1,000).
2011: 3-year top-up scholarship from the Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia (AU$12,000).
2011: 3-year PhD fellowship from Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia (≈AU$30,000 per annum, for 3 years).
2007-2009: The Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection research grant. Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel.
– CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS –
2022: Australasian Ornithological conference, Auckland, New Zealand (virtual conference) – “Geographical variation in the thermal energetics of Yellow robins”.
2018: British ornithological Union, University of Nottingham, UK – “Unravelling wintering populations and morphological differences in migratory passerines along the Afro-Eurasian Flyway”.
2017: The 1st symposium on developing effective coordinated monitoring of East Asian waterbirds in the 21st century, Hulunbeier, Inner Mongolia, China – “Water level affects availability of optimal feeding habitats of two threatened migratory geese”.
2017: British ornithological Union, University of Warwick, UK – “Assessing the consequences of habitat loss and degradation in a long-distance migratory shorebird”.
2016: The 12th national workshop on biodiversity science and conservation, Beijing, China – “Assessing the consequences of habitat loss and degradation in a long-distance migratory shorebird”.
2016: Ecological Society of Australia, Perth, Australia – “Assessing the consequences of habitat loss and degradation in a long-distance migratory shorebird”.
2014: Ecological Society of America, Sacramento, USA – “Using stress biomarkers to assess wintering habitat quality in migratory shorebirds”.
2013: Student Conference for Conservation Sciences, Brisbane, Australia – “Arctic breeding waders indicate that lemming cycles are losing their grip on the functioning of Arctic ecosystem”.
2013: Ecological Society of Australia and New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand – “Why fly the extra mile? Potential explanation for longer route taken by Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres using stress biomarkers”.
2012: Ecological Society of Australia, Melbourne, Australia – “Arctic waders provide evidence that lemmings don’t want to cycle anymore”.
2012: Australian Shorebirds conference, Adelaide, Australia – “Reproductive success of Arctic breeding waders indicate that lemming cycles are losing their grip on the functioning of Arctic ecosystems”.
2011: HDR conference, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia – “Can we link annual variation in juvenile Aussie waders to Arctic breeding conditions?”.
2010: The ecological society of Israel, Beer Sheva, Israel – “The Relative Advantages of Criminal versus Administrative Environmental Enforcement Actions in Israel”.