single faculty member

  • Dr.

    Oren Pearlson
  • Lecturer

  • Environmental Sciences - B.Sc. Program
  • 050-5981006
  • orenperl@telhai.ac.il
    • Agriculture
    • Environmental Science
    • Plant Pathology
  • 1.    Together with Dr. Tomas Pavlíček from The Institute of Evolution, Haifa University, we are working on three questions in the field of Earthworms:
    1.    Evaluating the extent, role and characteristic features of the hybridization occurring among earthworms and other annelid taxa.
    2.    Testing for occurrence of inbreeding depression in local populations. This objective is based on the preliminary data indicating occurrence of the autohomoploid hybridization in earthworms.
    3.    Evaluating the role of hybridization on earthworm taxonomy and phylogeny.
    2.    I’m planning to continue my research in the field of amphibian and focus on the Hyla species in Israel and the genetic differences between populations of Hyla savignyi and Hyla heinzsteinitzi. In this research I wish to learn more of the genetic profile of the new Hyla species that was described by Prof. Werner and his colleagues in the vicinity of Jerusalem. Werner had found a distinct morphological difference between the two species and my aim is to try and find genetic differences too.

    Post-Doctorate Research 2012-2013:
    I have conducted a Post-Doctorate research in the laboratory of “Molecular Ecology & Endocrinology” in Migal – Galilee technology Center, under the supervision of Prof. Gad Degani. 
    My research focused on two different fields: 
    1.    On the fish community in the Jordan River and its three sourcing rivers: Dan, Hazbani and Snir. The questions I seek to find answers to are if and how do the human leisure activity in the rivers affect the fish community? and are differences in the ecology parameters in the rivers has an effect on the genetic structure of the different fish species. 
    2.    I’m planning to continue my research in the field of amphibian and focus on the Hyla species in Israel and the genetic differences between populations of Hyla savignyi and Hyla heinzsteinitzi. In this research I wish to learn more of the genetic profile of the new Hyla species that was described by Prof. Werner and his colleagues in the vicinity of Jerusalem. Werner had found a distinct morphological difference between the two species and my aim is to try and find genetic differences too.
    Post-Doctorate Research 2013-2014:
    I have conducted a Post-Doctorate research in the Institute of Evolution, Haifa University, under the supervision of Dr. Tomas Pavlíček. 
    We were working on three questions:
    1.    To evaluate extent, role and characteristic features of the hybridization occurring among earthworms and other annelid taxa.
    2.    To test for occurrence of inbreeding depression in local populations. This objective is based on the preliminary data indicating occurrence of the autohomoploid hybridization in earthworms.
    3.    To evaluate the role of hybridization on earthworm taxonomy and phylogeny.

     

     

  • Academic Institutions: Tel Hai College
    1999 – Present:    Environmental Biotechnology Lab. - Lecturer.
    1999 – Present:    Fermentation Lab. - Assistant.
    2001 – Present:    From Cell to Organism Lab. - Lecturer.
    2005 – Present:    Environemental Biotechnology course – Lecturer.
    2008 – 2014   :    From Cell to Organism course – vertebrates – Lecturer.
    2008 – 2014   :    Introduction to Ecology course - Lecturer.

    2015 – Present:    Introduction to Ecology - Field Laboratory - Lecturer.

    2014 – Present:    Evolution of Digestive Systems - Lecturer.

     

     

  • F.    Research Grants
    2014 – Research grant from JNF (KKL): “Biological diversity in the conifer forest in Israel: The use of different bioindicators to examine the effects of forest management”.
    2014 – Research grant from “HaMaarag” - Israel’s National Ecosystem Assessment Program. Earthworms survey in planted coniferous forest. 

     

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  • H.    Active Participation in Conferences
    1.    Pearlson O., Blaustein L., Goldberg D. and Degani G. 2005. Molecular DNA Variation and Mitochondrial Sequence Analysis of Triturus Vittatus Vittatus (Urodela) from Breeding Sites at Various Altitudes in the Southern Limit of its Distribution. FISEB Federation of the Israel Societies For Experimental Biology, February 7-10, 2005 Eilat, Israel.
    2.    Pearlson O., Blaustein L., Goldberg D. and Degani G. 2005. Ecological and Genetic Characterization of Triturus Vittatus Vittatus (Urodela) from Breeding Sites at Various Altitudes in the Southern Limit of its Distribution. Herpetology Seminar, October 20, 2005, Sde Boker, Israel.
    3.    Goldberg T., Pearlson O. and Degani G. 2005. Molecular DNA Variation and Mitochondrial Sequence Analysis of Salamandra Infraimmaculata Populations from Various Habitats in Xeric Area. Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences, International Conference, May 30 – June 1, 2005, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
    4.    Pearlson O., Blaustein L., and Degani G. 2006. Development of the Banded Newt, Triturus vittatus vittatus (Urodela) in Breeding Sites of Various Environmental Conditions. 42nd meeting of The Zoological Society of Israel, January 1, 2006, Rehovot, Israel.
    5.    Pearlson O., Jacson K. and Degani G. 2007. Gonadal cycle in males and females of Triturus vittatus vittatus (Urodela) from the southern limit of its distribution. 43ed meeting of The Zoological Society of Israel, December 17, 2007, Rannana, Israel
    6.    Pearlson O. and Degani G. 2007. The Biology and Life History of Triturus v. vittatus (Urodela) at Various Habitats and Breeding Sites. 14th European Congress of Herpetology, September 19-23, 2007, Porto Portugal.
    7.    Pearlson O., Gertman O. and Degani G. 2008. Genetic Variation in Triturus vittatus vittatus from Different Populations as Determined by Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism. Documenting, Analyzing and Managing Biodiversity in the Middle East. October 20-23, 2008, Aqaba, Jordan. 
    8.    Degani G, Yom-Din S., Goldberg T. and Pearlson O. 2009. Genetic Variation among Various Populations of Spadefoot Toads (Pelobates syriacus, Boettger, 1869) at Breeding Sites in Northern Israel. 11th International Congress on the Zoogeography and Ecology of Greece and Adjacent Regions. September 21-25, 2009, Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) (University of Crete).
    9.    Degani G., Yom-Din S., Goldberg T. and Pearlson O. 2009. Molecular DNA Variation in Rana ridibunda from Various Breeding Sites in Northern Israel. 11th International Congress on the Zoogeography and Ecology of Greece and Adjacent Regions. September 21-25, 2009, Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) (University of Crete). 
    10.    Degani G. and Pearlson O. 2010. Ecology and Conservation Genetics of the Endangered Banded Newt Triturus vittatus vittatus in Northern Israel. 7th Ser European Conference on Restoration Ecology, 23-27 August 2010, Avignon, France.

    Invited lectures:
    11.    Oren Pearlson. 2013. Triturus Vittatus Vittatus (Urodela): Ecological and Genetic Findings from Populations in Breeding Sites at the Southern Limit of its Distribution. 15 February 2013, French Guiana, Kourou, Ecologie des Forets de Guyane (Ecofog), Campus agronomique.