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Peer Reviewed Publications

Articles


Mazor, T., Possington, H.P, and Kark, S. (in press). Collaboration among countries in marine conservation can achieve substantial efficiencies. Diversity and Distributions (accepted April 10 2013).

Levin, N., Tulloch, A., Gordon, A., Mazor, T. Bunnefeld, T., Kark, S. (in press). Incorporating socio-economic and political drivers of international collaboration into marine conservation planning. Bioscience (accepted March 1 2013). 


Micheli, F., Abdulla, A., Coll, M., Giakoumi, S., Kark, S., Katsanevakis, S., Koutsobas, D., Levin, N., Mackelworth, P., Maiorano, L. 2013. Setting priorities for regional conservation planning in the Mediterranean Sea. PloS One 8 (4).
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Kent, R., Levanoni, O., Banker, E., Pe'er, G., and Kark, S. 2013. Comparing the response of birds and butterflies to vegetation-based mountain ecotones using boundary detection approaches. PloS One 8 (3).
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Mazor, T., Levin, N., Possingham, H.P, Levy, Y., Rocchini, D., Richardson, A.J, Kark, S. 2013 Can satellite-based night lights be used for conservation? The case of nesting sea turtles in the Mediterranean. Biological Conservation 159: 63-72.
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Levin, N., Watson, J.E.M., Joseph, L.N., Grantham, H.S., Hadar, L., Apel, N., Perevolotsky, A., DeMalach, N., Possingham, H.P., and Kark, S. 2013. A framework for systematic conservation planning and management of Mediterranean landscapes, Biological Conservation 158: 371-383. PDF

Orchan Y., Chiron F., Shwartz A. and Kark S. 2013. The complex interaction network among multiple invasive bird species in a cavity-nesting community. Biological Invasions 15: 429-445.
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Giakoumi S., Mazor T., Fraschetti S., Kark S., Portman M. Coll M., Steenbeek J., Possingham H. P. and Workshop Participants. 2012. Advancing marine conservation planning in the Mediterranean Sea. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries.
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Zion M., Spektor-Levy O., Orchan Y., Chiron F., Shwartz A., Sadeh I. and Kark S., 2011. Tracking invasive birds - a challenge of open inquiry learning and conservation education. Journal of Biological Education, 45: 3-12. PDF

Pe’er, G. van Maanen, C., Turbe, A., Matsinos, Y. G. and Kark, S., 2011, Butterfly diversity at the ecotone between agricultural and semi-natural habitats across a climatic gradient. Diversity and Distributions, 17: 1186-1197. PDF

Nir, O., Gruber, D. F., Einbinder, S., Kark, S. and Tchernov, D. 2011. Changes in scleractinian coral Seriatopora hystrix morphology and its endocellular Symbiodinium characteristics along a bathymetric gradient from shallo to mesophotic reef. Coral Reefs, 30: 1089 -1100.
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Levanoni O., Levin N., Turbe A., Pe'er G. and Kark S., In press. Can we predict butterfly diversity along an elevation gradient from space? Ecography, 34: 372-383. PDF

Bino G., Amit D., Dotan Y., Guter A., David S. and Kark S., 2010. Abrupt spatial and numerical responses of overaboundant foxes to a reduction in anthropogenic resources. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 1262-1271.
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Pysek P. et al. (and DAISIE research consortium paterns, authors from Kark's group: Chiron F., Shirly S. and Kark S.),2010.
Disentangling the role of enviromental and human pressures on biological invasions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 107: 12157-12162.
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Rocchini D., Balkenhol N., Carter G.A., Floody G. M., Gillespie T.W., He K.S., Kark S., Levin N., Lucas K., Luoto M., Nagendra H., Oldeland J., Ricotta C., Sothworth J., Neteler M., 2010. Remotely sensed spectral hetrogeneity as a proxy of species diversity: recent advances and open challanges. Ecology Informatics 5: 318-329.
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Clavero M., Hermoso V., Levin N. and Kark S., 2010. Geographical linkages between threats and imperilment in freshwater fish in the Mediterranean Basin. Diversity and Distributions 16: 744-754.
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Brokovich E., Ben-Ari T., Kark S., Kiflawi M., Dishon G., Iluz D. and Shashar N., 2010. Functional changes of the visual system of the damselfish Dascyllus marginatus along its bathymetric range. Physiology & Behavior 101: 413-421.

Brokovich, E., Ayalon, I., EInbinder, S. Segev, N. , Shaked, Y., Genin,  A., Kark, S., Kiflawi, M. 2010. Grazing pressure declines across a significant depth gradient in coral reef in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 399: 69-80. PDF

Chiron, F., Shirley, S. M. and Kark, S. 2010. Behind the curtain: socio-economic and political factors shaped exotic bird introductions into Europe. Biological Conservation, 143
: 351-356. PDF

Dearborn, D. and Kark, S. 2010. The motivations for conserving urban biodiversity. Conservation Biology,
24: 432-440. PDF

Kark, S., Levin N., Grantham, H. and Possingham, H.P, 2009. Between-country collaboration and consideration of costs increase conservation planning efficiency in the Mediterranean Basin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA,  106: 15360-15365. PDF

Shirley, S.M. and Kark, S. 2009. Can species traits predict impacts of alien birds in Europe? Global Ecology and Biogeography, 18: 450-459.
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Chiron, F., Shirley, S. M.  and Kark, S. 2009. Human-related processes drive the richness of exotic birds in Europe. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 276: 47-53.
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Shwartz, A., Strubbe, D., Butler, C. J., Matthysen, E.  and Kark, S.  2009. The effect of enemy-release and climate factors on invasive birds: a regional test using the Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) as a case study, Diversity and Distributions, 15: 310-318.
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Bottrill, M., Joseph, L.N., Carwardine, J., Bode, M., Cook, C., Game, E.T., Grantham, H., Kark, S., Linke, S., McDonald-Madden, E., Pressey, R.L., Walker, S., Wilson, K.A.  and Possingham, H.P.  2009. Finite conservation funds mean triage is unavoidable. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 24: 183-184. PDF 

 

van Rensburg, B. J., Levin, N.  and Kark, S.  2009. Spatial congruence between ecotones and range restricted species: implications for conservation biogeography at the sub-continental scale. Diversity and Distributions, 15: 379-389.PDF

   

Vilà, M.  et al. How well do we understand the impacts of alien species on ecosystem services? A pan-European,cross-taxa assessment. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, DOI: 10.1890/080083

 

Bottrill M., Joseph L.N., Carwardine J., Bode M. Cook C., Game E.T., Grantham H., Kark S., Linke S., McDonald-Madden E., Pressey R.L., Walker S., Wilson K.A. and Possingham H.P. 2008. Is conservation triage just smart decision-making? Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 23: 649-654. PDF

Brokovich E., Einbinder, S., Shashar N., Kiflawi, M. and Kark S. 2008. Descending to the twilight-zone: coral reef fish assemblages change along a depth gradient down to 65 m. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 371: 253–262. PDF

Lambdon P. W., Pyšek P., Basnou C., Hejda M., Arianoutsou M., Essl F., Jarošík V., Pergl J., Winter M.,Anastasiu P., Andriopoulos P., Bazos I., Brundu G., Celesti-Grapow L., Chassot P., Delipetrou P., Josefsson M., Kark S., Klotz S., Kokkoris Y., Kühn I., Marchante H., Perglová I., Pino J., Vila M., Zikos A., Roy D. & Hulme P. 2008. Alien flora of Europe: species diversity, temporal trends, geographical patterns and research needs. Preslia, 80: 101–149. PDF

Kark, S., Levin, N. and Phinn, S. 2008. Global environmental priorities: making sense of remote sensing. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23: 181-182.  PDF

Bino, G., Levin, N., Darawshi, S., van der Hal, N., Reich-Solomon, A. and Kark, S., 2008. Landsat derived NDVI and spectral unmixing accurately predict bird species richness patterns in an urban landscape. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29: 3675-3700.  PDF

Shwartz, A., Shirley, S.  and Kark, S. 2008. How do habitat variability and management regime shape the spatial heterogeneity of birds within a large Mediterranean urban park? Landscape and Urban Planning, 84: 219-229. PDF

Kark, S., Hadany, L., Safriel, U.N., Noy-Meir, I., Eldredge, N., Tabarroni, C., Randi, E. 2008. How does genetic diversity change towards the range periphery? An empirical and theoretical test. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 10: 1-24. PDF

Inbar, M. and Kark, S. 2007. Gender-related developmental instability and herbivory of Pistacia atlantica across a steep environmental gradient. Folia Geobotanica, 42: 401-410. PDF

Levin N., Shmida A., Levanoni O., Tamari H. and Kark, S. 2007. Predicting mountain plant richness and rarity from space using satellite-derived vegetation indices. Diversity and Distributions, 13: 692–703. PDF

Brokovich, E., Einbinder, S., Kark, S., Shashar, N. and Kiflawi, M. 2007. A deep nursery for juveniles of the zebra angelfish Genicanthus caudovittatus. Environmental biology of fishes, 80: 1-6. PDF

Barilani, M., Bernard-laurent, A., Mucci, N., Tabarroni, C., Kark, S., Garridoe, JA. P. and Randi, E. 2007. Hybridisation with introduced chukars (Alectoris chukar) threatens the gene pool integrity of native rock (A. graeca) and red-legged (A. rufa) partridge populations. Biological Conservation, 137: 57-69. PDF

Kark, S., Iwaniuk A., Schalimtzek A. and Banker E. 2007. Living in the city: can anyone become an ‘urban exploiter’? Journal of Biogeography, 34: 638–651. PDF

Kark, S., Alnutt, T., Levin, N., Manne, L.L. and Williams, P. H. 2007. The role of transitional areas as avian biodiversity centers. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 16: 187-196. PDF

Shirley, S. and Kark, S. 2006. Amassing efforts against alien invasive species in EuropePLoS Biology, 4: 1311-1313. PDF

Randi, E., Tabarroni, C. and Kark, S. 2006. The role of history vs. demography in shaping genetic population structure across an ecotone: chukar partridges (Alectoris chukar) as a case study. Diversity and Distributions, 12: 714-724.PDF

Kark, S. and Van Rensburg, B. J. 2006. Ecotones: Marginal or central areas of transition? Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution, 52: 29-53. PDF

Holzapfel, C., N. Levin, O. Hatzofe and Kark, S. 2006. Colonisation of the Middle East by the invasive Common Myna Acridotheres tristis L., with special reference to Israel. Sandgrouse, 28: 44-51. PDF

Kark, S. and Sol, D. 2005. Establishment success across convergent Mediterranean ecosystems: an analysis of bird introductions. Conservation Biology, 19: 1519-1527. PDF

Kark, S., Lens, L., Van Dongen, S. and Schmidt, E. 2004. Asymmetry patterns across the distribution range: Does the species matter? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 81: 313-324. PDF

Kark, S., Mukerji, T., Safriel, U. N., Noy-Meir, I., Nissani, R., Darvasi, A. 2002. Peak Phenotypic Diversity in an Ecotone Unveiled using a Novel Estimator in a Dependent Sample (EDS). Journal of Animal Ecology, 71: 1015-1029.pdf

D'Antonio, C. M., and Kark, S. 2002. Impacts and extent of biotic invasions in terrestrial ecosystems. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 17: 5:202-204. pdf

Kark, S. 2002. Lek-like behaviour in a socially monogamous species, the chukar partridge. Sandgrouse, 24: 28-32.

Lens, L. Van Dongen, S, Kark, S. and Matthysen, E. 2002. Fluctuating asymmetry as an indicator of fitness: can we bridge the gap between studies? Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 77: 27-38. pdf

Yom-Tov, Y., Benyamini,Y. and Kark, S. 2002. Bergmann's rule, global warming and body mass - are they related? The chukar partridge case. Journal of Zoology, 257: 449-455. PDF

Kark, S. 2001. Shifts in bilateral asymmetry within a distribution range: The case of the chukar partridge. Evolution, 55: 2088–2096. PDF

Kark, S., Safriel, U.N. and Tabarroni, C., Randi E. 2001. Relationship between heterozygosity and asymmetry: a test across the distribution range. Heredity,  86: 119-127. pdf

Smith, T.B., Kark, S., Schneider, C., Wayne, R. and Moritz, C.  2001. Biodiversity hotspots and beyond: The need for preserving environmental transitions Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 16: 431. pdf

Balvanera, P., Daily, G. C., Ehrlich P. R., Bailey, S. A., Kark, S., Kremen, C. Pereira, H. and Ricketts, T. H. 2001. Conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services: conflict or reinforcement? Science,  291: 2047. pdf

Lens, L., Van Dongen, S., Kark, S., Talloen, W., Hens, L. & Matthysen, E. 2001. The use of bilateral asymmetry in ecology and conservation: concepts, developments, and prospects. In: Recent Research Developments in Ecology, Pandalai, S.G. (ed). pg. 21-43. Transworld Research Network, Trivandrum.

Kark, S., Volis, S. and Novoplansky, A. Biodiversity along core-periphery distribution clines. In: Conceptual advances in biodiversity science: applications of lessons from drylands . Shachak, M., Gosz, J. R. and Pickett, S. T. A., eds.Oxford University Press (in press).

Kark, S. and Blackburn, T. M. 2000. The Future of Evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 15: 307-308. pdf

Kark, S., Alkon, P.U., Safriel, U.N. and Randi, E. 1999. Conservation priorities for the chukar partridge in Israel based on genetic diversity across an ecological gradient. Conservation Biology, 13: 542-552. pdf

Kark, S., Warburg, I. and Werner, Y.L.. 1997. Polymorphism in the snake Psammophis schokari on both sides of the desert edge in Israel and Sinai. Journal of Arid Environments 37: 513-527. pdf

Safriel, U.N., Volis, S. and Kark, S. 1994. Core and peripheral populations, and Global Climate Change. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences, 42: 331-345. pdf

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Peer Reviewed Book Chapters


Kark, S. 2013. Ecotones and Ecological Gradients. In: Leemans, R. (ed.) Ecological Systems. Springer, New York. pp. 147-160 (Chapter 9)

Kark, S.. 2012. Ecotones. In: Meyer R. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Spinger.

Shirley, S. and Kark, S. 2011. Invasive vertebrates in Europe. In: Pimentel. D. (ed) Biological Invasions: Economic and Environmental Costs of Alien Plant, Animal, and MicrobeSpecies, CRC Press.

Kark, S
., Solarz, W., Chiron, F., Clergeau, P., Shirley, S. 2009. Alien birds, amphibians and reptiles of Europe. In: DAISIE (ed.) Handbook of Alien species in Europe, Springer, Dordrecht. Pg. 105-118. pdf
Kark, S.
2007. Effects of ecotones on biodiversity. In: Levin, S. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, 2nd Edition, Elsevier, Oxford. Pg. 1-10.

Polis, G.A., Y. Ayal, A. Bachi, S. Dall, D. Goldberg, R. Holt, S. Kark, B. Kotler, Y. Lubin, W. Mitchell. 2004. United Framework I: Interspecific interactions, intraspecific processes, and species diversity. In: Shachak, M., Gosz, J. R. and Pickett, S. T. A. and Perevolotsky, A. (eds.). Chapter 8 in: Biodiversity in drylands, Oxford University Press, Oxford. Pg. 122-152.

Polis, G.A., Y. Ayal, A. Bachi, S. Dall, D. Goldberg, R. Holt, S. Kark, B. Kotler, Y. Lubin, W.Mitchell. 2004. Interspecific interactions, intraspecific processes, and species diversity. In: Shachak, M., Gosz, J. R. and Pickett, S. T. A. (eds.). Conceptual advances in biodiversity science: applications of lessons from drylands. Chapter 7 in: Biodiversity in drylands. Oxford University Press. Pg 30-56.

Kark, S., Volis, S. and Novoplansky, A. 2004. Biodiversity along core-periphery distribution clines. In: Shachak, M., Gosz, J. R. and Pickett, S. T. A. (eds.). Chapter 3 in: Biodiversity in drylands. Oxford University Press. Pg 30-56.

Lens, L. Van Dongen, S., Kark, S., Talloen, W., Hens, L. Matthysen, E. 2001. The use of bilateral asymmetry in ecology and conservation: concepts, developments and prospects. In: Pandalai, S.G. (ed.) Recent Research Developments in Ecology, Transworld Research Network, Trivandrum. Pg. 21-43.



Book reviews

Fleishman, E., Boggs, C.L., Devine, M.C., Kark, S. and Ricketts T.H. 2000. Status of the union.  Review of Status and Trends of the Nation's Biological Resources by M.J. Mac, P.A. Opler, C.E. Puckett Haecker, and P.D. Doran, editors. Conservation Biology 14:1926-1927.

Please click here for a link to a recent article from  The Times, London (Jan 15, 2001) discussing my work

 

Papers and articles about our work by others:

Israel 21C. Saving billions to save the environment by Karin Kloosterman, March 2010. 

BBC news Science and Environment. Iron curtain kept out alien birds. By Matt Walker. Editor, Earth News Dec. 2009 PDF

McDonald, R. I. 2009. The promise and pitfalls of systematic conservation planning. PNAS 106: 15101-15102. PDF

The European Commission Science for Environmental Policy news alert - Multinational conservation projects could save money ( article about PNAS paper by Kark et al.), Oct 2009.

Ha'aretz Newspaper (in Hebrew and English Editions). Invasion of the pet parrot accused of killing off locals, by Zafrir Rinat,  Jan 2009.

The Hebrew University Press Office (dovrut) - News report (Why is the woodpecker afraid of the starling?) on Proceedings of the RoyalSociety paper by Kark's lab on Invasive Species, Oct 2008.

The European Commission Science for Environmental Policy news alert - Preserving bird diversity in urban parks. Edited by SCU, The University of the West of England, March 2008.

National Geographic (Hebrew Edition)- Invasive Parrots, Dec 2004.

National Geographic (Hebrew Edition)- Urban Biodiversity, Dec 2004.

The Times, London. Unnatural Selection, by Sanjida O'Connell, Jan 2001.

Kark, S. 2008. Section on Conserving Genetic Diversity in Israel’s National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plan (In Hebrew).

Kark, S. 2004. Journal of the Israel Lepidopterists’ Society (In Hebrew).

Kark, S. 2000. Right-left asymmetry: Changes across the distribution range. Center for Conservation Biology Update 12: 11-12.

Kark, S. 2000. Journal of the Israel Lepidopterists’ Society 17:25-26 (In Hebrew).

Kark, S. 1999. Asymmetry as a tool in the study and conservation of natural populations. Journal of the Israel Lepidopterists Society 16:9-11 (In Hebrew).

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Conference Abstracts

  1. Chiron, F. and Kark, S. 2008. A profile of bird invasions - how are they related to Europeaan politics? Proceedings of  the 20th International Congress of Zoology, Paris.
  2. Brokovich E, Einbinder S., Ayalon I., Segev N., Shaked Y., Genin A., Kiflawi M. and Kark S. 2008. Vegetarians are shallow: declining herbivore pressure with depth. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Florida.
  3. Van Rensburg, B., Kark, S. and Levin, N. 2007. Are areas of Ecological transition important for biodiversity conservation? The 21st conference of the Society for Conservation Biology abstracts, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  4. Kark S., Carvalho S., Carwardine J., Game E., Grantham H., Klein C., Levin N., Nicol S., Judit Szabo, Wardell-Johnson G., Wilson, K. and Possingham H. 2007. Setting conservation priorities for the Mediterranean Basin. The 11th International Mediterranean Ecosystems Conference (MEDECOS) proceedings, pg. 80, Perth, Australia.
  5. Bino, G., Dolev A., Saltz, D. and Kark, S. 2007. Home range patterns and habitat division of jackals and foxes in a resource rich environment. Proceeding of the 6th Annual Conference on Active Research by Environmental Science Students. Rehovot, Israel.
  6. Shirley, S. and Kark, S. 2006. Alien invasive species – How do we define the highest impact ones? Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 52: 193-194.
  7. Pe’er, G. Settele, J. and Kark, S. 2006. The role of Tomares nesimachus as an indicator for the functioning of ecological systems in northern Israel. Proceedings of the 42nd Conference of the Zoological Society of Israel.
  8. Shwartz A., Orchan, Y. and S. Kark. 2006. How can we maximize biological diversity in urban parks? Birds in the Yarkon Park as a case study. The 2nd Conference on Research and Innovations in the Ornamental Garden proceedings, pg. 3, Volcani Institute, Beit Dagan.
  9. Kark, S., Shmida, A, Banker, E., Bino, G., Levanoni, O., Levin, N., Pe’er, G. and Tamari, H. Biodiversity hotspots along an elevation gradient: a comparison of patterns in birds, butterflies and plants. The 1st Congress of European Conservation Biology proceedings.
  10. Levin, N., Shmida, A., Levanoni, O., Tamari, H. and Kark, S. 2006. Detecting ecotones of montane vegetation: a comparison of remote sensing, GIS and field approaches and their implications for conservation. The 1st European Congress of Conservation Biology proceedings.
  11. Kark, S. and Pe’er, G. 2006. Butterfly diversity and conservation in agricultural landscapes: Incorporating behavioral mechanisms. The Nekudat Hen for Promotion of the Environmental Assets in Agricultural Landscapes in Israel Annual Meeting proceedings.
  12. Nir, O., Eibender, S., Tcherno, D. and Kark, S. 2006. From edge to edge: how is the coral Seriatopora hystrix affected by the depth and light gradient in the Eilat coral reef? The Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences Annual Meeting proceedings.
  13. Shirley, S. and Kark, S. 2006. Alien invasive species – how do we define the highest impact ones? The Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences Annual Meeting proceedings.
  14. Bino, G. Levin, N. and Kark S. 2006. Can we use remote sensing tools to study urban bird diversity? Jerusalem as a case study. The Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences Annual Meeting proceedings.
  15. Shwartz, A. and Kark, S. 2006. Alien invasive birds: how do they succeed? A case study of three species in Israel. The Neobiota Meeting proceedings, Vienna.
  16. Shirley, S. and Kark, S. 2006. A test of the impacts of alien invasive birds in Europe. The Neobiota Meeting proceedings, Vienna.
  17. Brokovich, E. Einbinder, S., Tchernov, D., Kiflawi, M. Shashar, N. and Kark, S.  2006. To boldly go where (almost) no one has gone before: The deep coral reefs of the Northern Red Sea. International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) European meeting proceedings.
  18. Brokovich, E. Einbinder, S., Tchernov, D., Kiflawi, M. Shashar, N. and Kark, S. 2006. Biodiversity of the Gulf workshop proceedings, Jerusalem, Israel.
  19. Sella, M., Kark, R. and Kark, S. 2006. The Gazelle Valley: past, present and future. The Israeli Geographical Association 47th Annual Conference Abstracts, Tel Aviv University.
  20. Levin N., Shmida A., Levanoni O., Tamari H. and Kark S. 2006. Remote sensing as a tool for monitoring altitudinal vegetation belts and biodiversity in mountainous regions the Hermon as a case study. The Israeli Geographical Association 47th Annual Conference Abstracts, Tel Aviv University, pg. 76.
  21. Orchan, Y., and Kark, S. 2005. Spatial patterns and impacts of introduced birds on the native biodiversity in Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 51.
  22. Kark, S. 2005. Do urbanization and biotic invasions generate biotic homogenization or biodiversity hotspots in Israel? Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences proceedings, pg. 67.
  23. Brokovich, E. Einbinder, S., Kark, S., Kiflawi, M. and Shashar, N. 2005. Twilight zone community structure of Red Sea coral reef fishes. The IndoPacific Fish conference proceedings.
  24. Kark, S. Federation of the Israeli Societies of Experimental Biology Conference proceedings.
  25. Kark, S. 2005. Patterns of success and failure in the establishment of introduced birds in Mediterranean-type ecosystems and in Israel. First meeting on biological invasions in ecological systems in Israel, Ben Gurion University, pg. 7.
  26. Orchan, Y., Schwartz, A. and Kark, S. 2005. Introduced birds in Israel and their impacts on the native bird community: The Tel Aviv Yarkon Park as a case study. First meeting on biological invasions in ecological systems in Israel proceedings, Ben Gurion University, pg. 10.
  27. Zion., M., Spektor-Levi, O., Orchan, Y., Schwartz, A. and Kark, S. 2005. Introduced species: an authentic challenge for open dynamic scientific inquiry. First meeting on biological invasions in ecological systems in Israel proceedings, Ben Gurion University, pg 35.
  28. Orchan, Y., and Kark, S. 2005. Spatial patterns and impacts of introduced birds on the native biodiversity in Israel. The Geographic Society Conference proceedings, Haifa.
  29. Shwartz A., Miller, E., Levin, N., and Kark, S. 2004. Bird diversity in an urban park: the Tel Aviv city park as a case study. International Conference on Bird and Environment, November 21-24, 2004, Abstract Volume, pg. 56, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar, India.
  30. Brokovich, E. Einbinder, S., Kiflawi, M., Kark, S. and Shashar, N. 2004. Preliminary findings of the structure of the coral and fish community of the deep reef (50 m) in the Red Sea. The First Israel Marine Conference proceedings, Bar Ilan University.
  31. Einbinder, S., Brokovich, E., Ben-Shafrut, O., Kiflawi, M., Kark, S. and Shashar, N. 2004. The application of technical diving for studying the deef coral reef of the Aquaba Gulf. The First Israel Marine Conference proceedings, Bar Ilan University.
  32. Bino G., Darawshi, S., Reich-Solomon, A., Levin, N. and Kark, S. 2004. Can we predict bird richness and composition in Jerusalem using satellite images? International Conference on Bird and Environment, Abstract Volume, pg. 31, Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar, India.
  33. Kark, S. and Sol, D. 2004. Patterns of success and failure in bird introductions in Mediterranean systems. The Society for Conservation Biology 18th Annual Meeting proceedings, Columbia University, NY.
  34. Bino, G. Darawshi, S., Reich Solomon A., Levin, N. and Kark S. 2004. Urban bird diversity along a green corridor in Jerusalem: an analysis using remote sensing and GIS approaches. The Society for Conservation Biology 18th Annual Meeting proceedings, pg. 31, Columbia University, NY.
  35. Kark, S. 2002. The role of ecotones in ecology – a global and local approach. Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences abstract book, pg. 6.
  36. Kark, S., Alnutt, T.F., Brooks, T.M. and Manne, L.L. 2002. Ecotones as diversity centers: Richness and rarity patterns in New World Passerines. The Ecological Society. Proceedings of the Ecological Society of America 87th Annual Meeting, Tucson, pg. 173.
  37. Kark, S, Blackburn T M.  and Fay J. P.  2001. Species ranges – should we abandon the dichotomous core-periphery approach? The Society for Conservation Biology 15th Annual Meeting, Hilo, pg. 82.
  38. Randi, E., Kark S. and Tabarroni C. 2001. Inferring the role of current and historical determinants of genetic diversification in chukar partridge populations distributed across a steep ecological gradient. European Society of Evolutionary Biology meeting, Aahrus, Denmark, Symposium: Isolation by distance in subdivided and continuous populations: new perspectives from an old model
  39. Kark, S. 2000. Ecological gradients sustain high genetic and morphological diversity in the Mediterranean Ecosystem of Israel. Proceedings of the MEDECOS 9th International Conference on Mediterranean-type Ecosystems, Stellenbosch, pg. 40-41.
  40. Kark, S., Safriel, U.N., Noy-Meir, I. And Randi, E. 2000. Patterns of fluctuating asymmetry and genetic diversity across the distribution range: A focus on ecotones. Proceedings of the 85th Annual Meeting of The Ecological Society of America, Snowbird, pg. 296.
  41. Kark, S. 2000. Shifts in population asymmetry across the range and their implications for conservation: Butterflies and partridges as case studies. Abstract book, The Society for Conservation Biology 14th Annual Meeting, pg. 195.
  42. Kark, S. 2000. Patterns of diversity and asymmetry across the distribution range and their implications for conservation. Proceedings to the San Francisco Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium, pg. 10.
  43. Kark, S., S. Volis and A. Novoplansky. 1999. Biodiversity along core-periphery distribution clines.Biodiversity in drylands: Towards a unified framework and identification of research needs, pg. 26-31.
  44. Kark, S., U. N. Safriel, I. Noy-Meir and E. Randi. 1999. Patterns of genetic diversity and fluctuating asymmetry across the distribution range: a focus on ecotones. Federation of the Israeli Societies of Experimental Biology Conference. Abstract book, pg. 120.
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