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Prof. Tamar Dayan

פקולטה למדעי החיים
Prof. Tamar Dayan
Phone: 03-6405499
Office:
Zoological Gardens

Biography

Tamar Dayan is a terrestrial ecologist with a special interest in community ecology, Quaternary paleoecology, and conservation biology, focusing on various drivers of global change – climate change, landscape transformation, and biological invasions.  She is the Director of the National Collections of Natural History at Tel Aviv University, a member of the National Council for Research & Development, and over the years has been active on the board of directors of various governmental and non-governmental conservation and natural resource management organizations. 

 

Research Interests

  • The evolution of activity patterns of mammals:study of the community ecology of rocky desert spiny mice in order to gain insight into the selective pressures that drive the activity patterns of animals within ecological communities; gaining insight into the effect of artificial light pollution on this system.
  • Archeozoology and Paleoecology:  study of animal bones from archeological sites in order to gain insight into the evolution of ancient economies and into the ecology of ancient environments; understanding the process of animal domestication and the shift from hunter-gatherer nomadic or semi-nomadic societies to settled agricultural communities; gaining insight into site formation processes of Tel Dor as a model Biblical Tel site
  • Comparative morphology: gaining insight into the a biotic and biotic selective forces underlying the evolution of body size; study of ecological character displacement and community wide character displacement within ecological communities; study of the evolution of body size of mammals on islands.
  • Patterns of biodiversity in natural and cultural landscapes:  gaining insight into the relationship of biodiversity patterns between diverse taxa in order to develop indicators for biodiversity; study of patterns of biodiversity in agricultural and afforested settings in order to develop biodiversity friendly management techniques.
  • Conservation biology:  various projects such as monitoring reintroduced Mesopotamian fallow deer and developing predictive models for this reintroduction; studying the population biology of chukar partridges in order to develop appropriate census methods and to formulate conservation guidelines; study of the population biology of jungle cats in anthropogenic habitats.
  • Invasion biology:  a biogeographical and ecological analysis of invasive animal species of Israel; study of non-native ant species of Israel with an emphasis on the invasive little fire ant; study of the legal and administrative framework of dealing with invasive species in Israel.
  • Climate change and ecological communities:  Modeling the projected distributions of mammals and mammal assemblages (communities) under different climate change scenarios; testing these spatial models against national and regional planning scenarios in order to make recommendations for conserving biodiversity in view of climate change; substituting space for time macroecological analysis of patterns of animal diversity along a rainfall gradient.

Recent Publications

Refereed Articles

Dayan, T., E. Tchernov, O. Bar-Yosef, and Y. Yom-Tov. Animal exploitation in Ujrat el-Mehed, a Neolithic site in southern Sinai. Paleorient 12(2):105-116, 1986.

 

Tchernov, E., T. Dayan, and Y. Yom-Tov. The paleogeography of Gazella gazella and Gazella dorcas during the Holocene of the southern Levant. Israel Journal of Zoology 34:51-59, 1987.

 

Dayan, T., and E. Tchernov. On the first occurrence of the common weasel (Mustela nivalis) in the fossil record of Israel. Mammalia 52(2):165-168, 1988.

 

Dayan, T., D.Simberloff, E. Tchernov, and Y. Yom-Tov. Inter- and intraspecific character displacement in mustelids. Ecology 70(5):1526-1539, 1989.

 

Dayan, T., E. Tchernov, Y. Yom-Tov, and D. Simberloff. Ecological character displacement in Saharo-Arabian Vulpes: Outfoxing Bergmann's rule. Oikos 55:263-272, 1989.

 

Dayan, T., D. Simberloff, E. Tchernov, and Y. Yom-Tov. Feline canines: community-wide character displacement in the small cats of Israel. American Naturalist 136(1):39-60, 1990.

 

Dayan, T., D. Simberloff, E. Tchernov, and Y. Yom-Tov. Calibrating the paleo-thermometer: Climate, communities, and the evolution of size. Paleobiology 17(2):189-199, 1991.

 

Simberloff, D., and T. Dayan. Guilds and the structure of ecological communities. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 22:115-143, 1991.

 

Dayan, T., D. Simberloff, E. Tchernov, and Y. Yom-Tov. Canine carnassials: Character displacement among the wolves, jackals, and foxes of Israel. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 45(4):315-331, 1992.

 

Dayan, T. The impact of Quaternary paleoclimatic change on the carnivores of Israel. Water Science and Technology 27(7-8):497-504, 1993.

 

Dayan, T., and D. Simberloff. Morphological relationships among co-existing heteromyids: an incisive dental character. American Naturalist 143(3):462-477, 1994.

 

Dayan, T. Carnivore diversity in the Late Quaternary of Israel. Quaternary Research 41:343-349, 1994.

 

Dayan, T., and D. Simberloff. Character displacement, sexual size dimorphism, and morphological variation among the mustelids of the British Isles. Ecology 75(4):1063-1073, 1994.

 

Dayan, T. Early domesticated dogs of the Near East. Journal of Archaeological Science 21:633-640, 1994.

 

Kronfeld, N., T. Dayan, N. Zisapel, and A. Haim. Co-existing populations of Acomys cahirinus and A. russatus: a preliminary report. Israel Journal of Zoology 40:177-183, 1994.

 

Dayan, T., and D. Simberloff. Natufian gazelles: Proto-domestication reconsidered. Journal of Archaeological Science 22:671-675, 1995.

 

Yom-Tov, Y., and T. Dayan. Body mass overlap and interspecific interference competition among desert gerbils? Oikos 75:536-538, 1996.

 

Stone, L., T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. Community-wide assembly patterns unmasked: The importance of species' differing geographic ranges. American Naturalist 148(6):997-1015, 1996.

 

Dayan, T. Weasels of the Iron Age of Israel: a biogeographic note. Israel Journal of Zoology 43(3):295-298, 1997.

 

Zohar, I., T. Dayan, and E. Spanier. Predicting gray triggerfish body size from bones. International Journal of Osteoarcheology 7(2):150-156, 1997.

 

Manheim, O., A. Freidberg, D. Graur, M. Goren, Y. Benayahu, Y. Yom-Tov, and T. Dayan. The national collections of natural history at Tel Aviv University, a national museum of natural history in the making: the first 60 years. Israel Journal of Zoology 44:1-79, 1998.

 

Shargal, E., N. Kronfeld, and T. Dayan. On the population ecology of the bushy-tailed jird (Sekeetamys calurus) at En Gedi. Israel Journal of Zoology 44:61-63, 1998.

 

Dayan, T., and D. Simberloff. Size patterns among competitors: Ecological character displacement and character release in mammals, with special reference to island populations. Mammal Review 28:99-124, 1998.

 

Ronen, A., J.M. Burdukiewicz, S.A. Laukhin, Y. Winter, A. Tsatskin, T. Dayan, O.A. Kulikov, V.K. Vlasov, and V.V. Semenov. The Lower Palaeolithic site Bizat Ruhama in the northern Negev, Israel. Archaeologisches Korrespondenzblatt 28:163-1998.

 

Kronfeld, N., and T. Dayan. A new method for determining rodent diets. Journal of Mammalogy 79(4):1198-1202. 1998.

 

Bar-Oz, G., T. Dayan, and D. Kaufman. The Epi-Paleolithic faunal sequence in Israel: A view from Neve David. Journal of Archeological Science 26:67-82. 1999.

 

Elvert, R., N. Kronfeld, T. Dayan, A. Haim, N. Zisapel, and G. Heldmaier. Telemetric field studies of body temperature and activity rhythms of Acomys russatus and A..cahirinus in the Judean Desert of Israel. Oecologia 119(4):482-492. 1999.

 

Shargal, E., L. Rath-Wolfson, N. Kronfeld, and T. Dayan. Ecological and histological aspects of tail-loss in spiny mice (Mammalia; Rodentia; Muridae) with a review of this phenomenon in rodents. Journal of Zoology, London. 249:187-193. 1999.

 

Kronfeld, N., and T. Dayan. The dietary basis for temporal partitioning: Food habits of coexisting Acomys species. Oecologia. 121(1):123-128. 1999.

 

Eilam, D., T. Dayan, S. Ben-Eliyahu, I. Schulman, G. Shefer, and C. Hendrie. Differential behavioural and hormonal response of voles and spiny mice to owl calls: A possible role of individual differences, stimulus interpretation, and habitat structure. Animal Behaviour 58:1085-1093. 1999.

 

Kronfeld, N., A. Haim, T. Dayan, N. Zisapel, M. Klingenspor, and G. Heldmaier. Seasonal thermogenic acclimation of diurnally and nocturnally active desert spiny mice. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 73(1):37-44. 2000.

 

Jones, M. E., and T. Dayan. Foraging behaviour and microhabitat use of spiny mice, Acomys cahirinus and A. russatus, in the presence of Blandord's fox (Vulpes cana) odour. Journal of Chemical Ecology 26(2):455-469. 2000.

 

Bar-Oz, G., and T. Dayan. Invited comment on "The tortoise and the hare: small-game use, the broad-spectrum revolution, and Paleolithic demography". Current Anthropology 41(1):59-60. 2000.

 

Simberloff, D., T. Dayan, C. Jones, and G. Ogura. Rapid character displacement and release in the small Indian mongoose, Herpestes javanicus. Ecology 81:2086-2099. 2000.

 

Stone, L., T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. On desert rodents, favored states, and unresolved issues: Scaling up and down regional assemblages and local communities. American Naturalist 156:322-328. 2000.

 

Shargal, E., N. Kronfeld-Schor, and T. Dayan. Population biology and spatial relationships of coexisting spiny mice of the genus Acomys. Journal of Mammalogy 81(4):1046-1052. 2000.

 

Kronfeld-Schor, N., Shargal, E., Haim, A., Dayan, T., N. Zisapel, and G. Heldmaier. Temporal partitioning among diurnally and nocturnally active desert spiny mice: Energy and water turnover costs. Journal of Thermal Biology 26:139-142. 2001.

 

Jones, M.E., Y. Mandelik, and T. Dayan. Coexistence of temporally partitioning spiny mice: roles of habitat structure and foraging behavior. Ecology 82(8):2164-2176. 2001.

 

Kronfeld-Schor, N., T. Dayan, R. Elvert, A. Haim, N. Zisapel, and G. Heldmaier. On the use of the time axis for ecological separation: Diel rhythms as an evolutionary constraint. American Naturalist 158(4):451-457. 2001.

 

Zohar, I., T. Dayan, E. Galili, and E. Spanier. Fish processing during the early Holocene: a taphonomic case study from coastal Israel. Journal of Archaeological Science 28:1041-1053. 2001.

 

Kronfeld-Schor, N., T. Dayan, M.E. Jones, I. Kremer, Y. Mandelik, M. Wollberg, Y. Yassur, and D.D. Gaton. Retinal structure and foraging microhabitat use of the goden spiny mouse (Acomys russatus). Journal of Mammalogy 82(4):1016-1025. 2001.

 

Ben-Moshe, A., T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. Convergence in morphological patterns and community organization between Old and New World rodent guilds. American Naturalist 158(5):484-495. 2001.

 

Bar-Oz, G., and T. Dayan. Weasels from the Hellenistic Period of Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 47(4):271-273. 2001.

 

Bar-Oz, G, and T. Dayan. "After 20 years": A taphonomic re-evaluation of Nahal Hadera V, an Epipaleolithic site on the Israeli coastal plain. Journal of Archaeological Science 29:145-156. 2002.

 

Dayan, T., D. Wool, and D. Simberloff. On the variation and covariation of carnivore skulls and teeth. Paleobiology 28(4):508-526. 2002.

Meiri, S., and T. Dayan. On the validity of Bergmann's rule. Journal of Biogeography. 30, 331-351. 2003.

 

Mandelik, Y., M.E. Jones, and T. Dayan. Structurally complex habitat and sensory adaptations mediate the behavioral responses of a desert rodent to an indirect cue for increased predation risk. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 5: 501-515. 2003.

 

Kronfeld-Schor, N., and T. Dayan. Partitioning of time as an ecological resource. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 34:153-181. 2003.

 

Bar-Oz, G., and T. Dayan. 2003. Testing the use of multivariate taphonomic comparisons: The faunal analysis of Hefzibah in its Epipaleolithic cultural context. Journal of Archaeological Science 30(7):885-900. 2003.

 

Smith, F.A., S.K. Lyons, M. Ernest, S.K., K.E. Jones, D.M. Kaufman, T. Dayan, P.A. Marquet, J.H. Brown, and J.P. Haskell. The body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3402. 2003.

 

Bar-Oz, G., T. Dayan, M. Weinstein-Evron, and D. Kaufman. The Natufian economy at el-Wad Terrace with special reference to gazelle exploitation patterns. Journal of Archaeological Science 31:217-231. 2004.

 

Meiri, S., T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. Carnivores, biases and Bergmann's rule. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 81:579-588. 2004.

 

Meiri, S., T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. Body size of insular carnivores: little support for the island rule. American Naturalist 163: 469-479. 2004.

 

Smith, F.A., J.H. Brown, J.P. Haskell, S.K. Lyons, J. Alroy, E.L. Charnov, T. Dayan, B.J.Enquist, S.K.M. Ernest, E.A. Hadly, D. Jablonski, D.E. Jones, D.M. Kaufman, S.K. Lyons, P. Marquet, K. Niklas, B.A. Maurer, W. Porter, K. Roy, B. Tiffney, and M. Willig. Similarity of mammalian body size across the taxonomic hierarchy and across space and time. American Naturalist 163:672-691. 2004.

 

Maurer, B., J. Alroy, J.H. Brown, T. Dayan, B. Enquist, S.K. Morgan Ernest, E. Hadly, J.P. Haskell, D. Jablonski, K.E. Lyons, D.M. Kaufman, K. Lyons, K.J. Niklas, W. Porter, K. Roy, F.A. Smith, B. Tiffney, and M.R. Willig. Similarities in body size distributions of small-bodied flying vertebrates Evolutionary Ecology Research 6:783-797. 2004.

 

Bar-Oz, G., and T. Dayan. Invited comment on Zooarchaeological measures of hunting pressure and occupation intensity in the Natufian. Current Anthropology 45: S22-23. 2004.

 

Meiri, S., T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. Biogeorgaphic patterns in the western Palearctic: the fasting endurance hypothesis and the status of Murphy's rule. Journal of Biogeography 31:1-7. 2004.

 

Haber, A., and T. Dayan. Analyzing the process of domestication: Hagoshrim as a case study. Journal of Archaeological Science 31:1587-1601. 2004.

 

Bar-David, S., D. Saltz, T. Dayan, A. Perelberg, and A. Dolev. Demographic models and reality in reintroductions: the Persian fallow deer in Israel. Conservation Biology. 2005. 19:131-138

 

Weissbord, L., T. Dayan, D. Kaufman, and M. Evron. Micromammal taphonomy of el- Wad Terrace, Mt. Carmel, Israel: distinguishing cultural from natural depositional agents in the Late Natufian. Journal of Archaeological Science 32:1-17. 2005.

 

Gutman, R., and T. Dayan. Temporal partitioning between spiny mouse species: An experimental field study. Ecology. 86:164-173. 2005.

 

Mandelik, Y., T. Dayan, and E. Feitelson. Planning for biodiversity: the role of ecological impact assessment. Conservation Biology. 19:1254-1261. 2005.

 

Mandelik, Y., T. Dayan, and E. Feitelson. Issues and dilemmas in ecological scoping: Scientific, procedural and economic perspectives. Journal of Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal. 23:55-63. 2005.

 

Meiri, S., T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. Variability and sexual size dimorphism in insular and mainland carnivores: a test of the niche variation hypothesis. Ecology. 86:1432-1440. 2005.

 

Meiri, S., D. Simberloff, and T. Dayan. Insular carnivore biogeography: Island area and mammalian optimal body size. American Naturalist. 165:505-514. 2005.

 

Meiri, S., T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. Variability and correlations in carnivore crania and dentition. Functional Ecology. 19:337-343. 2005.

 

Bar-David, S., D. Saltz, and T. Dayan. Predicting the spatial dynamics of reintroduced populations - The Persian fallow deer. Ecological Applications. 15:1833-1846. 2005.

 

Dayan, T., and D. Simberloff. Ecological and community-wide character displacement: The next generation. Ecology Letters 8:875-894. 2005.

 

Meiri, S., T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. Area, isolation, and size evolution in insular carnivores. Ecology Letters 8:1211-1217. 2005.

 

Pinter, N., T. Dayan, N. Kronfeld-Schor, and D. Eilam. Aggressive interactions between competing spiny mouse species. Journal of Mammalogy. 2006. (in press).

 

 

Submitted for publication

 

Roll, U., T. Dayan, and N. Kronfeld-Schor. On the role of phylogeny in determining activity patterns of rodents. Evolutionary Ecology. 2005. (accepted pending revision).

 

Bar-David, S., D. Saltz, T. Dayan, and Y. Shkedy. Planning for landscape connectivity using a spatially-explicit model of reintroduced Persian fallow deer. Conservation Biology. 2005.

 

Zohar, I., M. Belmaker, D. Nadel, M. Goren, I. Hershkovitz, and T. Dayan. Fish thanatocoenose: How do taphonomic processes modify relative abundance and skeletal completeness? Paleobiology. 2005.

 

Meiri, S., D. Guy, T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. Carnivore size evolution in recent times: Data do not yield a pattern. Proceedings of the Royal Society. 2005.

 

Vonshak, M., T. Dayan, and N. Kronfeld-Schor. Community structure of temporally partitioned rocky desert rodents: Diel, seasonal, and spatial resource variation. Oecologia. 2005.

 

Meiri, S., T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. The island rule reexamined - is the pattern general? Journal of Biogeography. 2005.

 

Roll, U., T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. Invasive insect species in Israel and adjacent areas. Invasion Biology. 2005.

 

In preparation

 

Account of the common spiny mouse (Acomys cahirinus) for Mammalian Species (assigned by Editor; with N. Kronfeld-Schor).

 

Abstracts

 

Dayan, T. Faunal composition and the paleoecology of Ujrat el-Mehed, a Neolithic site in southern Sinai. Israel Journal of Zoology 33:126, 1984-85.

 

Dayan, T., E. Tchernov, and Y. Yom-Tov. Ecological character displacement in the red fox Vulpes vulpes in the Saharo-Arabian region. Israel Journal of Zoology 35:96-97, 1988-89.

 

Dayan, T., E. Tchernov, Y. Yom-Tov, and D. Simberloff. Bergmann - the rule and the exceptions: paleoclimatic inferences from mammalian size change. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of the International Council for Archaeozoology. 1990.

 

Dayan, T., and D. Simberloff. Tooth size and its ecological significancein coexisting heteromyid rodents. Proceedings of the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists. 1990.

 

Dayan T. Morphological relationships among carnivore and rodent guilds: putting a bite into character displacement. Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology. 1990.

 

Dayan, T., D. Wool, and D. Simberloff. Teeth: skeletons in the closet of paleontology? Proceedings of the 28th Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel. 1991.

 

Dayan, T. and D. Simberloff. Morphological relationships and sexual-size dimorphism among the mustelids of the British Isles. Proceedings of the 29th Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel. 1992.

 

Zohar, I., T. Dayan, E. Spanier, E. Galili, and O. Lernau. Exploitation of marine resources by the prehistoric inhabitants of the East Mediterranean coast: the case of the Gray Triggerfish (Balistes carolinensis). Proceedings of the 7th Meeting of the ICAZ Fish Remains Working Group. 1993.

 

Kronfeld, N., and T. Dayan. Food preferences of two spiny mouse species (Acomys cahirinus and A. russatus) and a new method for the study of food habits. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences (in Hebrew). 1995.

 

Rachmut, A., and T. Dayan. Seed size selection in gerbils. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences (in Hebrew). 1995.

 

Shulman, I., S. Ben-Eliyahu, C. Hendrie, D. Eilam, and T. Dayan. The response of the vole to owl calls: freeze, flee and increase in stress hormones. Israel Journal of Zoology 42:80-81, 1996.

 

Zohar, I., E. Spanier, and T. Dayan. Exploitation of the gray triggerfish Balistes carolinensis at the beginning of the Holocene. Israel Journal of Zoology 42:89, 1996.

 

Rachmut-Ben Moshe, A., and T. Dayan. Seed size selection and morphological relationships among the Gerbillidae of Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 42:79, 1996.

 

Kronfeld, N., T. Dayan, A. Haim, and N. Zisapel. Activity and temperature rhythms of spiny mice: the cost of temporal partitioning. Proceedings of the 81st Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Pp. 245, 1996.

 

Dayan, T. Ecology, evolution and zooarcheology: The analysis of mammlian remains from archeological sites. Proceedings of A Workshop on the Practical Impact of Science on Field Archaeology. 1996.

 

Nitzan, R., and T. Dayan. Microhabitat selection of two species of wood mice on Mt. Carmel, Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 43:113-114, 1997.

 

Bar-Oz, G., and T. Dayan. 1997. Faunal remains from Neve David, a Geometric -Kebaran hunter gatherer site. Israel Journal of Zoology 43:95, 1997.

 

Weissenberg, S., A. Bouskila, and T. Dayan. Resistance of the common spiny mouse (Acomys cahirinus) to the strikes of the Palestine saw-scaled viper (Echis coloratus). Israel Journal of Zoology 43:119, 1997

 

Shargal, E., N. Kronfeld, and T. Dayan. Coexistence among two species of Acomys: Population biology and spatial relationships. Israel Journal of Zoology 43:116. 1997.

 

Martinez, J.J.Y., and T. Dayan. Sexual size dimorphism in the agamid lizards of Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 43:110-111, 1997.

 

Elvert, R., N. Kronfeld, T. Dayan, N. Zisapel, A. Haim, and G. Heldmaier. Body temperature rhythms in free living desert spiny mice (Acomys - does a phase shift of activity cause a shift of this biological pattern? Journal of Biological Rhythms Research 28(3), 1997.

 

Kronfeld, N., A. Haim, T. Dayan, N. Zisapel, and G. Heldmaier. Ecological and biochemical aspects of seasonal acclimation of two spiny mouse species. Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences (in Hebrew). Pp. 192, 1997.

 

Rahmut Ben-Moshe, A., and T. Dayan. Convergence in morphological patterns and community organization between old and new world rodent guilds. Proceedings of the 7th International Theriological Congress. 1997.

 

Yom-Tov, Y., and T. Dayan. The mammal collection of the Tel Aviv University Zoological Museum. Proceedings of the 7th International Theriological Congress. 1997

 

Shargal, E., L. Rath-Wolfson, N. Kronfeld, and T. Dayan. Tail-loss is spiny mice and other rodents. The Rodent and its Environment, 6th International Conference. 1998.

 

Nitzan, R., and T. Dayan. Microhabitat selection of two coexisting wood mouse (Apodemus) species. Proceedings of the 7th International Theriological Congress. 1997.

 

Rath-Wolfson, L., E. Shargal, N. Kronfeld, and T. Dayan. Tail autotomy in spiny mice (Acomys): an anti-predatory defense mechanism? Proceedings of the 7th International Theriological Congress. 1997.

 

Gaton, D., N. Kronfeld, I. Kremer, Y. Yassur, and T. Dayan. Temporal partitioning among spiny mice: a comparative eye histology study. Proceedings of the 7th International Theriological Congress. 1997.

 

Shargal, E., L. Rath-Wolfson, N. Kronfeld, and T. Dayan. Tail-loss is spiny mice and other rodents. Proceedings of The Rodent and its Environment, 6th International Conference. 1998.

 

Mandelik, Y., M.E. Jones, and T. Dayan. The effect of moonlight on foraging behavior and habitat use of the common spiny mouse, Acomys cahirinus. Proceedings of The Rodent and its Environment, 6th International Conference. 1998.

 

Mandelik, Y., M.E. Jones, and T. Dayan. The effect of moonlight on foraging behavior and habitat use of the common spiny mouse, Acomys cahirinus. Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences. 1998.

 

Kronfeld, N., E. Shargal, A. Haim, T. Dayan, N. Zisapel, M. Klingespor, and G. Hedmaier. Seasonal physiological costs of diurnal and nocturnal activity of desert spiny mice. Israel Journal of Zoology 44:80, 1998.

 

Shargal, E., L. Rath-Wolfson, N. Kronfeld, and T. Dayan. Tail-loss in spiny mice. Israel Journal of Zoology 44:88-89, 1998.

 

Dayan, T., and E. Galili. New domesticated dogs from submerged sites off the carmel coast. Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of the International Council for Archaeozoology. 1998.

 

Bar-Oz, G., T. Dayan, and D. Kaufman. Neve David and the Epipaleolithic faunal sequence in Israel. Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of the International Council for Archaeozoology. 1998.

 

Bar-David, S., A. Dolev, T. Dayan, and D. Saltz. Behavioral and ecological aspects of reintroduced Persian fallow deer (Dama dama mesopotamica). Proceedings of the 4th International Deer Biology Congress. 1998.

 

Haber, A., T. Dayan, and N. Getzov. The faunal remains from Hagroshim. Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of the International Council for Archaeozoology. 1998.

 

Lisk, E., T. Dayan, and I. Sharon. Faunal remains from Iron Age Tel Dor: The significance of fishing. Proceedings of the 8th International Congress of the International Council for Archaeozoology. 1998.

 

Bar-David, S., Dolev, A., Perelberg, A., Dayan, T., and Saltz, D. Home Range Characteristics of the Reintroduced Persian Fallow Deer: Topography and Vegetation. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the Israeli Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences, Jerusalem. 1999.

 

Jones, M.E., Y. Mandelik, and T. Dayan. Coexistence of temporally partitioned spiny mice: roles of habitat structure and foraging behavior. Israel Journal of Zoology 46:163-164, 2000.

 

Bar-Oz, G., O. Zackheim, and T. Dayan. Taphonomy, subsistence economy, and paleoecology of the Kebaran hunters gatherers of Hefzibah. Israel Journal of Zoology 46:157-158, 2000.

 

Bar-Oz, G., A. Segal, and T. Dayan. Weasels (Mustela nivalis) from the Hellenistic well at Sha'ar-Ha'amakim. Israel Journal of Zoology 46:157, 2000.

 

Gutman, R., M.E. Jones, and T. Dayan. Influence of habitat structure and food quality on foraging behavior of spiny mice (Genus Acomys). Israel Journal of Zoology 46:161, 2000.

 

Mandelik, Y., T. Dayan, and D. Eilam. Foraging activity of Acomys cahirinus under different illumination levels: Comparing giving-up densities to direct behavioral observations. Israel Journal of Zoology 46:167-168, 2000.

 

Bar-David, S., Dolev, A., Perelberg, A., Dayan, T., and Saltz, D. Factors influencing spatial movement and home range establishment of reintroduced population - the fallow deer in Nahal Kziv. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Israel Society for Ecology & Environmental Quality Science, Tel-Aviv. 2001.

 

Gutman, R., and T. Dayan. The foraging behavior of the golden spiny mouse in absence of the common spiny mouse: on interspecific interferece and temporal partitioning. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Israel Society for Ecology & Environmental Quality Science, Tel-Aviv. 2001.

 

Dolev, A., Bar-David, S., Dayan, T., and Saltz, D. Can reintroduced Persian fallow deer be a tool for woodland management? Israel Journal of Zoology 47:181. 2001.

 

Bar-Oz, G., and T. Dayan. Cultural and ecological changes at the end of the last glacial in the Coastal Plain of Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 47:175-176. 2001.

 

Gutman, R., and T. Dayan. Foraging behavior of Acomys russatus in the absence of its competitor Acomys cahirinus: The role of exploitation and interference competition in competitive exclusion. Israel Journal of Zoology 47:183. 2001.

 

Haber, A., T. Dayan, and N. Getzov. The faunal remains from HaGoshrim. Israel Journal of Zoology 47:183-184. 2001.

 

Meiri, S., and T. Dayan. On the validity of Bergmann's rule. Israel Journal of Zoology 47:187. 2001.

 

Gutman, R., and T. Dayan. Moon-struck spiny mice: the influence of moon cycle on diurnal and nocturnal foraging behavior. Israel Journal of Zoology 48(2):170. 2002.

 

Bar-David S., D. Saltz, and T. Dayan. Temporal and spatial population modeling of the reintroduced population of Persian fallow deer (Dama mesopotamica) in the Galilee. Israel Journal of Zoology 48(2):164-165. 2002.

 

Meiri, S., T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. The island rule is not valid for the Carnivora. Israel Journal of Zoology 48(2):174-175. 2002.

 

Weissbrod, L., M. Evron, and T. Dayan. The taphonomy of the micromammals of el-Wad Terrace, Mt. Carmel. Israel Journal of Zoology 48(2):184-185. 2002.

 

Pinter, N., T. Dayan, D. Eilam, and N. Kronfeld-Schor. Aggressive interactions between two species of spiny mice: Acomys russatus and Acomys cahirinus. Israel Journal of Zoology 48(2):176. 2002.

 

Mandelik, Y., T. Dayan, V. Chikatunov, and V. Kravchenko. Measuring species diversity: sampling effort for beetles, moths and vegetation of the Sansan Nature Reserve. Israel Journal of Zoology 48(2):174. 2002.

 

Roll, U., and T. Dayan. Family ties and activity time in the order Rodentia. Israel Journal of Zoology 48(2):177-178. 2002.

 

Mandelik, Y., T. Dayan, and E. Feitelson. Ecological impact assessment in Israel: a review of Environmental Statements. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, The Hague. 2002.

 

Bar-David, S., D. Saltz, and T. Dayan. Modeling population growth in time and space of reintroduced Persian fallow deer in Israel. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology. P. A9. 2002.

 

Dayan, T., D. Simberloff, and D. Wool. On time scales, morphological change, and variation: A close look at early domesticated dogs. Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology. P. 41. 2002.

 

Bar-Oz, G., and T. Dayan. Testing the use of multivariate taphonomic comparisons: Unraveling faunal exploitation in the Levantine Epipaleolithic. Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology. P. 16. 2002.

 

Haber, A., T. Dayan, and N. Getzov. Domestication of pigs in the Southern Levant: Hagoshrim as a case study. Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology. P. 58. 2002.

 

Weissbrod, L., M. Weinstein-Evron, and T. Dayan. Taphonomy of the small mammal remains (rodents and insectivores) from el-Wad Terrace. Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Council of Archaeozoology. P. 131. 2002.

 

Meiri, S., T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. Relationships among indices of body size. Israel Journal of Zoology 49(1):84.

 

Mandelik, Y., T. Dayan, and E. Feitelson. Planning for biodiversity: The role of ecological impact assessment in Israel. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology.

 

Bar-David, S., D.Saltz, T. Dayan, A. Dolev, A. Perelberg. Reintroduction effect on survival rate and reproductive success of reintroduced fallow deer (Dama mesopotamica). Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology.

 

Bar-David, S., D. Saltz, T. Dayan, A. Dolev, and A. Perelberg. Radiation patterns of Persian fallow deer following reintroduction. Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the Society of Wildlife Management.

 

Bar-David, S., D. Saltz, Y. Shkedy, and T. Dayan. Planning for landscape connectivity using a demographic and spatial growth model of a reintroduced umbrella species. Proceedings of the Wildlife Society.

 

Mandelik, Y., T. Dayan, and E. Feitelson. Planning for biodiversity: Role of EIA in Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 49(1):82-83. 2003.

 

Bar-David, S., D. Saltz, Y. Shkedy, and T. Dayan. Planning for landscape connectivity in the Galilee using a spatial growth model of reintroduced Persian fallow deer. Israel Journal of Zoology (in press).

 

Weinstein, M., T. Dayan, and N. Kronfeld-Schor. Characterizating an arthropod community in relation to spiny mouse diets. Israel Journal of Zoology 50:124 .2004.

 

Roll, U., T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. Attributes of bird invasions in Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 50:117. 2004.

 

Meiri, S., T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. Body size of insular carnivores: Island area not a good predictor. Israel Journal of Zoology 50:114.

 

Mandelik, Y., and T. Dayan. Tools for biodiversity quantification: Investigating species diversity indicators in Mediterranean ecosystems. Israel Journal of Zoology 50:113. 2004.

 

Buchnik, R., T. Dayan, and Y. Steinberger. The diet of the barn owl (Tyto alba) and the little owl (Athene noctua) in the north and south of Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 50:103-104. 2004.

 

Levanony, T., E. Columbus, Y. Mandelik, V. Chikatunov, and T. Dayan. Species richness of plants and beetles in pine plantations vs. natural landscapes in the Judean foothills. Israel Journal of Zoology 50:112-113. 2004.

 

Levy, O., T. Dayan, and N. Kronfeld-Schor. The effect of resource level on activity and temperature rhythms of spiny mice. Israel Journal of Zoology 50:112-113.

 

Bar-David, S., D. Saltz, T. Dayan, and Y. Shkedy. Planning for landscape connectivity in Israel using a spatially-explicit model of a reintroduced Persian fallow deer. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology.

 

Mandelik, Y., T. Dayan, and E. Feitelson. Biodiversity quantification: are vegetation structure and richness reliable indicators of species richness in Mediterranean ecosystems? Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology.

 

Meiri, S., T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. Island carnivores and the niche variation hypothesis. Israel Journal of Zoology (in press).

 

Roll, U., T. Dayan, and D. Simberloff. Invasive insects in Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology (in press).

 

Hall, O., D. Wool, V. Chikatunov, and T. Dayan. Morphospecies as a tool for conservation biology. Israel Journal of Zoology (in press).

 

Vidan, E., T. Dayan, and N. Kronfeld-Schor. The use of expendable food patches in ecological research. Israel Journal of Zoology (in press).

 

Mandelik, Y., T. Dayan, E. Feitelson, V. Chikatunov, and V. Kravchenko. Rapid biodiversity assessment in Mediterranean ecosystems: Is the higher taxa approach a reliable shortcut? Israel Journal of Zoology (in press).

 

Levanony, T., E. Columbus, Y. Mandelik, V. Chikatunov, S. Zonstein, and T. Dayan. Species diversity of spiders and beetles in pine plantations vs. natural landscapes in the Judean foothills. Israel Journal of Zoology (in press).

 

Levy, O., T. Dayan, and N. Kronfeld-Schor. Diurnal activity in Acomys russatus: masking or entrainment? Israel Journal of Zoology (in press).

 

 

 

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