Prof. Jacob Garty

מנהלת הפקולטה למדעי החיים אמריטוס
Prof. Jacob Garty
Phone: 03-6409151
Another phone: 03-6409910
Office: Botanical Gardens, 2

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Ph.D. Botany Tel Aviv University 1972 - 1979
M.Sc. Botany Tel Aviv University 1969 - 1972
B.Sc. Agriculture Hebrew University, Jerusalem 1962 - 1965

Title of Master's thesis: "Floristic and Ecological Research on Lichens of North and Central Sinai". (Supervisor: Prof. Margalith Galun).

Title of Doctoral dissertation: "Lichens as Indicators of Air Pollution. (Supervisor: Prof. Margalith Galun).

Postdoctoral study: The Geomicrobiology Dep. at University of Oldenburg, Germany, July-Oct. 1979
Biology at Bio-Lab McMurdo, Antarctica, Nov-Dec. 1979

 

Research Interests

Lichens as bioindicators of air pollution and the influence of air pollution on the lichen physiology.

Recent Publications

BOOKS AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

 

Garty, J. , L. Weissman, O. Tamir, S. Beer, Y. Cohen, A. Karnieli and L. Orlovski. 2000. Comparison of five physiological parameters to assess the vitality of the lichen Ramalina lacera exposed to air pollution. Physiologia Plantarum, 109:410-418

 

Garty, J. , L. Weissman, Y. Cohen, A. Karnieli and L. Orlovsky. 2001. Transplanted lichens in and around the Mount Carmel National Park and the Haifa Bay industrial region in Israel: Physiological and chemical responses. Environmental Research, 85 A:159-176

 

Garty, J. , O. Tamir, I. Hassid, A. Eshel, Y. Cohen, A. Karnieli, L. Orlovsky. 2001. Photosynthesis, chlorophyll integrity and spectral reflectance in lichens exposed to air pollution. Journal of Environmental Quality, 30:884-893

 

Garty, J. 2001. Biomonitoring atmospheric heavy metals with lichens: theory and application. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, 20:309-371

 

Garty, J. , O. Tamir, Y. Cohen, H. Lehr, A.I. Goren . 2002 . Changes in the potential quantum yield of PSII and the integrity of cell membranes relative to the elemental content of the epilithic desert lichen Ramalina maciformis . Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 21:848-858

 

Garty, J. , T. Levin, Y. Cohen, H. Lehr. 2002 . Biomonitoring air pollution with the desert lichen Ramalina maciformis stress-ethylene, quantum yield of PSII, cell membrane integrity and elemental content. Physiologia Plantarum, 115: 267-275

 

J. Garty, P. Kunin, J. Delarea, S. Weiner

Calcium oxalate and sulphate-containing structures on the thallial surface of the lichen Ramalina lacera : response to polluted air and simulated acid rain.

Plant, Cell and Environment Vol 25, 2002 (pp. 1591-1604)

 

J. Garty, S. Tomer, T. Levin, H. Lehr

 

J. Garty, L. Weissman, T. Levin, R. Garty-Spitz, H. Lehr

Impact of UV-B, heat and chemicals on ethylene-production of lichens.

Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry Vol. 49, 2004 (pp. 251-266)

 

J. Garty, T. Levin, H. Lehr, S. Tomer, A. Hochman

Interactive effects of UV-B radiation and chemical contamination on physiological parameters in The lichen Ramalina lacera .

Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry Vol. 49, 2004 (pp. 267-289)

B. Smodi ? , M.L. Pignata, M. Saiki, E. Cort ? s, N. Bangfa, B. Markert, B. Nyarko, J. Arunachalam, J. Garty, M. Vutchkov, H. Th. Wolterbeek, E. Steinnes, M.C. Freitas, A. Lucaciu, M. Frontasyeva

Validation and application of plants as biomonitors of trace element atmospheric pollution a co-ordinated effort in 14 countries.

Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry Vol. 49, 2004 (pp. 3-13)

 

L. Weissman, J. Garty, A.Hochman

Rehydration of the lichen Ramalina lacera results in production of reactive oxygen species, nitric oxide and a decrease in antioxidants.

Applied and Environmental Microbiology (AEM), Vol. 71, 2005 (pp. 2121-2129).

 

L. Weissman, J. Garty, A. Hochman

Characterization of enzymatic antioxidants in the lichen Ramalina lacera and their response to rehydration.

Applied and Environmental Microbiology (AEM), Vol. 71, 2005 (6508-6514).

 

J. Garty, O. Tamir, T. Levin, H. Lehr

The impact of UV-B and sulphur- or copper-containing solutions in acidic conditions on chlorophyll fluorescence in selected Ramalina species.

Environmental Pollution Vol. 145, 2006 (266-273).

 

L. Weissman, M. Fraiberg, L. Shine, J. Garty, A. Hochman

Responses of antioxidants in the lichen Ramalina lacera may serve as an early-warning bioindicator system for the detection of air pollution stress. FEMSEC Vol. 58, 2006 (41-53).

 

PAPERS PRESENTED AT SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS PUBLISHED IN PROCEEDINGS

 

B. Smodis, M.L. Pignata, M. Saiki, E. Cortes, N. Bangfa, B. Markert, B. Nyarko, J. Arunnachalam, J. Garty, M. Vitchkov, H.Th. Wolterbeek, E. Steinnes, M.C. Freitas, A. Lucaciu, M. Frontasyeva

 

Validation and application of plants as biomonitors for trace element atmospheric pollution a coordinated effort in 14 countries. Proceedings of the 3 rd International Workshop on Biomonitoring of Atmospheric Pollution, Bled, Slovenia , 21-25 September, 2003.

 

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 

J. Garty

 

Air biomonitoring by transplanted lichens in the Negev Desert, Israel.

Lecture abstracts of the 2nd Research Co-ordination Meeting (RCM) for the Co-ordinated Research Project (CRP) on Validation and Application of Plants as Biomonitors of Trace Element Atmospheric Pollution, Analysed by Nuclear and Related Techniques. Vienna, Austria, 20-24 March 2000 (invited lecture).

 

J. Garty

Elemental content and viability of lichens exposed to air pollution.

Lecture abstracts of the 2nd International Workshop on Biomonitoring of Atmospheric Pollution (Bio Map). Praia da Vitoria, Azores Islands (Portugal), August 28-3 September 2000.

 

J. Garty, O. Tamir

Lichens as biomonitors of air pollution in the Negev Desert, Israel.

Lecture and Poster abstracts of the 4th IAL symposium: Progress and Problems in Lichenology at the Turn of the Millennium. Barcelona, Spain, 3-8 September 2000.

 

L. Weissman, J. Garty, A. Hochman.

The antioxidant system of the lichen Ramalina lacera part 1.

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Oxygen and Free Radical Research, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 24 December 2000.

 

J. Garty, T. Levin, O. Tamir.

The use of the lichen Ramalina maciformis as bioindicator in and around Ramat Hovav in the Negev Desert, Israel.

Abstracts of the 31th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences (ISEEQS), The Israel Trade Fairs and Convention Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1-2 May 2001.

 

 

L. Weissman, J. Garty, A. Hochman

The antioxydant system of the lichen Ramalina lacera part 2.

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Oxygen and Free Radical Research, Felsenstein Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel, 16 December 2001.

 

 

L. Weissman, J. Garty, A. Hochman

Mechanisms of Ros-related response of lichens to rehydration. Abstracts of the XIth Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Free Radical Research, Rene Decartes University, Paris, France, July 16-20, 2002. Free Radical Biology and Medicine 33, 44 Suppl. 1, 2002.

 

 

J. Garty, P. Kunin, J. Delarea, S. Weiner

Calcium oxalate and gypsum on the thallial surface of the lichen Ramalina lacera exposed to polluted air.

Abstracts of the 7th International Mycological Congress, Oslo, Norway, 11-17 August 2002.

 

 

J. Garty

Lichens as biomonitors around a power station in Israel.

Third (final) research co-ordination meeting (RCM) for the co-ordinated research project (CRP) on validation and application of plants as biomonitors of the trace element atmospheric pollution, analysed by nuclear and related techniques. Sacavem, Portugal, 30 September-4 October 2002.

 

 

J. Garty, O. Tamir, H. Lehr

Biomonitoring of air pollution in the Negev Desert, Israel, with the epilithic lichen Ramalina maciformis.

Convegno Annuale Della societa Lichenologica Italiana. Padova, 24-26 October 2002 (invited lecture).

 

 

L. Weisman, J. Garty, A. Hochman

Rehydration of the lichen Ramalina lacera results in production of reactive oxygen species and nitric oxide, and alterations in the antioxidant status of the thallus.

Absracts of the Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Oxygen and Free Radical Research, Western Galilee Hospital, Nahariya, Israel, 1 December 2002.

 

 

J. Garty, O. Tamir, T. Levin

Biomonitoring air pollution with the desert lichen Ramalina maciformis.

Abstracts of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences (ISEEQS), The Israel Trade Fairs and Convention Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, 17-18 December 2002.

 

 

J. Garty

The use of the lichen Ramalina maciformis as a biomonitor in and around Ramat Hovav, two years of study. Abstracts of the 13th International Conference in memory of the late Prof. Michael Evenari: The Negev and Global Changes in the Climate and Environment, Sede Boker, Israel, 9 April 2003 (invited lecture).

 

 

J. Garty

Determinant factors for the establishment of saxicolous lichens and other lithobionts in specific biotopes in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Convegno Annuale Della societa Lichenologica Italiana, Firenze, 18-19 September, 2003 (invited lecture).

 

 

J. Garty

Physiological and chemical responses of lichens exposed to polluted sites.

Lecture and poster abstracts of the 3rd International Workshop on Biomonitoring of Atmospheric Pollution (with emphasis on trace elements). Bled, Slovenia, 21-25 September 2003 (invited lecture).

 

 

L. Weissman, J. Garty, M. Fraiberg, A. Hochman

Antioxidant responses of the lichen Ramalina lacera to air pollution.

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Oxygen and Free Radical Research, Volcani Center, Beit Dagan, Israel, 21 December, 2003.

 

 

L. Weissman, J. Garty, A. Hochman

Antioxidant responses of the lichen Ramalina lacera as a tool for biomonitoring of air pollution.

Earth Day Conference Current Environmental Research at Tel Aviv University. The Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 22 April, 2004.

 

 

J. Garty, O. Tamir, T. Levin, L. Weissman, H. Lehr

Biomonitoring air pollution with the desert lichen Ramalina maciformis.

The 5th IAL Symposium, Lichens in Focus; On behalf of the International Association for lichenology. Tartu, Estonia, 16-21 August, 2004.

 

 

L. Weissman, J. Garty, A. Hochman

ROS-related responses of the lichen Ramalina lacera to rehydration.

Abstracts of the 10th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME), Microbial Planet: Sub-Surface to Space. Cancun, Mexico, 22-27 August 2004.

 

 

L. Weissman, J. Garty, A. Hochman

ROS-related responses of the lichen Ramalina lacera to air pollution.

Abstracts of the 10th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME), Microbial Planet; Sub-Surface to Space. Cancun, Mexico, 22-27 August 2004.

 

 

J. Garty, L. Weissman, H. Lehr, N. Kloog

The impact of environmental pollution on lichen vitality, with emphasis on trace elements.

Abstracts of the 17th Convegno Annuale della societa Lichenologica Italiana (SLI), Genova, Italia, 30 September 1 October, 2004 (invited lecture).

 

 

J. Garty, P. Kunin, J. Delarea, S. Weiner, D. Tamir, T. Levin, H. Lehr

Chemical, structural and physiological alterations in lichens under pollution and simulated acid rain.

Abstracts of the 7th International Conference on Acid Deposition, Acid Rain 2005, Prague, Czech Republic, 12-17 June, 2005.

 

 

J. Garty

Determinant factors for the establishment of cyanobacterial biofilms and crustose lichens on upright structures.

Abstracts of the 13th International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation Symposium (IBBS-13), Madrid, Spain, 4-9 September 2005.

 

 

J. Garty, O. Tamir, L. Levin, H. Lehr

The impact of UV-B and sulfur on copper-containing solutions in acidic conditions on the quantum yield of photosystem II in lichens.

Abstracts of the 18th Convegno Annuale della societa Lichenologica Italiana (SLI), Trieste, Italy, 29 September-1 October, 2005.

 

 

J. Garty, H. Lehr

Impact of environmental factors on elemental content and physiology of the lichen Ramalina lacera in Israel. Abstracts of the 4th International Workshop on Biomonitoring of Atmospheric Pollution (with emphasis on tree elements), Agios Nicolaos, Greece, September 17-21, 2006.

 

 

L. Weissman, M. Fraiberg, L.Shine, J. Garty, A. Hochman

Response of antioxidants in the lichen Ramalina lacera may serve as an early warning bioindication system for detection of air pollution. Abstracts of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Oxygen and free Radical Research, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 17 December, 2006.

 

 

J. Garty, H. Lehr

Parameters to evaluate the impact of air quality on the lichen Ramalina lacera. Abstracts of the 35th Meeting of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences (ISEEQS), Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 12,13 June, 2007.

 

 

J. Garty, H. Lehr.

Impact of anthropogenic activities on elemental content and physiology of the lichen Ramalina lacera in Israel. Abstracts of the workshop Nutrient Biofortification and Exclusion of Pollutants in food plants, COST 859, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Sede-Boqer Campus, Israel, 23-25 October.

 

 

N. Shtober, J. Garty, E. Ben-Dor, S. Carmeli.

Tsnirim in the Carmel- observations and findings. The 48th Meeting of the Israel Geographical Society. Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, 9-11 December, 2007.

 

 

J. Garty.

Three decades of biomonitoring airborne Pb in a rural Environment using the epiphytic lichen Ramalina lacera.The 3rd International Symposium on Environment. Athens, 22-25 May, 2008.

 

 

A. Hochman, L. Weissman, L. Shine, E. Sela, J. Garty.

Responses of antioxidants in lichens, may serve as an early warning bioindicator system for the detection of air pollution stress. The 6th IAL Symposium and Annual ABLS Meeting, Asilomar, CA, USA, 13-19 July, 2008. Biology of Lichens and Bryophytes.

 

 

A. Hochman, L. Weissman, V. Semyatich, J. Garty.

Desiccation and rehydration of the lichen Ramalina lacera: results in production of reactive oxygen species, nitric oxide and alterations in antioxidants. The 6th IAL Symposium and Annual ABLS Meeting, Asilomar, CA, USA, 13-19 July, 2008. Biology of Lichens and Bryophytes.

 

 

J. Garty, H. Lehr, R.L.Garty-Spitz, A. Stupp, E. Ganor.

Temporal fluctuation of Ca, K, Mg, Na, P and Pb concentrations in the lichen Ramalina lacera: a retrospective study. The 6th IAL Symposium and Annual ABLS Meeting, Asilomar, CA, USA, 13-19 July, 2008, Biology of Lichens and Bryophytes.

 

 

 

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