The Division for Advancement and External Relations  

 
JAIME  KIGEL,  Jack Futterman Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Botany 
Status : EMERITUS Birth place : RIO NEGRO, ARGENTINA
Office Phone: 08-948-9916 Fax: 08-948-9899
E-Mail: Jaime.Kigel@mail.huji.ac.il
U.R.L:
 
Department Faculty  
ROBERT H. SMITH INSTITUTE OF PLANT SCIENCES AND GE ROBERT H.SMITH FACULTY OF AGRI Dept. Description
 
Academic Degree   Institution Year
Ph.D. HEBREW UNIV. 1975
 
Academic Position   Year
EMERITUS 2011
PROFESSOR 2006
ASSOC. PROFESSOR 1994
SENIOR LECTURER 1981
LECTURER 1975
 
Administrative Position   From To
Director, The Ring Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental 2007
Research
 
External Academic Positions and Awards
Research Fellow: Welsh Plant Breeding Station, Aberystwyth-
, 1974-75; Brandeis Univ., 1980
Visiting Prof., Penn. State Univ., 1988-89
 
Research Interests
Ecology of herbaceous communities and semiarid rangelands. Impact of
climate change, land abandonment and grazing on primary productivity and
plant diversity. Adaptation of desert annuals and geophytes to aridity
gradients. Seed-bank dynamics in natural and weed communities. Granivory.
Environmental control of plant development. Physiology of seed
germination. Plant responses to heat and water stress.
 
Research Projects
Biodiversity - productivity relationships and climatic change.
Reproductive strategies in desert annuals along gradients of
Sheep role in weed invasion in wheat fields.
Adaptability of common bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris ) to water
Role of seed-bank in rangeland management in semi-arid regions:
Reproductive strategies of desert annuals and geophytes:
Weed biology:
 
Selected Publications
Publication Title   Year
Countervailing species effects on leaf litter decomposition in 2015
Relationships between flowering time and rainfall gradients 2015
An integrative analysis of the dynamics of landscape- and 2014
Predicting the formation of a new upper canopy strata following 2014
Landscape-scale density-dependent recruitment of oaks in planted 2013
Plant survival in relation to seed size along environmental 2010
Ecotypic variation of summer dormancy relaxation associated with 2010
Recovery of plant species composition and ecosystem function 2010
Water deficit, heat tolerance, and persistence of summer-dormant 2009
Weed infestation of wheat fields by sheep stubble grazing in the 2009
The relationships between gibberellin and organ size in colored 2009
Leaf traits capture the effects of land use changes and climate 2009
A community-level test of the Leaf-Height-Seed ecology strategy 2009
Variation in endogenous gibberellins, abscisic acid and 2008
Effects of cattle grazing timing and intensity on soil seed 2008
A method to differentiate summer-dormant from summer-active tall 2008
Impact of abundance weighting on the response of seed traits to 2008
Soil seed bank and seedling emergence of Sarcopoterium 2007
Grazing, mulching, and removal of wheat straw in a no-till 2007
Direct and indirect effects of grazing on the annual plant 2007
Annual plant-shrub interactions along an aridity gradient in 2006
Control of bud sprouting and elongation in colored Zantedeschia 2006
Opposite effects of day-length and temperature on flowering and 2006
Similarity between seed bank and vegetation in a semiarid annual 2006
Invasion of Pinus halepensis from plantations into 2005
Size traits and site conditions determine changes in seed bank 2005
A developmental pattern of flowering in colored Zantedeschia 2005
The effect of gibberellin and cytokinin on floral development in 2004
Effect of irrigation regime on disease expression in melon 2004
A developmental pattern of flowering in colored Zantedeschia 2004
Hormonal control of inflorescence development in tissue cultured 2004
Site productivity and plant size explain the response of annual 2004
Effects of grazing on soil seed bank dynamics in a Mediterranean 2003
Variation in onset of summer-dormancy and flowering capacity 2003
Grazing effect on diversity of annual plant communities in a 2002
Effect of fruit load on the water balance of melon plants 2002
Effect of soil temperature on disease development in melon 2002
Temperature affects plant development, flowering and tuber 2002
Effects of Azospirillum brasilense on root morphology of 2000
Polymorphism in Plantago lagopus resistance to 2000
Vegetation response to grazing management in a Mediterranean 2000
Photothermal control of the imposition of summer dormancy in 1999
Abscisic acid involvement in the induction of summer-dormancy 1998
Legume crop yield promotion by inoculation with Azospirillum. 1998
Effects of Azospirillum brasilense on nodulation and 1997
Field inoculation of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 1996
Seed germination in arid and semiarid regions. 1995
Seed coat structure and oxygen availability control 1995
Seed germination in arid and semiarid regions. 1995
Seed coat structure and oxygen availability control 1995
Differential sensitivity to high temperature of stages in the 1994
Differential sensitivity to high temperature of stages in the 1994
Reproductive allocation strategies in desert and Mediterranean 1993
Biology of reproduction in the summer annual weed Euphorbia 1992
Diaspore heteromorphism and germination in populations of the 1992
Adaptive phenology of desert and mediterranean populations of 1992
The effect of temperature on the production and abscission of 1991
Dormancy patterns in buried seeds of D. stramonium L. 1991
Relationships among germination, emergence and seedling 1991
Comparative plant size and reproductive strategies in desert and 1990

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