Current research activities in the group divide into two main categories
Nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation, where the emphasis is mostly on universal phenomena not specific to any particular system.
Nonlinear physics of ecosystems, where significant part of the effort is devoted to modeling. Special emphasis is given to understanding biodiversity and desertification phenomena in water limited ecosystems.
Research projects in progress
Nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation
Pattern formation and wavenumber-locking in spatially forced systems.
Non-equilibrium localized structures.
Pattern formation in anisotropic media (catalytic surface reactions, vegetation bands on slopes)
Nonlinear physics of ecosystems
Vegetation patterns in water limited systems, periodic vs. scale-free patterns, applications to desertification and rehabilitation
Plants as ecosystem engineers, interspecific interactions and transitions from competition to facilitation, applications to biodiversity
Vegetation pattern formation and species assemblage properties
Regime shifts in spatially extended ecosystems
Dept. Solar Energy and Environmental Physics & Dept. Physics at Ben Gurion University