Ittai Renan is currently completing his doctorate at the School of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, focusing on the taxonomy and ecology of ground beetles. In 2014 he established the Entomology Lab for Applied Ecology at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, which he currently heads. Ittai focuses on the planning and implementation of surveys, monitoring, and ecological research at the species, population, and community levels; and the processing, analysis, and accessibility of the findings to decision-makers, scientists, and the general public.
Statistical planning and implementation of ecological surveys and monitoring programs; data analysis and report writing. PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in movement ecology and behavioral ecology; MSc from the Weizmann Institute in bioinformatics, genetics and systems biology; BSc Agr from the Hebrew University in animal sciences. Certified wildlife tracker (Cybertracker). Guide and lecturer in zoology, ecology, environment and tracking. Hiker, birder, runner and Pilates devotee.
Dr. Rael Horwitz - Monitoring Programs Coordinator
Holds a PhD in ecology from Bar-Ilan University, where he studied the effects of climate change on the marine environment, particularly on sensitive ecosystems such as coral reefs.
During recent years he serves as a research associate at the Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology at the University of Haifa, where he conducted many ecological studies across aquatic-terrestrial landscape interfaces.
Holds an MSc in African Mammal Conservation from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and a BSc Hons in Zoology from the University of Southampton, UK. Tania recently submitted her PhD at BGU Department of Geography, focusing on long term biodiversity trends across multiple taxa in Mediterranean coastal dunes. She lectures in ecological field methods and biostatistics. Tania is a C40 Woman4Climate of Tel Aviv, and founded the Straw Free Israel campaign. She is a public speaker on biodiversity conservation, plastic pollution and zero waste living, sustainability and consumption.
Remote sensing expert.
Specializes in multi and hyper-spectral analysis for a variety of fields: agriculture, forestry,
health care, food industry, transportation and more. Ido has largely been involved in
implementation of Agritech products to smallholder farms in East Africa. He is experienced in
characterizing remote sensing software and hardware products, task planning, data collection
and analysis up to a complete final product for the end-user.
Happy to have some mud on his shoes.
Graduated from Ruppin Academic Center with a BSc in Marine sciences. Now pursuing her MSc in Marine ecology, studying the co-occurrence patterns of fish in the Mediterranean Sea at the School of Zoology, Tel Aviv University .
As part of her work in the Maarag, she is processing the data from The National Program for Terrestrial Biodiversity monitoring. A sworn data lover.
Noa graduated from the Hebrew University, both her BA and her MA are in Geograpgy, majoring in Urban studies.
she has a vast experience in logistice procsses, system assimulations and human resourese. She is in charge of all of the organizational logistics, acquisitions and procedures. She is married to Ofer and lives in Netanya.