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List of Collection Publications
 
Almog, A. Bonen, H., Herman, K. & Werner, Y.L. 2005. Subspeciation or none? The hardun in the Aegean (Reptilia: Sauria: Agamidae: Laudakia stellio). The Journal of Natural History 39: 567-586.
 
Babocsay, G. 2003. Geographic variation in Echis coloratus (Viperidae, Ophidia) in the Levant with the description of a new subspecies. Zoology in the Middle East 29: 13-32.

Babocsay, G. 2004. A new species of saw-scaled viper of the Echis coloratus complex (Ophidia: Viperidae) from Oman, eastern Arabia. Systematics and Biodiversity 1(4) (dated for 2003 December): 503-514.

Babocsay, G. (submitted 2005). Geographic variation of morphological characters in the venomous snake, Echis coloratus: Environmental correlates, taxonomic and practical implications. Dissertation for Ph.D. thesis, Dept. of Evolution, Systematics & Ecology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Advisor: Prof. Yehudah L. Werner.

Babocsay, G., Shacham, B. & Werner, Y.L. 2006. Importance of collections in describing biodiversity: Four new reptiles and their conservational and medical implications. Magyar Biologiai Társaság, XXVI . Vándorgyülés, 2006, pp. 193-203 (Hungarian with English abstract).

Barak, N. 2005. The Nature Park & Galleries: Discovering nature anew. Teva Ha-Devarim, 112: 72-73 (in Hebrew).

Bogin, Y. & Werner, Y.L. 1995. Comparative longevity of Israeli chamaeleons (Reptilia: Sauria: Chamaeleo chamaeleon sspp.). Herpetological Journal 5: 239-240.

Crochet, P.-A., Lymberakis, P. & Werner, Y.L. 2006. The type specimens of Laudakia stellio (Linnaeus) and its subspecies. Journal of Natural History, 40: 461-471.

Faiman, R., Razzetti, E. & Werner, Y.L. 2004. Directional asymmetry in snakes and its possible effect on injury rate. Israel Journal of Zoology 50: 106.

Faiman, R., Razzetti, E. & Werner, Y.L. 2005. Sexual dimorphism in snakes, with emphasis on eye size. Israel Journal of Zoology 51: 63-64.

Federman, R. & Werner, Y.L. 2007. Man-Made Environmental Changes affect the Boundary between Two Taxa of Laudakia (Reptilia: Agamidae). Journal of Zoology, London 273: 281–288.

Federman, R. & Werner, Y.L. 2007. Changes in the transition belt between two subspecies of Laudakia stellio (Reptilia: Agamidae) following man-made environmental changes. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 53: 93.

Frankenberg, E. & Werner Y.L. 1992. Egg, clutch and maternal sizes in lizards: intra- and interspecific relations in Near-Eastern Agamidae and Lacertidae. The Herpetological Journal 2: 7-18.

Gehr, D. & Werner, Y.L. 2005. Age effects and size effects in the ears of gekkonomorph lizards: Inner ear. Hearing Research 200: 38-50.

Grach, C., Plesser, Y. & Werner, Y.L. 2007. A new, sibling, treefrog from Jerusalem (Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae). Journal of Natural History, 41: 709-728.

Hiller, U., Rehorek, S.J. & Werner, Y.L. 2007. On the evolution of the eyelids and eye-licking behaviour in reptiles. Jounal of Morphology 268:1084.

Hiller, U. & Werner, Y.L. 2007. First evidence of unicellular glands in the general epidermis of terrestrial reptiles. Naturwissenschaften; Online - DOI 10.1007/s00114-007-0311-6.

Moravec, J., Baha El Din, S., Seligmann, H., Sivan, N. & Werner, Y.L. 1999. Systematics and zoogeography of the Acanthodactylus pardalis group (Reptilia: Sauria: Lacertidae) in Egypt and Israel. Zoology in the Middle East 17: 21-50.

Nathan, R. & Werner, Y.L. 1999. Reptiles and breeding birds on Mt. Hermon: patterns of altitudinal distribution and species richness. Israel Journal of Zoology 45: 1-33.

Perälä, J. & Shacham, B. 2004. Testudo [graeca] floweri, Bodenheimer, 1935. Manouria 7 (22): 15-16.

Perelberg, A., Dolev, A., Shacham, B., Guter, A. & Talbi, R. 2005. Mammals and reptiles survey at the central coastal plain of Israel as a means for quantifying the importance of sandy habitats for conservation. ISEEQS 2005 (Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences).

Perelberg, A., Shacham, B., Dolev, A., Berger, H. & Kronfeld-Schor, N. 2007. Israel's coast sandy habitats sustainable management: mammals and reptiles survey. International Conference on Management and Restoration of Coastal Dunes (ICCD-2007), Santander, Spain, 3-5 October 2007. Proceedings, pp: 113-114.

Petr, J., Hlavac, V., Werner, Y.L. & Moravec, J. 2004. Tools for Image Analysis of Gecko Skin, in: Jan, J., Kozumplik, J. and Provaznik, I. (Eds.), Analysis of Biomedical Signals and Images, vol. 17, Brno University of Technology, Vitium Press, pp. 296-298.

Petr, J., Hlavac, V., Werner, Y.L. & Moravec, J. 2004. Tools for Image Analysis of Gecko Skin, poster, 17th International EURASIP Conference – Biosignal 2004, Brno, Czech Republic, 26 June 2004.

Rato, C., Brito, J.C., Carretero, M.A., Larbes, S., Shacham, B. & Harris, D.J. 2007. Phylogeography and genetic diversity of Psammophis schokari (Serpentes) in North Africa based on mitochondrial DNA sequences. African Zoology 42: 112-117.

Razzetti, E., Faiman, R. & Werner, Y.L. 2007. Directional asymmetry and correlation of tail injury with left-side dominance occur in snakes. Zoomorphology 126: 31–43 )online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00435-007-0028-2(

Seligmann, H. 2006. Error propagation across levels of organization: from chemical stability of ribosomal RNA to developmental stability. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 242: 69-80.

Seligmann, H. 2006. Microgradient in morphology of Hoplodactylus duvaucelii on North Brother Island (Cook's Strait, New Zealand). Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 52: 80.

Seligmann H., Krishnan, N.M. 2006. Mitochondrial replication origin stability and propensity of adjacent tRNA genes to form putative replication origins increase developmental stability in lizards. Journal of Experimental Zoology B, 306B: 433-449.

Seligmann, H., Moravec, J. & Werner, Y.L. 2008. Morphological, functional and evolutionary aspects of tail autotomy and regeneration in the “living fossil” Sphenodon (Reptilia: Rhynchocephalia). Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 93: 721-743.

Shacham, B. 2001. Polymorphism in the schokari sand snake, Psammophis schokari (Ophidia: Boiginae): an interim report on shelter use in the Palmahim sands, Israel. In: Lymberakis, P., Valakos, E. and M. Mylonas (eds.), Herpetologica Candiana, S.E.H. Irakleio 2001, pp 139-146.

Shacham, B. 2002. Lacerta media israelica on Mount Carmel, Israel: should supplemental release of captive-bred animals be contemplated? In: Proceedings of the 39th meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Abstracts. Israel Journal of Zoology 49:87.

Shacham, B. 2004. Individual pattern as a method for identifying individual reptiles in field studies. The Israel Journal of Zoology 50: 121-122.

Shacham, B. 2004. Testudo werneri, Perälä, 2001. Manouria 7 (22): 44-45.

Shacham, B. 2004. Polymorphism in the schokari sand snake (Psammophis schokari) in the coastal sand dunes of Israel. Dissertation for M.Sc. thesis, Dept. of Evolution, Systematics & Ecology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Advisor: Prof. Yehudah L. Werner.

Shacham, B. 2005. Tail injury linked to morphological asymmetry in a polymorphic snake. The Israel Journal of Zoology 51: 77-78.

Shacham, B. 2007. Snakes and lizards are not political animals: Novelties in the herpetofauna of Israel and its neighbors. Teva Ha-Devarim, 137: 84-86 (in Hebrew).

Shacham, B., Ben-David, E., Angel, N., Yohanan, A. & Bouskila, A. 2006. Effects of partial vegetation removal in Nizzanim dunes on reptile and rodent populations: Preliminary results. Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 52: 191-192.

Shacham, B. & Bouskila, A. 2007. Vegetation removal as a management tool in Nizzanim dunes (Israel): preliminary assessment of effects on reptile and mammal populations. International Conference on Management and Restoration of Coastal Dunes (ICCD-2007), Santander, Spain, 3-5 October 2007. Proceedings, pp: 144-145.

Shacham, B. & Hatzofe, O. in press. The red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta elegans, in Israel. Applied Herpetology.

Shacham, B. & Nemtzov, S.C. 2008. Records of feral green iguana, Iguana iguana, in Israel. Applied Herpetology 5: 99.

Shacham, B. & Werner, N. 2006. Negev tortoise (Testudo werneri) survey in the Negev sands. The Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 52: 81.

Shacham, B. & Werner, N. 2007. Negev tortoise (Testudo werneri) survey in the Negev sands. Hardun 7: 69-86 (in Hebrew, English abstract pp. 99-100).

Shacham, B., Yohanan, A. & Bouskila, A. 2006. Effects of partial vegetation removal in Nizzanim dunes on reptile populations: Preliminary results. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 52: 81.

Shifman, S., Shacham, B. & Werner, Y.L. 1999. Tropiocolotes nattereri (Reptilia: Gekkonidae): comments on validity, variation and distribution. Zoology in the Middle East 17: 51-66.

Werner, Y.L. 1994. Head size variation in Cerastes (Ophidia: Viperidae) parallels body size variation in potential prey (Rodentia: Gerbillinae). The Snake, 26: 57-60.

Werner, Y.L. 1995. Some unusual accidental herpetological finds from Cyprus and Lebanon, including a new Ptyodactylus (Reptilia: Lacertilia: Gekkonidae). Biologia Gallo-Hellenica 22 ("1994"): 67-76.

Werner, Y.L. 1995. A Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Israel. Nature Reserves Authority, Jerusalem. 86 p., 108 photos. (In Hebrew, scientific names for figures.)

Werner, Y.L. 1998. The desert herpetofauna in and near Israel: a personal review of advances (1986-1997), with new data. IN: U. Fritz, F.J. Obst and B. Andreas (eds.) Contributions to a "Herpetologia arabica", Faunistische Abhandlungen, Staatliches Museum fur Tierkunde Dresden, 21 (Suppl.): 149-161.

Werner, Y.L. 2004. A new species of the Acanthodactylus pardalis group (Reptilia: Sauria: Lacertidae) from Jordan. Zoology in the Middle East 32: 39-45.

Werner, Y.L. 2005. Book Review: Amphibians and Reptiles of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: An Atlas and Field Guide. Ahmad M. Disi, David Modry, Petr Necas and Lina Rifai (2001). The Herpetological Journal 15: 57-60.

Werner, Y.L. 2006. Jacob Wahrman, 1924-2005, teacher, researcher and friend. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 52: 86-87.

Werner, Y.L. 2006. Retraction of Ptyodactylus Goldfuss from the fauna of Iran and its replacement by a new species of Asaccus Dixon and Anderson (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Hamadryad 30: 135-140.

Werner, Y.L. 2006. The case of impact factor versus taxonomy, a proposal. Journal of Natural History 40: 1285-1286.

Werner, Y.L. 2007. Disregarding the tree-frog. Haaretz, 24 October 2007, p. B4 (in Hebrew, readers’ letters).

Werner, Y.L. 2007. Georg Haas, 1905-1981, a pillar of reptile research in the country. Hardun 7: 5-7 (in Hebrew; English abstract pp. 111-112.)

Werner, Y.L. 2007. Systematical interpretation of the geographical variation in the common hardun (Reptilia: Agamidae: Laudakia stellio). Hardun 7: 8-15 (in Hebrew; English abstract p. 110.)

Werner, Y.L. 2008. The vernacular names of Micrelaps in Western Asia (Reptilia: Ophidia: Atractaspididae) Hamadryad 32: 1-4.

Werner, Y.L., Babocsay, G., Carmely, H. & Thuna, M. 2006. Micrelaps in the southern Levant: variation, sexual dimorphism, and a new species (Reptilia: Ophidia: Atractaspididae). Zoology in the Middle East 38: 29–48.

Werner, Y.L., Babocsay, G., Carmely, H. & Thuna, M. 2007. A new species of snake from the Jordan Valley, genus Micrelaps, named for the late Eitan Tchernov. Poster, Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 53: 112.

Werner, Y.L., Frankenberg, E. & Shy, E. 1993. Conservation-oriented herpetological research in Israel. Proceedings of the First Asian Herpetological Meeting, 15-20 July 1992, Huangshan, Anhui, China, Ed. Er-mi Zhao, Bi-hui Chen and T.J. Papenfuss, Herpetological Series(4), China Forestry Press, Beijing, pp.365-366.

Werner Y.L., Frankenberg, E., Volokita, M. & Harari, E. 1993. Longevity of geckos (Reptilia: Lacertilia: Gekkonoidea) in captivity: an analytical review incorporating new data. Israel Journal of Zoology 39: 105-124.

Werner, Y.L., Montgomery L.G., Safford S.D., Igic P.G. & Saunders, J.C. 1998. How body size affects middle-ear structure and function and auditory sensitivity in gekkonoid lizards. Journal of Experimental Biology 201: 487-502.

Werner, Y.L., Montgomery, L.G., Seifan, M. & Saunders, J.C. 2006. Some determinants of auditory sensitivity as seen in lizards as a model: effects of age versus effects of size. Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology 17: 211.

Werner, Y.L., Montgomery, L.G., Seifan, M. & Saunders, J.C. 2007. A putative new factor affecting auditory sensitivity in tetrapod vertebrates. Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology 18: 232.

Werner, Y.L., Montgomery, L.G., Seifan, M. & Saunders, J.C. in press. Effects of age and size in the ears of gekkotan lizards: Auditory sensitivity, its determinants, and new insights into tetrapod middle-ear function. Pflugers Archiv - European Journal of Physiology. DOI: 10.1007/s00424-008-0462-0.

Werner, Y.L., Moravec, J. & Seligman, H. 2007. Tail autotomy and regeneration in Sphenodon (Reptilia: Rhynchocephalia): morphological, functional and evolutionary aspects. Journal of Morphology 268: 1148.

Werner, Y.L. & Sivan, N. 1992. Systematics and Zoogeography of Cerastes (Ophidia: Viperidae) in the Levant: 2, Taxonomy, ecology, and zoogeography. The Snake 24: 34-49.

Werner, Y.L. & Sivan, N. 1993. Systematics and Zoogeography of Ptyodactylus (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae) in the Levant: 1, Biometry of three species in Israel. Revista Espanola de Herpetologia 7: 47-64.

Werner, Y.L. & Sivan, N. 1993. Systematics and Zoogeography of Ptyodactylus (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae) in the Levant: 2, Taxonomy, with a review of ecology and zoogeography. Revista Espanola de Herpetologia 8: 105-122.

Werner, Y.L. & Sivan, N. 1996. Systematics and Zoogeography of Ptyodactylus (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae) in the Levant: 3, Experimental and natural hybrids of P. guttatus and P. puiseuxi. Israel Journal of Zoology 42: 185-202.

Werner, Y.L., Shacham, B. & Babocsay, G. 2007. Novelties in the herpetofauna of Israel and immediate vicinity since 2002. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 53: 112.

Werner, Y.L., Sivan, N., Kushnir-Bardugo, V. & Motro, U. 1999. A statistical approach to variation in Cerastes (Ophidia: Viperidae), with the description of two endemic subspecies. Kaupia (Darmstadt) 8: 83-97.

Wolf, M. & Werner Y.L. 1994. The striped color pattern and striped/non-striped polymorphism in snakes (Reptilia: Ophidia). Biological Reviews (Cambridge), 69: 599-610.

Yom-tov, Y. & Werner, Y.L. 1996. Environmental correlates of the geographical distribution of terrestrial vertebrate species richness in Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 42: 307-315.

 
 

Prof. Y. L. Werner

COLLECTION-BASED PUBLICATIONS 1997-2009

Updated 5 January 2010

Including Hebrew items. With numbers to facilitate requests.

1997

259. Kark, S., I. Warburg and Y.L. Werner: Polymorphism in the snake Psammophis schokari on both sides of the desert edge in Israel and Sinai. Journal of Arid Environments 37: 513-527.

1998

261. Werner, Y.L.: The desert herpetofauna in and near Israel: a personal review of advances (1986-1997), with new data. IN: U. Fritz, F.J. Obst and B. Andreas (eds.) Contributions to a "Herpetologia arabica", Faunistische Abhandlungen, Staatliches Museum f?r Tierkunde Dresden, 21 (Suppl.): 149-161.

268. Werner, Y.L.: First record of Eumeces taeniolatus (Reptilia: Sauria: Scincidae) from Jordan. Zoology in the Middle East 16: 77-79.

1999

276. Werner, Y.L., N. Sivan, V. Kushnir-Bardugo and U. Motro: A statistical approach to variation in Cerastes (Ophidia: Viperidae), with the description of two endemic subspecies. Kaupia (Darmstadt) 8: 83-97.

277. Nathan, R. and Werner, Y.L.: Reptiles and breeding birds on Mt. Hermon: patterns of altitudinal distribution and species richness. Israel Journal of Zoology 45: 1-33.

279. Moravec, J., S. Baha El Din, H. Seligmann, N. Sivan and Y.L. Werner: Systematics and zoogeography of the Acanthodactylus pardalis group (Reptilia: Sauria: Lacertidae) in Egypt and Israel. Zoology in the Middle East 17: 21-50.

280. Shifman, S., B. Shacham and Y.L. Werner: Tropiocolotes nattereri (Reptilia: Gekkonidae): comments on validity, variation and distribution. Zoology in the Middle East 17: 51-66.

2001

314. Werner, Y.L.: Minor directional asymmetry in reptiles: a minor personal review. Abstracts, 4th World Congress of Herpetology, Sri Lanka, 2001, pp. 129-130.

2002

298. Werner,Y.L. and P.G.Igic: The middle ear of gekkonoid lizards: interspecific variation of structure in relation to body size and to auditory sensitivity. Hearing Research 167: 33-45.

309. Segoli, M., T. Cohen and Y.L. Werner: A new lizard of the genus Mesalina from Mt. Sinai, Egypt. (Reptilia: Sauria: Lacertidae). Faun. Abh. Mus. Tierkd. Dresden 23: 157-176.

2003

299. Seligmann, H., A. Beiles and Y.L. Werner: Avoiding injury and surviving injury: two coexisting evolutionary strategies in lizards. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 78: 307-324.

319. Seligmann, H., A. Beiles and Y.L. Werner: More injuries in left-footed individual lizards and Sphenodon. J. Zool., Lond. 260: 129-144.
 
322. Sivan, N. and Y.L. Werner: Revision of the Middle-Eastern peace snakes of the Eirenis coronella group (Reptilia: Colubridae). Zoology in the Middle East 28: 39-59.

323. Seifan, T. and Y.L. Werner: A statistical look at the gecko's eye. Proc. Zool. Soc. Isr.
2002 in Isr. J. Zool. 49: 86.

324. Sivan, N. and Y.L. Werner: Systematics of Middle-Eastern dwarf-snakes commonly assigned to Eirenis coronella. Proc. Zool. Soc. Isr. 2002 in Isr. J. Zool. 49: 88-89.

325. Werner, Y.L.: Novelties in the herpetofauna of Israel since 1985. Proc. Zool. Soc. Isr. 2002 in Isr. J. Zool. 49: 90-91.

2004

333. Werner, Y.L.: A new species of the Acanthodactylus pardalis group (Reptilia: Sauria:
Lacertidae) from Jordan. Zoology in the Middle East 32: 39-45.

2005

328. Almog, A., H. Bonen, K. Herman and Y.L. Werner: Subspeciation or none? The hardun in the Aegean (Reptilia: Sauria: Agamidae: Laudakia stellio). The Journal of Natural History 39: 567-586.

329. Werner, Y.L., S.D. Safford, M. Seifan and J.C. Saunders: Age effects and size effects in the ears of gekkonomorph lizards: Middle ear morphology, with evolutionary implications. The Anatomical Record, Part A, 283A: 212-223.

334. Gehr, D. and Y.L. Werner: Age effects and size effects in the ears of gekkonomorph lizards: Inner ear. Hearing Research 200: 38-50.

2006

340. Werner, Y.L. and T. Seifan: Eye size in geckos: asymmetry, allometry, sexual dimorphism, and behavioral correlates. Journal of Morphology, 267:1486–1500.

352. Werner, Y.L.: Retraction of Ptyodactylus Goldfuss from the fauna of Iran and its replacement by a new species of Asaccus Dixon and Anderson (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Hamadryad 30: 135-140.

354. Crochet, P.-A., Lymberakis, P. and Y.L. Werner: The type specimens of Laudakia stellio (Linnaeus) and its subspecies. Journal of Natural History, 40: 461-471.

358. Werner, Y.L., G. Babocsay, H. Carmely and M. Thuna: Micrelaps in the southern Levant: variation, sexual dimorphism, and a new species (Reptilia: Ophidia: Atractaspididae). Zoology in the Middle East 38: 29–48.

359. Lachman, E., H. Carmely and Y.L. Werner: Subspeciation befogged by the ‘Seligmann effect’: the case of Laudakia stellio (Reptilia: Sauria: Agamidae) in southern Sinai, Egypt. Journal of Natural History 40: 1259-1284.

375. Babocsay, G., B. Shacham and Y.L. Werner, Importance of collections in describing biodiversity: Four new reptiles and their conservational and medical implications. Magyar Biologiai Társaság, XXVI . Vándorgyülés, 2006, pp. 193-203 (Hungarian with English abstract).

379. Parham, J.F., O. Türkozan, B.L. Stuart, M. Arakelyan, S. Shafei, J.R. Macey, Y. L. Werner, and T.J. Papenfuss: Genetic evidence for premature taxonomic inflation in middle eastern tortoises. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 57: 955–964. [ Published without my knowledge. ]

2007

330. Grach, C., Y. Plesser and Y.L. Werner: A new, sibling, treefrog from Jerusalem(Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae). Journal of Natural History, 41: 709-728.

335. Razzetti, E., R. Faiman and Y.L. Werner: Directional asymmetry and correlation of tail injury with left-side dominance occur in Serpentes (Sauropsida). Zoomorphology 126:31–43. online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00435-007-0028-2

364. Seligmann, H., S.C. Anderson, K. Autumn, A. Bouskila, R. Saf, B. S. Tuniyev and Y.L. Werner: Analysis of the foraging mode of a nocturnal desert lizard Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Teratoscincus scincus) under varying moonlight. Zoology 110: 104- 117 (online, doi:10.1016/j.zool.2006.11.005).

369. Federman, R. and Y.L. Werner: Man-Made Environmental Changes affect the Boundary between Two Taxa of Laudakia (Reptilia: Agamidae). Journal of Zoology, London 273: 281–288.

374. Werner, Y.L.: Systematical interpretation of the geographical variation in the common hardun (Reptilia: Agamidae: Laudakia stellio). Hardun 7: 8-15. (in Hebrew; English abstract p. 110.)

378. Werner, Y.L.: Georg Haas, 1905-1981, a pillar of reptile research in the country. Hardun 7: 5-7 (in Hebrew; English abstract pp. 111-112.)
 
2008
 

367. Werner, Y.L.: The Vernacular Names of Micrelaps in Western Asia (Reptilia: Ophidia: Atractaspididae). Hamadryad, 32: 1-4.

368. Werner, Y.L., L.G. Montgomery, M. Seifan and J.C. Saunders: Effects of age and size in the ears of gekkotan lizards: Auditory sensitivity, its determinants, and new insights into tetrapod middle-ear function. Pflugers Archiv - European Journal of Physiology, 456: 951–967. (+Cover)

369. Federman, R. and Y.L. Werner 2007: Man-Made Environmental Changes affect the Boundary between Two Taxa of Laudakia (Reptilia: Agamidae).Journal of Zoology, London 273: 281–288.

371a. Baha el Din, S., Böhme, W., Corti, C., Crnobrnja Isailovic, J., Lymberakis, P., Marquez, R., Miaud, C., Slimani, T., Uנurta‏, I. and Werner, Y. 2008. The status and distribution of amphibians in the Mediterranean Basin. P. 113 in: Stuart, S.N., Hoffmann, M., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A., Berridge, R.J., Ramani, P., and Young, B.E. (Eds.). Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, in
association with IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Conservation
International and NatureServe, 758 pp. [Ask "Mike Hoffmann" m.hoffmann@conservation.org]

371b. Anthony, B., Arntzen, J.W., Baha El Din, S., Böhme, W., Cogălniceanu, D., Crnobrnja-Isailovic, J., Crochet, P., Corti, C., Griffiths, R., Kaneko, Y., Kuzmin, S., Lau, M., Li, P., Lymberakis, P., Marquez, R., Papenfuss, T., Pleguezuelos, J., Rastegar, N., Schmidt, B., Slimani, T., Sparreboom, M., Uğurtaş, İ., Werner, Y., and Xie, F. 2008. Amphibians of the Palaearctic Realm. Pp.106-111 in: Stuart,
S.N., Hoffmann, M., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A., Berridge, R.J., Ramani, P., and Young, B.E. (Eds.). Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Edicions, in association with IUCN, Conservation International and NatureServe, 758 pp..

380. Seligmann, H., J. Moravec and Y.L. Werner: Morphological, functional and evolutionary aspects of tail autotomy and regeneration in the “living fossil” Sphenodon (Reptilia:Rhynchocephalia) . Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society, 93: 721–743.

386. Werner, Y.L.: Tales of Tails. Gekko 5(2): 6-18.

389p. Werner, Y.L. and G. Sion: The biogeographically heterogeneous herpetofauna of Israel (update 2008 for the 1988 survey area). Poster, First International Congress Documenting, Analysing and Managing Biodiversity in the Middle East, 20-23 October 2008, Aqaba, Jordan.
 
2009
 

 390. Seifan, M., A. Gilad, K. Klass and Y.L. Werner: Ontogenetically stable dimorphism in a lacertid lizard (Acanthodactylus boskianus), with tests of methodology and comments on life-history. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 97: 275–288.

396. Grillitsch, H. and Y. L. Werner: The southern limit of Natrix natrix natrix in the Levant – a detective story. Herpetozoa, Wien; 22: 65-74.

397. Werner, Y.L.: How not to write in defense of threatened tortoises. Journal of Threatened Taxa 1: 471-473.

400. Werner, Y.L.: Book Review of Gruber, U. (2009): Die Schlangen Europas: Alle ArtenEuropas und des Mittelmeerraums. Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG,Stuttgart, Germany. Amphibia-Reptilia 30: 447-449.

404. Werner, Y.L. and Lior Ventura: Body size of males, females and hatchlings of common Israeli snakes of the former genus Coluber, sensu lato. Poster, Zoological Society of Israel, Haifa, 13 December 2009. (Abstract, submitted Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution.)

In Press ( * frozen in defunct outlet)
 

283. *Werner, Y.L.: Vocal communication in geckos: new facts and old problems. Proceedings Third Asian Herpetological Meeting, Almaty, September 1998, Russian Journal of Herpetology...*

284. *Werner, Y.L.: The zoogeography of the Viperidae of Israel. Proceedings Third Asian Herpetological Meeting, Almaty, September 1998, Russian Journal of Herpetology...*

285. *Werner, Y.L.: Snake polymorphism in a heterogeneous environment: an interim report from Israel. Proceedings Third Asian Herpetological Meeting, Almaty, September 1998, Russian Journal of Herpetology...*

286. *Seligmann, H., A. Beiles and Y.L. Werner: Morphogenesis and integration of body parts in Lacertidae. Proceedings Third Asian Herpetological Meeting, Almaty, September 1998, Russian Journal of Herpetology...*

Werner Y. L and. Ashkenazi, S. Notes on some Egyptian Lacertidae, including a new subspecies of Mesalina, involving the Seligmann effect. Turkish Journal of Zoology ....

Boaz Shacham - Publications 

Shacham, B. & Shifman, S. (1997): “The Tropiocolotes of Israel is T. nattereri”. Proceedings of the 34th Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel (December 1997). The Israel Journal of Zoology 44: 88. 

Shifman, S., B. Shacham & Yehudah L. Werner (1998). Tropiocolotes nattereri (Reptilia: Gekkonidae): comments on validity, variation and distribution. Zoology in the Middle East 17: 51-56.

Shifman, S., B. Shacham (1998). “Tropiocolotes nattereri (Reptilia: Gekkonidae): comments on validity, variation and distribution”. Ecology and Environment 5: 52 (in Hebrew). 

Shacham, B. (in press): “Polymorphism in Psammophis schokari (Ophidia: Boiginae) in the coastal plain of Israel: interim report from field study”. Abstracts of the Third Asian Herpetological Meeting, Almaty, Kazakhstan (September 1998). The Russian Journal of Herpetology.

Shacham, B. (1999): “Polymorphism in Psammophis schokari (Ophidia: Boiginae) in the coastal plain of Israel: interim report from field study”. Proceedings of the 35th Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Haifa, Israel (December 1998). The Israel Journal of Zoology 45: 321. 

Shacham, B. (2001). “Polymorphism in the schokari sand snake, Psammophis schokari (Ophidia: Boiginae): an interim report on shelter use in the Palmahim sands, Israel”. Pp 139-144 in: Lymberakis, P., Valakos, E., Pafilis, P., and M. Mylonas (eds). Herpetologia Candiana. S.E.H. Irakleio 2001. 

Shacham, B. (2002): “Thermal biology in the polymorphic snake Psammophis schokari (Ophidia: Boiginae): results of field work in coastal sands of Israel”. Proceedings of the 38th Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Haifa, Israel (December 2001). The Israel Journal of Zoology 48: 181. 

Shacham, B. (2003): “Supplementation of Lacerta media israelica populations of Mt. Carmel, Israel: Can we “re-right” our wrongs?”. Proceedings of the 39th Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel (December 2002). The Israel Journal of Zoology 49: 87.

Shacham, B. (2004): “Individual pattern as a method for identifying individual reptiles in field studies”. Proceedings of the 40th Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Sede Boqer, Israel (December 2003). The Israel Journal of Zoology 50: 121-122.

Shacham, B. (2004). "Polymorphism in the schokari sand snake (Psammophis schokari) in the coastal sand dunes of Israel". M.Sc. thesis, Dept. of Evolution, Systematics & Ecology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Advisor: Prof. Yehudah L. Werner. 

Perälä, J. & Shacham, B. (2004). "Testudo [graeca] floweri, Bodenheimer, 1935". Manouria 7: 15-16. 

Shacham, B. (2004). "Testudo werneri Perälä, 2001". Manouria 7 (22): 44-45.

Shacham, B. (2005): “Tail injury linked to asymmetry in a polymorphic snake”. Proceedings of the 41st Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Haifa, Israel (December 2004). The Israel Journal of Zoology 51: 77-78. 

Shacham, B., A. Yohanan & A. Bouskila (2006): “Effects of partial vegetation removal in Nizzanim dunes on reptile populations: Preliminary results”. Proceedings of the 42nd Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Rehovot, Israel (January 2006). The Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 52: 81. 

Shacham, B. & N. Werner (2006): “Negev tortoise (Testudo werneri) survey in the Negev sands”. Proceedings of the 42nd Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Rehovot, Israel (January 2006). The Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 52: 81.

Shacham, B., E. Ben-David, N. Angel, A. Yohanan & A. Bouskila (2006): “Effects of partial vegetation removal in Nizzanim dunes on reptile and rodent populations: Preliminary results”. Proceedings of the 34th Meeting of the Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (ISEEQS), Haifa, Israel (June 2006). The Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 52: 191-192.

Babocsay, G., B. Shacham & Y.L.Werner (2006). Importance of collections in describing biodiversity: Four new reptiles and their conservational and medical implications. Magyar Biologiai Társaság, XXVI . Vándorgyülés, 2006, pp. 193-203 (Hungarian with English abstract).

Shacham, B. & N. Werner (2007). "Negev tortoise (Testudo werneri) survey in the Negev sands". Hardun 7: 69-86 (in Hebrew, English abstract pp 99-100).

Rato, C., J.C. Brito, M.A. Carretero, S. Larbes, B. Shacham & D.J. Harris (2007). "Phylogeography and genetic diversity of Psammophis schokari (Serpentes) in North Africa based on mitochondrial DNA sequences". African Zoology 42: 112-117. 

Werner, Y.L., Shacham, B. & Babocsay, G. (2007). "Novelties in the herpetofauna of Israel and immediate vicinity since 2002". Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution (Poster abstract) 53: 112.

Perelberg, A., Shacham, B., Dolev, A., Berger, H. and Kronfeld-Schor, N. (2007). "Israel's coast sandy habitats sustainable management: mammals and reptiles survey". International Conference on Management and Restoration of Coastal Dunes (ICCD-2007), Santander, Spain, 3-5 October 2007. Proceedings, pp: 113-114.  

Shacham, B. & Bouskila, A. (2007). "Vegetation removal as a management tool in Nizzanim dunes (Israel): preliminary assessment of effects on reptile and mammal populations". International Conference on Management and Restoration of Coastal Dunes (ICCD-2007), Santander, Spain, 3-5 October 2007. Proceedings, pp: 144-145.  

Shacham, B. & S.C. Nemtzov (2008). "Records of feral Green Iguana, Iguana iguana, in Israel". Applied Herpetology 5: 99.  

Shacham, B. & O. Hatzofe (2008). "The Red-Eared Slider, Trachemys scripta elegans, in Israel". Applied Herpetology 5: 199-200.  

Shacham, B. (2008). "Effects of Defoliation and Grazing in Adullam Woodland Nature Reserve on Reptile Assemblages". In E. Sheffer and Y. Shkedy, eds. Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) at Adullam Woodland Nature Reserve: Information and Conclusions from the Three First Years of Research. Jerusalem. Pp. 169–180 (Hebrew, with English abstract).

Shacham, B., R. Federman, S. Lahav-Ginnot & Werner, Y.L. (2009). "Snakes outrace lizards: The northward penetration of desert reptiles along the Jordan Valley (Israel)". Proceedings of the 45th Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Michmoret, Israel (December 2008). Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 55: 173.

 
Abstracts from Conferences:

Shacham, B. & Shifman, S. (1997): “The Tropiocolotes of Israel is T. nattereri”. Abstracts, Third World Congress of Herpetology, Prague, Czech Republic (August 1997).

Shacham, B. & Shifman, S. (1997): “The Tropiocolotes of Israel is T. nattereri”. Abstracts, 34th Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel (December 1997). 

Shacham, B. (1998): “Polymorphism in Psammophis schokari (Ophidia: Boiginae) in the coastal plain of Israel: interim report from field study”. Abstracts, Third Asian Herpetological Meeting, Almaty, Kazakhstan (September 1998). 

Shacham, B. (1998): “Polymorphism in Psammophis schokari (Ophidia: Boiginae) in the coastal plain of Israel: interim report from field study”. Abstracts, 35th Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Haifa, Israel (December 1998).

Shacham, B. (2001): “Thermal biology in the polymorphic snake Psammophis schokari (Ophidia: Boiginae): comments on results of field study in coastal sands of Israel”. Abstracts, 4th World Congress of Herpetology (4WCH), Bentota, Sri Lanka (December 2001). 

Shacham, B. (2001): “Thermal biology in the polymorphic snake Psammophis schokari (Ophidia: Boiginae): results of field work in coastal sands of Israel”. Abstracts, 38th Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Haifa, Israel (December 2001).

Shacham, B. (2002): “Supplementation of Lacerta media israelica populations of Mt. Carmel, Israel: Can we “re-right” our wrongs?”. Abstracts, 39th Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Haifa, Israel (December 2002). 

Shacham, B. (2003): “Individual pattern as a method for identifying individual reptiles in field studies”. Abstracts, 40th Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Sede Boqer, Israel (December 2003).

Shacham, B. (2004): “Tail injury linked to asymmetry in a polymorphic snake”. Abstracts, 41st Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Haifa, Israel (December 2004). 

Shacham, B. (2005): “Tail injury linked to asymmetry in a polymorphic snake”. Abstracts, 5th World Congress of Herpetology, Stellenbosch, South Africa (June 2005). 

Perelberg, A., Dolev, A., Shacham, B., Guter, A. and Talbi, R. (2005). “Mammals and reptiles survey at the central coastal plain of Israel as a means for quantifying the importance of sandy habitats for conservation”. ISEEQS 2005 (Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences).

Shacham, B., A. Yohanan & A. Bouskila (2006): “Effects of partial vegetation removal in Nizzanim dunes on reptile populations: Preliminary results”. Abstracts, 42nd Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Rehovot, Israel (January 2006).

Shacham, B. & N. Werner (2006): “Negev tortoise (Testudo werneri) survey in the Negev sands”. Abstracts, 42nd Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Rehovot, Israel (January 2006). 

Shacham, B., E. Ben-David, N. Angel, A. Yohanan & A. Bouskila (2006): “Effects of partial vegetation removal in Nizzanim dunes on reptile and rodent populations: Preliminary results”. Abstracts, 34th Meeting of the Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (ISEEQS), Haifa, Israel (June 2006).

 Perelberg, A., B. Shacham, A. Dolev, H. Berger & N. Kronfeld-Schor (2006): “Mammals and reptiles survey of sandy habitats along the Mediterranean coastal plain, as a means for the assessment of their current condition, their importance for conservation and policy recommendations for their sustenance”. Abstracts, 43rd Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Ra'anana, Israel (December 2006).  

Werner, Y.L., B. Shacham & G. Babocsay (2006): “Novelties in the herpetofauna of Israel and immediate vicinity since 2002”. Abstracts, 43rd Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Ra'anana, Israel (December 2006).

Shacham, B. & E. Sheffer (2007): “Effects of management on reptiles in Adulam Reserve”. Abstracts, 44th Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Achva College, Israel (December 2007).  

Babocsay, G., R. Talbi, B. Shacham & H. Seligmann (2008). "Nocturnal or diurnal? Notes on the daily activity pattern and life history of the Middle Eastern racer Coluber elegantissimus (Colubridae, Serpentes)". Abstracts, First International Congress Documenting, Analysing and Managing Biodiversity in the Middle East, 20-23 October 2008, Aqaba, Jordan, p. 134.

Bouskila, A. & B. Shacham (2008). "Dune management and biodiversity: Effects of vegetation removal on reptile and rodent populations in Nizzanim sands (southern coastal plain, Israel)". Abstracts, First International Congress Documenting, Analysing and Managing Biodiversity in the Middle East, 20-23 October 2008, Aqaba, Jordan, p. 54.  

Shacham, B. & E. Sheffer (2008). "Reptiles, goats and hacksaws: Effects of management on herpetofauna in Adulam reserve (Judean lowlands, Israel)". Abstracts, First International Congress Documenting, Analysing and Managing Biodiversity in the Middle East, 20-23 October 2008, Aqaba, Jordan, p. 112.

Shacham, B., R. Federman, S. Lahav-Ginnot & Werner, Y.L. (2008). "Snakes outrace lizards: The northward penetration of desert reptiles along the Jordan Valley (Israel)". Abstracts, 45th Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Michmoret, Israel (December 2008).

 

Dror Hawlena - Publications:

Hawlena, D., K.M. Hughes & O.J. Schmitz (2011). "Trophic trait plasticity in response to changes in resource availability and predation risk". Functional Ecology 25: 1223-1231.

 

Hawlena D., K. Kress, E.R. Dufresne & O.J Schmitz (2011). "Grasshoppers modify their behaviour to jump faster and further when confronted with chronic predation risk". Functional Ecology 25:279–288.

 

Hawlena, D. & O.J. Schmitz  (2010). "Physiological stress as a fundamental mechanism linking predation to ecosystem processes" The American Naturalist 176: 537–556.

 

Schmitz, O. J., D. Hawlena, & G.R. Trussell (2010). "Predator control of ecosystem nutrient dynamics" Ecology Letters 13: 1199–1209.

 

Watkins-Colwell G. J.,  A. Dornburg, D. Hawlena & J. Moore (2010). "The amphibians and reptiles of the Yale university prehistoric expedition to Nubia" Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 51:179–197.

 

Hawlena D., & O.J. Schmitz (2010). "Herbivore physiological response to fear of predation alters ecosystem nutrient dynamics". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107: 15503-15507.

 

Cooper W.E., D. Hawlena & V. Perez-Mellado (2010). "Influence of risk on hiding time by Balearic lizards (Podarcis lilfordi): predator approach speed, directness, persistence and proximity". Herpetologica 66: 131–141.

 

Hawlena D., D. Saltz, Z. Abramsky & A. Bouskila (2010). "Anthropogenic habitat modification can generate ecological traps by altering predator prey relationships". Conservation Biology 24: 803–809.

 

Hawlena D., Z. Abramsky & A. Bouskila (2010). "Bird predation alters infestation of desert lizards by parasitic mites". Oikos 119: 731-737.

 

Cooper W.E., D. Hawlena & V. Perez-Mellado (2010). "Escape and alerting responses by Balearic lizards (Podarcis lilfordi) to movement and turning direction by nearby predators." Journal of Ethology 28: 67-73.

 

Hawlena D. (2009). "Colorful tails fade when lizards adopt less risky behaviors". Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64: 205–213.

 

Hawlena D., V. Perez-Mellado & W.E. Cooper (2009). "Morphological traits affect escape behaviour of the Balearic lizards (Podarcis lilfordi)". Amphibia-Reptilia 30: 587-592.

 

Cooper W.E., D. Hawlena & V. Perez-Mellado (2009). "Islet tameness:  escape behavior and refuge use in populations of the Balearic lizard (Podarcis lilfordi) exposed to differing predation pressure". Canadian Journal of Zoology 87: 912-919.

 

Cooper W.E., D. Hawlena & V. Perez-Mellado (2009). "Interactive effect of starting distance and approach speed on escape behavior challenges theory". Behavioral Ecology 20: 542-546.

 

Hawlena D. & V. Perez-Mellado (2009). "Change your diet or die: predator induced shifts in insectivorous lizard feeding ecology". Oecologia 161: 411-419.

 

Cooper W.E., D. Hawlena & V. Perez-Mellado (2009). "Effects of predation risk factors on escape behavior by Balearic lizards (Podarcis lilfordi) in relation to optimal escape theory". Amphibia- Reptilia 30: 99-110.

 

Adout A., D. Hawlena, R. Maman, O. Paz-Tal, Z. Karpas (2007). "Determination of trace elements in pigeon and crow feathers by ICPMS". International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 267: 109-116.

 

Cooper W.E., V. Perez-Mellado, D. Hawlena (2007). "Predator number, speed, and approach path affect escape direction and flight initiation distance". Journal of Herpetology 41:197-204.

 

Hawlena D., R. Boochnik, Z. Abramsky Z & A. Bouskila (2006). "Blue tail and striped body: why do lizards change their infant costume when growing up?" Behavioral Ecology 17 889-896.

 

Cooper W.E., V. Perez-Mellado & D. Hawlena (2006). "Magnitude of food reward affects escape behavior and acceptable risk in Balearic lizards, Podarcis lilfordi". Behavioral Ecology 17:554-559.

 

Hawlena D. & A. Bouskila (2006). "Land management practices for combating desertification cause species replacement of desert lizards". Journal of Applied Ecology 43:701-709. (cover picture)

 

Lopez P., D. Hawlena, V. Polo, L. Amo & J. Martin (2005). "Shy-bold inter-individual variations in antipredatory behaviour of male Iberian rock-lizards". Animal Behavior 69:1-9.

 

 

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