Yael Leshno

Yael is a PhD student in geology, under the supervision of Dr. Rivka Rabinovich (Institute of Earth Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Dr. Yael Edelman-Furstenberg (Geological Survey of Israel). Her research focuses on paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the Middle Jurassic using benthic macrofaunal assemblages from outcrops in northern and southern Israel.

Yael received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Ben Gurion University of the Negev. In her M.Sc. thesis she utilized live and dead molluscan assemblages to track anthropogenic modification of the Israeli shallow shelf.


Leshno, Y., Benjamini, C., and Edelman-Furstenberg, Y., 2016. Ecological Quality Assessment in the Eastern Mediterranean combining live and dead molluscan assemblages. Marine Pollution Bulletin, v. 104, p 246-256. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.01.014.

Leshno, Y., Edelman-Furstenberg, Y., Mienis, H., and Benjamini, C., 2015. Molluscan live and dead assemblages in an anthropogenically stressed shallow-shelf: Levantine margin of Israel. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatolology Palaeoecology, v. 433, p 49-59. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.05.008.