Dr. Boaz Shacham

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 35thMeeting 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 [graecafloweri, 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 42ndMeeting 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.

Babocsay, G., Talbi, R., Shacham B. & Seligmann, H. (2009). Nocturnal or diurnal? Notes on the daily activity pattern and life history of the Middle Eastern Elegant Racer Coluber elegantissimus (Günther, 1878) (Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae). Herpetozoa 22: 173-180.

Shacham, B. & Werner, Y.L. (2010). III.1. The Herpetological Collection (Section of amphibians and reptiles). Haasiana 5: 11-34.

Loos, J., Dayan, T., Drescher, N., Levanony, T., Maza, E., Shacham, B., Talbi, R. & Assmann, T. (2011). Habitat preferences of the Levant green lizard Lacerta media israelica (Peters 1964). Zoology in the Middle East 52: 17-28.

Shacham, B. (2011) Chapter 10D: Survey of herpetofauna in Ramat Bet Shemesh areas A, B and C. In: Y. Dagan (ed.) Ramat Bet Shemesh I. Landscapes of Settlement from Paleolithic Times to the Ottoman Period. Israel Antiquities Authority Reports, Jerusalem. Pp. 158-160.

Roll, U., Tallowin, O., Berkowic, D., Maza, E., Ostrometzky, Y., Slavenko, A., Shacham, B., Tamar, K. & Meiri, S. (2013). Rueppel’s Snake-eyed skink, Ablepharus rueppellii (Gray, 1839)(Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae): Distribution extension and geographic range in Israel. CheckList 9: 458-464.

Shacham, B. (2014). Chapter 4: Guidelines for promotion and conservation of reptile diversity in Israeli gardens. Pp. 73-101 in: Guidelines for Design and Planning of Urban Gardens in Israel: Sustainability, Localization and Beauty. Eds: Isaac Scnell, Anda Rosenberg and Gilad Ronnen. Pardes Publishing House, Haifa, Israel.

Shacham, B., Federman, R., Lahav-Ginnot, S. & Werner, Y.L. (in press). The northward extension of reptiles in the northern hemisphere, with the Jordan Valley (Israel) as a model: snakes outrace lizards. Journal of Natural History.

Rotem, G., Gavish, Y., Shacham, B., Giladi, I., Bouskila, A. & Ziv, Y. (accepted). Combined effects of climatic gradient and domestic livestock grazing on reptile
community structure in a heterogeneous agro-ecosystem. Oecologia.

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).