Prof. Joseph Heller

HELLER, J. 2009. Land Snails of the Land of Israel. Pensoft, Sophia.
Land Snails of the Land of Israel

Land Snails of the Land of Israel


SAMADI, S., E. ARTIGUEBIELLE, A. ESTOUP, J-P. POINTIER, J-F SILVAIN, J. HELLER, M-L. CARIOU & P. JARNE, 1998. Density and variability of di-nucleotide micro-satellites in the parthenogenetic polyploid snail Melanoides tuberculata.Molecular Ecology 7: 1233-1236

 KADMON, R. & J. HELLER, 1998. Modeling faunal responses to climatic gradients with GIS: land snails as a case study. Journal of Biogeography 25: 527-539.

ARAD, Z., S. GOLDENBERG & J. HELLER, 1998. Short- and long-term resistance to desiccation in a minute litter-dwelling land snail Lauria cylindracea(Pulmonata: Pupillidae). Journal of Zoology 246: 75-81.

HELLER, J., 1999. The mollusc findings of Giv’at Yassaf. Atiqot 37: 106-107. (Hebrew).

HELLER J., SIVAN N. & U. MOTRO, 1999. Systematics, distribution and hybridization of Melanopsis from the Jordan Valley (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia). Journal of Conchology 36: 49-81.

HELLER, J. & N. SIVAN. 2000. A new species of Melanopsis from the land of Israel (Gastropoda: Melanopsidae). Journal of Conchology 37: 1-5.

HODGSON, A.N. and J. HELLER, 2000. Spermatozoon structure and spermiogenesis in three species of Melanopsis (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia: Cerithioidea) from Israel. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 37: 185-200.

HELLER, J. 2001. Life history strategies. Pages 417-446 in: Barker, G. (ed.), Biology of Terrestrial Molluscs. CABI, Oxon.

HELLER, J., 2001. Near East ecosystems, animal diversity. In: S.A. Levin (ed.),Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, 4: 329-352. Academic Press, San Diego.

BEN-AMI, F. and J. HELLER, 2001. Biological control of aquatic pest snails by the black carp Mylopharyngodon piceusBiological Control 22: 131-138.

HELLER, J. & N. SIVAN, 2001. Melanopsis from the Mid-Pleistocene site of Gesher Benot Ya’aqov (Gastropoda: Cerithioidea). Journal of Conchology 37: 127-147.

MAZAN-MAMCZARZ, K., HELLER, J., & M. SZAROWSKA. 2002. Differences in the radula of the genus Melanopsis in the Jordan Valley, Israel. Malakologische Abhandlunged Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde Dresden 20: 219-234.

FALNIOWSKI, A., HELLER, J., MAZAN-MAMCZARZ, K. and M. SZAROWSKA. 2002.Genetic structure of populations of the closely related species of Melanopsis(Gastropoda: Cerithiaca) in Israel. J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Research 40: 92-104.

HELLER, J. & N. SIVAN. 2002. Melanopsis from the Pliocene site of ‘Ubeidiya, Jordan Valley: direct evidence of early hybridization (Gastropoda: Cerithioidae).Biological Journal of Linnean Society 75: 39-57.

HODGSON, A.N., BEN-AMI, F. & J. HELLER. 2002. Ultrastructure of oogenesis in an ovoviviparous and an oviparous freshwater snail (Caenogastropoda).Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 41: 1-11.

FALNIOWSKI, A., HELLER, J., M. SZAROWSKA and MAZAN-MAMCZARZ, K.. 2002.Allozymic taxonomy within the genus Melanopsis (Gastropoda: Cerithiaca) in Israel: a case in which slight differences are congruent. Malacologia 44: 307-324.

HELLER, J., N. SIVAN & F. BEN-AMI. 2002. Systematics of Melanopsis from the Coastal Plain of Israel (Gastropoda: Cerithioidea). Journal of Conchology 37: 589-606.

HELLER, J. & N. SIVAN. 2002. Melanopsis from the Pliocene site of ‘Erq El-Ahmar, Jordan Valley (Gastropoda: Cerithioidea). Journal of Conchology 37: 607-626.

HELLER & YITZHAKI S. 2006. Assigning specimens to a given classification: When the distribution is not normal. Systematics and Biodiversity 4: 161-172.

GROSSOWICZ, M. (S), N. SIVAN and J. HELLER. 2003. Melanopsis from the Pleistocene of the Hula Valley, (Gastropoda: Cerithioidea). Israel Journal of Earth Science 52: 221-234.

HELLER, J. & R. KADMON. 2004. The use of GIS mapping techniques in assassing biodiversity. 2004. Journal of Conchology, Special Publication 3: 123-132.

BEN-AMI, F. and J. HELLER. 2005. Spatial and temporal patterns of parthenogenesis and parasitism in the freshwater snail Melanoides tuberculata.Journal of Evolutionary Biology 18: 136-146.

HELLER, J., P. MORDAN, F. BEN-AMI and N. SIVAN. 2005. Conchometrics, systematics and distribution of Melanopsis (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the Levant.Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 144: 229-260.

LEFCORT, H., F. BEN-AMI and J. HELLER. 2005. Terrestial snails use predator-diet to assess danger. Journal of Ethology 24: 97-102.

STEINITZ, O., J. HELLER, A. TSOAR, D. ROTEM and R. KADMON. 2005. Predicting regional patternof similarity in species composition for conservation planning.Conservation Biology 19: 1978-1988.

RIBAK, G., J. HELLER and A. GENIN, 2005. Mucus-net feeding on organic particles by the vermetid gastropod Dendropoma maximum in and below the surf zone.Marine Ecology Progress Series 293: 77-87.

SIVAN, N., J. HELLER and D. VAN DAMME. 2006. Fossil Viviparidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of the Levant. Journal of Conchology 39: 207-220.

HELLER, J. 2007. A historic biogeography of the aquatic fauna of the Levant.Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 92: 625-639.

BEN-AMI, F. and J. HELLER. 2007. Temporal patterns of geographic parthenogenesis in a freshwater snail. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 91: 711-718.

BANDEL, K., N. SIVAN and J. HELLER 2007. Melanopsis from Al-Qarn, Jordan Valley (Gastropoda: Cerithioidea). Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 81: 3-4-315.

SIVAN, N., F. BEN-AMI and J. HELLER 2007. Taxonomy of Pliocene and Quaternary Thiaridae (Gastropoda) of Israel. Journal of Conchology 39 :1-16.

BEN-AMI, F. and J. HELLER. 2008. Sex versus parasitism versus density. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 93: 537-544.