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Scheinin Aviad

Scheinin Aviad

Aviad Scheinin is the Head of the Marine Apex predator Lab, specializing in conservation, behavioral science, and long-term ecological research of coastal dolphins, coastal sharks, rays, and bluefin tuna. We are continuously engaged in developing new sampling protocols and indicators for pelagic megafauna. Emphasis is placed on the function of these species as sentinels of the marine environment and their ability to inform us about human perturbations. We employ photogrammetric measurements using drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), active and passive acoustic surveying techniques, mark-recapture methods, underwater observations, and cutting-edge technologies for molecular and stable isotope analyses, e-DNA, and microbiome. Apex predators are important for maintaining the integrity of ecosystems, yet there exists a huge knowledge gap on these predators of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea which we plan to overcome.


Website: https://med-lter.haifa.ac.il/index.php/en/the-team/dr-aviad-scheinin

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