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boaz yuval

Prof. Boaz Yuval

Morris and Helen Mauerberger Chair in Agricultural Entomology
Phone:+972-(0)8-9489419 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9466768
Behavioral ecology of insects, Insect microbe interactions, Integrated pest management.

Contact Us

The Department of Entomology
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Herzl 229, Rehovot 7610001, ISRAEL

Tel: 08-9489223 
Fax: 08-9366768

Prof. Boaz Yuval


Research Areas

  • Behavioral ecology of insects
    • Ecology of blood feeding flies
    • Sexual behavior and nutritional ecology of fruit flies
  • Insect microbe interactions
  • Integrated pest management
  • Ecology and behavior of sea cucumbers



Current Research Projects

  • Functional and evolutionary aspects of sperm storage in Mediterranean fruit flies
  • Abundance and diversity of sea cucumbers in the gulf of Eilat
  • Fruit, Flies and the Symbionts in Between (with E. Jurkevitch)
    • Biological control of the invasive fly Philornis downsi in the Galapagos islands. (with E. Jurkevitch & G. Heimpel)
    • Bacterial effects on host-use by tephritid fruit flies. (with E. Jurkevitch & C.Y. Niu).