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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).