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The Department of Entomology
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
P.O Box 12, Rehovot 76100, ISRAEL

Tel: 08-9489223 
Fax: 08-9366768

Prof. Uri Gerson

Please visit the Plant Pests of the Middle East website.

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Research Areas:

Biological control of and by mites


  • Introduction to Entomology (laboratory)
  • Soil Biology (zoological aspects)
  • Pests of Fruit Crops
  • Acarology
  • Arthropod Pests of Domestic Animals
  • Laboratory Safety

Selected Publications:

Gerson, U., A. Fain and R.L. Smiley. 1999. Further observations on the Cheyletidae (Acari), with a key to the genera of the Cheyletidae and a list of all known species in the family. Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, 69: 35-86.

Sammataro, D., U. Gerson and G. Needham. 2000. Parasitic mites of honey bees: life history, implications and impact. Annual Review of Entomology, 45: 519-546.

Gerson, U., R.L. Smiley and R. Ochoa. 2003. Mites (Acari) for Pest Control. Blackwell Science, pp. 539.

Gerson, U. 2003. Acarine pests of citrus: overview and non-chemical control. Systematic and Applied Acarology 8: 3-12.

Sztejnberg, A., Z. Paz, T. Boekhout, A. Gafni and U. Gerson. 2004. A new fungus with dual biocontrol capabilities: reducing the numbers of phytophagous mites and powdery mildew disease damage. Crop Protection 23: 1125-1129.

Gerson, U. and P.G. Weintraub. 2007. Mites for the control of pests in protected cultivation. Pest Management Science 63: 658-676.

Gerson U., A. Gafni, Z. Paz and A. Sztejnberg. 2008. A tale of three acaropathogenic fungi in Israel: Hirsutella, Meira and AcaromycesExperimental and Applied Acarology, 46: 183-194.

Vacante, V. and U. Gerson (editors). 2012. Integrated Control of Citrus Pests in the Mediterranean Region. Bentham E Science Publishers, pp 281.

Gerson, U. and P.G. Weintraub. 2012. Mites (Acari) as a Factor in greenhouse management. Annual Review of Entomology 57: 229-247.

Ben-David, T., E. A. Ueckermann and U. Gerson. 2014. An annotated list of the spider mites of Israel (Acari: Prostigmata: Tetranychidae). Israel Journal of Entomology 43: 125-148.

Gerson, U. 2014. Pest control by mites (Acari): present and future. Acarologia 54: 371-394.