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Independent experts nominated by country party

Uriel Safriel

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
UN languages spoken


Job function
The Blaustein Institute for Desert Research
Telephone number
972 7 65 96 700
Work experience
- Coordinator of the Israel Party 'Joint Study of Desertification Risks in the Wadi Araba Rift Valley', a project supported by the secretariat of the CCD, and carried out jointly by Israel, Jordan and the Palestine Authority;_x000D_
- Regional Expert for Israel of the 'Initiative for Collaboration to Control Natural Resource Degradation (Desertification) of Arid Lands in the Middle East', a joint project of Israel, Palestine Authority, Jordan, Egypt and Tunisia, facilitated by the World Bank and emanating from the Working Group on Environment of the Multilateral Middle East Peace Talks;_x000D_
- Head of the Delegation of Israel to the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Desertification, and of the Delegation of Israel to the COP1, COP2 and COP3 of the CCD;_x000D_
- Researcher in the multidisciplinar team of the project 'The Tundra Biome', section of 'Structure and Function of Ecosystems' of the International Biological Program (IBP);_x000D_
- Leader of a research team supported by the US-Israel Binatio
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Ph.D. Ecology, Oxford University, 1967
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Tadmor, N.H., Noy-Meir, I., Safriel, U., Seligman, N., Goldman, A., Katznelson, J., Eyal, E., and Benjamin, R., 1977: A simulation model of a semi-arid Mediterranean grazing system. Israel Journal of Botany, 26, 161-171;_x000D_
2. Safriel, U., Volis, S., Kark, S., 1994: Core and peripheral populations and global climate change. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences, 42, 331-345;_x000D_
3. Safriel, U.N., 1999: The concept of sustainability in dryland ecosystems. Pp. 117-140 in: Arid Lands Management - Towards Ecological Sustainability. Edited by T.W. Hoekstra & M. Shachak. University of Illinois Press, Urbana;_x000D_
4. Safriel, U.N., 1995: The role of ecology in desert development. Journal of Arid Land Studies, 5s, 351-354;_x000D_
5. Safriel, U.N., 1991: Ecological indicators for a healthy desert environment. Advances in Ecology, 1, 1-7
Other activities
- Member of the Ecological Society of America_x000D_
- Member of the British Ecological Society
Organisation name
Blaustein Institute for Desert Research
Organisation street address
Sede Boker Campus, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 84990
Organisation city
Sede Boqer
Organisation country