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Daskal, S. Ayalon, O. & Shechter, M. (accepted for publication). The State of Municipal Solid Waste Management in Israel, Waste Management & Research (WM&R).

Peled, Y., Zemah Shamir, S., Shechter, M., Rahav, E. & Israel, A. (2018).A new perspective on valuating marine climate regulation: The Israeli Mediterranean as a case study. Ecosystem Services, 29, 83–90.



Akron, A., Ghermandi, A., Dayan, T. & Hershkovitz, Y. (2017). Interbasin water transfer for the rehabilitation of a transboundary Mediterranean stream: an economic analysis. Journal of Environmental Management, 202, 276-286. 

Ghermandi, A. & Minich, T. (2017) Analysis of farmers’ attitude toward irrigation with desalinated brackish water in Israel’s Arava Valley. Desalination and Water Treatment, 76, 328-331. 

Ghermandi, A., Naoum, S., Alawneh, F.,  Offenbach, R., Tripler, E., Safi, J.,  Safi, M. & Messalem, R. (2017). Solar-powered desalination of brackish water with nanofiltration membranes for intensive agricultural use in Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Israel. Desalination and Water Treatment, 76, 332-338.

Palatnik R.R. & Zilberman, D. (2017). Economics of Natural Resource Utilization - the Case of Macroalgae. In: Pinto A., Zilberman D. (eds) Modeling, Dynamics, Optimization and Bioeconomics II. DGS 2014. Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, 195. Springer, Cham

Raviv, O., Broitman, D, Ayalon, O. & Kan, I. (2017). A regional optimization model for waste-to-energy generation using agricultural vegetative residuals. Waste management. Available Online.

Sheela, A.M., Ghermandi, A., Vineetha, P. , Sheeja, R.V., Justus, J. & Ajayakrishna, K. (2017). Assessment of relation of land use characteristics with vector-borne diseases in tropical areas. Land Use Policy, 63, 369-380.


Baum, Z., Palatnik, R.R., Kan, I. & Rapaport-Rom, M. (2016). Economic impacts of water scarcity under diverse water salinities. Water Economics & Policy DOI: 10.1142/S2382624X15500137

Abelson, A. Halpern, B.S., Reed, D.C., Orth, R.J., Kendrick, G.A., Beck, M. W., Belmaker, J., Krause, G., Edgar, G.J., Airoldi, L., Brokovich, E.,  France, R., Shashar, N., de Blaeij, A., Stambler, N., Salameh, P., Shechter, M. & Nelson, P.A. (2016). Upgrading Marine Ecosystem Restoration Using Ecological–Social Concepts. BioScience,66, 156–163. DOI: 10.1093/BIOSCI/BIV171

Ghermandi, A., Sheela, A.M. & Justus, J. (2016). Integrating similarity analysis and ecosystem service value transfer: results from a tropical coastal wetland in India. Ecosystem Services, 22, 73-82.

Zilberfarb, Z., Palatnik, R. & Ghermandi, A. (2016). Urban grey water reuse: the gap between public perception and regulation. Ecology and Environment 3(7), 267-268 [Hebrew].




Ayalon, O., Lev-On, M. & Lev-On, P. P. (2015). Greenhouse gas emission mitigation plan for the State of Israel: strategies, incentives and reporting. Climate Policy, 15(6), 1-17.

Broitman, D. & Czamanski, D. (2015). Bursts and avalanches: the dynamics of polycentric urban evolution. Environment and Planning B 42, 58 – 75

Broitman, D. & Koomen, E. (2015). Residential density change: intensification and urban extension. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 54, 32 – 46.

Canu,D., Ghermandi,A., Nunes, P.A.L.D., Cossarini, G., Lazzari, P.,  Solidoro, C. (2015). Estimating the value of carbon sequestration ecosystem services in the Mediterranean Sea: An ecological economics approach.Global Environmental Change, 32, 87–95.

Ghermandi, A.(2015). Benefits of coastal recreation in Europe: identifying trade-offs and priority regions for sustainable management. Journal of Environmental Management, 152, 218–229.

Ghermandi, A., Galil, B., Gowdy, J. & Nunes, P.A.L.D. (2015). Jellyfish outbreak impacts on recreation in the Mediterranean Sea:Welfare estimates from a socio-economic pilot survey in Israel.Ecosystem Services, 11, 140–147.

Ghermandi, A. & Fichtman, E. (2015). Cultural ecosystem services of multifunctional constructed treatment wetlands and waste stabilization  ponds: time to enter the mainstream?Ecological Engineering, 84, 615–623.

Goldman, D., Ayalon, O., Baum, D. & Hacham. S. (2015). Major matters: Relationship between academic major and university students’ environmental literacy and citizenship as reflected in their voting decisions and environmental activism. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 10(5), 671-693.

Goldrath, T., Ayalon, O., Shechter, M. (2015). A combined sustainability index for electricity efficiency measures. Energy Policy, 86, 574–584.

Korzen, L., Peled, Y., Shamir, Zemah, S., Shechter, M., Gedanken, A., Abelson, A., & Israel, A. (2015). An economic analysis of bioethanol production from the marine macroalga Ulva (Chlorophyta). Technology, 3(02n03), 114-118.

Rao, N.S., Ghermandi, A., Portela, R. & Wang, X. (2015). Global values of coastal ecosystem services: A spatial economic analysis of shoreline  protection values. Ecosystem Services, 11, 95–105.



Ayalon, O., Lev-On, M., Lev-On, P. & Goldrath, T. (2014). Greenhouse Gas emissions reporting in Israel: Means to manage energy use. Energy Conversion and Management, 85, 612–618.

Ayalon, O., Liebes, I., Gabay, D. & Rosenthal, G. (2014). Waste derived fuel substitutes. Research report submitted to the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Ministry of Water and Energy.

Ayalon, O., Lev-On, M. & Lev-On. P. (2014). Greenhouse Gas Emission Mitigation Plan for Israel: Strategies, Incentives and Reporting. Climate Policy. DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2014.968763 

Camacho-Valdez, V., Ruiz-Luna, A.  Ghermandi, A., Berlanga-Robles, C.A.  Nunes, P.A.L.D.  (2014) Effects of land use changes on the ecosystem service values of coastal wetlands. Environmental Management 54(4):852–864.

Eilam, E. & Trop, T. (2014). Factors influencing adults’ environmental attitudes and behaviors and the role of environmental schools in influencing their communities. Education and Urban Society, 46, 234-263.

Ghermandi,A., Messalem,R., Offenbach,R. & Cohen, S.(2014). An engineered oasis for solar desalination and dry land agriculture. Renewable  Agriculture and Food Systems, 29(3), 255–264.

Palatnik, R. R. & Nunes, A.L.D.P.  (2014). Economic Valuation of Climate Change induced Biodiversity Impacts on Agriculture: results from a macroeconomic application to the Mediterranean basin. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, 4, 45-63 (JEEP).

Sinabel F., Bower, F., Banse, M. & Palatnik, R.R. (2014). Introduction to the special issue: The economics of European agriculture under conditions of climate change. German Journal of Agricultural Economics, 3, 131-132.


Ayalon, O., Flicstein, B. & Shtibelman. A. (2013). Benefits of Improving Air Quality - Replacing Conventional Car-based Transportation to Electric Mobility. Journal of Environmental Protection, 4, 1035-1043.

Ayalon, O., Brody, S. & Shechter M., 2013. Household waste generation, recycling and prevention", in OECD, Greening Household Behaviour: Overview from the 2011 Survey, OECD Publishing. p. 219-243. doi: 10.1787/9789264181373-11-en

Camacho-Valdez, V., Ruiz-Luna, A., Ghermandi, A. & Nunes, P.A.L.D. (2013). Valuation of ecosystem services provided by coastal wetlands in northwest Mexico. Ocean & Coastal Management, 78, 1-11.

Eilam, E. & Trop. T. (2013). Evaluating school-community mutual participation in developing local sustainability agenda. International Journal of Environmental & Science Education (IJESE), 8(2). 5-19

Kaminski, J., Kan, I. and Fleischer, A. (2013). A structural land-use analysis of agricultural adaptation to climate change: A proactive approach. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 95, 70-93.

Kan, I., Motro, Y., Horvitz, N., Kimhi, A., Leshem, Y., Yom-Tov, Y., and Nathan, R. Agricultural Rodent Control Using Barn Owls: Is it Profitable? American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 96, 733-752.

Kedem, O., A. Ghermandi, R. Messalem (2013) On the drying out of bipolar membranes. Membrane Water Treatment 4(3):215–22.

Ghermandi, A. & Nunes, P.A.L.D. (2013). A global map of coastal recreation values: Results from a spatially explicit meta-analysis. Ecological Economics, 86, 1-15.

Nunes,P.A.L.D., Ghermandi, A. (2013).The economics of marine ecosystems:Reconciling conservation and use of coastal and marine systems and the underlying natural capital. Environmental and Resource  Economics, 56, 459–465.

Paz, S., Ayalon, O. & Haj, A. (2013). The potential conflict between traditional perceptions and environmental behavior: compost use by Muslim Farmers. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 15, 967-978. DOI 10.1007/s10668-012-9421-1

Rodrigues, L., van den Bergh, J.C.J.M. & Ghermandi, A. (2013). Socio-economic impacts of ocean acidification in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Policy, 38, 447-456.

Steinhart, Y., Ayalon, O. & Puterman, H. (2013). The effect of an environmental claim on consumers' perceptions about luxury and utilitarian products. Journal of Cleaner Production, 53, 277-286.


Brander, L., I. Bräuer, H. Gerdes, A. Ghermandi, O. Kuik, A. Markandya, S. Navrud, P. Nunes, M. Schaafsma, H. Vos, and A. Wagtendonk (2012). Using meta-analysis and GIS for value transfer and scaling up: Valuing climate change induced losses of European wetlands. Environmental and Resource Economics, 52, 395-413.

Broitman, D., Ayalon, O. & Kan, I. (2012). One size fits all? An assessment tool for solid waste management at local and national levels. Waste Management, 32, 1979–1988.

Eilam, E. & Trop, T. (2012). Environmental attitudes and environmental behavior – Which is the horse and which is the cart? Sustainability, 4, 2210-2246.

Fishman, Y., Becker, N. & Shechter, M. (2012). The Polluter Pays Principle as a policy tool in an externality model for nitrogen fertilizer pollution. Water Policy, 14, 470-489.

Kan, I. and Rapaport-Rom, M. (2012). Regional blending of fresh and saline water: Is it efficient? Water Resources Research, 48, W07517, doi:10.1029/2011WR011285.

Olwig, R., Hirsch, T., Sattler, C., Glade, H., Schmeken, L., Will, S., Ghermandi, A. & Messalem, R. (2012). Techno-economic analysis of combined concentrating solar power and desalination plant configurations in Israel and Jordan. Desalination and Water Treatment, 41, 9-25.

Palatnik, R. R., Faitelson, H. & Shechter, M. (2012). Israeli policy towards reaching Cancun pledge: A comparison of actions in plan and economically efficient measures. Finance and Business, 149-155.

Palatnik R. R. & Roson, R. (2012). Climate Change Assessment and Agriculture in General Equilibrium Models: Alternative Modeling Strategies. Climatic Change, 112, 1085–1100.

Palatnik, R.R., Eboli, F., Ghermandi, A., Kan, I., Rapaport-Rom, M. & Shechter, M. (2012). Integration of general and partial equilibrium agricultural land-use transformation for the analysis of climate-change in the Mediterranean. Climate Change Economics, 2(4), 275-299.



Eilam, E. & Trop. T. (2011). ESD pedagogy - a guide for the perplexed. The Journal of Environmental Education, 42(1), 43-64.

Eilam, E. & Trop, T. (2011). Methodology for evaluating the influence of school's sustainability education programs on their communities. Learning and Teaching 4(2), 37-64.

Elimelech, E., Ayalon, O., Flicstein, B. (2011). Hazardous waste management and weight-based indicators. The case of Haifa Metropolis. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 185, 626–633

Koch, J., Onigkeit, J., Schaldach, R., Alcamo, J., Köchy, M., Wolff, H.P. & Kan, I. (2011). Land-Use Change Scenarios for the Jordan River Region. International Journal of Sustainable Water and Environmental Systems, 3(1), 25-31.

Palatnik R.R., Kan, I., Rapaport-Rom, M., Ghermandi, A., Eboli, F. & Shechter, M. (2011). Integration of general and partial equilibrium agricultural land-use transformation for the analysis of climate-change in the Mediterranean. Climate Change Economics, 2, 275-299.


Palatnik R. & Shechter, M. (2010). Assessing the economic impacts of climate change using a CGE model with decentralized market instruments. Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences, 6, 912-923.

Palatnik R. & Shechter, M. (2010). The Israeli economy and potential post-Kyoto target. Israel Economic Review, 8, 21–43.

Palatnik, R. & Nunes, P.A.L.D. (2010). Valutazione delle relazioni tra cambiamenti climatici, biodiversita e produttivita dei sistemi agro-forestali in Europa. AGRIREGIONIEUROPA, Associazione Alessandro Bartola: studi e ricerche di economia e politica agrarian: Special Issue on Climate change and agriculture: adaptation, mitigation and food security, 6(21). ISSN: 1828 – 5880 [Italian]


Ayalon, O. (2009). Sustainable Green Rural Municipalities - The Path towards an Environmental and Energy Friendly Rural Community in Israel". In: Mason, M. and Mor A. (Eds.): Renewable Energy in the Middle East: Enhancing Security through Regional Cooperation. Springer Science: Berlin. pp. 111-124

Ayalon, O. Goldrath, T., Rosenthal, G. & Grossman, M. (2009). Reduction of plastic carrier bag use: An analysis of alternatives in Israel. Waste Management, 29(7), 2025-2032.

DiSegni Eshel, D. M. & Sexton, R. J. (2009). Allowing communities to trade in imperfectly competitive pollution-permits markets. Journal of Regulatory Economics, 36, 60-82.

Kan, I., Haim, D., Rappaport-Rom, M. & Shechter, M.  (2009). Environmental amenities and optimal agricultural land use: The case of Israel. Ecological Economics, 68, 1893-1898.


Haim, D., Shechter, M. & Berliner, P. (2008). Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Representative Field Crops in Israeli Agriculture: A Case Study of Wheat and Cotton. Climatic Change, 86, 425-440.


Eshet, T., Baron, M. & Shechter, M. (2007). Exploring benefit transfer: disamenities of waste transfer stations. Environmental and Resource Economics, 37(3), 521-547.

Loehman, E. & Becker, N. (2007). Groundwater in a cross country case: Application to Israel and the Palestinian authority. In Israel – Palestinian Water Issues: From Conflict to Cooperation. Hillel Shuval and Hassan Dweik. (eds.,), pp: 423 - 442 Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace, vol. 2. Springer Verlag.

Eshet, T., Baron, M., Shechter, M. & Ayalon, O. (2007). Measuring externalities of waste transfer-stations in Israel, using hedonic pricing. Waste Management, 27, 614-625.

Ayalon, O. & Avnimelech, Y. (2007). The role of an academic institute in setting national environmental policy: The case of Israel. Energy, 32, 927-934.

Ayalon, O. & Lavee, D. (2007). Promoting the role of Israel’s environmental technologies in the international market. The International Journal of Business Environment, 1(4), 428-441.


Becker, N. & Choresh, Y. (2006). Economics of Marine Protected Areas  UNEP – MAP. RAC/SPA, Tunis.

Eshet T., Ayalon, O. & Shechter, M. (2006). Valuation of Externalities of Selected Waste Management Alternatives: A Comparative Review and Analysis. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 46, 335-364.

Becker, N. & Katz, D. (2006). Economic valuation of Resuscitating the Dead Sea. Water Policy, 8, 351 – 370.

Ayalon, O., Becker, N. & Shani, E. (2006). Economic aspects of the rehabilitation of Hiriya landfill. Waste management and research, 26(11), 1313-1323.

Loehman, E. & Becker, N. (2006). Groundwater management in Hydro-Economic Commons. Water resources development, 22(4), 603 - 614.