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Gil Wizen


Gil Wizen

Zoological Museum
Department of Zoology

Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv 69978 ISRAEL

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Personal information
 
Birth date: 29.05.1980

Birth place: Israel

Marital status: Single

 

Education

 
2007-2009: M.Sc., Ecology and Environmental Quality, Department of Zoology,

Tel Aviv University. Thesis entitled: Beetles from the genus Epomis – A new predator of amphibians in Israel.

2003-2006: B.Sc., Life Science, Tel Aviv University

 

Professional experience

 
2004-present: Technician and photographer in The National Collections of Natural History, Tel Aviv University, and assistant in maintenance of the live arthropod collection.

2007-2009: Laboratory coordinator and teaching assistant (Insect Faunistics),      Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University.

2008: Research assistant and photographer in a limnological survey in Atlit’s salt water ponds. Conducted by the Inland Aquatic Laboratory (Prof. Avital Gasith), Tel Aviv University (in cooperation with Israel Nature & National Parks Authority).

2007: Research assistant and photographer in a winter pool survey project in the Upper Galilee. Conducted by the Inland Aquatic Laboratory (Prof. Avital Gasith), Tel Aviv University (in cooperation with Israel Nature & National Parks Authority).

2003-2006: Occupational therapist in a Geriatric Medical Center, Netanya.

2003-2004: Assistant in "Animal &Society" project annual meetings, Tel Aviv University.

2003: Animal keeper in a refuge for endangered species, Villa Tunari, Bolivia.

2003: Research assistant in the marine turtles conservation project, Talamanca, Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica (in cooperation with asociacíon ANAI and Ministerio del Ambiente y Energía).

 

Publications
 

·        Wizen, G. and Gasith, A. (2009). Predation of amphibians by carabid beetles of the genus Epomis: partial prey overlap of allopatric species in the central coastal plain of Israel. Proceedings of the 14th European Carabidologists' Meeting, Westerbork, Netherlands (In review).

·        Wizen, G., Galil, B.S., Shlagman, A. and Gasith, A. (2008). First record of red swamp crayfish, Procambarus clarkii (Girard, 1852) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Cambaridae) in Israel – too late to eradicate? Aquatic Invasions 3 (2): 179-183.

 

Abstracts
 

·        Wizen, G. and Gasith, A. (2009). Unusual evolution of predator-prey interaction between carabid beetles of the genus Epomis and amphibians. The 46th Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Abstract booklet (in Hebrew), Haifa University, Israel.

·        Wizen, G. and Gasith, A. (2009). "Come and eat me" – An unusual strategy for capturing amphibians by a carabid larva (Epomis). The 28th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Israel, Abstract booklet (in Hebrew), Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

·        Wizen, G. and Gasith, A. (2009). Unusual trophic interaction between carabid beetles of the genus Epomis and amphibian metamorphs – a new insight. The 14th European Carabidologists Meeting, Abstract book, Westerbork, Netherlands. 

·        Wizen, G. and Gasith, A. (2009). Come and eat me – an unusual trophic interaction between carabid beetle larvae (Epomis) and amphibian metamorphs. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution, 55: 178.

·        Wizen, G. and Gasith, A. (2008). Unusual trophic interaction between carabid larvae (Epomis) and amphibian metamorphs - a shift from ectoparasitism to predation. The 27th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Israel, Abstract booklet (in Hebrew), Qiriat Tivon, Israel.

·        Gasith, A., Elron, E., Shlagman, A. & Wizen, G. (2007). Small predator – large prey: predation of anuran metamorphs by Carabid beetle larvae (Epomis). Proceedings of the 13th European Carabidologists' meeting, Abstract volume, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

 

Active participation in scientific conferences
 

2009: 14th European Carabidologists Meeting, Westerbork, Netherlands.

46th Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Haifa, Israel.

28th meeting of the Entomological Society of Israel, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2008: 45th Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Israel, Michmoret, Israel.

27th meeting of the Entomological Society of Israel, Qiriat Tivon, Israel.

 

Awards
 

2009: 2st prize for best student's lecture, the 28th meeting of the Entomological Society of Israel, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2008: 1st prize for best student's lecture, the 27th meeting of the Entomological Society of Israel, Qiriat Tivon, Israel.

Tel Aviv University Natural History Collections