Faculty of Zoology
Tel Aviv University
Netta Dorchin, Researcher, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University.
Research in his lab focuses on insect systematics and ecology, in particular on various aspects of insect-plant interactions. After decades of neglect all over the world, including in Israel, the disciplines of taxonomy and systematics experience renewed interest due to the biodiversity crisis and the recognition that no ecological or evolutionary studies can be accomplished if the relevant taxa are unknown, and that this knowledge relies to a great extent on taxonomic expertise. Such expertise is built upon years of experience and study of the relevant taxa and their morphological, ecological and molecular attributes.
Dorchin N., Freidberg A. and Aloni, R. 2002. Morphogenesis of stem gall tissues induced by larvae of two cecidomyiid species (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on Suaeda monoica (Chenopodiaceae). Canadian Journal of Botany 80: 1141-1150.
Dorchin N. 2001. Gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) infesting Suaeda monoica (Chenopodiaceae) in Israel. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 103: 561-581.