Publications

Bird, T.L.F., Bouskila, A.,Groner, E. and Bar (Kutiel), P. 2020. Can Vegetation Removal Successfully Restore Coastal Dune Biodiversity?, Applied Sciences, 10(7), 2310.

Berger-Tal, O., Greggor, A.L., Macura, B., Adam, C.A., Blumenthal, A., Bouskila, A., Candolin, U., Doran, C., Fernndez-Jurici, E., Gotanda, K.M. and Price, C., B. J. Putman, M. Segoli, L. Snijders, B. B. M. Wong, D. T. Blumstein 2019. Systematic evidence synthesis as part of a larger process: a response to comments on Berger-Tal et al., Behavioral Ecology, 30(1):14–15.

Berger-Tal, O., Greggor, A.L., Macura, B., Adam, C.A., Blumenthal, A., Bouskila, A., Candolin, U., Doran, C., Fernandez-Jurici, E., Gotanda, K.M. and Price, C., B. J. Putman, M. Segoli, L. Snijders, B. B. M. Wong, D. T. Blumstein 2019. Systematic reviews and maps as tools for applying behavioral ecology to management and policy, Behavioral Ecology, 30(1):1-8.

Greenbaum, G., Renan, S., Templeton, A.R., Bouskila, A., Saltz, D., Rubenstein, D.I. and Bar-David, S., 2018. Revealing life-history traits by contrasting genetic estimations with predictions of effective population size. Conservation Biology, 32(4):817-827.

Renan, S., Speyer, E., Ben-Nun, T., Ziv, A., Greenbaum, G., Templeton, A.R., Bar-David, S. and Bouskila, A., 2018. Fission-fusion social structure of a reintroduced ungulate: Implications for conservation. Biological conservation, 222:261-267.

Keren-Rotem, T., Roll, U., Bouskila, A. and Geffen, E., 2018. The contextual separation of lateral white line patterns in chameleons. Royal Society open science, 5(1), p.171235.

Sitkov-Sharon, G., Tremmel, M., Bouskila, A., Lubin, Y. and Harari, A.R., 2017. Inbreeding, but not seed availability, affects dispersal and reproductive success in a seed-inhabiting social beetle. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 71(12), p.178.

Bird, T.L., Dorman, M., Ramot, A., Bouskila, A., Bar (Kutiel), P. and Groner, E., 2017. Shrub encroachment effects on habitat heterogeneity and beetle diversity in a Mediterranean coastal dune system. Land Degradation & Development, 28(8): 2553–2562.

Keren-Rotem, T., Levy, N., Wolf, L., Bouskila, A. and Geffen, E., 2016. Alternative Mating Tactics in Male Chameleons (Chamaeleo chamaeleon) Are Evident in Both Long-Term Body Color and Short-Term Courtship Pattern. PloS one, 11(7), p.e0159032

Keren-Rotem, T., Levy, N., Wolf, L., Bouskila, A. and Geffen, E., 2016. Male preference for sexual signalling over crypsis is associated with alternative mating tactics. Animal Behaviour, 117:43-49.    

Bouskila, A., E. Lourie, S. Sommer, H. de Vries, Z.M. HermansS and M. van Dierendonck, 2016. Similarity in sex and reproductive state, but not relatedness, influence the strength of association in the social network of feral horses in the Blauwe Kamer Nature Reserve, Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 61(2), 106-113. 

Giotto, N., J-F. Gerard, A. Ziv, A. Bouskila, S. Bar-David. 2015, Space-use patterns of the Asiatic wild ass (Equus hemionus): complementary insights from displacement, recursion movement and habitat selection analyses, PloS one, 10(12): e0143279. 

Levin, L., Bar-Yaacov, D., Bouskila, A., Chorev, M., Carmel, L. and Mishmar, D., 2015. LEMONS–A Tool for the Identification of Splice Junctions in Transcriptomes of Organisms Lacking Reference Genomes. PloS one,10(11): e0143329

Bar-Yaacov, D., Hadjivasiliou, Z., Levin, L., Barshad, G., Zarivach, R., Bouskila, A. and Mishmar, D., 2015. Mitochondrial involvement in vertebrate speciation? The case of mito-nuclear genetic divergence in chameleons. Genome Biology and Evolution, 7(12):3322-3336.

Rotem, G., Y. Gavish, B. Shacham, I. Giladi, A. Bouskila, and Y. Ziv. 2015. Combined effects of climatic gradient and domestic livestock grazing on reptile community structure in a heterogeneous agroecosystem. Oecologia 180(1):231-224. 

Renan, S., G. Greenbaum, N. Shahar, A. R. Templeton, A. Bouskila, and S. Bar-David. 2015. Stochastic modelling of shifts in allele frequencies reveals a strongly polygynous mating system in the reintroduced Asiatic wild ass. Molecular Ecology 24:1433-1446. 

Bar Yaacov, D., Bouskila, A. and Mishmar, D., 2013. The first chameleon transcriptome: comparative genomic analysis of the OXPHOS system reveals loss of COX8 in Iguanian lizard, Genome Biology and Evolution  5 (10):1792-1799. 

Rotem, G., Y. Ziv, I. Giladi and A. Bouskila, 2013, Wheat fields as an ecological trap for reptiles in a semiarid agroecosystem, Biological Conservation 167: 349–353.   

Werner, Y. L., O. Gajst, R. Talbi and A. Bouskila, 2012. Acanthodactylus opheodurus Arnold, 1980 in the Levant revisited, and the striped patterns of Levantine Acanthodactylus.  Zoology in the Middle East 56: 31-38  

Bar Yaacov, D., Arbel-Thau, K., Zilka, Y., Ovadia, O., Bouskila, A. and Mishmar, D., 2012. Mitochondrial DNA variation, but not nuclear DNA, sharply divides morphologically identical chameleons along an ancient geographic barrier. PLoS ONE 7:e31372. 

St. Juliana, J. R., B. P. Kotler, J. S. Brown, S. MukherjeeS and A. Bouskila, 2011. The foraging response of gerbils to a gradient of owl numbers. Evolutionary Ecology Research 13:869-878.          

Morag, N., Harari, A. R., Bouskila, A. & Keasar, T. 2011. Low maternal host-encounter rate enhances offspring proliferation in a polyembryonic parasitoid. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65:2287-2296.   

Gottlieb, D., Lubin, Y., Bouskila, A., Gordon, D. Harari, A. R., 2011. Time limitation affects offspring traits and female’s fitness through maternal oviposition behavior. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 102(4):728-736. 

Morag, N, Keasar, T, Harari, A, Bouskila, A. 2011. Trans-generational epigenetic effects of maternal rearing density on offspring development in a parasitoid wasp. Physiological Entomology 36(3):294-298.      

Morag, N., Bouskila, A., Rapp, O., Segoli, M., Keasar, T. and Harari, R. A. 2011. The mating status of mothers and offspring sex affect clutch size in a polyembryonic parasitoid wasp, Animal Behaviour 81:865-870.

Gottlieb, D., Bouskila A., Sitkov-Sharon G., Lubin Y., Harari A. R. and P. Taylor. 2010.  Female palm stone borer beetles adjust their sex ratio according to relatedness of female neighbors Evolutionary Ecology Research 12:885-896. 

Segoli, M, A. Harari, A. Bouskila and T. Keasar, 2010, The effect of host starvation on parasitoid brood size in a polyembryonic wasp. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 12:259-267. 

Hawlena, D., D. Saltz, Z. Abramsky and A. Bouskila, 2010, Anthropogenic habitat modification can generate ecological traps by altering predator prey relationships. Conservation Biology 24:803-809.       

Kotler, B. P., J. S. Brown,  S. Mukherjee, O. Berger-TalS and A. Bouskila, 2010, Moonlight avoidance in gerbils reveals a sophisticated interplay among time allocation, vigilance, and state-dependent foraging, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, 277:1469-1474. 

Segoli, M; Harari, A.R; Rosenheim, J.A; Bouskila, A. & Keasar, T. 2010. The evolution of polyembryony in parasitoid wasps. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23:1807-1819. 

Hawlena, D., Z. Abramsky and A. Bouskila, 2010, Bird predation alters infestation of desert lizards by parasitic mite, Oikos 119:730-736

Segoli, M., T. Keasar,  A. Bouskila and R. A. Harari, 2010. Host choice decisions in the polyembryonic wasp Copidosoma koehleri (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae). Physiological Entomology. 35:40-45

Segoli, M, T. Keasar, R. A. Harari, and A. Bouskila, (2009). Limited discrimination abilities mediate tolerance towards relatives in polyembrionic wasps.  Behavioral Ecology 20(6):1262-1267

Segoli, M, R. A. Harari, A. Bouskila and T. Keasar, (2009) Host handling time in a polyembryonic wasp is affected both by previous experience and by host state (parasitized or not). Journal of Insect Behavior, 22(6):501-510

Segoli, M, A. Bouskila, R. A. Harari, and T. Keasar, (2009). Brood size in a polyembryonic parasitoid wasp is affected by relatedness among competing larvae. Behavioral Ecology, 20(4):761-767.

Gottlieb, D., J. P. Holzman, Y. Lubin, A. Bouskila, S. T. Kelley, A. R. Harari, 2009. Mate availability contributes to maintain the mixed mating system in a Scolytid beetle. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22:1526-1534. 

Segoli, M, R. A. Harari, A. Bouskila and T. Keasar, 2009. Developmental patterns in the polyembryonic wasp Copidosoma koehleri. Arthropod Structure and Development, 38:84-90.

Scharf, I. O. Ovadia and A. Bouskila, 2008. Prey encounter rate by predators: Discussing the realism of grid-based models and how to model the predator’s foraging mode: A reply to Avgar et al., The American Naturalist 172: 596-598. 

Sundararaj, V., B. P. Kotler, S. Mukherjee, J. S. Brown and A. Bouskila, 2007. Influence of cover on the foraging behavior of Negev Desert gerbils. Basic and Applied Dryland Research 1:51-66.

Seligmann, H., S. C. Anderson, K. Autumn, A. Bouskila, R. Saf, B. S. Tuniyev and Y. L. Werner. 2007. Analysis of the locomotor activity of a nocturnal desert lizard (Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Teratoscincus scincus) under varying moonlight. Zoology. 110(2):104-17.

Charter, M., I. Izhaki, A. Bouskila, and Y. Leshem. 2007. The effect of different nest types on the breeding success of Eurasian Kestrels (Falco tinnunculus) in a rural ecosystem. J. Raptor Res. 4l(2):143-14

Charter, M., I. Izhaki, A. Bouskila, and Y. Leshem. 2007. Breeding success of the Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) nesting on buildings in Israel. J. Raptor Res. 41( 2):139-143.

Johnston, G. and A. Bouskila. 2007. Sexual dimorphism and ecology of the gecko, Ptyodactylus guttatus. Journal of Herpetology. 41(3): 506-513.   

Hawlena, D., R. Boochnik, Z. Abramsky and A. Bouskila, 2006. Blue tail and striped body: why do lizards change their infant costume when growing up? Behavioral Ecology, 17: 889-896.  (Article featured by: Fox news: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,218060,00.html;   LiveScience: http://www.livescience.com/animals/061005_lizard_tails.html).

Scharf, I, E. Nolman, O. OvadiaC and A. Bouskila, 2006, Efficiency evaluation of two competing foraging modes under different conditions.  The American Naturalist, 168:350–357

Keasar, T., M. Segoli, R. Barak, S. Steinberg, D. Giron, M. R. Strand, A. Bouskila, A. R. Harari, 2006. Costs and consequences of superparasitism in the polyembryonic parasitoid Copidosoma koehleri (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), Ecological Entomology, 31:277-28

Hawlena, D. and A. Bouskila, 2006. Land management practices for combating desertification cause species replacement of desert lizards. Journal of Applied Ecology, 43:701-709. (Cover photo).

Keren-Rotem, T., A. Bouskila and E. Geffen, 2006. Ontogenetic habitat shift and risk of cannibalism in the common chameleon (Chamaeleo chamaeleon), Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 59: 723–731. (Article featured in the American Scientist, July-Aug 2006, 94(4

Charter, M., A, Bouskila and Y. Leshem, 2005, Second clutches by Common Kestrels Falco tinnunculus breeding on buildings in Israel, Sandgrouse 27(2):165-167.

Charter, M., Y. Leshem, A. Bouskila, and S. Aviel, 2005. First record of Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula) parasitism by the Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius) in Israel, Wilson Journal of Ornithology 117(2):201-204. 

Kotler, B.P., J.S. Brown, A. Bouskila, S. MukherjeeT, and T. GoldbergT.  2004.  Foraging games between gerbils and their predators: seasonal changes in schedules of activity and apprehension.  Israel Journal of Zoology 50:255-272.

Kotler B. P., Brown J. S. and Bouskila, A. 2004. Apprehension and time allocation in gerbils: The effects of predatory risk and energetic state, Ecology 85:917-922.

Tsairi, H. and Bouskila, A. 2004. Ambush site selection of a desert snake (Echis coloratus) at an oasis, Herpetologica, 60(1): 13-23

Kotler, B. P., Brown, J., Dall, S., Gresser, S., Ganey, D. and Bouskila, A. 2002, Foraging games between gerbils and their predators: temporal dynamics of resource depletion and apprehension, Evolutionary Ecology Research, 4:495-518. 

Zaady, E. and Bouskila, A. 2002. Lizard burrows association with successional stages of biological soil crusts in an arid sandy region, Journal of Arid Environment, 50:235-246.

Dall, S., B.P. Kotler and A. Bouskila. 2001. Attention, apprehension and gerbils searching in patches.  Ann. Zool. Fennici 38(1): 15-23. 

Brown, J. S., B.P. Kotler and A. Bouskila. 2001. The ecology of fear and foraging games between owls and rodents.  Ann. Zool. Fennici 38(1): 71-87.

Bouskila, A., 2001. A habitat selection game for interactions between rodents and their predators. Ann. Zool. Fennici 38(1):55-70.

Bouskila, A., M. E. Robinson, B. D. Roitberg, and B. Tenhumberg. 1998. Life-history decisions under predation risk: Importance of a game perspective. Evolutionary Ecology 12(6):701-715. 

Werner, Y. L., A. Bouskila, S. J. J. F. Davis, and N. Werner. 1997. Observations and comments on active foraging in geckos. Russian Journal of Herpetology 4(1): 34-39. 

Blumstein, D. T. and A. Bouskila. 1996. Assessment and decision making in animals: a mechanistic model underlying behavioral flexibility can prevent ambiguity. Oikos 77(3):569-576. 

Bouskila, A., D. T. Blumstein, and M. Mangel, 1995, Prey under stochastic conditions should probably overestimate predation risk: a reply to Abrams, The American Naturalist 145:1015-1019. 

Bouskila, A., I. C. Robertson, M. E. Robinson, B. D. Roitberg, B. Tenhumberg, A. J. Tyre, and E. vanRanden. 1995. Submaximal oviposition rates in a mymarid parasitoid: choosiness should not be ignored. Ecology: 76:1990-1993. 

Bouskila, A. 1995. Interactions between predation risk and competition: a field study of kangaroo-rats and snake, Ecology 76:165-178.

Nonacs, P., P. E. Smith, A. Bouskila, and B. Luttbeg, 1994, Modeling the behavior of the northern anchovy, Engraulis mordax, as a schooling predator exploiting patchy prey, Deep Sea Research Part II – Tropical Studies in Oceanography, 41:147-169. 

Yuval, B., and A. Bouskila, 1993, Temporal dynamics of mating and predation in mosquito swarm, Oecologia 95:65-69. 

Bouskila, A., and D.T. Blumstein, 1992, Rules of thumb for predation hazard assessment: predictions from a dynamic model, The American Naturalist 139:161-176. 

Foley, W. J., A. Bouskila, A. Shkolnik and I. Choshniak, 1992, Microbial digestion in the herbivorous lizard Uromastyx aegyptius (Agamidae), Journal of Zoology 226:387-398. 

Bouskila, A., D. EhrlichT, Y. GershmanT, I. LamplT, U. Motro, E. ShaniT, U. WernerT, and Y. L. Werner, 1992, Activity of a nocturnal lizard (Stenodactylus doriae) during a lunar eclipse at Hazeva (Israel), Acta Zoologica Lilloana 41:271-275. 

Bouskila, A., 1985, A trapping technique for capturing large active lizard, J. Herp. Assoc. Africa 31:2-4.