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We are a research group at the Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology at the University of Haifa. We study animal flight, including animal movement ecology, behavior, physiology and biomechanics in birds, bats and insects both in the field and in the lab using a diversity of approaches. One main avenue of research is of bird migration, focusing on stopover behavior and eco-physiology, as well as environmental effects on cross-country flight at multiple temporal and spatial scales. We make use of the ATLAS system (see to study animal movement at the Hula Valley in NE Israel and use other tracking devices to study movement at a global scale.

Lap trip, Rosh Hanikra, September 2019
Lab trip to Mt. Hermon, June 2023