Prof. Muki Shpigel


    Prof. Muki Shpigel

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    1985: Ph.D. in Marine Biology (Tel Aviv University).

    1985-2017: Senior Scientist at Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, National Center for Mariculture, Eilat (Grade A+).

    1989-1990: Postdoctoral position at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in Prof. Roger Mann's department. Research subject: bivalve bioenergetics.

    1998-1999: Sabbatical leaves, at N.O.A.A, Milford Laboratory, Milford, CT, USA.

    2010-to date: Adjunct Professor, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

    2017-to date: Visiting scientist at the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences, Eilat.

    2018-to date: Principal Research Associate, Morris Kahn Marine Research Station, Haifa University.

    Research interests:.

    • Sustainable aquaculture
    • Research and development of Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) systems.
    • Mariculture (biology and technology) of bivalves, sea urchins, abalone and seaweed.
    • Physiology of bivalves (oysters, clams), abalone and sea urchins.
    • Use of bivalves, Artemia, seaweed and constructed wetland with halophytes as biofilters of mariculture effluents.
    • Using seaweeds and halophyte plants as feed.



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