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Prof. Moshe Inbar

Associate Professor

Phone: 972-4-9838897, 972-4-8288767



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1996 - PhD (Zoology), Tel Aviv University

1980 - B.Sc. (Biology), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Research Interests

My main research interests are animal (in particular insects) - plants interactions from ecological and evolutionary points of view. I am also interested in direct interactions between mammalian herbivores and plant-dwelling insects.


Selected Publications

Ribak G, Gish M, Weihs D, Inbar M. 2013. Adaptive aerial righting during the escape dropping of wingless pea aphids. Current Biology. (in press).

Caspi-Fluger A, Inbar M, Katzir N, Portnoy V, Mozes-Daube, N, Hunter MS, Zchori-Fein E. 2012. Horizontal transmission of the insect symbiont Rickettsia is plant-mediated. Proceedings of Royal Society B. 279:1791-1796.

Gish M, Dafni A, Inbar M. 2010. Mammalian herbivore breath alerts aphids to flee host plant. Current Biology. 20:626-627.

Wallach A, Shanas U, Inbar M. 2010. Feeding activity and dietary composition of roe deer at the southern edge of their range. European Journal of Wildlife Research. 56:1-9.

Inbar M, Gerling D. 2008. Plant-mediated interactions between whiteflies, herbivores and natural enemies. Annual Review of Entomology. 53:431-448.

Inbar M, Wink M, Wool D. 2004. The evolution of host plant manipulation by insects: Molecular and ecological evidence from gall-forming aphids on Pistacia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 32:504-511.

Inbar M, Schultz JC. 2001. Once again, insects worked it out first. Nature. 414: 147-148.

Inbar M, Doostdar H, Mayer RT. 2001. Suitability of stressed and vigorous plants to various insect herbivores. Oikos 94:228-235.

Inbar M, Doostdar H, Sonoda RM, Leibee GL, Mayer RT. 1998. Elicitors of plant defensive systems reduce insect densities and disease incidents. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 24:135-149.

Inbar M, Eshel A, Wool D. 1995. Interspecific competition among phloem – feeding insects mediated by induced host plant sinks. Ecology. 76:1506-1515.