Assaf Shwartz, PhD

Conservation Biologist

Publications

Thesis dissertation:  

Shwartz A., (2012) The interaction between people and biodiversity in the heart of a large metropolis (PDF), In LADYSS, CRBPO. Université de Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

Peer-reviewed articles:

Pe’er G., Dicks L. V., Visconti P., Arlettaz R., Báldi A., Benton T. G., Collins S., Dieterich M., Gregory R. D., Hartig F., Henle K., Hobson P. R., Kleijn D., Neumann R. K., Robijns T., Schmidt J., Shwartz A., Sutherland W. J., Turbe A., Wulf F. and Scott A. V. (2014). EU agricultural reform fails on biodiversity. Science 344: 1090-1092.

Shwartz A., Turbé A., Julliard R., Simon L. and Prévot-Julliard A. C. (2014). Outstanding challenges for urban biodiversity conservation research and action. Global Environmental Change 28: 39-49.

Shwartz A., Turbé A., Simon L., and Julliard R. (2014) Enhancing urban biodiversity and its influence on city-dwellers: An experiment”. Biological Conservation 171:82-90, 2014.

Shwartz A., Cheval H., Simon L. and Julliard R. (2013). Virtual Garden – a novel tool exploring which elements of biodiversity people want to have in cities. Conservation Biology 27: 876-886, 2013.

Shwartz A., Muratet A., Simon L. and Julliard R. (2013). Local and management variables outweigh landscape effects in enhancing the diversity of different taxa in a big metropolis. Biological Conservation 157: 285-292.

Orchan Y., Chiron F., Shwartz A. and Kark S. (2013). Positive? Negative? Neutral? What do cavity nesting birds teach us about interaction networks among alien species? Invasion Biology 15: 429-445.

Shwartz A., Cosquer A., JaillonA., Piron A., Julliard R., RaymondR., Simon L. and Prévot-Julliard A. C. (2012). How does an urban conservation activity-day influence the relation of city-dwellers with nearby urban nature? PloS One.

Zion M., Spektor-LevyO., OrchanY., ShwartzA., Sadeh I. and KarkS. (2011). Tracking Invasive Birds – a Challenge of Open Inquiry Learning and Conservation Education. Journal of Biological Education 45(1).

Strubbe D., Shwartz A. and Chiron F. (2011). Concerns regarding the scientific evidence informing impact risk assessment and management recommendations for invasive birds. Biological Conservation 144 (8).

Strubbe D., Chiron F. and Shwartz A. (2011). Reply to Kumschick and Nentwig (2010,2011): Promoting a robust cost-benefit approach for conducting impact risk assessments of invasive specie. Biological Conservation 144 (12).

Shwartz A., Strubbe D., Butler C. J., Matthysen E. and Kark S. (2009). A test of the role of the enemy release and climate hypotheses in shaping the invasion process of birds: The case of the Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri). Diversity and Distributions 15: 310-318.

Shwartz A., Shirley S. and Kark S. (2008). How do habitat variability and management regime shape the spatial heterogeneity of birds within a large Mediterranean urban park? Landscape and Urban Planning 84: 219-229.

 

Book section (fact page):

Shwartz A. (2015).  Ecologie urbaine – une fenêtre pour la nature. l’Atlas de la biodiversité de Seine-et-Marne.

Turbé A. and Shwartz A. (2015). Dépendances aux services écosystémiques et à la biodiversité. l’Atlas de la biodiversité de Seine-et-Marne.

Shwartz A. and Shirley S. (2008). Species accounts of 100 of the most invasive alien species in Europe: Rose-ringed parakeet.  In : DAISIE, editor. Handbook of alien species in Europe. Dordrecht : Springer. pp.273.

Popular science articles:

 Shwartz A. and Orchan Y., 2006. The quiet Invasion. Teva Hadvarim 121, pp 88-98 (in Hebrew).

 

International and national conferences:

Shwartz A. (2015). Citizen Science as a potential tool to prevent the extinction of experience. ICCB-ECCB Montpellier. invited talk.

Shwartz A., Davies Z. G., Adams W. M., Armsworth P. R., Ausden M., Crick H. Q. P., Eigenbrod F., Gonner C.A., Knight A. T., Macgregor N. A., Phalan B., Stoneman R. and Smith R. J., (2014). Scaling up from protected areas: the value of establishing large conservation areas. The joint BES-DICE Symposium – Considering the Future of Conservation, Canterbury (UK). poster.

Pett T., Shwartz A., Dallimer M. and Davies Z. G. (2014). Nature and human well-being: The people biodiversity paradox. The joint BES-DICE Symposium – Considering the Future of Conservation, Canterbury (UK). poster.

Anne T., Tollington S., Rabitsch W., Groombridge J., Roy H., Scalera R., Essl T., and Shwartz A. (2014). Can Europe unite to tackle invasive alien species? 8th international confercne of biological invasions (NeoBiota), Antalya Turkey. oral presentation.

Shwartz A. (2014). Public participation in monitoring biodiversity: examples from France and the added value. the Annual Symposium of Israel’s National Ecosystem Assessment Program (HaMaarag)”, held at the IDC Herzliya, Israel. invited talk.

Shwartz A. (2013). People’s capabilities to experience biodiversity as possible bottleneck in conservation. ALTER-Net conference; Science underpinning the EU 2020 biodiversity strategy, Ghent (Belgium). invited talk.

Shwartz A. (2013). People, biodiversity and their interactions in the urban environment. The annual conference of LTER Ramat-Hanadiv, Zichron-Yaakov, Israel. invited talk.

Shwartz, A., 2012. Camila Andrade and Romain Julliard. Do urban birds adapt to a weekly cycle and ‘work’ harder during the weekends? European Congress of Conservation Biology (ECCB) Glasgow (Scotland). oral presentation

Shwartz, A., 2011. Turbé A., Julliard R., Simon L. and Prévot-Julliard A.C. Motivations for Studying Urban Biodiversity: Facts versus Statements. The 12th European Ecological Federation Congress Avila (Spain). oral presentation  (first prize for student presentation)

Shwartz A., Strubbe D., Teillac-Deschamps P., Julliard-Prévot AC., Julliard R. and Chiron F., 2011. Concerns regarding impact risk assessment and management recommendations for invasive birds. 8th Conference of the European Ornithologists’ Union. Riga (Latvia). oral presentation

Shwartz A. and Kark S., 2006. Alien invasive birds: how do they succeed? A case study of three species in Israel. The Neobiota Meeting, Vienna (Austria). poster presentation.

Shwartz A., Miller E., Levin N. and Kark S., 2004. Bird diversity in an urban park: the Tel Aviv city park as a case study. International Conference on Bird and Environment, Haridwar (India). oral presentation

National conferences (IL):

Shwartz A., Orchan Y. and S. Kark, 2006. How can we maximize biological diversity in urban parks? Birds in the Yarkon Park as a case study. The 2nd Conference on Research and Innovations in the Ornamental Garden, Beit-Dagan (Israel)  oral presentation

Shwartz A., 2006. From East Asia to Israel: starlings, mynas and parakeets invading the Holy Land. The 43rd Conference of the Zoological Society of Israel, Kfar-Saba (Israel). oral presentation

Shwartz A., Orchan Y., and Kark S., 2005. Introduced birds in Israel and their impacts on the native bird community: The Tel Aviv Yarkon Park as a case study. First meeting on biological invasions in ecological systems in Israel, Beer-Sheva (Israel). oral presentation

Shwartz A., 2005. Bird diversity in an urban park: the Yarkon Park as a case study. The 41st Conference of the Zoological Society of Israel, Haifa (Israel). oral presentation

National conferences (FR):

Shwartz A., 2011. La gestion de la biodiversité en ville et sa perception par les habitants. Natureparif, journée sure la biodiversité en ville. (France). oral presentation

Shwartz A. and Muratet A., 2011. Comparaison de la diversité spécifique entre des friches, espaces non gérés, et des jardins, espaces gérés. Natureparif : Friche urbaine et biodiversité (France). oral presentation

Shwartz A., 2010. Interactions entre les hommes et la biodiversité dans le milieu urbain en Ile-de-France. Conférence RDS2 Ile-de-France (France). oral presentation

Shwartz A., 2010. Interactions entre les hommes et la biodiversité dans le milieu urbain en Ile-de-France. Ateuer Parisien D’urbanisme. (France). oral presentation

Seminars:

 Shwartz A., (2015). People, biodiversity and their interaction in the urban environment. Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

 Shwartz A., (2015). People, biodiversity and their interaction in the urban environment. Department of Zoology, Tel-Aviv University.

 Shwartz A., 2012. The interaction between people and biodiversity in the centre of a large metropolis, University of Kent, DICE Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (UK).

Shwartz A., 2009. Interactions entre les hommes et la biodiversité dans le milieu urbain à Paris. La Sorbonne – Paris I, department of Geography (France).

Shwartz A., 2009, המנצחים והמפסידים בתהליך ההומוגניזציה הביוטית. Hadassah College Jerusalem (Israel)

Shwartz A., 2007. “Winners” and “Losers” in the Biotic Homogenization process, The natural history museum in Paris, research department (France).

Shwartz A. Orchan Y. and Kark S., 2005. The ecology of introduced species: parrots in Israel as a case study. University of Antwerp, department of Biology.

 

 

 

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