ISEES aims to promote environmental sciences and ecology in Israel – to raise public awareness about these topics and their significance for environmental quality –  to create consensus between people and decision-makers and to bring cutting-edge scientific knowledge to policy-makers in Israel.

אסיפה כללית שנתית ובחירות

ב-10.9.2020 תקיים האגודה הישראלית לאקולוגיה ולמדעי הסביבה את האסיפה הכללית השנתית שלה, השנה באופן מקוון. כחלק מהאסיפה השנתית, תיערכנה בחירות לוועד המנהל (בוועד המנהל מתפנים השנה שלושה מקומות). 

האסיפה תתקיים בשעה 17:00 באמצעות זום. חברים וחברות שמעוניינים להשתתף יכולים לכתוב לדוא”ל על מנת לקבל קישור לאסיפה.

בקישור הזה ניתן למצוא מידע על המועמדים.

אסיפה כללית שנתית ובחירות

ZAVIT is an advanced internet-based content platform.
Targeting mainstream science and environment news networks, ZAVIT offers media outlets state-of-the-art science news, research insights, interviews with practicing scientists, blogs, a database of professionals and academics, as well as multimedia footage of Israel and the region.

Mimshak Science and Policy Fellowships Program: Launched in 2011, Mimshak is modeled after the prestigious AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships Program and aims to integrate scientific knowledge and approaches into the government. Geared to cultivate a public policy-savvy scientific leadership, the fellowship combines educational workshops with a hands-on internship in which young scientists are placed in leading government ministries for one year.

Experts Opinion Forums & Network

These multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral forums address current environmental issues with cutting-edge science and broad-range expertise in order to assist regulators and decision-makers in creating evidence-based environmental policy. In addition, our Environmental Experts Network facilitates collaboration among academia, national research institutes, government professionals and environmental NGOs.

Ecology and Environment Journal:  A quarterly peer-reviewed journal in Hebrew exploring science, sustainability, and environmental policy. It exemplifies ISEES’s unique interdisciplinary approach and sets the stage for future scientific research and discussions on key environmental issues.

Annual Conference: ISEES’s annual conference is a pinnacle event for the environmental community. The conference brings together over 1,000 young and veteran scientists with environmental activists, decision-makers, teachers, and civil servants to interact, present and discuss state-of-the-art research, knowledge, and current environmental issues.

Science Communication Workshops           

ISEES develops workshops run by communication specialists and aimed at the scientific community. These workshops provide scientists with applied tools to effectively transfer their knowledge to varied audiences, specifically to decision-makers, either directly or through the media.

Experts Opinion Forums & Network          

These multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral forums address current environmental issues with cutting-edge science and a broad range of expertise in order to assist regulators and decision-makers in creating evidenced-based environmental policy. Additionally, our Environmental Experts Network facilitates collaboration among academia, national research institutes, government professionals, and environmental NGOs.

Scientific Steering Committee for Marine Protected Areas in Israel

The scientific steering committee’s primary mission is to prioritize research and data collection and to review and follow up on submitted proposals. Aside from prominent Israeli scientists familiar with the state of local knowledge and data, we work with international experts who contribute new perspectives, ensure objectivity, and help in connecting these local efforts to the broader context.

According to the Society’s vision, science-based environmental knowledge is developed, updated, and synthesized to serve as a strong basis for decision-making processes at a national and local level. It is available and accessible to public servants, NGOs, and the general public – and it can be implemented into a viable public policy for the betterment of the state of the environment in Israel.

Foster a community of scientists and professionals in the fields of ecology and environmental sciences to boost innovation, collaboration, and interdisciplinary research.
Promote cooperation between the scientific community and public agencies entrusted with environmental decision-making, as well as with civil society and the industry.
Improve environmental policy-making by Equipping decision-makers as well as civil-society stakeholders with academic knowledge, expertise, and practical implementation tools.
Advance science-based environmental literacy in all educational institutions and strengthen public understanding of environmental challenges through the media.
40 Years of Activity

The Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (ISEES) is a professional organization that has been promoting the use of scientific knowledge and research to positively influence environmental decision-making in Israel since 1970. Growing concerns over global and local ecological crises, compounded by the limited influence of scientific knowledge on environmental policy, have motivated ISEES to make a dramatic shift from an academic association to a professional organization, strategically positioned at the science-policy-practice interface. Shortly after, ISEES has spearheaded projects aimed at capitalizing on the academic strengths in Israel and narrowing the gap between academia, policy, and practice.


Roi Bet Levi
Head of Content & Media

Writer, media strategist and public diplomacy consultant. Worked as journalist and editor for various media outlets in Israel. Studied law (LLB) at Tel Aviv University, and Cultural and Media Studies at the University of Barcelona.

Shachar Bookman
Editor of Ecology and Environment

Holds a BSc in Geology and Environment and an MA in Public Policy and Governance (both from Hebrew University). Previously directed social and environmental projects at various environmental organizations.

Noghat Calev Dror
Mimshak logistics and Office manger

.Has an MA in Sociology and Anthropology (Tel Aviv). Volunteers with Youth at Risk and various social organizations.

Ben Yishai Danieli
Science Communication

Writer, editor and translator; worked in the Israeli media. Has a BA in archeology and history (Hebrew University). Currently an MA student at Betzalel. Active in “15 minutes – public transportation users organization”

Dr. Noga Sokolover
Scientific Steering Committee for Marine Protected Areas in Israel
Max Kaplan-Zantopp
Editor - ZAVIT

Studied Anthropology and Natural Resource Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Graduated from the Environmental Studies masters program at Tel Aviv University.

Dr. Amir Fink
Director of Mimshak

Has a BA (Hebrew University), MA (University of Chicago) and PhD in archeology (Tel Aviv). He is a graduate of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership.

Dr. Adi Levi
Science Director

Holds a PhD in marine microbiology and a master’s degree in marine ecology from Bar-Ilan University. Served as Mimshak Fellow in the Department of Fishery and Aquaculture at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Dr. Neta Lipman

Has an MA and a PhD in political science (Tel Aviv). Previously worked in various environmental organizations and was parliamentary assistant for environmental issues for MK Dov Khenin.

Maya Pelach

Maya has an M.A. in Environmental Studies from The Porter School of Environmental Sciences, Tel Aviv University.

Racheli Wacks
Staff writer - Zavit

Has a BA in Psychology and French from the Hebrew University. Worked and volunteered in various animal rights and environmental .organizations

Dikla Gish
Zavit in the Classroom
Alina Fischman
Zavit in the Classroom

Holds a BA in biology from the Technion and a teaching certificate from the Faculty of Science and Technology at the Technion.

Yael Mor
Staff writer- Zavit
Inbar Kimchi-Anger
Dr. Tali Sagi

Dr. Tali Sagi was a Mimshak fellow at the Ministry of Environmental Protection, and is assigned scientific adviser to Senior Deputy Director General for Natural Resources, Mr. Alon Zask

Dr. Ori Sharon

Dr. Ori Sharon was a Mimshak fellow in the Planning Administration in the Department of Finance

Prof. Michal Green
Dr.Tzipi Iser Itzik
Dr. Orit Ben Zvi Assaraf
Dr. Keren Agay Shay
Prof. Marcelo Sternberg
Dr. Noga Stambler
The Audit Committee
Prof. Aaron Ciechanover
Prof. Ron Milo
Dr. Iris Alkaher
Prof. Einat Aharonov
Prof. Jonathan Belmaker
Dr. Tamara Lotner Lev
Dr. Hanit Ben-Ari
Dr. Elazar Bamberger

The strength of the Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (ISEES) lies first and foremost in its members. Among these members are leaders of the Israeli scientific community as well as high-level representatives of Israeli government ministries and public institutions, who influence decision-making processes that have environmental consequences. In addition, the ISEES members pool boasts skilled professionals from leading private companies and non-profit organizations working to implement knowledge and clean technologies that were developed in academic institutions in Israel.

By becoming a member of ISEES, you will support the society’s activities directed towards strengthening the scientific community’s standing in the social-environmental discourse and the links between the scientific community, the public, and decision-makers, concerning environmental policy.

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