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Publications

 

Pandey, A., Motro, U. & Bloch, G. (2019). Juvenile hormone interacts with multiple factors to modulate aggression and dominance in groups of orphan bumble bee (Bombus terrestris) workers. Hormones and Behavior (in press).

Katsnelson Ilan, E., Bobek, O., Gal, A., Saltz, D. & Motro, U. (2019). Nest-site fidelity in Lesser Kestrels: A case of Win–Stay/Lose–Shift? Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution (in press).

Gal, A., Saltz, D. & Motro, U. (2019). Effect of supplemental feeding on nesting success in the Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni). Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/22244662-20191045

 

Motro, Y., Ghendler, Y., Muller, Y., Goldin, Y., Chagina, O., Rimon, A., Harel, Y. & Motro, U. (2019). A comparison of trapping efficacy of 11 rodent traps in agriculture. Mammal Research 64:435–443. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-019-00424-7  Sharedit link: https://rdcu.be/btr31

Anglister, N., Yom-Tov, Y. & Motro, U. (2019). The impact of Acacia saligna and the loss of mobile dunes on rodent populations: a case study in the Ashdod-Nizzanim sands in Israel. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 66:162–169. https://doi.org/10.1163/22238980-00001049

Saltz, D., Berger-Tal, O., Motro, U., Shkedy, Y. & Raanan, N. (2019). Conservation implications of habituation in Nubian ibex in response to ecotourism. Animal Conservation 22:220–227. https://doi.org/10.1111/acv.12456  PDF

Bobek, O., Gal, A., Saltz, D. & Motro, U. (2018). Effect of nest-site microclimatic conditions on nesting success in the Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni). Bird Study 65:444–450. https://doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2018.1522294  PDF

 

Voskoboinik, L., Motro, U. & Darvasi, A. (2018). Facilitating complex DNA mixture interpretation by sequencing highly polymorphic haplotypes. Forensic Science International: Genetics 35:136–140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigen.2018.05.001  PDF

 

Yaniv-Feller, S., Orchan, Y., Bahat, O. & Motro, U. (2018). Male-biased investment during chick rearing in the Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus). Bird Study 65:270–273. https://doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2018.1476461  PDF

 

Waner, S., Motro, U., Lubin, Y. & Harari, A.R. (2018). Male mate choice in a sexually cannibalistic widow spider. Animal Behaviour 137:189–196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.01.016  PDF

 

Darawshi, S., Leshem, Y. & Motro, U. (2017). Aggregations and dietary changes of Short-toed Eagles – a new phenomenon associated with modern agriculture. Journal of Raptor Research 51:446–450.  PDF

 

Freund, M., Bahat, O. & Motro, U. (2017). Nest-site fidelity in Griffon Vultures: A case of Win–Stay/Lose–Shift? Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 63:39–43. https://doi.org/10.1163/22244662-06301007  PDF

 

Freund, M., Bahat, O. & Motro, U. (2017). Breeding success and its correlation with nest-site characteristics: a study of a Griffon Vulture colony in Gamla, Israel. Journal of Raptor Research 51:136–144.  PDF 

 

Golani, D., Edelist, D., Lerner, A., Sonin, O. & Motro, U. (2017). A long term (1949–2010) study of catch and effort in Israeli trawl fishery, Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Acta Adriatica 58:157–164.  PDF

 

Motro, M., Motro, U. & Cohen, D. (2017). Forced associations by young queens of the harvester ant Messor semirufus during colony founding. Insectes Sociaux 64:179–187. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00040-017-0551-1  PDF

 

Motro, M., Motro, U. & Cohen, D. (2016). Decision making by young queens of the harvester ant Messor semirufus while searching for a suitable nesting site. Insectes Sociaux 63:615–622. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00040-016-0508-9  PDF

 

Shaham, R., Ben-Shlomo, R., Motro, U. & Keasar, T. (2016). Genome methylation patterns across castes and generations in a parasitoid wasp. Ecology and Evolution 6:7943–7953. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2395  PDF

 

Reef, R., Slot, M., Motro, U., Motro, M., Motro, Y., Adame, M.F., Garcia, M., Aranda, J., Lovelock, C.E. & Winter, K. (2016). The effects of CO2 and nutrient fertilization on the growth and temperature response of the mangrove Avicennia germinans. Photosynthesis Research 129:159–170. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11120-016-0278-2  PDF

 

Zidon, R., Leshner, H., Motro, U. & Saltz, D. (2016). Endozoochory by the Persian fallow deer (Dama mesopotamica) reintroduced in Israel: species richness and germination success. Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolutionhttps://doi.org/10.1080/15659801.2016.1194587  PDF

 

Tikochinski, Y., Russell, B., Hyams, Y., Motro, U. & Golani, D. (2016). Molecular analysis of the recently described lizardfish Saurida lessepsianus (Synodontidae) from the Red Sea and the Mediterranean, with remarks on its phylogeny and genetic bottleneck effect. Marine Biology Research 12:419–425. https://doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2016.1148821  PDF

 

Keasar, T., Motro, U. & Shmida, A. (2013). Temporal reward variability promotes sampling of a new flower type by bumblebees. Animal Behaviour 86:747–753.  PDF

 

Ilan, T., Katsnelson, E., Motro, U., Feldman, M.W. & Lotem, A. (2013). The role of beginner’s luck in learning to prefer risky patches by socially foraging house sparrows. Behavioral Ecology 24:1398–1406. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/art079  PDF

 

Zaken, N., Motro, U., Berdugo, R., Elkayam-Sapir, L. & Zamir, A. (2013). Can brothers share the same STR profile? Forensic Science International: Genetics 7:494–498.  PDF

 

Tikochinski, Y., Shainin, I., Hyams, Y., Motro, U. & Golani, D. (2013). Genetic evidence for an undescribed species previously considered as Sillago sihama from the northern Red Sea. Marine Biology Research 9:240–246.  PDF

 

Belmaker, A., Motro, U., Feldman, M.W. & Lotem, A. (2012). Learning to choose among social foraging strategies in adult house sparrows (Passer domesticus). Ethology 118:1–11. https://doi.org/10.1111/eth.12013  PDF

 

Barash, M., Reshef, A., Voskoboinik, L., Zamir, A., Motro, U. & Gafny, R. (2012). A search for obligatory paternal alleles in a DNA database in order to find an alleged rapist in a fatherless paternity case. Journal of Forensic Sciences 57:1098–1101. 

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1556-4029.2012.02095.x  PDF

 

Katsnelson, E., Motro, U., Feldman, M.W. & Lotem, A. (2012). Evolution of learned strategy choice in a frequency-dependent game. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279:1176–1184. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2011.1734  PDF

 

Arbilly, M., Motro, U., Feldman, M.W. & Lotem, A. (2011). Recombination and the evolution of coordinated phenotypic expression in a frequency-dependent game. Theoretical Population Biology 80:244–255. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tpb.2011.09.001  PDF

 

Arbilly, M., Motro, U., Feldman, M.W. & Lotem, A. (2011). Evolution of social learning when high expected payoffs are associated with high risk of failure. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 8:1604–1615. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2011.0138  PDF

 

Friedemann, G., Yom-Tov, Y., Motro, U. & Leshem, Y. (2011). Shift in nesting ground of the long-legged buzzard (Buteo rufinus) in Judea, Israel – an effect of habitat change. Biological Conservation 144:402–406. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2010.09.018  PDF

 

Katsnelson, E., Motro, U., Feldman, M.W. & Lotem, A. (2011). Individual-learning ability predicts social-foraging strategy in house sparrows. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278:582–589. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2010.1151  PDF

 

Leader, Z., Yom-Tov, Y. & Motro, U. (2010). Diet comparison between two sympatric owls – Tyto alba and Asio otus – in the Negev Desert, Israel. Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 56:207–216. https://doi.org/10.1560/IJEE.56.2.207  PDF

 

Arbilly, M., Motro, U., Feldman, M.W. & Lotem, A. (2010). Co-evolution of learning complexity and social foraging strategies. Journal of Theoretical Biology 267:573–581. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2010.09.026  PDF

 

Zidon, R., Saltz, D., Shore, L. S. & Motro, U. (2009). Behavioral changes, stress, and survival following reintroduction of Persian fallow deer from two breeding facilities. Conservation Biology 23:1026–1035. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2008.01163.x  PDF

 

Leader, Z., Yom-Tov, Y. & Motro, U. (2008). Diet of the Long-eared Owl in the northern and central Negev desert, Israel. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120:641–645. https://doi.org/10.1676/07-121.1  PDF

 

Katsnelson, E., Motro, U., Feldman, M.W. & Lotem, A. (2008). Early experience affects producer–scrounger foraging tendencies in the house sparrow. Animal Behaviour 75:1465–1472. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2007.09.020  PDF

 

Ben-Shlomo, R., Motro, U., Paz, G. & Rinkevich, B. (2008). Pattern of settlement and natural chimerism in the colonial urochordate Botryllus schlosseri. Genetica 132:51–58. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10709-007-9148-3  PDF

 

Scheinin, S., Yom-Tov, Y., Motro, U. & Geffen, E. (2006). Behavioural responses of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) to increased stimuli of the golden jackal (Canis aureus): a field experiment. Animal Behaviour 71:577–584. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2005.05.022  PDF

 

Tores, M., Motro, Y., Motro, U. & Yom-Tov, Y. (2005). The Barn Owl – a selective opportunist predator. Israel Journal of Zoology 51:349–360. https://doi.org/10.1560/7862-9E5G-RQJJ-15BE  PDF

 

Ashkenazi, S., Motro, U., Goren-Inbar, N., Biton, R. & Rabinovich, R. (2005). New morphometric parameters for assessment of body size in the fossil freshwater crab assemblage from the Acheulian site of Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov, Israel. Journal of Archaeological Science 32:675–689. 

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2004.12.003  PDF

 

Gottlieb, D., Keasar, T., Shmida, A. & Motro, U. (2005). The early bee gets the nectar: possible foraging benefits of bimodal daily activity in Proxylocopa olivieri (Lepeletier) (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae). Environmental Entomology 34:417–424.  https://doi.org/10.1603/0046-225X-34.2.417  PDF

 

Yaniv, O. & Motro, U. (2005). Time-dependent animal conflicts: 2. The asymmetric case. Journal of Theoretical Biology 232:277–284.    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2004.08.012  PDF

 

Yaniv, O. & Motro, U. (2005). Time-dependent animal conflicts: 1. The symmetric case. Journal of Theoretical Biology 232:261–275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2004.08.011  PDF

 

Yaniv, O. & Motro, U. (2004). The parental investment conflict in continuous time: St. Peter's fish as an example. Journal of Theoretical Biology 228:377–388. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2004.01.015  PDF

 

Hadany, L., Eshel, I. & Motro, U. (2004). No place like home: competition, dispersal, and complex adaptation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 17:1328–1336. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1420-9101.2004.00768.x  PDF

 

Bar-Shai, N., Samuels, R., Keasar, T., Motro, U. & Shmida, A. (2004). Flight durations in bumblebees under manipulation of feeding choices. Journal of Insect Behavior 17:145–154.  PDF

 

Pe'er, G., Saltz, D., Thulke, H.-H. & Motro, U. (2004). Response to topography in a hilltopping butterfly and implications for modelling non-random dispersal. Animal Behaviour 68:625–639. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2004.02.006  PDF

 

Miriami, E., Sperling, R., Sperling, J. & Motro, U. (2004). Regulation of splicing: The importance of being translatable. RNA 10:1–4.  PDF

 

Oz, C., Zamir, A., Gafny, R. & Motro, U. (2003). “The Story of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” or “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Journal of Forensic Sciences 48:1–3.

 

Hiss, J., Freund, M., Motro, U. & Kahana, T. (2003). The forensic pathology of terrorism in Israel – two years of suicide bombings. In: Terror and Medicine - Medical Aspects of Biological, Chemical and Nuclear Terrorism (J. Shemer and Y. Shoenfeld, eds.), pp. 446–455. Lengerich, Germany: Pabst Science Publishers.

 

Hiss, J., Freund, M., Motro, U. & Kahana, T. (2002). The medico-legal investigation of the El Aqsah Intifada. Israel Medical Association Journal 4:549–553.  PDF

 

Miriami, E., Motro, U., Sperling, R. & Sperling, J. (2002). Conservation of an open reading frame as an element affecting 5’ splice site selection. Journal of Structural Biology 140:116–122.  PDF

 

Vardi, A., Schatz, D., Beeri, K., Motro, U., Sukenik, A., Levine, A. & Kaplan, A. (2002). Dinoflagellate-cyanobacterium communication may determine the composition of phytoplankton assemblage in a mesotrophic lake. Current Biology 12:1767–1772.  PDF

 

Zamir, A.,  Shpitzen, M., Oz, C., Motro, U., Meiner, V. & Gafny, R. (2002). Presentation of a three-banded allele pattern – analysis and interpretation. Journal of Forensic Sciences 47:824–826.  PDF

 

Motro, U., Oz, C., Adelman, R., Davidson, A., Gast, A., Hermon, D., Shpitzen, M., Zamir, A. & Freund, M. (2002). Allele frequencies of nine STR loci of Jewish and Arab populations in Israel. International Journal of Legal Medicine 116:184–186.  PDF

 

Werner, Y.L., Sivan, N., Kushnir, V. & Motro, U. (1999). A statistical approach to variation in Cerastes (Ophidia: Viperidae), with the description of two endemic subspecies. Kaupia 8:83–97.

 

Heller, J., Sivan, N. & Motro, U. (1999). Systematics, distribution and hybridization of Melanopsis from the Jordan Valley (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia). Journal of Conchology 36:49–81.

 

Amar, A., Kwon, O. J., Motro, U., Witt, C.S., Bonne-Tamir, B., Gabison, R. & Brautbar, C. (1999). Molecular analysis of HLA class II polymorphisms among different ethnic groups in Israel. Human Immunology 60:723–730.  PDF

 

Amar, A., Brautbar, C., Motro, U., Fisher, T., Bonne-Tamir, B. & Israel, S. (1999). Genetic variation of three tetrameric tandem repeats in four distinct Israeli ethnic groups. Journal of Forensic Sciences 44:983–986.

 

Reshef, A., Brauner, P., Shpitzen, M., Gallili, N., Marbach, A., Motro, U., Shmueli, E. & Meiner, V. (1999). Chorionic villus sampling prior to pregnancy termination, a tool for forensic paternity testing. Journal of Forensic Sciences 44:1065–1068.

 

Oz, C., Levi, J.A., Novoselski, Y., Volkov, N. & Motro, U. (1999). Forensic identification of a rapist using unusual evidence. Journal of Forensic Sciences 44:860–862.

 

Eshel, I., Motro, U. & Sansone, E. (1997). Continuous stability and evolutionary convergence. Journal of Theoretical Biology 185:333–343.  PDF

 

Keasar, T., Bilu, Y., Motro, U. & Shmida, A. (1997). Foraging choices of bumblebees on equally rewarding artificial flowers of different colors. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 45:223–233.  PDF

 

Keasar, T., Shmida, A. & Motro, U. (1996). Innate movement rules in foraging bees: flight distances are affected by recent rewards and are correlated with choice of flower type. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 39:381–388.  PDF

 

Keasar, T., Motro, U., Shur, Y. & Shmida, A. (1996). Overnight memory retention of foraging skills by bumblebees is imperfect. Animal Behaviour 52:95–104.  PDF

 

Ron, T., Henzi, S.P. & Motro, U. (1996). Do female chacma baboons compete for a safe spatial position in a southern woodland habitat? Behaviour 133:475–490.  PDF

 

Motro, U. & Shmida, A. (1995). Near-Far Search: an evolutionarily stable foraging strategy. Journal of Theoretical Biology 173:15–22.  PDF

 

Thomson, G. & Motro, U. (1994). Affected sib pair identity by state analyses. Genetic Epidemiology 11:353–364.  PDF

 

Motro, U. (1994). Evolutionary and continuous stability in asymmetric games with continuous strategy sets: the parental investment conflict as an example. American Naturalist 144:229–241.  PDF

 

Ron, T., Henzi, S.P. & Motro, U. (1994). A new model of fission in primate troops. Animal Behaviour 47:223–226.  PDF

 

Motro, U. (1993). Helpers at parents' nest: a game theoretic approach. Journal of Theoretical Biology 163:127–134.  PDF

 

Ritte, U., Neufeld, E., Broit, M., Shavit, D. & Motro, U. (1993). The differences among Jewish communities – maternal and paternal contributions. Journal of Molecular Evolution 37:435–440.  PDF

 

Motro, U. & Soller, M. (1993). Sequential sampling in determining linkage between marker loci and quantitative trait loci. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 85:658–664.  PDF

 

Bouskila, A., Ehrlich, D., Gershman, Y., Lampl, I., Motro, U., Shani, E., Werner, U. & Werner, Y.L. (1992). Activity of a nocturnal lizard (Stenodactylus doriae) during a lunar eclipse at Hazeva (Israel). Acta Zoológica Lilloana 41:271–275.  PDF

 

Motro, U. & Thomson, G. (1991). Affected kin pair IBD methods: genetic models. Genetic Epidemiology 8:317–327.  PDF 

 

Ben-Shlomo, R., Motro, U. & Ritte, U. (1991). The influence of the ability to disperse on generation length and population size in the flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. Ecological Entomology 16:279–282.  PDF

 

Motro, U. (1991). Cooperation and defection: playing the field and the ESS. Journal of Theoretical Biology 151:145–154.  PDF

 

Motro, U. (1991). Avoiding inbreeding and sibling competition: the evolution of sexual dimorphism for dispersal. American Naturalist 137:108–115.  PDF

 

Ritte, U., Neufeld, E., Motro, U., Figueroa, F. & Klein, J. (1991). Possible MHC associated heterozygous advantage in wild mouse populations. In: Molecular Evolution of the Major Histocompatibility Complex (J. Klein and D. Klein, eds.). NATO ASI Series, Vol. H59, pp 435–440.

 

Motro, U. & Cohen, D. (1990). Selfish cooperation in social roles: the vigilance game in continuous time. In: Sociobiology and Conflict (J. van der Dennen and V. Falger, eds.). London: Chapman and Hall, pp 55–61.

 

Motro, U. & Cohen, D. (1989). A note on vigilance behavior and stability against recognizable social parasites. Journal of Theoretical Biology 136:21–25.  PDF

 

Cohen, D. & Motro, U. (1989). More on optimal rates of dispersal: taking into account the cost of the dispersal mechanism. American Naturalist 134:659–663.  PDF

 

Motro, U. (1989). Should a parasite expose itself? (some theoretical aspects of begging and vigilance behavior). Journal of Theoretical Biology 140:279–287.  PDF

 

Motro, U., Thomson, G., Kuhner, M.K. & Robinson, W.P. (1989). Affected sib pair IBS methods: detection of linkage and genetic models. In: Multipoint Mapping and Linkage Based Upon Affected Pedigree Members: Genetic Analysis Workshop 6

(R. C. Elston, M. A. Spence, S. E. Hodge and J. W. MacCluer, eds.). New York: Alan R. Liss, pp 105–110.

 

Robinson, W.P., Kramer, P., Payami, H., Motro, U., Esposito, M.S. & Thomson, G. (1989). Disease associations and disequilibrium mapping. In: Multipoint Mapping and Linkage Based Upon Affected Pedigree Members: Genetic Analysis Workshop 6 (R. C. Elston, M. A. Spence, S. E. Hodge and J. W. MacCluer, eds.). New York: Alan R. Liss, pp 57–62.

 

Motro, U. (1988). Evolutionarily stable strategies of mutual help between relatives having unequal fertility. Journal of Theoretical Biology 135:31–40.  PDF

 

Eshel, I., Weinshall, D. & Motro, U. (1988). On the evolution of altruistic cooperation. In: Biomathematics and Related Computational Problems  (L. M. Ricciardi, ed.). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp 279–282.

 

Motro, U. & Eshel, I. (1988). The three brothers' problem – kin selection with more than one potential helper: II. the case of delayed help. American Naturalist 132:567–575.  PDF

 

Eshel, I. & Motro, U. (1988). The three brothers' problem – kin selection with more than one potential helper: I. the case of immediate help. American Naturalist 132:550–566.  PDF

 

Payami, H., Thomson, G., Motro, U., Louis, E.J. & Hudes, E. (1985). The affected sib method: IV. sib trios. Annals of Human Genetics 49:303–314.  PDF

 

Motro, U. & Thomson, G. (1985). The affected sib method: I. Statistical features of the affected sib pair method. Genetics 110:525–538.  PDF

 

Thomson, G., Motro, U. & Selvin, S. (1983). Statistical aspects of measuring the strength of association between HLA antigens and diseases. Tissue Antigens 21:320–328.  PDF

 

Motro, U. (1983). Optimal rates of dispersal: III. parent-offspring conflict. Theoretical Population Biology 23:159–168.  PDF

 

Motro, U. & Thomson, G. (1982). On heterozygosity and the effective size of populations subject to size changes. Evolution 36:1059–1066.  PDF

 

Motro, U. (1982). The courtship handicap – phenotypic effect. Journal of Theoretical Biology 97:319–324.  PDF

 

Motro, U. (1982). Optimal rates of dispersal: II. diploid populations. Theoretical Population Biology 21:412–429.  PDF

 

Motro, U. (1982). Optimal rates of dispersal: I. haploid populations. Theoretical Population Biology 21:394–411.  PDF

 

Eshel, I. & Motro, U. (1981). Kin selection and strong evolutionary stability of mutual help. Theoretical Population Biology 19:420–433.  PDF

 

Gerling, D., Motro, U. & Horowitz, R. (1980). Dynamics of Bemisia tabaci (Gennandius) (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) attacking cotton in the coastal plain of Israel. Bulletin of Entomological Research 70:213–219.  PDF

 

Motro, M., Motro, U., Ishay, J. S. & Kugler, J. (1979). Some social and dietary prerequisites of oocyte development in Vespa orientalis L. workers. Insectes Sociaux 26:155–164.  PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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