Publications

 

Pandey, A., Motro, U. & Bloch, G. (2020). Juvenile hormone interacts with multiple factors to modulate aggression and dominance in groups of orphan bumble bee (Bombus terrestris) workers. Hormones and Behavior 117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.104602  PDF

 

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 65:106–110. https://doi.org/10.1163/22244662-20191060

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 65:71–76. https://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.  PDF

 

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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