With 8 billion humans on earth, humanity has had a direct impact on our planet. Research from the Weizmann Institute shows that 90% of mammal biomass can be attributed to livestock and human beings, and wild animals - such as bears, giraffes, elephants, and even whales, make up a tiny percentage of mammal life on our planet. 

As we learn more about these major shifts in biodiversity and the connections among all living things, we understand more deeply how critical diversity is to the survival of life on earth. We also gain a clearer picture of where the problems lie, and can begin to find the most effective solutions. Research at the Center for Biodiversity covers a range of issues, including quantifying the influence of human activity on nature, developing nature-based solutions to restore biodiversity across species, genome evolution and biodiversity, and more.    

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Research Groups

Prof. Ron Milo

Head, Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystems

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Prof. Avraham Levy

Head, Center for Food security and Nutrition

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Prof. Tamir Klein

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Dr. Einat Segev

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Prof. Dan Yakir

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Prof. Asaph Aharoni

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Prof. Ziv Reich

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Dr. David Zeevi

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