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Wittenberg, Lea

Lea Wittenberg (University of Haifa) - Environment

Lea Wittenberg is associate professor in physical Geographer at the Geography and Environmental Studies department, the University of Haifa, Israel. She received her Ph.D. (Hydrology and sediment transport) from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK at 2003. In recent years her main area of research has been the role of disturbances in Mediterranean ecosystem, mainly wildfire effects on erosional processes and post fire management practices. In addition to this she has been studying fluvial geomorphology - floods and sediment transport - in various ecosystems. She is currently engaged in several European and local projects addressing fire (including post- fire management) effects on hydrological and erosional processes. She is a board member of the NPA and involved in national committees and organizations working on fire effects and mitigation practices.

She is the author of more than 70 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She serves on the editorial board of "Land Degradation and Development" and member of COMLAND steering committee, the Commission on Land Degradation & Desertification - International Geographic Union.