Desert Ecology

This workshop will focus on the various factors affecting the flora and fauna in deserts and how humankind functions within this ecosystem, including a study of the positive and negative environmental impacts that our actions have on this type of environment.

Workshop Description

This workshop will cover the principles and processes associated with the desert environment. We will study the characteristics of deserts around the world, from their unique qualities to those all deserts have in common. We will learn about the most suitable places to live in the desert, examine the differences between macro and micro-habitats and discuss in detail the role of humans in the desert ecosystem and the impact we have on it. The workshop will combine classroom lectures, field trips and experiences.

The workshop is also offered in Hebrew.

Workshop Topics

  • - What is a Desert - Climate, Soil Fertility, Manufacturing
  • - Geography of Deserts
  • - Desert Biogeography
  • - Micro Habitats
  • - The Rhythm of Desert Life: Daily Circle, Seasonal Circle, Annual Circle
  • - Bergman Allen Laws: Morphological and Physiological Impact
  • - The Desert Ecosystem
  • - Man in the Desert - Mutual Impacts
  • - Desert soils and their influence on flora and fauna
  • - Desert Co-Evolution

Workshop Location Map

Additional Workshop Information

Price: 550 - 850 USD. The workshop will open to a minimum of 12 participants. We are open to both group registration and individuals
Location: Midreshet Ben-Gurion. Hamburg Guest House
Workshop Director: Hagar Leshner
Workshop Length: 3 - 5 days
Walking Level: Easy. Up to 5km a day
Equipment Required: Walking gear

Field trips included:Yeruham and Yeruham Park, the Great Crater, Zin Valley and Ein Avdat, Avdat farm

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