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Prof. Ronit Nativ

In Memoriam
Soil and Water Sciences
Prof. Ronit Nativ passed away on 31.10.2006
The impact of urbanization on water resources, contaminant transport in porous fractured formations, groundwater contamination in industrial sites, arid-zone hydrology and origin and hydrodynamics of brackish water and brines in deep aquifers.

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Dahan, O., Nativ, R., Adar, E. M. and Berkowitz, B. 2001Water flow and solute transport in unsaturated fractured chalk. In: Flow and Transport Through Unsaturated Fractured Rock, (eds. by D. D. Evans, T. J. Nicholson, and T. C. Rasmussen), Geophys. Mon. Ser. Vol. 42 2nd Edition.

Berkowitz, B., Nativ, R., and Adar, E. 2001Evaluation of conceptual and quantitative models of fluid flow and chemical transport in fractured media. In: Conceptual Models of Flow and Transport in the Fractured Vadose Zone, National Research Council, National Academy Press, pp. 115-147.

Polak, A., Nativ, R., and Wallach, R. 2002Matrix diffusion in northern Negev fractured chalk and its correlation to porosityJ. Hydrol. 268:203-213.

Nativ, R., Adar, E. Asaf, L. and Nygaard, E. 2003Characterization of the hydraulic properties of fractures in chalkGround Water 41:532-543.

Polak, A., Nativ, R., and Wallach, R. 2003Measurements and modeling of diffusion and back-diffusion using computerized tomographyWater Resources Research 39(4), 1106, doi: 10.1029/2001wrr000813, 2003.

Adar, E. and Nativ, R. 2003Isotopes as tracers in a contaminated fractured chalk aquitardJ. Cont. Hydrol. 60.

Polak, A., Grader, A., Wallach, R, and Nativ, R. 2003Tracer diffusion from a horizontal fracture into the surrounding matrix: measurement by computed tomographyJ. Cont. Hydrol. 67:95-112.

Asaf, L., Nativ, R., Shain, D., Hassan, M. and Geyer, S. 2004Controls on the chemical and isotopic compositions of urban stormwater in a semiarid zoneJ. Hydrol. 294:270-293. [View Paper]

Nativ, R. 2004Can the desert bloom? Lessons learnt from the Israeli caseGround Water42:651-657.

Arnon, S., Adar, E., Ronen, Z.,Yakirevich, A. and Nativ, R. 2005Impact of microbial activity on the hydraulic properties of fractured chalkJ. Cont. Hydrol. 76:315-336.

Arnon, S., Adar, E., Ronen, Z., Nejidat, A., Yakirevich, A., and Nativ, R. 2005Biodegradation of 2,4,6-Tribromophenol during transport in fractured chalkEnv. Sci. & Tech. 39:748-755.

Asaf, L., Nativ, R., Hassan, M. A., Shain, D., Geyer, S., and Ziv, B. 2005Influence of small- and large- scale variables on the chemical and isotopic compositions of urban rainwater, Ashdod, Israel. J. Geophysical Research 110:D11307.

Kurtzman, D., Nativ, R. and Adar, E.M. 2005The conceptulization of a channel network through macroscopic analysis of pumping and tracer tests in fractured chalkJ. Hydrol.309:241-257.

Kurtzman, D., Nativ, R., and Adar, E. 2005Correlating fracture trends and hydraulic head using semivariogram cloud analysisGround Water 43:250-258.

Arnon, S., Adar, E., Ronen, Z., Yakirevich, A., and Nativ, R. 2005Two-dimensional distribution of microbial activity and flow patterns within naturally fractured chalkJ. Cont. Hydrol.79:165-186.

Weiss, M., Rubin, Y., Adar, E. and Nativ, R. 2006Fracture and bedding plane control on groundwater flow in a chalk aquitardHydrogeology Journal 14:1081-1093.

Bernstein, A., Adar, E.M., Yakirevich, A. and Nativ, R. 2007Dilution tests in a low-permeability fractured aquifer: Matrix diffusion effect. Ground Water45:235-241.

Rimon,Y., Dahan, O., Nativ, R. and Geyer, S. 2007Water percolation through the deep vadose zone and groundwater recharge: preliminary results based on a new vadose-zone monitoring system. Water Resources Research 43:WO5402, doi:10.1029/2006WR004855).

Kurtzman, D., Nativ, R. and Adar, E. 2007Flow and transport predictions during multi-borehole tests in fractured chalk using discrete fracture network models. Hydrogeology Journal DOI-10.1007/s10040-007-2005-x (published on line).

Kurzman, D., Nativ, R. and Adar, E.M. 2007Flow and transport predictions during multi-borehole tests in fractured chalk using discrete fracture network models. Hydrogeology Journal (accepted. Manuscript No. HJ-2007-0515.R1).