Our group combines behavioral ecology with conservation biology. We seek to understand behavioral patterns in wild animal communities, and how these behaviors might be affected by human impacts. We integrate reproductive ecology approaches to understand better conservation issues, and as a tool to solve conservation challenges. We also carry a study on diversity patterns across a political border in the Arava desert valley, where different human cultures have significant effects on community structure, diversity and behavior of various animal groups. Our center of activity where we meet, teach and conduct laboratory aspects of the research is within the Biology and Environment Department, University of Haifa at Oranim campus.