Amit Lerner

Summary

Affiliation: The Hebrew University
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Visual sensitivity and spatial resolution of the planktivorous fish, Atherinomorus forskalii (Atherinidae; Rüppell, 1838), to a polarized grating
    Amit Lerner
    Eilat Campus, Department of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University, P O B 653, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel Electronic address
    Vision Res . 2016
  2. doi request reprint Reflected polarization guides chironomid females to oviposition sites
    Amit Lerner
    Department of Atmospheric Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
    J Exp Biol 211:3536-43. 2008
  3. pmc Navigation by light polarization in clear and turbid waters
    Amit Lerner
    Department of Atmospheric Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:671-9. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Habitat availability mediates chironomid density-dependent oviposition
    Amit Lerner
    Department of Atmospheric Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Edmond J Safra Campus Giv at Ram, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel
    Oecologia 165:905-14. 2011
  5. pmc Underwater linear polarization: physical limitations to biological functions
    Nadav Shashar
    Department of Life Sciences, Eilat Campus, Ben Gurion University, Hatmarim St, Eilat 88000, Israel
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:649-54. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Sensitivity study on the effects of hydrosol size and composition on linear polarization in absorbing and nonabsorbing clear and semi-turbid waters
    Amit Lerner
    Department of Life Sciences, Eilat Campus, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, P O Box 653, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis 29:2394-405. 2012
  7. pmc Mate choice and body pattern variations in the Crown Butterfly fish Chaetodon paucifasciatus (Chaetodontidae)
    Keren Levy
    Department of Life Sciences, Eilat Campus, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, P O Box 653, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Biol Open 3:1245-51. 2014
  8. pmc The copepod Calanus spp. (Calanidae) is repelled by polarized light
    Amit Lerner
    Department of Life Sciences, Eilat Campus, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 84105, Israel
    Sci Rep 6:35891. 2016

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. doi request reprint Visual sensitivity and spatial resolution of the planktivorous fish, Atherinomorus forskalii (Atherinidae; Rüppell, 1838), to a polarized grating
    Amit Lerner
    Eilat Campus, Department of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University, P O B 653, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel Electronic address
    Vision Res . 2016
    ..We conclude that A. forskalii is polarization sensitive, may use polarization vision to improve detection of its planktonic prey, and that polarization may be perceived by the fish via a separate visual pathway than intensity...
  2. doi request reprint Reflected polarization guides chironomid females to oviposition sites
    Amit Lerner
    Department of Atmospheric Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
    J Exp Biol 211:3536-43. 2008
    ..Based on our results, we suggest that manipulating the polarization of reflected light is a viable way to control chironomid populations and mitigate cholera dispersion...
  3. pmc Navigation by light polarization in clear and turbid waters
    Amit Lerner
    Department of Atmospheric Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:671-9. 2011
    ..e. in clear waters, primarily near the horizontal viewing direction, and in locations where the sea floor has limited effects on the light's polarization...
  4. doi request reprint Habitat availability mediates chironomid density-dependent oviposition
    Amit Lerner
    Department of Atmospheric Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Edmond J Safra Campus Giv at Ram, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel
    Oecologia 165:905-14. 2011
    ..When high quality habitats are scarce, more females opt to breed in low quality sites. These findings may be used to limit the spread of Cholera by controlling the habitats available for chironomid oviposition...
  5. pmc Underwater linear polarization: physical limitations to biological functions
    Nadav Shashar
    Department of Life Sciences, Eilat Campus, Ben Gurion University, Hatmarim St, Eilat 88000, Israel
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:649-54. 2011
    ..We show that polarization sensitivity may also serve for target distance estimation, when examining point source bioluminescent objects in the photic mesopelagic depth range...
  6. doi request reprint Sensitivity study on the effects of hydrosol size and composition on linear polarization in absorbing and nonabsorbing clear and semi-turbid waters
    Amit Lerner
    Department of Life Sciences, Eilat Campus, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, P O Box 653, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis 29:2394-405. 2012
    ..Other implications for aquatic animal polarization vision are discussed...
  7. pmc Mate choice and body pattern variations in the Crown Butterfly fish Chaetodon paucifasciatus (Chaetodontidae)
    Keren Levy
    Department of Life Sciences, Eilat Campus, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, P O Box 653, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Biol Open 3:1245-51. 2014
    ..Our results suggest that in this species the unique body pattern of each fish is used for conspecific identification of mates and intruders. ..
  8. pmc The copepod Calanus spp. (Calanidae) is repelled by polarized light
    Amit Lerner
    Department of Life Sciences, Eilat Campus, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 84105, Israel
    Sci Rep 6:35891. 2016
    ..We hypothesize that Calanus spp. can use polarization vision to reduce their risk of predation by polarization-sensitive predators and suggest that this be tested in future experiments...