Ilya Gelfand is a senior lecturer at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and has (co-)authored 24 peer review scientific articles and a book chapter since 2003. He is broadly interested in terrestrial biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology with an emphasis on soil emissions of nitrogen gases. His research covers agricultural sustainability, environmental effects of man-managed ecosystems, and desert soils biogeochemistry. His current research aims to understand nutrients vs. water limitation to deserts productivity, sustainability of desert agriculture, and drivers of soil nitrogen oxides emissions.
Research areas: ecosystem ecology, soil biogeochemistry, sustainability, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon balance, nitrogen oxides, desert ecosystems