Yair Mau

Senior Lecturer
Institute of Environmental Sciences
  The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


+972 8 948 9386
Rehovot Campus, Lubell building, office 19. Map here


I’m fascinated by the natural world. I started out studying Physics, and then decided to use mathematical tools to understand processes in the critical zone, especially those concerning fluxes of water and carbon in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, both in the natural and agricultural environments.

I’m interested in understanding how the feedbacks between climate, human stressors, and ecosystems, create interesting environmental dynamics. The main topics I deal with include plant resilience and survival under drought, soil degradation, sustainable resource use. Go the to Science page to learn more about some of my current projects, and check out the Papers page for details on already published works.

Besides the usual academic pages (Science, Papers, Group, Courses), I hid a lot of material in the More page: tutorials (python, latex), quotes, recommendations, etc.

Short Bio

2016–to date: Faculty member at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2013–2016: Postdoc in Environmental Engineering, Duke University
2013: PhD in Physics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2009: MSc in Physics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2005: BSc in Physics, University of São Paulo

Philosophy of life: if you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.