Eitan Tchernov (1935 – December 13, 2002)[1] was an author and professor of biology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.[2] Tchernov was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and received a PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1966.[1] He chaired the Center for the Study & Management of the Environment in 1980 and the High Professional Committee of the Authority of Nature Reserves from 1979 to 1982.[2]

In 1991, he founded the Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology[citation needed] at the Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was its first chairman. He was also involved in establishing the Israel Nature Reserves Authority, was its first ranger and later a member of its scientific advisory board. He was on the board of the Society for the Protection of Nature and on other nature conservation boards including the UNESCO-MAB committee (Man and the Biosphere) and Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE). He was co-editor of the Hebrew environmental magazine Sevivot from 1986 to 2002.[1]

Legacy edit

Tchernov is commemorated in the scientific name of a species of snake, Micrelaps tchernovi.[3]

Books edit

  • An Early Neolithic Village in the Jordan Valley, Part II: The Fauna of Netiv Hagdud, 2004[4]
  • Structure, Function and Evolution of Teeth, 1992[5]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Horwitz, Liora; Rabinovich, Rivka (Spring 2003). "Obituaries" (PDF). ICAZ Newsletter. Vol. 4, no. 1. International Council for Archaeozoology. p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 23, 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2015 – via Alexandria Archive.
  2. ^ a b "Eitan Tchernov, Professor of Biology". Hebrew University of Jerusalem (in Hebrew). Retrieved January 10, 2015.[dead link]
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). "Tchernov". The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 262. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5.
  4. ^ Tchernov, Eitan (2004). An Early Neolithic Village in the Jordan Valley, Part II: The Fauna of Netiv Hagdud. Peabody Museum Press. ISBN 9780873655484. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  5. ^ Smith, Patricia; Tchernov, Eitan (1992). Structure, Function and Evolution of Teeth. London and Tel Aviv: Freund Publishing House Ltd. ISBN 965-222-270-4. Retrieved January 10, 2015.