Refereed Papers in Professional Journals

  • Hummel, C., van der Meer, J., Poursanidis, D., Adamescu, M.C., Cazacu, C., Elliott, M., Ziv, G. Orenstein, D.E., Hummel, H. The use of the Ecosystem Services approach in Protected Area management. Science of the Total Environment. 651(Pt.2):2432-2443. 2019.
  • Dick, J., D.E. Orenstein, J. Holzer, C. Wohner, A. Achard, C. Andrews, N. Avriel-Avni, P. Beja, N. Blond, J. Cabello, C. Chen, R. Díaz-Delgado, G.V. Giannakis, S. Gingrich, Z. Izakovicova, K. Krauze, N. Lamouroux, S. Leca, V. Melecis, K. Miklós, M. Mimikou, G. Niedrist, C. Piscart, C. Postolache, A. Psomas, M. Santos-Reis, U. Tappeiner, K. Vanderbilt, G. Van Ryckegem. 2018. What is socio-ecological research delivering? A literature survey across 25 international LTSER platforms. Science of the Total Environment. 622-623(2018):1225-1240.
  • Collins, S., S.R. Carpenter, S.M. Swinton, T.L. Gragson, D.E. Orenstein, N.B. Grimm, J.M. Grove, S. L. Harlan, A.K. Knapp, G.P. Kofinas, J.J. Magnuson, W.H. McDowell, J.M. Melack, L.A. Ogden, G.P. Robertson, M.D. Smith, A.C. Whitmer. 2011. An Integrated Conceptual Framework for Social Ecological Research. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 9(6): 351–357.

Book edited

Book chapters

  • Orenstein, D.E. and E. Groner. 2015. Using the ecosystem services framework in a long-term socio-ecological research platform: Lessons from the Wadi Araba desert, Israel and Jordan. In: Rozzi, R., Pickett, S.T.A., Callicott, J.B., Chapin, F.S., Power, M.E. and Armesto, J.J. (eds): Earth Stewardship: Linking Ecology and Ethics in Theory and Practice. Springer. Dordrecht, Germany. PDF
  • Frenkel, A. and D.E. Orenstein. 2011. A Pluralistic Approach to Defining and Measuring Urban Sprawl. In: Yang, X. (ed.), Urban Remote Sensing. John Wiley. Hoboken, NJ. pp. 165-81. PDF

Professional Reports

  • Predicting the future of the Kikar Sdom area: Establishing an informed management support in amidst social-ecological chaos. 2014. (with R. Zaidenberg, A. Gottleib, H. Ginat, C. Cohen and G. Ben Natan). Ministry of Science (grant number 3-8104), Jerusalem.
  • Valuing ecosystem services though a multi-cultural lens: A bi-national comparison of public perceptions. 2013. (with H. Sagi, M. Strom, E. Groner and A. Morris). Israel Ministry of Science, Jerusalem.
  • Long-term Socio-ecological Research (LTSER) Platforms in Israel. March, 2011. (With E. Groner and M. Shachak). Chapter in “LTER: A History of its establishment in Israel and the World” by E. Groner and M. Shachak. Published by LTER-Israel. (In Hebrew).
  • The ecological impacts of homesteads in the Central Negev. November, 2009. (With A. Tal, E. Groner, E. Karkovski, O. Arnon, W. Muithui and O. Lihod). Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection, Jerusalem.
  • Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research (LTSER) Best Practices Guide. May, 2009. (With M. Frenzel and A. Neuner). A guide for the establishment of new LTSER platforms in Europe, summarizing the results of a workshop in Sumava, Czech Republic, in February, 2009 under the auspices of LTER-Europe.
  • The Middle East Environmental Futures Project – Theoretical and Methodological Challenges for a Trans-border Research Initiative. March, 2005. (With J. Albert, S. Alatout, Y. Garb, S.P. Hamburg, K. Rishmawi, and S. Schoenfeld). Summary report on the activities of the Middle East Environmental Futures (MEEF) Project.
  • Israel’s most pressing environmental problems. December, 1999. Background paper prepared for the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Studies initiation of their environmental policy research program.

Focus: The Newsletter of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Other Writings (Op-Eds, etc).

  1. Humans, Wild Asses and Ecological Disasters.  Blog post. Times of Israel. JANUARY 6, 2018
  2. A climate change paradox: What’s a nice way of warning that we are about to drive off a cliff? Blog post. Times of Israel. SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
  3. Donald J. Trump, Shooting the Ecological Messenger. Blog post. Times of Israel. JANUARY 26, 2017
  4. “MifalHaPayis ad campaign: That kid in the rainforest or a yacht?” Blog post. Times of Israel. November 20, 2016
  5. Is the land of Israel full? Read and decide!” Blog post (book review of Alon Tal’s “The Land is Full: Addressing Overpopulation in Israel” 2016. Yale University Press). Times of Israel. September 19, 2016.
  6. “The Commercialization of the Israeli Landscape” Blog post. Times of Israel. July 10, 2016.
  7. “Don’t dry up Israel’s botanical gardens.” Blog post. Times of Israel. November 7, 2015.
  8. The Wonder of wild pigs on Mount Carmel.” Blog post. Times of Israel. November 15, 2014.
  9. Purging the Public from Public Planning” Blog post. Times of Israel. July 16, 2014
  10. More than Language is Needed in Valuing Ecosystem Services.” Letters. BioScience. 63(12):913; 2013 PDF
  11. Obit for the Sand Dunes?” Op-Ed. Ha’aretz. February 3, 2012
  12. Is Gas Really Greener?” Op-Ed. Ha’aretz. September 16, 2011.
  13. Taking back the Boulevard.” Op-Ed. Ha’aretz, August 12, 2011.
  14. When Fire is an Abnormal Event” Op-Ed. Ha’aretz. December 10, 2010.
  15. Defending the Home Front.” Op-Ed. Ha’aretz. October 1, 2010.
  16. For sale: Earthquake safety.” Op-Ed. Ha’aretz. February 19, 2010.
  17. “What are we doing here?” Book Reviews. “The Accidental Zionist” by Ian Pear and “Can I Bring My Own Gun” by Seth Freedman. Ha’aretz. July 3, 2009.
  18. Of Wars and Wildflowers in the Middle East.” Op-Ed. Providence Journal. November 25, 2008. Reprinted in Middle East Wildlife News 3(4). March, 2009 in English and Arabic.
  19. What’s in a Name?” Op-Ed. Ha’aretz. September 5, 2008.
  20. What do we do now?” Book Review. Three self-help greening guides by assorted authors. Ha’aretz. August 1, 2008.
  21. We Changed Our Minds.” Op-Ed. Ha’aretz. May 9, 2008.
  22. Nuclear Born Again.” Book Review. “The Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy,” by Gwyneth Cravens. Ha’aretz. April 4, 2008.
  23. Not in it for the Money.” Op-Ed. Ha’aretz. January 26, 2008.
  24. When Low-Tech will do the Trick.” Op-Ed. Ha’aretz. December 28, 2007.
  25. The City’s Big Green Secret.” Op-Ed. Ha’aretz. December 14, 2007.
  26. One Privatized World.” Op-Ed. Ha’aretz. October 12, 2007.
  27. Get your kicks on route… 90?”Book Review. “A Crack in the Earth,” by Haim Watzman. Ha’aretz. September 4, 2007.
  28. Judaism’s Green Roots.” Book Review. “The Way Into Judaism and the Environment,” by Jeremy Benstein. The Jewish Daily Forward. June 1, 2007.
  29. When an ‘Ecological’ Community is not.” Op-Ed. Ha’aretz. March 25, 2007.
  30. “A local actor: A global difference.” Profile of Dr. Reuven Yosef. Winter/Spring, 2007. Watershed: Brown/RISD Journal of Environment and Culture. 3(2): 20-25. PDF
  31. “Become a ‘light’ among the nations.” Op-Ed. The Providence Jewish Voice and Herald. November 10, 2006.
  32. “Reading the Landscape.” Book Review. “The Natural History of the Bible,” by Daniel Hillel. The Jerusalem Report. April 3, 2006.
  33. “The Green Party Errs on Divestment.” Op-Ed. The Providence Jewish Voice and Herald. January 20, 2006.
  34. “A Black Day for the American Green Party.” Op-Ed. The Jerusalem Post. December 11, 2005
  35. “The JNF’s Assault on the Negev” (with Steven Hamburg). Op-Ed. The Jerusalem Report. November 15, 2005.
  36. “A Contentious Landscape.” Op-Ed. The Jerusalem Report. April 18, 2005.
  37. “The Vanishing Land.” Op-Ed. The Jerusalem Report. April 5, 2004.
  38. “Comic Relief.” Radio diary on WBUR public radio’s “On Point.” October 8, 2003.
  39. “Is there a need for change in the Jewish National Fund’s environmental policy?” Op-Ed. The Jerusalem Report. March 11, 2002.
  40. “Class Historian.” Book Review. “Generation Exodus,” by Walter Laqueur. The Jerusalem Report. October 22, 2001.
  41. “The Other Demographic Problem.” Op-Ed. The Jerusalem Report. August 27, 2001.
  42. “Fitting the Pieces Together.” Book Review. “A Jewish Archive from Old Cairo,” by Stefan Reif. The Jerusalem Report. March 12, 2001.
  43. “From a Distance.” Book Review. “The Changing Land between the Jordan and the Sea,” by Benjamin Kedar. The Jerusalem Report. January 3, 2000.
  44. “When Strength and Faith Sufficed.” Book Review. “Crying for Imma: Battling for the Soul on the Golan Heights,” by Hallie Lerman. The Jerusalem Report. August 30, 1999
  45. “A View from the Ivory Tower.” Book Review. “Beta Israel (Falasha) in Ethiopia,” by Steven Kaplan. The Jerusalem Report. March 11, 1993


Blog entries

“Private Investigators”: What is a beautiful landscape? (in Hebrew), DEC 8, 2018

The Times of Israel – Daniel Orenstein’s Blog – Lara Elqasem: Israel’s own goal against BDS, OCT 14, 2018 

The Times of Israel – Daniel Orenstein’s Blog – Go, Go, Car2Go: Car Sharing Comes to Haifa, AUG 25, 2018

The Times of Israel – Daniel Orenstein’s Blog – 50 Years on Planet Earth, JUN 21, 2018

Protecting Arid Ecosystems in Populated Areas