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Department of Animal Sciences
The Robert H. Smith Faculty
of Agricultural, Food & Environment

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

P.O. Box 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489119;
Fax: +972-(0)8-9465763;
Yael Lewitus, Department's Secretary

Prof. Jaap van Rijn


Publications in Google Scholar

“Fish perform all their bodily functions in water.
Because fish are totally dependent upon water to breathe,
feed and grow, excrete wastes, maintain a salt balance and reproduce,
understanding and controlling the quality of water is critical to successful aquaculture.
To a great extent, water determines the success or failure of an aquaculture operation”

Research Interests:

  1. Aquatic microbiology
  2. Biological transformation of N, P, C and S in aquatic systems
  3. Water quality control in fish culture systems