Researcher interests: The physical chemistry of humic substances, minerals and their interactions. Effects of organic matter on soil fertility and structure. The role of organic matter and bacteria in the iron nutrition of plants. Composting of agricultural wastes and the application of composts as soil conditioners and as peat substitutes in horticulture. Chemical transformations in composts. Suppressiveness of composts to soil borne diseases. Effects of dissolved organic matter in wastewaters on soil structure, surface tension and contact angle of soil pore water, and the hydraulic conductivity of soils.
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Selected Publications

Yona Chen, eli ashkenazi, yoav avni
the vitality of fruit trees in ancient bedouin orchards in the arid negev highlands israel implications of climatic change and environmental stability (2019)| Quaternary International| Read more
Yona Chen, daniel c olk, diane m mcknight, j weber, m de nobili, m j m wells, paul r bloom
using humic fractions to understand natural organic matter processes in soil and water selected studies and applications (2019)| Journal of Environmental Quality| Read more
annemieke farenhorst, Yona Chen, d m mcknight, dan c olk, e m perdue, mourad harir, n senesi, norbert hertkorn, p schmittkopplin, paul r bloom, y p chin
environmental and agricultural relevance of humic fractions extracted by alkali from soils and natural waters (2019)| Journal of Environmental Quality| Read more
Yona Chen, eli ashkenazi, yoav avni
olive tree survival and adaptation to the harsh growing conditions in the arid desert environment of the negev highlands southern israel (2018)| Israel Journal of Plant Sciences| Read more
Yona Chen, jorge tarchitzky, ofek green, sagi katz
formation and prevention of biofilm and mineral precipitate clogging in drip irrigation systems applying treated wastewater (2018)| Irrigation Science| Read more
Yona Chen, harald horn, jorge tarchitzky, michael wagner, sagi katz
size and stability of suspended aggregates in municipal effluents containing montmorillonite bacteria and fulvic acid (2018)| Irrigation Science| Read more
Yona Chen, elzbieta jamroz, j weber, t m miano
preface humic substances in the environment (2018)| Journal of Soils and Sediments| Read more
arkady krasnovsky, Yona Chen, ibrahim saadi, Michael Raviv, r avidov, sh medina, yael laor
using polyethylene sleeves with forced aeration for composting olive mill wastewater pre absorbed by vegetative waste (2018)| Waste Management| Read more
Benny Chefetz, Yona Chen, evyatar ben mordechay, jorge tarchitzky, Moshe Shenker
composted biosolids and treated wastewater as sources of pharmaceuticals and personal care products for plant uptake a case study with carbamazepine (2018)| Environmental Pollution| Read more
Yona Chen, orit gal garber, vasiliy rosen
magnesium deficiency in tap water in israel the desalination era (2018)| Desalination| Read more

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