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Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

Dan Tamir

Research interests

History of species introductions, history of energy, cultural connections between Europe and Asia, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern history.


Education and professional positions

2015 - 2017 Adjunct Lecturer, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel
2014 - 2016 Lecturer, The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, Arava, Israel
2012 Ph.D. in History, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2007 M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2005 M.A. in Modern History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
2002 B.A. in Islam & Middle Eastern Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Selected publications

  • Tubi A., Mordechai L., Feitelson E., Kay P., Tamir D. (2022). Can we learn from the past? Towards better analogies and historical inference in society-environmental change research. Global Environmental Change, DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2022.102570
  • Kulman A., Tamir D. (2022). A Man and His Minnows: The Introduction of Gambusia affinis to Mandatory Palestine. DOI: 10.3389/fcosc.2022.649955
  • Tamir D. (2021). Fats and Spirits: A Story of Modern Humanities’ Energy Dependence. In: Mišík, Matúš; Kujundzic, Nada. Energy Humanities : Current State and Future Directions. Cham: Springer, 37-51. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-57480-2_3
  • Tamir D. (2018). Welcome to the Age of Man: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Challenges of Environmental Thought. Theory and Criticism 25 (50), 237-256 [in Hebrew]. Link to publication
  • Tamir D. (2018). Something New Under the Fog of War. Richard Tucker, Tait Keller, J. R. McNeill and Martin Schmid (eds.), Environmental Histories of the First World War. Cambridge University Press, 2018, 117-135. DOI: 10.1017/9781108554237.006
  • Tamir D. (2018). Hebrew Fascism in Palestine, 1922–1942. London:  Palgrave MacMillan
  • Tamir D. (2014). From a Fascist's Notebook to the Principles of Rebirth: The Desire for Social Intergation in Hebrew Fascism, 1928–1942. The Historical Journal 57 (4), 1057-1084. DOI: 10.1017/S0018246X14000053
  • Tamir D. (2013). 'Dictate More, For We Should Obey Your Orders!' Cult of the Leader in Inter-War Hebrew Fascism. Politics, Religion & Ideology 14 (4), 449-467. DOI: 10.1080/21567689.2013.829044
  • Tamir D. (2010). Motives for Introducing Species: Palestine's Carp as a Case Study. Environment & History 16 (1), 73-95. DOI: 10.3197/096734010X485300
  • Lauren C., Tamir D., BühlerD., Hyseni M., Lindemann-Matthies P. (2009). Attitudes of Zoo Visitors Towards Feeding Live Prey to Zoo Animals”, Zoo Biology 29(3):344-50. DOI: 10.1002/zoo.20261

Weiterführende Informationen

Dan Tamir

Dan Tamir

Research associate

Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich

Office: Y13-G-36
Phone: +41 44 635 4807