Nurit Shtober Zisu



I am a geomorphologist, with a background in morphotectonics and landscape evolution. In recent years I am particularly interested in weathering processes and rock decay mechanisms, in various temporal and spatial scales - from bacterial erosion in stalagmites, to mechanical decay of rocks during forest fires, and chemomecanical decay in carbonate terrains.


  • Shtober-Zisu, N. Amasha, H. and Frumkin, A., 2017: "Inland notches: lithological characteristics and climatic implications of subaerial cavernous landforms in Israel.", Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (ESPL) 42: 1820-1832. DOI: 10.1002/esp.4135. 

  • Shtober-Zisu, N., Brook, A., Kopel, D., Roberts, D., Ichoku, C.,Wittenberg, L. 2018: "Fire induced rock spalls as long-term traps for ash", Catena 162: 88-99. DOI:10.1016/j.catena.2017.11.021.

  • Shtober-Zisu, N., Inbar, M., Mor, D., Jicha, B., Singer, B., 2018:"Drainage development and incision rates in an upper Pleistocene basalt-limestone boundary channel: the Sa'ar Stream, Golan Heoghts, Israel".  Geomorphology 303: 417-433. DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.12.002

  • Brook, A., Wittenberg, L., Kopel, D., Polinova, M., Roberts, D., Ichoku, C., Shtober-Zisu, N., 2018. "Structural heterogeneity of Vegetation Fire Ash" Land Degradation and Development DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2922Shtober-Zisu, N., Zissu, B., 2018. "Lithology and the distribution of Early Roman Era tombs in Jerusalem’s necropolis". Progress in Physical Geography 42(5): 628-649. DOI:10.1177/0309133318776484