User:Alon Shepon

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Alon Shepon
  • Alon Shepon
  • Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • Bustan, an NGO working at the heart of the Negev desert in Israel for environmental and social justice. [1]

I work in The Weizmann Institute in Ron Milo's lab investigating the Science of Sustainability - Evaluating the environmental impact of services, products, and communities; assessing and disseminating the true cost of consumption in terms of natural resources - ECOST; Conducting Life cycle analysis of products; and studying the ecological and water footprint of products and nations.

I have initiated a tree planting project (Shatla) within Bedoiun communities in the Negev under the framework of Bustan [2], and also currently working there as Deputy director. As an environmental scientist and activist, I am fascinated by nature and the endeavor to preserve it.


  • 2005, MSc in Enviromental Science, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • 2000, BSc in physics, Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Research interests

  1. Ecological footprint and Life Cycle Analysis
  2. Climate dynamics and biological interactions in climatic feedbacks.
  3. Permaculture.


  1. Shepon A. and H. Gildor, The Lightning-Biota Climatic Feedback, Global Change Biology, 14, 440-450, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01501.x, 2008.
  2. Shepon A., H. Gildor, L.J. Labrador, T. Butler, L.N. Ganzeveld, and M.G. Lawrence, Global lightning NOx deposition, J. Geophys. Res., 112, Art. No. D06304, 2007.

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