Publications

2022
Ran Nathan, Christopher T. Monk, Robert Arlinghaus, Timo Adam, Josep Alós, Michael Assaf, Henrik Baktoft, Christine E. Beardsworth, Michael G. Bertram, Allert I. Bijleveld, Tomas Brodin, Jill L. Brooks, Andrea Campos-Candela, Steven J. Cooke, Karl Ø Gjelland, Pratik R. Gupte, Roi Harel, Gustav Hellström, Florian Jeltsch, Shaun S. Killen, Thomas Klefoth, Roland Langrock, Robert J. Lennox, Emmanuel Lourie, Joah R. Madden, Yotam Orchan, Ine S. Pauwels, Milan Říha, Manuel Roeleke, Ulrike E. Schlägel, David Shohami, Johannes Signer, Sivan Toledo, Ohad Vilk, Samuel Westrelin, Mark A. Whiteside, and Ivan Jarić. 2022. “Big-data approaches lead to an increased understanding of the ecology of animal movement.” Science, 375, Pp. eabg1780.
Ohad Vilk, Daniel Campos, Vicenç Méndez, Emmanuel Lourie, Ran Nathan, and Michael Assaf. 2022. “Phase transition in non-Markovian animal exploration model with preferential returns.” To appear in Physical Review Letters.
Jason Hindes, Michael Assaf, and Ira Schwartz. 2022. “Outbreak size distribution in stochastic epidemic models.” Physical Review Letters, 128, Pp. 078301 .
2021
Michael Assaf, Shay Be’er, and Elijah Roberts. 2021. “Reconstructung an epigenetic landscape using a genetic ’pulling’ approach.” Physical Review E, 103, Pp. 062404 .
2020
Ohad Vilk and Michael Assaf. 2020. “Extinction risk of a metapopulation under bistable local dynamics.” Physical Review E, 101, Pp. 012135. Publisher's Version
Ami Taitelbaum, Robert West, Michael Assaf, and Mauro Mobilia. 2020. “Population dynamics in a changing environment: random versus periodic switching.” Physical Review Letters, 125, Pp. 048105 . Publisher's Version
Tom Israeli and Michael Assaf. 2020. “Population switching under a time-varying environment.” Physical Review E, 101, Pp. 022109 . Publisher's Version
2019
Vicenç Méndez, Michael Assaf, Axel Masó-Puigdellosas, Daniel Campos, and Werner Horsthemke. 2019. “Demographic stochasticity and extinction in populations with Allee effect.” Physical Review E, 99, 2, Pp. 022101.
Jason Hindes and Michael Assaf. 2019. “Degree Dispersion Increases the Rate of Rare Events in Population Networks.” Accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters.
Eliyahu Zvi Engelberg, Ayelet Badichi-Yashar, Yinon Ashkenazy, Michael Assaf, and Inna Popov. 2019. “Theory of electric field breakdown nucleation due to mobile dislocations.” Physical Review Accelerators and Beams, 22, Pp. 083501 . Publisher's Version
Carmel Sagi and Michael Assaf. 2019. “Time Distribution for Persistent Viral Infection.” Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 2019, Pp. 063403.
2018
Ohad Vilk and Michael Assaf. 2018. “Population extinction under bursty reproduction in a time-modulated environment.” Physical Review E, 97, 6, Pp. 062114.
Shay Be'er and Michael Assaf. 2018. “Reducing the extinction risk of stochastic populations via nondemographic noise.” Physical Review E, 97, 2, Pp. 020302.
Eliyahu Zvi Engelberg, Yinon Ashkenazy, and Michael Assaf. 2018. “Stochastic model of breakdown nucleation under intense electric fields.” Physical review letters, 120, 12, Pp. 124801.
2017
Daniel Sabsovich, Mauro Mobilia, and Michael Assaf. 2017. “Large fluctuations in anti-coordination games on scale-free graphs.” Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 2017, 5, Pp. 053405.
Vicenç Méndez, Michael Assaf, Werner Horsthemke, and Daniel Campos. 2017. “Stochastic foundations in nonlinear density-regulation growth.” Physical Review E, 96, 2, Pp. 022147.
Michael Assaf and Baruch Meerson. 2017. “WKB theory of large deviations in stochastic populations.” Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 50, 26, Pp. 263001.
2016
Shay Be’er and Michael Assaf. 2016. “Rare events in stochastic populations under bursty reproduction.” Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 2016, 11, Pp. 113501.
Shay Be'er, Metar Heller-Algazi, and Michael Assaf. 2016. “Effect of reaction-step-size noise on the switching dynamics of stochastic populations.” Physical Review E, 93, 5, Pp. 052117.
2015
Shay Be'er, Michael Assaf, and Baruch Meerson. 2015. “Colonization of a territory by a stochastic population under a strong Allee effect and a low immigration pressure.” Physical Review E, 91, 6, Pp. 062126.