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Tom Shlesinger


Tom Shlesinger

School of Zoology
Tel Aviv University  ()





Research interests

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Prof. Yossi Loya's lab at Tel-Aviv University. My research interests are coral reproduction and dispersal, taxonomy and biodiversity; and how these are changing across environmental gradients. My dissertation research focuses on patterns of coral reproduction and larval ecology along a large depth gradient (0 – 60 m) in the Gulf of Eilat and Aqaba, Red Sea.

Publications

  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

Can mesophotic reefs replenish shallow reefs? Reduced coral reproductive performance casts a doubt | article
Shlesinger T, Grinblat M, Rapuano H, Amit T, Loya Y (2018)
Ecology 99:421-437

Mesophotic coral-reef environments depress the reproduction of the coral Paramontastraea peresi in the Red Sea | article
Feldman B, Shlesinger T, Loya Y (2018)
Coral Reefs 37:201–214

Octocoral Sexual Reproduction: Temporal Disparity Between Mesophotic and Shallow-Reef Populations | article
Liberman R, Shlesinger T, Loya Y, Benayahu Y (2018)
Front Mar Sci

Sexual Reproduction of Scleractinian Corals in Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems vs. Shallow Reefs | chapter
Shlesinger T, Loya Y (2019)
in: Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems (Springer) by Loya Y, Puglise KA, Bridge TCL
Light, Temperature, Photosynthesis, Heterotrophy, and the Lower Depth Limits of Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems | chapter
Kahng SE, Akkaynak D, Shlesinger T, Hochberg EJ, Wiedenmann J, Tamir R, Tchernov D (2019)
in: Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems (Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019) by Yossi L, Puglise KA, Bridge T
Research keywords
Research platform experience
  SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)
  Rebreather
  Snorkeling
  Aquarium-based
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Research summary (from publications)