Yosi Loya

Yosi Loya

Tel Aviv University  (Israel)
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Research interests

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Born in Bulgaria in 1942; arrived to Israel with his parents in 1944; served in the army as a communication officer; completed B.Sc. in Biology (1965) and M.Sc. in Zoology (1967) at Tel Aviv University (TAU); Ph.D in Ecology (1971) at SUNY Stony Brook; post-doc (1972) at Woods-Hole Oceanographic Institute; appointed lecturer of Zoology at TAU (1972); full Professor of Ecology(1985); Chair of Zoology Dept. (1989-90); Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences (1990-95), during which he initiated and established the Ecology and Environmental M.Sc. program (the largest in Israel) and the Porter Center for Ecological and Environmental studies (currently a school); in 1996- nominated incumbent of the Raynor Chair for Environmental Conservation Research; in 2009 elected member of the Israel National Academy of Sciences.He focused his studies on the ecology, management and conservation of coral reefs, publishing more than 230 papers and three books. His seminal, highly-cited publications on quantifying changes in biodiversity and assessing reef health and vulnerability are practiced today by almost every reef scientist in the field. His publications demonstrating the harmful effects of marine pollution and global warming on reef corals became classics in the field. In the millennium year 2000 he was awarded the ISRS international highly prestigious Darwin Medal and in 2003 the Israeli Landau Prize. He has a remarkable contribution in promoting ecological research and education in Israel supervising several generations of ecologists, who today constitute a highly significant portion of the academic backbone of environmental researchers in Israel.

Research keywords
Research summary (from publications)
6  Ecology
4  Physiology
2  Community structure
2  Connectivity
1  Biodiversity

6  Scleractinia (Hard Corals)
3  Symbiodinium (zooxanthellae)
2  Other invertebrates
1  Fishes

5  Israel - Red Sea

5  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit
3  Diving - Technical Rebreather
3  Surface-deployed sensors and samplers
2  Diving - Regular Open-Circuit
2  Aquarium-based

5  Eyal
3  Ben-Zvi
2  Eyal-Shaham
2  Treibitz
1  Alamaru