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.


  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

Research keywords
Research platform experience
  Diving (unspecified)
  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit
  Diving - Technical Rebreather
  Diving - Regular Open-Circuit
Photographs (of Tom Shlesinger)

Research summary (from publications)