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.

10.1002   ecy.2098 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
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10.1007   s00338 017 1648 8 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
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Research keywords
Research platform experience
  Diving (unspecified)
  Diving - Technical Open-Circuit
  Diving - Technical Rebreather
  Diving - Regular Open-Circuit
Photographs (of Tom Shlesinger)
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Research summary (from publications)