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Scientists Baruch Rinkevich

National Institute of Oceanography

Baruch Rinkevich

Tel: 04 – 8565275

Senior Scientist

Ph.D. 1982, Tel Aviv University, Israel
At IOLR since 1988

Research interests:
Studies on marine invertebrates (primarily corals and tunicates), immunology and developmental biology (cellular, molecular and whole organism levels), aging processes in marine invertebrates, cell cultures and stem cells from marine invertebrates, population genetics of corals and tunicates using molecular tools, coral reef restoration, water genotoxicity and thraustochytids biology.

Selected publications  (2013-2015; out of 285) :
Oren, M., Paz G., Douek, J. Rosner, A., Keren-Or, A., Rinkevich, B. (2013). Marine invertebrates cross phyla comparisons reveal highly conserved immune machinery. Immunobiology 218, 484-495.

Reem, E., Douek, J., Katzir, G., Rinkevich, B. (2013). Long-term population genetic structure of an invasive urochordate: the ascidian Botryllus schlosseri. Biological Invasions 15:225–241.

Rinkevich, Y., Voskoboynik, A., Rosner, A., Rabinowitz, C., Oren, M., Paz, G., Alfasi, G., Moiseeva, E., Ishizuka, K.J., Palmeri, K.J., Weissman, I.L., Rinkevich, B. (2013). Repeated, long-term cycling of putative stem cells between niches in a basal chordate. Developmental Cell 24, 76–88.

Reem, E., Mohanty, I., Katzir, G., Rinkevich, B. (2013). Population genetic structure and modes of dispersal for the colonial ascidian Botryllus schlosseri along the Scandinavian Atlantic coasts. Marine Ecology Progress Series 485, 143–154.

Rosner, A., Moiseeva, E., Rabinowitz, C., Rinkevich, B. (2013). Germ lineage properties in the urochordate Botryllus schlosseri - from markers to niches. Developmental Biology 384, 356-374.

Rinkevich, B. (2014). Rebuilding coral reefs: does active reef restoration lead to sustainable reefs? Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 7, 28–36.

Svanfeldt, K., Lundqvist, L., Rabinowitz, C., Skold, H.N., Rinkevich, B. (2014). Repair of UV-induced DNA-damage in shallow water colonial marine species. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 452, 40–46.

Shafir, S., Halperin, I., Rinkevich, B. (2014) Toxicology of household detergents to reef corals. Water, Air & Soil Pollution 225, 1890:1-10.

Reem, E., Rinkevich, B. (2014) Botryllus schlosseri and Botrylloides leachii (Chordata, Ascidiacea) have not been recorded in the Red Sea. Marine Biodiversity 44, 585-587.

Rinkevich B. (2015) A critique of why looks can be deceptive in judging the health of well-fed corals (Related to DOI 10.1002/bies.201400074). BioEssays 37, 354–355.

Rinkevich B. (2015) Climate change and active reef restoration—Ways of constructing the ‘reefs of tomorrow’. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 3, 111-127.

Horoszowski-Fridman, B., Brethes, J-C., Rahmani, N., Rinkevich, B. (2015). Marine silviculture: incorporating ecosystem engineering properties into reef restoration acts. Ecological Engineering 82, 201-213. 
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