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National Institute of Oceanography 

Jacob (Jack) Silverman

Tel: 04 8565224


Ph.D. 2005, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
At IOLR since 2009

Research interests:

Studies explore the relations between abiotic conditions and the turnover rates of biologically modified chemical constituents in seawater in order to understand the apparent geographical distribution and development of ecosystems in the marine environment such as tropical coral reefs. In my studies I have focused on the effect of ocean acidification and nutrients on the calcium carbonate budget of coral reefs. I am also interested in coastal marine biogeochemical processes with emphasis on understanding the relations between water quality, hydrodynamics and biology along the Mediterranean coast of Israel.
Selected publications:
Erez J., Silverman J., Schneider K., Renaud S. and Alemand D. (2009). Coral calcification under ocean acidification and global change. In: Corals and Coral Reefs/ (Zvy Dubinsky, editor), Ecosystems of the World, Elsevier
Silverman J., Lazar B., Cao L., Caldeira K. and Erez J. (2009). Coral reefs may start dissolving when atmospheric CO2 doubles. Geophysical Research Letters , 36, L05606, DOI 10.1029/2008GL036282.
Biton E., Silverman J., Gildor H. (2008). Observations and Modeling of pulsating density currents in the Northern Gulf of Eilat (Aqaba). Geophysical Research Letters , 35, L14603, DOI 10.1029/2008GL034123.
Lazar B., Erez J., Silverman J., Rivlin T., Rivlin A., Dray M., Meeder E. and Iluz D. (2008). Recent environmental changes in the chemical-biological oceanography of the Gulf of Aqaba (Eilat). In: Aqaba-Eilat, the Improbable Gulf. Environment, Biodiversity and Preservation, (Ed., F.D. Por) . Magnes Press, Jerusalem.
Silverman J. and Gildor H. (2008) The residence time of an active versus a passive tracer in the Gulf of Aqaba: A box model approach. Jornal of Marine Systems , 71:158 170.
Silverman J., Lazar B., Erez J. (2007). Community metabolism of a coral reef exposed to naturally varying dissolved inorganic nutrient loads. Biogeochemistry , DOI 10.1007/s10533-007-9075-5.
Silverman J., Lazar B., Erez J. (2007). The effect of aragonite saturation, temperature and nutrients on the community calcification rate of a coral reef. J. Geophys. Res. , 112, C05004, doi 10.1029/2006JC003770.
Silverman J., Lazar B., Dray M., Lazarovich M., Rivlin T. and Erez J. (2005). Monitoring the status of coral reefs using a simplified technique to measure community metabolism: a case study from the northern Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. Proc. of the 10th Intl. Coral Reef Symp., Okinawa, Japan, pp. 1174 1181.
Silverman J., Lazar B., Erez J. (2004). Monitoring the health of a coral reef using community metabolism. In: Coral Health and Disease, Rosenberg E. and Loya Y. (Eds.), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New-York, pp. 367 376.
Tchernov D., Silverman J., Luz B., Reinhold L. and Kaplan A. (2003). Massive light-dependent cycling of inorganic carbon between oxygenic photosynthetic microorganisms and their surroundings. Photosynthesis Research , 77(2):95-103
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