Moshe Tom

Moshe Tom
Tel: 04 – 8565273

Cellular:  054-7671631
Senior researcher – Emeritus
Ecology of soft substrate laboratory and the ISRAMARBIO database
Ph.D. 1987, Tel Aviv University, Israel
At IOLR since 1986

Research interests:

Ecology and bio-geography of East Mediterranean soft substrate habitats

Acquisition and management of bio-geographic data of East-Mediterranean marine biota

Molecular taxonomy – metabarcoding

Selected publications:

Lubinevsky, H., Hyams-Kaphzan, O., Almogi-Labin, A., Silverman, J., Harlavan, Y., Crouvi, O., Herut, B., Kanari, M., Tom, M. 2017. Deep-sea soft bottom infaunal communities of the Levantine Basin (SE Mediterranean) and their shaping factors. Mar. Biol. 164:36 12 pp. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-016-3061-1.

Hyams-Kaphzan, O., Lubinevsky, H., Crouvi, O., Harlavan, Y., Herut, B., Kanari, M., Tom, M., Almogi-Labin, A. 2018. Live and dead deep-sea benthic foraminiferal macrofauna of the Levantine basin (SE Mediterranean) and their ecological characteristics. Deep-Sea Res. Part I 136 72–83.

Lubinevsky, H., Herut, B., Tom, M. 2019. Monitoring long-term spatial and temporal trends of the infaunal community characteristics along the shallow waters of the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Environ. Monit. Assess. 191(12): 724, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-019-7872-7

Lubinevsky, H., Tom, M., Bird, G. 2022. Tanaidacea (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida) from soft-sediment shelf habitats off the Mediterranean coast of Israel (Levant Sea) –taxonomy, faunistics and ecological aspects. Mar. Medit. Sci. 23 (3).

Harbuzov, Z., Farberova, V., Tom, M., Pallavicini, A., Stanković, D., Lotan T., Lubinevsky, H. 2022. Amplicon sequence variant-based meiofaunal community composition revealed by DADA2 tool is compatible with species composition. Mar. Genomics, 65 100980,

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