Dr. Dan Tchernov - Department Head

Dr. Dan Tchernov - Department Head

Role: Academic Faculty

Tel - Inside Univ: 2515

Tel - Out of Univ: +972-4-8240515

Room: 284, Multipurpose Building


LaboratoryDeep med research group



Tchernov D, et al. (2011) Apoptosis and the selective survival of host animals following thermal bleaching in zooxanthellate corals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108(24):9905-9909.

Veal CJ, et al. (2010) Shallow-water wave lensing in coral reefs: a physical and biological case study. Journal of Experimental Biology 213(24):4304-4312.

Saragosti E, Tchernov D, Katsir A, & Shaked Y (2010) Extracellular Production and Degradation of Superoxide in the Coral Stylophora pistillata and Cultured Symbiodinium. Plos One 5(9).

Ohad I, Raanan H, Keren N, Tchernov D, & Kaplan A (2010) Light-Induced Changes within Photosystem II Protects Microcoleus sp in Biological Desert Sand Crusts against Excess Light. Plos One 5(6).

Mass T, Tchernov D, Shavit U, & Genin A (2010) How does flow augment photosynthesis in corals, algae, and sea-grasses? Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 56(1):91-92.

Mass T, Genin A, Shavit U, Grinstein M, & Tchernov D (2010) Flow enhances photosynthesis in marine benthic autotrophs by increasing the efflux of oxygen from the organism to the water. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107(6):2527-2531.

Kuguru B, Achituv Y, Gruber DF, & Tchernov D (2010) Photoacclimation mechanisms of corallimorpharians on coral reefs: Photosynthetic parameters of zooxanthellae and host cellular responses to variation in irradiance. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 394(1-2):53-62.

Ben-Tzvi O, Tchernov D, & Kiflawi M (2010) Role of coral-derived chemical cues in microhabitat selection by settling Chromis viridis. Mar Ecol-Prog Ser 409:181-187.

Gruber DF, et al. (2009) Novel Internal Regions of Fluorescent Proteins Undergo Divergent Evolutionary Patterns. Molecular Biology and Evolution 26(12):2841-2848.

Einbinder S, et al. (2009) Changes in morphology and diet of the coral Stylophora pistillata along a depth gradient. Mar Ecol-Prog Ser 381:167-174.

Tchernov D, Livne A, Kaplan A, & Sukenik A (2008) The kinetic properties of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase may explain the high apparent photosynthetic affinity of Nannochloropsis sp to ambient inorganic carbon. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 56(1-2):37-44.

Tchernov D & Lipschultz F (2008) Carbon isotopic composition of Trichodesmium spp. colonies off Bermuda: effects of colony mass and season. Journal of Plankton Research 30(1):21-31.

Kuguru B, Chadwick NE, Achituv Y, Zandbank K, & Tchernov D (2008) Mechanisms of habitat segregation between corallimorpharians: photosynthetic parameters and Symbiodinium types. Mar Ecol-Prog Ser 369:115-129.

Fine M & Tchernov D (2007) Scleractinian coral species survive and recover from decalcification. Science 315(5820):1811-1811.

Fine M & Tchernov D (2007) Ocean acidification and scleractinian corals - Response. Science 317(5841):1032-1033.

Shaked Y, et al. (2005) Evolution of fringing reefs: space and time constraints from the Gulf of Aqaba. Coral Reefs 24(1):165-172.