Prof. Tzvi Dubinsky
Zvy Dubinsky (b. 1934, Barcelona) is a Professor at the Faculty of Life Sciences of Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 1978, working on the photosynthesis of Lake Kinneret (Israel) phytoplankton. In that pioneering study he developed the theoretical and experimental tools for the in situ determination of photosynthetic quantum yields, At Brookhaven National Laboratories he studied the photo-acclimation of phytoplankton, where he changed the field markedly. His studies on the photobiology and ecology of corals helped us understand the detrimental effects of anthropogenic eutrophication, ocean warming and acidification on coral calcification and on coral. His studies of the effects of anthropogenic eutrophication on corals were instrumental in the removal of fish cages from the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea.
Prof. Dubinsky spent sabbaticals at Brookhaven National Laboratories, Rockefeller University, at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, Tokyo University. He participated in several research expeditions including to Antarctica, as well as to the coral reefs of Sinai, Eritrea, and the Seychelles, and worked on coral research projects at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, and the University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa.
Professor Dubinsky has sponsored over 50 M.Sc. and 30 Ph.D. students specializing in different aspects of ecology, and has published over 300scientific papers.
Professor Dubinsky is the recipient of several grants from GIF, DFG, BSF and NATO, including the prestigious ERC CORALWARM € 3,300,000 to study global climate change effects on coral reefs (2010-2015) . He is the recipient of a series of current grants to study various aspects of the photosynthesis of algae for the production of biodiesel and fine chemicals.
Professor Dubinsky heads the Laboratory of Algal Biotechnology and Coral Ecophysiology at the Faculty of Life Sciences in Bar-Ilan University, where he teaches the course “Energy and Material Fluxes in the Biosphere”. He also is the Head of the MBA program “Management of Natural Resources” at the Netanya Academic College, and he teaches there the course “Man and the Biosphere” and the Graduate Seminar.
From 2013- ZD is the Coral Reef Research, Specialty Chief Editor, Frontiers in Marine Science
Recently (2018) member of the Academic Board of the Ph.D. program “Innovative Technologies and Sustainable Uses of Mediterranean Fisheries and Biological Resources” at Bologna University, Italy.
Prof. Dubinsky is an avid art photographer who exhibited his work in several galleries in Israel. He has published many covers for scientific journals.