Gil Rilov (Israel)
Dr. Gil Rilov is a Senior Researcher at the National Institute of Oceanography, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR), where he heads the Marine Biology Department and the Marine Community Ecology Lab.
Gil has been studying the ecology of coastal communities (coral reefs, rocky shores and recently, seagrass) in many biogeographic regions (Mediterranean, Red Sea, Pacific and Atlantic and Caribbean coasts) and published 52 papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as 3 book chapters, and he edited a Springer book on Marine Bioinvasions.
He is also a senior lecturer at the Marine Biology Department in Haifa University.
The Rilov lab currently runs the National Monitoring Program on Israelís rocky shore biodiversity, and investigates the ecology and biodiversity of Mediterranean coastal communities.
A major focus is on the effects of bioinvasions, climate change (warming, acidification, sea level rise and extreme events) and marine protected areas on these communities and their functions.
The lab has several innovative experimental setups (including a large mesocosm facility) to test the effects of warming and acidification on species, communities and ecosystem functions.
More info can be found in the lab website www.rilovlab.com and on ResearchGate.