Dr. Maoz Fine is a Professor at the Hebrew University at the Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science, Jerusalem, Israel and Head, Laboratory for Coral Reef Ecology, Interuniversity Institute of Marine Science, Eilat, Israel.
Maoz Fine graduated and received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Tel Aviv University. He was awarded the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Biology, from the Tel Aviv University.
His research focuses on understanding coral reef biology in a changing environment and aims to answer important questions. For instance, how coral reef ecosystems change following a shift in the environmental conditions in which they developed, as projected by climate change trajectories. It also investigates how interactions between acute and chronic disturbances influence the integrity of our planet's richest marine environment.
Prof. Fine has vast experience in running in-situ as well as lab-based experiments to investigate coral physiology and ecology under climate change conditions. His work resulted in several seminal research articles documenting coral and reef-scale responses to climate change environments.