Kent Rafi

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2000 - BSc -- Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev

2003 - MSc -- Marine Ecology, The inter-University Institute in Eilat, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2010 - PhD -- Spatial Ecology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

2014 -- Post-doc -- Plant Science, Cambridge University, UK


Kent R., Holzman R. and Genin A. 2006. Preliminary evidence on group-size dependent feeding success in the damselfish Dasyllus marginatus, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 323: 299-303.

Kent R., Bar-Massada A. and Y. Carmel. 2011. Multiscale analyses of mammal species composition – environment relationship in the contiguous USA. PLoS ONE 6(9): e25440.

Kent R. and Y. Carmel, 2011. Presence-only vs. presence absence data in species composition determinant analyses. Diversity and Distributions 17:474-479.

Kent R. and Y. Carmel, 2011. Evaluation of five clustering algorithms for biodiversity surrogates. Ecological Indicators 11:896-901.

Bar-Massada A., Kent R., Blank L., Perevolotsky A., Hadar L. and Y. Carmel, 2012. Automated segmentation of vegetation structure units in a Mediterranean landscape. International Journal of Remote Sensing 33(2):346-364.

Kerem D., Hadar N., Goffman O., Scheinin A., Kent R., Boisseau O. and U. Schattner, 2012. Update on the Cetacean Fauna of the Mediterranean Levantine Basin. The Open Marine Biology Journal 6:6-27.

Kent R., Levanoni O., Banker E, Pe’er G. and S. Kark. 2013. Boundary detection reveals similar response of bird and butterfly communities to plant-based ecotones. PlosOne 8(3): e58229.

Carmel Y., Kent R., Bar-Massada A., Blank L., Liberzon J., Nezer O., Sapir G., and R. Federman 2013. Trends in ecological research during the last three decades – a systematic review. PlosOne 8(4): e59813.

Federman R., Camel Y., and R. Kent. 2013. Irrigation as an important factor in species distribution models. Basic and Applied Ecology 14(8):651-658.

Kerem, D., R. Kent, M. Roditi-Elasar, O. Goffman, A. Scheinin and P Gol’din. 2014. Early physical maturation of female common bottlenose dolphin Tusiops truncates in the eastern Levantine Basin. Israeli Journal of Ecology and Evolution. Published online doi: 10.1080/15659801.2013.892297.

Bar-Massada A., R. Kent and Y. Carmel. Environmental heterogeneity dictates the location of modeled communities along the niche-neutrality continuum. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 281(1783).

Kent R., Bar-Massada A., Carmel Y. 2014. Bird and mammal species composition in distinct geographic regions and their relationships with environmental factors across multiple spatial scales. Ecology and Evolution 4(10): 1963-1971.

Kent R., Lindsell J., Vaglio Laurin G., Valentini R. and DA Coomes. 2015. Airborne LiDAR Detects Selectively Logged Tropical Forest Even in an Advanced Stage of Recovery. Remote Sensing 7: 8348-8367. PDF