Dr. Rafi Kent earned a B.Sc. in Life Sciences from the Ben-Gurion University in the Negev and a M.Sc. in Marine Ecology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His Ph.D. research in the Ecology Lab dealt with understanding of mechanisms underlying biodiversity distribution patterns at varying spatial scales. His work involved analyzing datasets of species distribution from various regions around the world, such as North America, Australia and Israel by applying advanced statistical methods and GIS work. Rafi is now a staff member in the Geography and Environment Department at Bar-Ilan University, where his research revolves around spatial aspects of plant community and population ecology.
You can find his PhD thesis here