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Project Title:Characterizing the Phytoplankton Component of Oceanic Particle Assemblages

Science Team

Michael Behrenfeld, Oregon State University (Project Lead)

Project Duration: 2010 - 2015
Solicitation:NOPP: National Oceanographic Partnership Program Broad Agency Announcement (2009)
Abstract: This research project is focused on the development of a technique for routinely assessing phytoplankton carbon biomass (Cphyto) in the field. If successful, this investment will create a foundation for (1) evaluating and evolving new satellite Cphyto products, (2) characterizing light- and nutrient-stress effects in the field independently of rad ... [more]
Measurement Approaches:
  • Remote Sensing
  • In Situ Measurements
  • Ocean Biomass


Michael Behrenfeld, Oregon State University
Jason Graff, Oregon State University
Allen Milligan, Oregon Sate University

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Project URL(s): None provided.
Product Title:  Measurements of phytoplankton carbon
Spatial Extent:  global
Spatial Resolution:  
Time Period:  1997-2012
Temporal Frequency:  
Status:  Archived

Publications: Behrenfeld, M. J., O'Malley, R. T., Boss, E. S., Westberry, T. K., Graff, J. R., Halsey, K. H., Milligan, A. J., Siegel, D. A., Brown, M. B. 2015. Revaluating ocean warming impacts on global phytoplankton. Nature Climate Change. 6(3), 323-330. DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2838

Graff, J. R., Westberry, T. K., Milligan, A. J., Brown, M. B., Dall'Olmo, G., Dongen-Vogels, V. V., Reifel, K. M., Behrenfeld, M. J. 2015. Analytical phytoplankton carbon measurements spanning diverse ecosystems. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 102, 16-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2015.04.006

Behrenfeld, M. J. 2014. Climate-mediated dance of the plankton. Nature Climate Change. 4(10), 880-887. DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2349

Siegel, D. A., Buesseler, K. O., Doney, S. C., Sailley, S. F., Behrenfeld, M. J., Boyd, P. W. 2014. Global assessment of ocean carbon export by combining satellite observations and food-web models. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 28(3), 181-196. DOI: 10.1002/2013GB004743

Behrenfeld, M. J., Doney, S. C., Lima, I., Boss, E. S., Siegel, D. A. 2013. Annual cycles of ecological disturbance and recovery underlying the subarctic Atlantic spring plankton bloom. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 27(2), 526-540. DOI: 10.1002/gbc.20050

Behrenfeld, M. J., Boss, E. S. 2014. Resurrecting the Ecological Underpinnings of Ocean Plankton Blooms. Annual Review of Marine Science. 6(1), 167-194. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-marine-052913-021325

Behrenfeld, M. J., Hu, Y., Hostetler, C. A., Dall'Olmo, G., Rodier, S. D., Hair, J. W., Trepte, C. R. 2013. Space-based lidar measurements of global ocean carbon stocks. Geophysical Research Letters. 40(16), 4355-4360. DOI: 10.1002/grl.50816

Siegel, D. A., Behrenfeld, M. J., Maritorena, S., McClain, C. R., Antoine, D., Bailey, S. W., Bontempi, P. S., Boss, E. S., Dierssen, H. M., Doney, S. C., Eplee, R. E., Evans, R. H., Feldman, G. C., Fields, E., Franz, B. A., Kuring, N. A., Mengelt, C., Nelson, N. B., Patt, F. S., Robinson, W. D., Sarmiento, J. L., Swan, C. M., Werdell, P. J., Westberry, T. K., Wilding, J. G., Yoder, J. A. 2013. Regional to global assessments of phytoplankton dynamics from the SeaWiFS mission. Remote Sensing of Environment. 135, 77-91. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2013.03.025

Graff, J. R., Milligan, A. J., Behrenfeld, M. J. 2012. The measurement of phytoplankton biomass using flow-cytometric sorting and elemental analysis of carbon. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 10(11), 910-920. DOI: 10.4319/lom.2012.10.910

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