Chlorophyll a Fluorescence in Aquatic Sciences: Methods and Applications

  • David J. Suggett
  • Ondrej Prášil
  • Michael A. Borowitzka

Part of the Developments in Applied Phycology book series (DAPH, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Jeff Cosgrove, Michael A. Borowitzka
    Pages 1-17
  3. Peter J. Ralph, Christian Wilhelm, Johann Lavaud, Torsten Jakob, Katherina Petrou, Sven A. Kranz
    Pages 75-89
  4. Ondrej Komárek, Kristina Felcmanová, Eva Šetlíková, Eva Kotabová, Martin Trtílek, Ondrej Prášil
    Pages 91-101
  5. David J. Suggett, C. Mark Moore, Richard J. Geider
    Pages 103-127
  6. Hugh L. MacIntyre, Evelyn Lawrenz, Tammi L. Richardson
    Pages 129-169
  7. Heidi M. Sosik, Robert J. Olson, E. Virginia Armbrust
    Pages 171-185
  8. Susana Enríquez, Michael A. Borowitzka
    Pages 187-208
  9. Mark E. Warner, Michael P. Lesser, Peter J. Ralph
    Pages 209-222
  10. Kirsten Shelly, Daryl Holland, John Beardall
    Pages 223-235
  11. R. G. Perkins, J. C. Kromkamp, J. Serôdio, J. Lavaud, B. Jesus, J. L. Mouget et al.
    Pages 237-275
  12. Jiří Masojídek, Avigad Vonshak, Giuseppe Torzillo
    Pages 277-292
  13. Maja Berden-Zrimec, Luka Drinovec, Alexis Zrimec
    Pages 293-309
  14. Yulia Pinchasov Grinblat, Zvy Dubinsky
    Pages 311-315
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 317-323

About this book


Measurements of variable chlorophyll fluorescence have revolutionised global research of photosynthetic bacteria, algae and plants and in turn assessment of the status of aquatic ecosystems, a success that has partly been facilitated by the widespread commercialisation of a suite of chlorophyll fluorometers designed for almost every application in lakes, rivers and oceans. Numerous publications have been produced as researchers and assessors have simultaneously sought to optimise protocols and practices for key organisms or water bodies; however, such parallel efforts have led to difficulties in reconciling processes and patterns across the aquatic sciences. This book follows on from the first international conference on “chlorophyll fluorescence in the aquatic sciences” (AQUAFLUO 2007): to bridge the gaps between the concept, measurement and application of chlorophyll fluorescence through the synthesis and integration of current knowledge from leading researchers and assessors as well as instrument manufacturers.


Aquatic ecology Chlorophyll fluorescence Seagrasses algae photosynthesis phytoplankton regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • David J. Suggett
    • 1
  • Ondrej Prášil
    • 2
  • Michael A. Borowitzka
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of EssexColchesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Institute of MicrobiologyTrebonCzech Republic
  3. 3.Murdoch University, School of Biological Sciences and BiotecAlgae R&D CenterMurdochAustralia

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