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Chlorophyll Measurement Reference List

Development of Chlorophyll Fluorescence Detection:

  • Arar, E.J. 1994. Evaluation of a new fluorometric technique that uses highly selective interference filters for measuring chlorophyll a in the presence of chlorophyll b and pheopigments. USEPA Summary Report.
  • Baker, K.S. 1983. Chlorophyll determinations with filter fluorometer: Lamp/filter combination can minimize error. Limnol. Oceanogr. 28(5): 1037-1040.
  • Berman, T. 1972. Profiles of chlorophyll concentration by the in vivo fluorescence: some limnological applications. Limnol. Oceanogr. 17: 616-618.
  • Cullen, J.J. and E.H. Renger. 1979. Continuous measurement of the DCMU-induced fluorescence response of natural phytoplankton populations. Mar. Biol. 53: 13-20.
  • Evans, C.A., J.E. O'Reilly. 1983. A Handbook for the Measurement of Chlorophyll a in Netplankton and Nannoplankton. Biomass Handbook No.9. N.O.A.A
  • Holm-Hansen, O., C.J. Lorenzen, R.W. Holmes, and J.D. Strickland. 1965. Fluorometric determination of chlorophyll. J. Cons. Cons. Int. Explor. Mer 30: 3-15.
  • Lorenzen, C.J. 1966. A method for the continuous measurement of the in vivo chlorophyll concentration. Deep-Sea Res. 13: 223-227.
  • Lorenzen, C.J. 1970. Surface chlorophyll as an index of the depth, chlorophyll content, and primary productivity of the euphotic layer. Limnol. Oceanogr. 15:479-480.
  • Madden, C.J. and J.W. Day, Jr.. 1992. An instrument system for the high-speed mapping of chlorophyll a and the physico-chemical variables in surface waters. Estuaries. 15(3): 421-427.
  • Smith, R.C., K.S. Baker, and P. Dunstan. 1981. Fluorometric techniques for the measurement of oceanic chlorophyll in the support of remote sensing. Scripps Inst. Ocaeanogr. Ref. No. 81-17.
  • Welschmeyer, N.A. 1994. Fluorometric analysis of chlorophyll a in the presence of chlorophyll b and pheopigments. Limnol. Oceanogr. 39(8): 1985-1992.
  • White, R.C., I.D. Jones, E. Gibbs, L.S. Butler. 1972. Fluorometric estimation of chlorophylls, chlorophyllides, pheophytins, and pheophorbides in mixtures. J. Agr. Chem. 20: 773-778.
  • Yentsch, C.S. and D.W. Menzel. 1963. A method for the determination of phytoplankton chlorophyll and pheophytin by fluorescence. Deep-Sea Res. 10: 221-231.


Recent Publications:

Laboratory Culture

  • Palenik,B., S.E.Henson. 1997. The use of amides and other organic nitrogen sources by the phytoplankton Emaliania huxleyi. Limnol. Oceanogr. 42(7): 1544-1551.
  • Waser, N.A.D., P.J. Harrison, B. Nielsen, S.E. Calvert. 1998. Nitrogen isotope fractionation during the uptake and assimilation of nitrate, nitrite, ammonium, and urea by a marine diatom. Limnol. Oceanogr. 43(2): 215-224.

Extracted Chlorophyll Analysis (Acidification Method)

  • Barquero, S., J.A. Cabal, R. Anadon, E. Fernandez, M. Varela, A. Bode. 1998. Ingestion rates of phytoplankton by copepod size fractions on a bloom associated with an off-shelf front off NW Spain. J. Plank. Res. 20(5): 957-972.
  • Duarte, M.S., S. Augusti, M.P. Satta, D.Vaque. 1998. Partitioning particulate light absorption: A budget for a Mediterranean bay. Limnol. Oceanogr. 43(2): 236-244.
  • Hutchins, D.A., G.R. DiTullio, Y. Zhang, K.W. Bruland. 1998. An iron limitation mosaic in the California upwelling regime. Limnol. Oceanogr. 43(6): 1037-1054.
  • Kimmerer, W.J., J.R. Burau, W.A. Bennett. 1998. Tidally oriented vertical migration and position maintenance of zooplankton in a temperate estuary. Limnol. Oceanogr. 43(7): 1697-1709.
  • Massana, R., L.T. Taylor, A.E. Murray, K.Y. Wu, W.H. Jeffrey, E.F. DeLong. 1998. Vertical distribution and temporal variation of marine planktonic archea in the Gerlache Strait, Antarctica, during early spring. Limnol. Oceanogr. 43(4): 607-617.
  • Murphy, A.M. and T.J. Cowles. 1997. Effects of darkness on multi-excitation in vivo fluorescence and the survival in a marine diatom. Limnol. Oceanogr. 42(6): 1444-1453.
  • Neale, P.J., J.J.Cullen, R.F. Davis. 1998. Inhibition of marine photosynthesis by ultraviolet radiation: Variable sensitivity of phytoplankton in the Wedell-Scotia Confluence during the austral spring. Limnol. Oceanogr. 43(3): 433-448.

Extracted Chlorophyll Analysis: Non-Acidification Method

  • Yahel, G., A.F. Post, K. Fabricius, D, Marie, D. Vaulot, A. Genin. 1998. Phytoplankton distribution and grazing near coral reefs. Limnol. Oceanogr. 43(4): 551-563.
  • Tittel, J., B. Zippel, W. Geller. 1998. Relationships between plankton community structure and plankton size distribution in lakes of Northern Germany. Limnol. Oceanogr. 43(6): 1119-1132.

Extracted Chlorophyll Analysis: Benthic Samples

  • Hagerthey, S.E., W.C. Kerfoot. 1998. Groundwater flow influences the biomass and nutrient ratios of epibenthic algae in a north temperate seepage lake. Limnol. Oceanogr. 43(6): 1227-1242.
  • Sutherland, T.F., J. Grant, C.L. Amos. 1998. The effect of carbohydrate production by the diatom Nitzschia curvilineata on the erodibility of sediment. Limnol. Oceanogr. 43(1): 65-72.
  • Sutherland, T.F., C.L. Amos, J. Grant. 1998. The effect of buoyant biofilms on the erodibility of sublittoral sediments of a temperate microtidal estuary. Limnol. Oceanogr. 43(2): 225-235.

In-vivo Chlororphyll Analysis

  • Powell, T.M., J.E. Cloern, L.M. Huzzey. 1989. Spatial and temporal variability in South San Francisco Bay (USA). I. Horizontal distributions of salinity, suspended sediments, and phytoplankton biomass and productivity. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 28: 583-597.
  • Stuart, V., S. Sathyendranath, T. Platt, H. Maass, B.D. Irwin. 1998. Pigments and species composition of natural phytoplankton populations: effect on the absorption spectra. J. Plankton Res. 20(2): 187-217.
  • Vyhnalek, V., Z. Fisar, A. Fisarova, J. Komarkova. 1993. In vivo fluorescence of chlorophyll a: estimation of phytoplankton biomass and activity in Rimov Resevoir(Czech Republic). Wat. Sci. Tech. 28: 29-33.

Limnological Research

  • Axler, R.P., C.J. Owen. 1994. Measuring chlorophyll and pheophytin: Whom should you believe? Lake and Reserv. Manage. 8(2): 143-151.
  • Carpenter, S.R., J.J. Cole, J.K. Kitchell, M.L. Pace. 1998. Impact of dissolved organic carbon, phosphorus, and grazing on phytoplankton biomass and production in experimental lakes. Limnol. Oceanogr. 43(1): 73-80.
  • Carrick, H.J., C.L. Schelske. 1997. Have we overlooked the importance of small phytoplankton in productive waters? Limnol. Oceanogr. 42(7): 1613-1621.
  • Richerson, P.J., X. Li, L.M. Meillier. 1998. Algal Biomass Monitoring Manual: Determination of algal biomass using a field fluorometric method in Clear Lake, California. Prepared by UCD-CLERC.

Algal Toxicity

  • Fairchild, J.F., D.S. Ruessler, A.R. Carlson. 1998. Comparative sensitivity of five species of macrophytes and six species of algae to atrazine, metribuzin, alachlor, and metolachlor. Environ Toxicol Chem. 17(9): 1830-1834.
  • Mayer, P., R. Cuhel, N. Nyholm. 1997. A simple in vitro fluorescence method for biomass measurements in algal growth inhibition tests. Water Research 13(10). 2525-2531.
  • Roseth, S., T. Edvardsson, T.M. Botten, J. Fuglestad. 1996. Comparison of acute toxicity of process chemicals used in the oil refinery industry, tested with the diatom, Chaetoceros gracilis, the flagellate Isochrysis galbana, and the zebra fish, Brachydanio rerio. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 15(7): 1211-1217.

Productivity Measure using DCMU

  • Berges, J.A., P.G. Falkowski. 1998. Physiological stress and cell death in marine phytoplankton: Induction of proteases in response to nitrogen or light limitation. Limnol. Oceanogr. 43(1): 129-135.
  • Cullen, J.J., A.M. Ciotti, R.F. Davis, M.R. Lewis. 1997. Optical detection and assessment of algal blooms. Limnol. Oceanogr. 42(5): 1223-1239.
  • Furuya, K., W.K.W. Li. 1992. Evaluation of photosynthetic capacity in phytoplankton by flow cytometric analysis of DCMU-enhanced chlorophyll fluorescence. Mar. Ecol. Prog.Ser. 88: 279-287.
  • Olson, R.J., A.M. Chekalyuk, H.M. Sosik. 1996. Phytoplankton photosynthetic characteristics from fluorescence induction assays of individual cells. Limnol. Oceanogr. 41(6): 1253-1263.

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