Research staff: Dr. Bob Brewin

Bob Brewin

Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Prospect Place
The Hoe
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1752 633429
Fax: +44 (0) 1752 633101

Research interests

Remote sensing of phytoplankton size class and size-specific primary production. Use of remote sensing to unravel the relationship between phytoplankton size structure and physical forcing.

Current projects

Climate Change Initiative

Recent publications

Brewin, R.J.W., Devred, E., Sathyendranath, S., Lavender, S.J. & Hardman-Mountford, N.J. (2011) Model of phytoplankton absorption based on three size classes. Applied Optics, 50(22), 4353-4364. doi: 10.1364/AO.50.004535

Brewin, R.J.W., Hardman-Mountford, N.J. & Hirata, T. (2011) Detecting phytoplankton community structure from ocean colour, in, Morales, J., Stuart, V., Platt, T., Sathyendranath, S. (Eds.) Handbook of Satellite Remote Sensing Image Interpretation: Applications for Marine Living Resources Conservation and Management, EU PRESPO and IOCCG, Dartmouth, Canada.

Brewin, R.J.W., Hardman-Mountford, N.J., Lavender, S.J., Raitsos, D.E., Hirata, T., Uitz, J., Devred, E., Bricaud, A., Ciotti, A. & Gentili, B. (2011). An intercomparison of bio-optical techniques for detecting phytoplankton size class from satellite remote sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115(2), 325-339. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2010.09.004

Brewin, R.J.W., Sathyendranath, S., Hirata, T., Lavender, S.J., Barciela, R. & Hardman-Mountford, N.J. (2010) A three-component model of phytoplankton size class from satellite remote sensing. Ecological Modelling, 221(11), 1472-1483. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2010.02.014

Brewin, R.J.W., Lavender, S.J. & Hardman-Mountford, N.J. (2010) Mapping size-specific phytoplankton primary production on a global scale, Journal of Maps, v2010, 448-462. 10.4113/jom.2010.1122.

Brewin, R.J.W., Lavender, S.J., Hardman-Mountford, N.J. & Hirata, T. (2010) A spectral response approach for detecting dominant phytoplankton size class from satellite remote sensing. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 29(2), 14-32. doi: 10.1007/s13131-010-0018-y

Hirata, T., Hardman-Mountford, N.J., Brewin, R.J.W., Aiken, J., Barlow, R., Suzuki, K., Isada, T., Howell, E., Hashioka, T., Noguchi-Aita, M. & Yamanaka, Y. (2011) Synoptic relationships between surface Chlorophyll-a and diagnostic pigments specific to phytoplankton functional types, Biogeosciences, 8, 311-327, doi: 10.5194/bg-8-311-2011M

Hirata, T., Hardman-Mountford, N.J., Barlow, R., Lamont, T., Brewin, R.J.W., Smyth, T. and Aiken, J. (2009). An inherent optical property approach to the estimation of size-specific photosynthetic rates in eastern boundary upwelling zones from satellite ocean colour: An initial assessment. Progress in Oceanography, 83: 393-397.

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