Research staff: Prof. Trevor Platt FRS

Trevor Platt

Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Prospect Place
The Hoe
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1752 633164
Fax: +44 (0) 1752 633101

Research interests

Ocean colour modelling, spectral characteristics of light penetration underwater, bio-optical properties of phytoplankton, modelling primary production, bio-geochemical cycles in the sea, climate change, biological-physical interactions in the marine system, ecological provinces in the sea, ecological indicators, phytoplankton functional types.

Current projects

Dynamical assignment of boundaries of ecological provinces by remote sensing; discrimination of phytoplankton functional types from ocean colour; variability in carbon-to-chlorophyll ratio of phytoplankton at sea; ecological indicators from space; bio-optical traits of phytoplankton functional types in the sea.

Recent publications

Platt, T., White Iii, G.N., Zhai, L., Sathyendranath, S. & Roy, S. (2009) The phenology of phytoplankton blooms: Ecosystem indicators from remote sensing. Ecological Modelling, 220(21), 3057-3069.

Barlow, R., Stuart, V., Lutz, V., Sessions, H., Sathyendranath, S., Platt, T., Kyewalyanga, M., Clementson, L., Fukasawa, M., Watanabe, S. & Devre, E. (2007) Seasonal pigment patterns of surface phytoplankton in the subtropical southern hemisphere. Deep-Sea Research Part I-Oceanographic Research Papers, 54(10), 1687-1703.

Devred, E., Sathyendranath, S. & Platt, T. (2007) Delineation of ecological provinces using ocean colour radiometry. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 346, 1-13.

Devred, E., Sathyendranath, S. & Platt, T. (2007) Relationship between the Q factor and inherent optical properties: Relevance to ocean-colour inversion algorithms. Geophysical Research Letters, 34(18).

Forget, M.H., Sathyendranath, S., Platt, T., Pommier, J., Vis, C., Kyewalyanga, M.S. & Hudon, C. (2007) Extraction of photosynthesis-irradiance parameters from phytoplankton production data: demonstration in various aquatic systems. Journal of Plankton Research, 29(3), 249-262.

Platt, T., Sathyendranath, S. & Fuentes-Yaco, C. (2007) Biological oceanography and fisheries management: perspective after 10 years. Ices Journal of Marine Science, 64(5), 863-869.

Sathyendranath, S. & Platt, T. (2007) Spectral effects in bio-optical control on the ocean system. Oceanologia, 49(1), 5-39.

Son, S., Platt, T., Fuentes-Yaco, C., Bouman, H., Devred, E., Wu, Y.S. & Sathyendranath, S. (2007) Possible biogeochemical response to the passage of Hurricane Fabian observed by satellites. Journal of Plankton Research, 29(8), 687-697.

Wu, Y., Tang, C.C.L., Sathyendranath, S. & Platt, T. (2007) The impact of bio-optical heating on the properties of the upper ocean: A sensitivity study using a 3-D circulation model for the Labrador Sea. Deep-Sea Research Part II-Topical Studies in Oceanography, 54(23-26), 2630-2642.

Wu, Y.S., Peterson, I.K., Tang, C.C.L., Platt, T., Sathyendranath, S. & Fuentes-Yaco, C. (2007) The impact of sea ice on the initiation of the spring bloom on the Newfoundland and Labrador Shelves. Journal of Plankton Research, 29(6), 509-514.

Fuentes-Yaco, C., P.A. Koeller, S. Sathyendranath, and T. Platt (2006) Shrimp (Pandalus borealis) growth and timing of the spring phytoplankton bloom on the Newfoundland-Labrador Shelf, Fisheries Oceanography, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2419.2006.00402.

Platt, T., H. Bouman, E. Devred, C. Fuentes-Yaco, and S. Sathyendranath (2005) - Physical Forcing and Phytoplankton Distributions, Scientia Marina. Vol 69 (Suppl. 1): 55-73.

Fuentes-Yaco, C., E. Devred, S. Sathyendranath, T. Platt, L. Payzant, C. Caverhill, C. Porter, H. Maass, and J.G. White III (2005) - Comparison of in situ and remotely-sensed (SeaWiFS) chlorophyll-a in the Northwest Atlantic, Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol 34(4), 341-355. (special issue on ocean colour, edited by Trevor Platt and Shailesh Nayak)

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