Research staff: Dr. Shubha Sathyendranath

Shubha Sathyendranath

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. Assistant Director of the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO)

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.

Fichot, C.G., Sathyendranath, S. & Miller, W.L. (2008) SeaUV and SeaUVC: Algorithms for the retrieval of UV/Visible diffuse attenuation coefficients from ocean color. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112(4), 1584-1602.

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.

Wu, Y.S., Platt, T., Tang, C.C.L. & Sathyendranath, S. (2007) Short-term changes in chlorophyll distribution in response to a moving storm: a modelling study. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 335, 57-68.

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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