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Australian coastal health watch: Improved marine primary productivity estimates using advanced Fast Repetition Rate fluorometry

Funding: 2013: $94,199
2014: $188,107
2015: $182,953
2016: $180,114
2017: $91,070

Project Member(s): Suggett, D.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Future Fellowships)

Start year: 2014

Summary: Primary productivity by marine phytoplankton directly controls global climate, supports fisheries and is an indicator of marine ecosystem health. Successful management of the world's marine ecosystems rests on improving the accuracy with which primary productivity is measured and monitored. This internationally collaborative research program will develop a new sensor-based approach - Fast Repetition Rate fluorometry - to measure different phytoplankton groups that regulate primary productivity in Australia's complex marine environments. Application of these measurements will enable more accurate monitoring of the status of Australia's marine systems to inform ocean resource management decisions in order to safeguard marine ecosystem heath.

Publications:

Bretherton, L, Poulton, AJ, Lawson, T, Rukminasari, N, Balestreri, C, Schroeder, D, Mark Moore, C & Suggett, DJ 2019, 'Day length as a key factor moderating the response of coccolithophore growth to elevated pCO 2', Limnology and Oceanography, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 1284-1296.
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Lohr, KE, Camp, EF, Kuzhiumparambil, U, Lutz, A, Leggat, W, Patterson, JT & Suggett, DJ 2019, 'Resolving coral photoacclimation dynamics through coupled photophysiological and metabolomic profiling.', The Journal of experimental biology, vol. 222, no. Pt 8.
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Seguro, I, Marca, AD, Painting, SJ, Shutler, JD, Suggett, DJ & Kaiser, J 2019, 'High-resolution net and gross biological production during a Celtic Sea spring bloom', Progress in Oceanography, vol. 177.
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Haydon, TD, Seymour, JR & Suggett, DJ 2018, 'Soft corals are significant DMSP producers in tropical and temperate reefs', Marine Biology, vol. 165, no. 7.
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Hughes, DJ, Campbell, DA, Doblin, MA, Kromkamp, JC, Lawrenz, E, Moore, CM, Oxborough, K, Prášil, O, Ralph, PJ, Alvarez, MF & Suggett, DJ 2018, 'Roadmaps and Detours: Active Chlorophyll- a Assessments of Primary Productivity Across Marine and Freshwater Systems.', Environmental science & technology, vol. 52, pp. 12039-12054.
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Hughes, DJ, Varkey, D, Doblin, MA, Ingleton, T, Mcinnes, A, Ralph, PJ, van Dongen-Vogels, V & Suggett, DJ 2018, 'Impact of nitrogen availability upon the electron requirement for carbon fixation in Australian coastal phytoplankton communities', Limnology and Oceanography, vol. 63, no. 5, pp. 1891-1910.
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Richier, S, Achterberg, EP, Humphreys, MP, Poulton, AJ, Suggett, DJ, Tyrrell, T & Moore, CM 2018, 'Geographical CO2 sensitivity of phytoplankton correlates with ocean buffer capacity.', Global Change Biology, vol. 24, no. 9, pp. 4438-4452.
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Camp, EF, Nitschke, MR, Rodolfo-Metalpa, R, Houlbreque, F, Gardner, SG, Smith, DJ, Zampighi, M & Suggett, DJ 2017, 'Reef-building corals thrive within hot-acidified and deoxygenated waters.', Scientific reports, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 2434-2434.
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Goyen, S, Pernice, M, Szabó, M, Warner, ME, Ralph, PJ & Suggett, DJ 2017, 'A molecular physiology basis for functional diversity of hydrogen peroxide production amongst Symbiodinium spp. (Dinophyceae)', Marine Biology: international journal on life in oceans and coastal waters, vol. 164, no. 3.
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Murphy, CD, Ni, G, Li, G, Barnett, A, Xu, K, Grant-Burt, J, Liefer, JD, Suggett, DJ & Campbell, DA 2017, 'Quantitating active photosystem II reaction center content from fluorescence induction transients', Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 54-69.
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Zhu, Y, Ishizaka, J, Tripathy, SC, Wang, S, Sukigara, C, Goes, J, Matsuno, T & Suggett, DJ 2017, 'Relationship between light, community composition and the electron requirement for carbon fixation in natural phytoplankton', Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 580, pp. 83-100.
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Camp, EF, Smith, DJ, Evenhuis, C, Enochs, I, Manzello, D, Woodcock, S & Suggett, DJ 2016, 'Acclimatization to high-variance habitats does not enhance physiological tolerance of two key Caribbean corals to future temperature and pH', PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, vol. 283, no. 1831.
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Camp, EF, Suggett, DJ, Gendron, G, Jompa, J, Manfrino, C & Smith, DJ 2016, 'Mangrove and Seagrass Beds Provide Different Biogeochemical Services for Corals Threatened by Climate Change', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 3, pp. 1-16.
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Hopkins, FE, Bell, TG, Yang, M, Suggett, DJ & Steinke, M 2016, 'Air exposure of coral is a significant source of dimethylsulfide (DMS) to the atmosphere', SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, vol. 6.
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Zhu, Y, Ishizaka, J, Tripathy, SC, Wang, S, Mino, Y, Matsuno, T & Suggett, DJ 2016, 'Variation of the photosynthetic electron transfer rate and electron requirement for daily net carbon fixation in Ariake Bay, Japan', Journal of Oceanography, vol. 72, no. 5, pp. 761-776.
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Frommlet, JC, Sousa, ML, Alves, A, Vieira, SI, Suggett, DJ & Serodio, J 2015, 'Coral symbiotic algae calcify ex hospite in partnership with bacteria', PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, vol. 112, no. 19, pp. 6158-6163.
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Tamburic, B, Evenhuis, CR, Suggett, DJ, Larkum, AWD, Raven, JA & Ralph, PJ 2015, 'Gas Transfer Controls Carbon Limitation During Biomass Production by Marine Microalgae', CHEMSUSCHEM, vol. 8, no. 16, pp. 2727-2736.
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Keywords: Plant biology,Phytoplankton,Photosynthesis

FOR Codes: Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses), Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments, Plant Physiology