[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT130100202]
Researchers Dr David Suggett;
Brief description 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.
Funding Amount 736442
Funding Scheme Future Fellowships