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Professor Trevor Platt FRS

PML Professorial Fellow



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Professor Trevor Platt is a Professorial Fellow at PML.

His research interests include: the physiological ecology of marine phytoplankton; thermodynamics of open-ocean ecosystems; the influence of physical structure of the marine environment on populations living within it; submarine optics; size structure of marine communities; remote sensing of ocean colour; the ocean carbon cycle and climate change, and the ecological approach to fisheries management.

Projects

PODCAST

Pathways Of Dispersal for Cholera And Solution Tools (PODCAST)

Contact: Dr Marie-Fanny Racault

Image courtesy of the World Health Organization.Focusing on the northern Indian Ocean, a multidisciplinary team of scientists from India, Japan and...

REVIVAL

Rehabilitation of Vibrio-infested waters of Lake Vembanad, funded under the India-UK Water Quality programme (REVIVAL)

Contact: Dr Shubha Sathyendranath

Lake Vembanad is the largest body of water in Kerala, India, stretching almost 100km in length and spanning an area of over 2000km2. Its shores are...

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Other key projects

Dynamical assignment of boundaries of ecological provinces by remote sensing

Ecological indicators from space

Models for the estimation of primary production 


Recent publications

  • Sathyendranath, S; Brewin, RJW; Brockmann, C; Brotas, V; Calton, B; Chuprin, A; Cipollini, P; Couto, A; Dingle, J; Doerffer, R; Donlon, C; Dowell, M; Farman, A; Grant, MG; Groom, S; Horseman, A; Jackson, T; Krasemann, H; Lavender, S; Martinez-Vicente, V; Mazeran, C; Mélin, F; Moore, T; Müller, D; Regner, P; Roy, S; Steele, C; Steinmetz, F; Swinton, J; Taberner, M; Thompson, A; Valente, A; Zühlke, M; Brando, V; Feng, H; Feldman, G; Franz, B; Frouin, R; Gould, R; Hooker, S; Kahru, M; Kratzer, S; Mitchell, B; Muller-Karger, F; Sosik, H; Voss, K; Werdell, J; Platt, T. 2019 An Ocean-Colour Time Series for Use in Climate Studies: The Experience of the Ocean-Colour Climate Change Initiative (OC-CCI). Sensors, 19 (19). 4285. https://doi.org/10.3390/s19194285
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  • Brewin, RJW; Brewin, T; Phillips, J; Rose, S; Abdulaziz, A; Wimmer, W; Sathyendranath, S; Platt, T. 2019 A Printable Device for Measuring Clarity and Colour in Lake and Nearshore Waters. Sensors, 19 (4). 936. https://doi.org/10.3390/s19040936
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  • Shafeeque, M; Sathyendranath, S; George, G; Balchand, AN; Platt, T. 2017 Comparison of Seasonal Cycles of Phytoplankton Chlorophyll, Aerosols, Winds and Sea-Surface Temperature off Somalia. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2017.00386
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  • Platt, T; Sathyendranath, S; White, GN; Jackson, T; Saux Picart, S; Bouman, H. 2017 Primary Production: Sensitivity to Surface Irradiance and Implications for Archiving Data. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2017.00387
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  • Frouin, R; Ramon, D; Boss, E; Jolivet, D; Compiègne, M; Tan, J; Bouman, H; Jackson, T; Franz, B; Platt, T; Sathyendranath, S. 2018 Satellite Radiation Products for Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry: Needs, State-of-the-Art, Gaps, Development Priorities, and Opportunities. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00003
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  • Monolisha, S; Platt, T; Sathyendranath, S; Jayasankar, J; George, G; Jackson, T. 2018 Optical Classification of the Coastal Waters of the Northern Indian Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00087
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Selected key publications

Bouman HA, Nakane T, Oka K, Nakata K, Kurita K, Sathyendranath S, Platt T. 2010. Environmental controls on phytoplankton production in coastal ecosystems: A case study from Tokyo Bay. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 87(1), 63-72.

Platt T, Sathyendranath S, White GN, Fuentes-Yaco C, Zhai L, Devred E, Tang C. 2010. Diagnostic properties of phytoplankton time series from remote sensing. Estuaries and Coasts, 33(2), 428-439.

Zhai L, Platt T, Tang C, Sathyendranath S, Fuentes-Yaco C, Devred E, Wu YS. 2010. Seasonal and geographic variations in phytoplankton losses from the mixed layer on the Northwest Atlantic Shelf. Journal of Marine Systems, 80(1-2), 36-46.

Koeller P, Fuentes-Yaco C, Platt T, Sathyendranath S, Richards A, Ouellet P, Orr D, Skuladottir U, Wieland K, Savard L, Aschan M. 2009. basin-scale coherence in phenology of shrimps and phytoplankton in the North Atlantic Ocean. Science, 324(5928), 791-793.

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

Sathyendranath S, Stuart V, Nair A, Oka K, Nakane T, Bouman H, Forget MH, Maass H, Platt T. 2009. Carbon-to-chlorophyll ratio and growth rate of phytoplankton in the sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 383, 73-84.

Nair A, Sathyendranath S, Platt T, Morales J, Stuart V, Forget MH, Devred E, Bouman H. 2008. Remote sensing of phytoplankton functional types. Remote Sensing of the Environment, 112(8), 3366-3375.

Platt T, Sathyendranath S. 2008. Ecological indicators for the pelagic zone of the ocean from remote sensing. Remote Sensing of the Environment, 112(8), 3426-3436.

Wu YS, Platt T, Tang CCL, Sathyendranath S. 2008. Regional differences in the timing of the spring bloom in the Labrador Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 355, 9-20.

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

Rusch DB, Halpern AL, Sutton G, Heidelberg KB, Williamson S, Yooseph S, Wu DY, Eisen JA, Hoffman JM, Remington K, Beeson K, Tran B, Smith H, Baden-Tillson H, Stewart C, Thorpe J, Freeman J, Andrews-Pfannkoch C, Venter JE, Li K, Kravitz S, Heidelberg JF, Utterback T, Rogers YH, Falcon LI, Souza V, Bonilla-Rosso G, Eguiarte LE, Karl DM, Sathyendranath S, Platt T, Bermingham E, Gallardo V, Tamayo-Castillo G, Ferrari MR, Strausberg RL, Nealson K, Friedman R, Frazier M, Venter JC. 2007. The Sorcerer II global ocean sampling expedition: Northwest Atlantic through Eastern Tropical Pacific. PLOS Biology, 5(3), 398-431.