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1045, av. de la Médecine, local 2064
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Phone : +1 418 656 2131 ext. 404880


Marcel Babin

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Laureate - Canada Excellence Research Chair
Remote Sensing of Canada New Arctic Frontier

Phone : 418-656-2205


Research Interests

I am an oceanographer with a strong expertise on light propagation and light-matter interactions in the ocean. My research activities cover the study of fundamental lightdriven processes in the ocean (e.g. photosynthesis, photo-oxidation), the optical characterization of various substances found in seawater, the description and understanding of the variations in ocean biomass production, the monitoring of light driven carbon fluxes and biomass production from space using ocean colour remote sensing, the development of the related remote sensing algorithms, and the modelling of light-driven processes in the ocean and ecosystem interactions. My research is achieved in the laboratory, in the field and using remote sensing technologies. Part of it is also based on theoretical calculations and modelling. While remote sensing and the related technical developments are central in my research program, my scientific objectives are motivated by fundamental questions on the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems.


1992 - 1996
Postdoctoral fellowship in marine optics & remote sensing
Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, France

1988 - 1991
Ph.D. Biology
Université Laval, Canada

1986 - 1987
M.Sc. Environment Sciences
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada

1983 - 1986
B.Sc. Biology
Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada

Research Experience

Director (2011 - present)
International Research Laboratory Takuvik (CNRS / ULaval) (IRL 3376)
Université Laval, Canada

Laureate (2010 - present)
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada's New Arctic Frontier
Université Laval, Canada

Scientific co-director (2015 - present)
Sentinel North - Transformative light-based technologies for health and prosperity in the Canadian North
Université Laval, Canada

Directeur de Recherche, senior scientist (2005 - 2010)
Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche
CNRS & Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, France

Visiting Scientist (2000 - 2001)
Marine Physical Laboratory
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, CA, USA

Chargé de Recherche de 1ère classe, junior scientist (1998 - 2005)
Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche
CNRS & Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, France

Research Scientist (1996 - 1997)
Engineering company, France

Scientific Leadership

Leader (2023)
QikIce 2023 : Towards an understanding of the light and ice interaction with a novel ice endoscope

Scientific Leader and CEO (2020 - present)
Amundsen Science

Leader of WP4 (2017 - present)
Nunataryuk - in situ and satellite remote sensing observations in coastal waters to assess the fate of organic matter released into coastal waters by permafrost thaw in the past and the future
Nunataryuk WP4 - Coastal Waters

Leader and Chief Scientist (2014 - 2018)
GreenEdge project - Dynamics of the phytoplankton spring bloom in Baffin Bay
International research consortium

Member, Scientific Committee (2013)
Tara Oceans Polar Circle

Member (2011 - 2015)
International Science Advisory Committee
Ocean Networks Canada

Chairman, Scientific Committee (2011 - 2015)
Chantier Arctique Francais/French Arctic Initiative

Leader (2011 - 2014)
Polar Seas Working Group
International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG)

Leader (2008 - 2012)
Malina project - Climate induced changes in biodiversity & biogeochemical fluxes in the Arctic
International consortium



Bertin, C., Carroll, D., Menemenlis, D., Dutkiewicz, S., Zhang, H., Matsuoka, A., Tank, S., Manizza, M., Miller, C. E., Babin, M., Mangin, A., & Le Fouest, V. 2023. Biogeochemical River Runoff Drives Intense Coastal Arctic Ocean CO2 Outgassing. Geophysical Research Letters 50: e2022GL102377.

Ibarbalz, F. M., Henry, N., Mahé, F., Ardyna, M., Zingone, A., Scalco, E., Lovejoy, C., Lombard, F., Jaillon, O., Iudicone, D., Malviya, S., Tara Oceans Coordinators, Sullivan, M. B., Chaffron, S., Karsenti, E., Babin, M., Boss, E., Wincker, P., Zinger, L., … Karp-Boss, L. (2023). Pan-Arctic plankton community structure and its global connectivity. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 11(1), 00060.

Joli, N., Concia, L., Mocaer, K., Guterman, J., Laude, J., Guerin, S., Sciandra, T., Bruyant, F., Ait-Mohamed, O., Beguin, M., Forget, M.-H., Bourbousse, C., Lacour, T., Bailleul, B., Tremblay, J.-E., Campbell, D., Lavaud, J., Schwab, Y., Babin, M., & Bowler, C. (2023). Hypometabolism to survive the long polar night in the diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus [Preprint]. Ecology.

Joy-Warren, H. L., K. M. Lewis, M. Ardyna, J.-É. Tremblay, M. Babin, and K. R. Arrigo. 2023. Similarity in phytoplankton photophysiology among under-ice, marginal ice, and open water environments of Baffin Bay (Arctic Ocean). Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 11.

Lebrun, M., Vancoppenolle, M., Madec, G., Babin, M., Becu, G., Lourenço, A., Nomura, D., Vivier, F., & Delille, B. (2023). Light Under Arctic Sea Ice in Observations and Earth System Models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 128(3), e2021JC018161.

Lizotte, M., Juhls, B., Matsuoka, A., Massicotte, P., Mével, G., Anikina, D. O. J., Antonova, S., Bécu, G., Béguin, M., Bélanger, S., Bossé-Demers, T., Bröder, L., Bruyant, F., Chaillou, G., Comte, J., Couture, R.-M., Devred, E., Deslongchamps, G., Dezutter, T., … Babin, M. (2023). Nunataryuk field campaigns: Understanding the origin and fate of terrestrial organic matter in the coastal waters of the Mackenzie Delta region. Earth System Science Data, 15(4), 1617-1653.

Massicotte, P., Babin, M., Fell, F., Fournier-Sicre, V., & Doxaran, D. (2023). The COASTℓOOC project dataset. Earth Syst. Sci. Data 15: 3529-3545.

Panaïotis, T., Babin, M., Biard, T., Carlotti, F., Coppola, L., Guidi, L., Hauss, H., Karp-Boss, L., Kiko, R., Lombard, F., McDonnell, A. M. P., Picheral, M., Rogge, A., Waite, A. M., Stemmann, L. & Irisson, J.-O. 2023. Three major mesoplanktonic communities resolved by in situ imaging in the upper 500 m of the global ocean. Global Ecology and Biogeography n/a.

Pedro, S., Kenny, T.-A., Maps, F., Lemire, M., Saint-Béat, B., Babin, M., Tremblay, J.-É., Yunda-Guarin, G., Moisan, M.-A., Boissinot, J., Hoover, C., Janjua, M. Y., Herbig, J., Geoffroy, M., Little, M., & Chan, L. (2023). A food web model for the Baffin Bay coastal and shelf ecosystem. Part 1: Ecopath Technical Report (p. 71 pages) [Research report].

Pedro, S., Lemire, M., Hoover, C., Saint-Béat, B., Janjua, M. Y., Herbig, J., Geoffroy, M., Yunda-Guarin, G., Moisan, M.-A., Boissinot, J., Tremblay, J.-É., Little, M., Chan, L., Babin, M., Kenny, T.-A., & Maps, F. (2023). Structure and function of the western Baffin Bay coastal and shelf ecosystem. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 11(1), 00015.


Bertin, C., Matsuoka, A., Mangin, A., Babin, M., & Le Fouest, V. (2022). Merging Satellite and in situ Data to Assess the Flux of Terrestrial Dissolved Organic Carbon From the Mackenzie River to the Coastal Beaufort Sea. Frontiers in Earth Science, 10, 694062.

Bruyant, F., Amiraux, R., Amyot, M.-P., Archambault, P., Artigue, L., Bardedo de Freitas, L., Bécu, G., Bélanger, S., Bourgain, P., Bricaud, A., Brouard, E., Brunet, C., Burgers, T., Caleb, D., Chalut, K., Clautre, H., Cornet-Barthaux, V., Coupel, P., Cusa, M., … Babin, M. (2022). The Green Edge cruise: Understanding the onset, life and fate of the Arctic phytoplankton spring bloom [Preprint]. Oceanography - Biological.

Croteau, D., Lacour, T., Schiffrine, N., Morin, P., Forget, M., Bruyant, F., Ferland, J., Lafond, A., Campbell, D. A., Tremblay, J., Babin, M., & Lavaud, J. (2022). Shifts in growth light optima among diatom species support their succession during the spring bloom in the Arctic. Journal of Ecology, 110(6), 1356-1375.

Darnis, G., Geoffroy, M., Dezutter, T., Aubry, C., Massicotte, P., Brown, T., Babin, M., Cote, D., & Fortier, L. (2022). Zooplankton assemblages along the North American Arctic: Ecological connectivity shaped by ocean circulation and bathymetry from the Chukchi Sea to Labrador Sea. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 10(1), 00053.

Delmont, T. O., Gaia, M., Hinsinger, D. D., Frémont, P., Vanni, C., Fernandez-Guerra, A., Eren, A. M., Kourlaiev, A., d'Agata, L., Clayssen, Q., Villar, E., Labadie, K., Cruaud, C., Poulain, J., Da Silva, C., Wessner, M., Noel, B., Aury, J.-M., de Vargas, C., Bowler, C., Karsenti, E., Pelletier, E., Wincker, P., Jaillon, O., Sunagawa,S., Acinas, S. G., Bork, P., Sardet, C., Stemmann, L., Lescot, M., Babin, M., … Speich, S. (2022). Functional repertoire convergence of distantly related eukaryotic plankton lineages abundant in the sunlit ocean. Cell Genomics, 2(5), 100123.

Drago, L., Panaïotis, T., Irisson, J.-O., Babin, M., Biard, T., Carlotti, F., Coppola, L., Guidi, L., Hauss, H., Karp-Boss, L., Lombard, F., McDonnell, A. M. P., Picheral, M., Rogge, A., Waite, A. M., Stemmann, L., & Kiko, R. (2022). Global Distribution of Zooplankton Biomass Estimated by In Situ Imaging and Machine Learning. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, 894372.

Guérin, S., Raguénès, L., Croteau, D., Babin, M., & Lavaud, J. (2022). Potential for the Production of Carotenoids of Interest in the Polar Diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus. Marine Drugs, 20(8), 491.

Juhls, B., Matsuoka, A., Lizotte, M., Bécu, G., Overduin, P. P., El Kassar, J., Devred, E., Doxaran, D., Ferland, J., Forget, M. H., Hilborn, A., Hieronymi, M., Leymarie, E., Maury, J., Oziel, L., Tisserand, L., Anikina, D. O. J., Dillon, M., & Babin, M. (2022). Seasonal dynamics of dissolved organic matter in the Mackenzie Delta, Canadian Arctic waters: Implications for ocean colour remote sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment, 283, 113327.

Kaneko, H., Endo, H., Henry, N., Berney, C., Mahé, F., Poulain, J., Labadie, K., Beluche, O., El Hourany, R., Tara Oceans Coordinators, Chaffron, S., Wincker, P., Nakamura, R., Karp-Boss, L., Boss, E., Bowler, C., de Vargas, C., Tomii, K., Babin, M & Ogata, H. (2022). Global observation of plankton communities from space [Preprint]. Ecology.

Kiko, R., Picheral, M., Antoine, D., Babin, M., Berline, L., Biard, T., Boss, E., Brandt, P., Carlotti, F., Christiansen, S., Coppola, L., de la Cruz, L., Diamond-Riquier, E., Durrieu de Madron, X., Elineau, A., Gorsky, G., Guidi, L., Hauss, H., Irisson, J.-O., … Stemmann, L. (2022). A global marine particle size distribution dataset obtained with the Underwater Vision Profiler 5. Earth System Science Data 14: 4315-4337.

Lacour, T., Larivière, J., Ferland, J., Morin, P.-I., Grondin, P.-L., Donaher, N., Cockshutt, A., Campbell, D. A., & Babin, M. (2022). Photoacclimation of the polar diatom Chaetoceros neogracilis at low temperature. PLOS ONE, 17(9), e0272822.

Laliberté, J., Rehm, E., Hamre, B., Goyens, C., Perovich, D. K., & Babin, M. (2022). A method to derive satellite PAR albedo time series over first-year sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 10(1), 00080.

Matsuoka, A., Babin, M., & Vonk, J. E. (2022). Decadal trends in the release of terrigenous organic carbon to the Mackenzie Delta (Canadian Arctic) using satellite ocean color data (1998-2019). Remote Sensing of Environment, 283, 113322.

Oziel, L., Massicotte, P., Babin, M., & Devred, E. (2022). Decadal changes in Arctic Ocean Chlorophyll a: Bridging ocean color observations from the 1980s to present time. Remote Sensing of Environment, 275, 113020.

Richter, D. J., R. Watteaux, T. Vannier, J. Leconte, P. Fremont, G. Reygondeau, N. Maillet, N. Henry, G. Benoit, O. Da Silva, T. O. Delmont, A. Fernandez-Guerra, S. Suweis, R. Narci, C. Berney, D. Eveillard, F. Gavory, L. Guidi, K. Labadie, E. Mahieu, J. Poulain, S. Romac, S. Roux, C. Dimier, S. Kandels, M. Picheral, S. Searson, T. O. Coordinators, Babin, M., S. Pesant, J. M. Aury, J. R. Brum, C. Lemaitre, E. Pelletier, P. Bork, S. Sunagawa, F. Lombard, L. Karp-Boss, C. Bowler, M. B. Sullivan, E. Karsenti, M. Mariadassou, I. Probert, P. Peterlongo, P. Wincker, C. de Vargas, M. R. D'Alcala, D. Iudicone, and O. Jaillon. 2022. Genomic evidence for global ocean plankton biogeography shaped by large-scale current systems. Elife 11.

Saint-Béat, B., Darnis, G., Leclerc, M., Babin, M., & Maps, F. (2022). Same mesozooplankton functional groups, different functions in three Arctic marine ecosystems. Functional Ecology, 1365-2435.14179.

Schiffrine, N., Tremblay, J., & Babin, M. (2022). Interactive effects of temperature and nitrogen source on the elemental stoichiometry of a polar diatom. Limnology and Oceanography, 67(12), 2750-2762.

Sciandra, T., Forget, M.-H., Bruyant, F., Béguin, M., Lacour, T., Bowler, C., & Babin, M. (2022). The possible fates of Fragilariopsis cylindrus (polar diatom) cells exposed to prolonged darkness. Journal of Phycology, n/a(n/a).

Sfagra, M., Eicken, H., & Babin, M. (2022). Climate Change's Profound Disruption of the Arctic Proceedings of the 45th Canada-United States Law Institute Annual Conference—Climate Change and the Arctic: Profound Disruption, Uncertain Impact. Can.-U.S. L.J., 46(1), 16-31.

Vérin, G., Domine, F., Babin, M., Picard, G., & Arnaud, L. (2022). Metamorphism of Arctic marine snow during the melt season. Impact on spectral albedo and radiative fluxes through snow [Preprint]. Snow/Energy Balance Obs/Modelling.

Vernette, C., Lecubin, J., Sánchez, P., Tara Oceans Coordinators, Acinas, S. G., Babin, M., Bork, P., Boss, E., Bowler, C., Cochrane, G., de Vargas, C., Gorsky, G., Guidi, L., Grimsley, N., Hingamp1, P., Iudicone, D., Jaillon, O., Kandels-Lewis, S., Karp-Boss, L., … Lescot, M. (2022). The Ocean Gene Atlas v2.0: Online exploration of the biogeography and phylogeny of plankton genes. Nucleic Acids Research, 50(W1), W516-W526.

Zayed, A. A., Wainaina, J. M., Dominguez-Huerta, G., Pelletier, E., Guo, J., Mohssen, M., Tian, F., Pratama, A. A., Bolduc, B., Zablocki, O., Cronin, D., Solden, L., Delage, E., Alberti, A., Aury, J.-M., Carradec, Q., da Silva, C., Labadie, K., Poulain, J., Babin, M., … Wincker, P. (2022). Cryptic and abundant marine viruses at the evolutionary origins of Earth's RNA virome. Science, 376(6589), 156-162.


Amiraux, R., Archambault, P., Moriceau, B., Lemire, M., Babin, M., Memery, L., Massé, G., & Tremblay, J.-E. (2021). Efficiency of sympagic-benthic coupling revealed by analyses of n-3 fatty acids, IP25 and other highly branched isoprenoids in two filter-feeding Arctic benthic molluscs: Mya truncata and Serripes groenlandicus. Organic Geochemistry, 151, 104160.

Amiraux, R., Rontani, J.-F., Armougom, F., Frouin, E., Babin, M., Artigue, L., & Bonin, P. (2021). Bacterial diversity and lipid biomarkers in sea ice and sinking particulate organic material during the melt season in the Canadian Arctic. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 9(1), 040.

Auad, G., Babin, M., Balton, D., Carmack, E. C., Corell, R. W., Dahl-Jensen, D., Dolgov, A. V., Elvevoll, E. O., Ershova, E., Fath, B. D., Fisher, A. M., & Forwick, M. (2021). Whither the arctic ocean? Research, knowledge needs, and development en route to the new arctic (P. Wassmann, Ed.). Fundación BBVA.

Brandao, M. C., F. Benedetti, S. Martini, Y. D. Soviadan, J. O. Irisson, J. B. Romagnan, A. Elineau, C. Desnos, L. Jalabert, A. S. Freire, M. Picheral, L. Guidi, G. Gorsky, C. Bowler, L. Karp-Boss, N. Henry, C. de Vargas, M. B. Sullivan, L. Stemmann, F. Lombard, and C. Tara Oceans Consortium. 2021. Macroscale patterns of oceanic zooplankton composition and size structure. Scientific Reports 11.

Burot, C., Amiraux, R., Bonin, P., Guasco, S., Babin, M., Joux, F., Marie, D., Vilgrain, L., Heipieper, H. J., & Rontani, J.-F. (2021). Viability and stress state of bacteria associated with primary production or zooplankton-derived suspended particulate matter in summer along a transect in Baffin Bay (Arctic Ocean). Science of The Total Environment, 770, 145252.

Chaffron, S., Delage, E., Budinich, M., Vintache, D., Henry, N., Nef, C., Ardyna, M., Zayed, A. A., Junger, P. C., Galand, P. E., Lovejoy, C., Murray, A. E., Sarmento, H., Tara Oceans coordinators, Acinas, S. G., Babin, M., Iudicone, D., Jaillon, O., Karsenti, E., … Eveillard, D. (2021). Environmental vulnerability of the global ocean epipelagic plankton community interactome. Science Advances, 7(35), eabg1921.

Croteau, D., Guérin, S., Bruyant, F., Ferland, J., Campbell, D. A., Babin, M., & Lavaud, J. (2021). Contrasting nonphotochemical quenching patterns under high light and darkness aligns with light niche occupancy in Arctic diatoms. Limnology and Oceanography, 66(S1), lno.11587.

Galí, M., Lizotte, M., Kieber, D. J., Randelhoff, A., Hussherr, R., Xue, L., Dinasquet, J., Babin, M., Rehm, E., & Levasseur, M. (2021). DMS emissions from the Arctic marginal ice zone. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 9(1), 00113.

Joli, N., Lacour, T., Freyria, N. J., Royer, S.-J., Babin, M., & Lovejoy, C. (2021). Two versions of short-term phytoplankton ecophysiology and taxonomic assemblages in the Arctic Ocean's North Water (Canada, Greenland). Journal of Plankton Research, fbab009.

Katlein, C., Langelier, J.-P., Ouellet, A., Lévesque-Desrosiers, F., Hisette, Q., Lange, B. A., Lambert-Girard, S., Babin, M., & Thibault, S. (2021). The Three-Dimensional Light Field Within Sea Ice Ridges. Geophysical Research Letters, 48(11), e2021GL093207.

Kulk, G., Platt, T., Dingle, J., Jackson, T., Jönsson, B. F., Bouman, H. A., Babin, M., Brewin, R. J. W., Doblin, M., Estrada, M., Figueiras, F. G., Furuya, K., González-Benítez, N., Gudfinnsson, H. G., Gudmundsson, K., Huang, B., Isada, T., Kovač, Ž., Lutz, V. A., … Sathyendranath, S. (2021). Correction: Kulk et al. Primary Production, an Index of Climate Change in the Ocean: Satellite-Based Estimates over Two Decades. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 826. Remote Sensing, 13(17).

Laliberté, J., Bélanger, S., & Babin, M. (2021). Seasonal and interannual variations in the propagation of photosynthetically available radiation through the Arctic atmosphere. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 9(1).

Massicotte, P., Amon, R. M. W., Antoine, D., Archambault, P., Balzano, S., Bélanger, S., Benner, R., Boeuf, D., Bricaud, A., Bruyant, F., Chaillou, G., Chami, M., Charrière, B., Chen, J., Claustre, H., Coupel, P., Delsaut, N., Doxaran, D., Ehn, J., … Babin, M. (2021). The MALINA oceanographic expedition: How do changes in ice cover, permafrost and UV radiation impact biodiversity and biogeochemical fluxes in the Arctic Ocean? Earth System Science Data, 13(4), 1561-1592.

Perron, C., Katlein, C., Lambert-Girard, S., Leymarie, E., Guinard, L.-P., Marquet, P., & Babin, M. (2021). Development of a diffuse reflectance probe for in situ measurement of inherent optical properties in sea ice. The Cryosphere, 15(9), 4483-4500.

Sampei, M., Fortier, L., Raimbault, P., Matsuno, K., Abe, Y., Quéguiner, B., Lafond, A., Babin, M., & Hirawake, T. (2021). An estimation of the quantitative impacts of copepod grazing on an under sea-ice spring phytoplankton bloom in western Baffin Bay, Canadian Arctic. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 9(1), 00092.

Stroeve, J., Vancoppenolle, M., Veyssiere, G., Lebrun, M., Castellani, G., Babin, M., Karcher, M., Landy, J., Liston, G. E., & Wilkinson, J. (2021). A Multi-Sensor and Modeling Approach for Mapping Light Under Sea Ice During the Ice-Growth Season. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7.

Toullec, J., Moriceau, B., Vincent, D., Guidi, L., Lafond, A., & Babin, M. (2021). Processes controlling aggregate formation and distribution during the Arctic phytoplankton spring bloom in Baffin Bay. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 9(1), 00001.

Trudnowska, E., Lacour, L., Ardyna, M., Rogge, A., Irisson, J. O., Waite, A. M., Babin, M., & Stemmann, L. (2021). Marine snow morphology illuminates the evolution of phytoplankton blooms and determines their subsequent vertical export. Nature Communications, 12(1), 2816.

Vilgrain, L., Maps, F., Picheral, M., Babin, M., Aubry, C., Irisson, J., & Ayata, S. (2021). Trait-based approach using in situ copepod images reveals contrasting ecological patterns across an Arctic ice melt zone. Limnology and Oceanography, 66(4), 1155-1167.


Amiraux, R., Burot, C., Bonin, P., Massé, G., Guasco, S., Babin, M., Vaultier, F., & Rontani, J.-F. (2020). Stress factors resulting from the Arctic vernal sea-ice melt. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 8(1), 076.

André, X., Le Traon, P.-Y., Le Reste, S., Dutreuil, V., Leymarie, E., Malardé, D., Marec, C., Sagot, J., Amice, M., Babin, M., Claustre, H., David, A., D'Ortenzio, F., Kolodziejczyk, N., Lagunas, J. L., Le Menn, M., Moreau, B., Nogré, D., Penkerc'h, C., … Thierry, V. (2020). Preparing the New Phase of Argo: Technological Developments on Profiling Floats in the NAOS Project. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 934.

Ardyna, M., Mundy, C. J., Mills, M. M., Oziel, L., Grondin, P.-L., Lacour, L., Verin, G., van Dijken, G., Ras, J., Alou-Font, E., Babin, M., Gosselin, M., Tremblay, J.-É., Raimbault, P., Assmy, P., Nicolaus, M., Claustre, H., & Arrigo, K. R. (2020). Environmental drivers of under-ice phytoplankton bloom dynamics in the Arctic Ocean. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 8, 30.

Babin, M. (2020). Climate change tweaks Arctic marine ecosystems. Science, 369(6500), 137-138.

Chaffron, S., Delage, E., Budinich, M., Vintache, D., Henry, N., Nef, C., Ardyna, M., Zayed, A. A., Junger, P. C., Galand, P. E., Lovejoy, C., Murray, A. E., Sarmento, H., Tara Oceans coordinators, Acinas, S. G., Babin, M., Iudicone, D., Jaillon, O., Karsenti, E., … Eveillard, D. (2021). Environmental vulnerability of the global ocean epipelagic plankton community interactome. Science Advances, 7(35), eabg1921.

Crawford, A. J., Mueller, D., Crocker, G., Mingo, L., Desjardins, L., Dumont, D., & Babin, M. (2020). Ice island thinning: Rates and model calibration with in situ observations from Baffin Bay, Nunavut. The Cryosphere, 14(3), 1067-1081.

Kulk, G., Platt, T., Dingle, J., Jackson, T., Jönsson, B. F., Bouman, H. A., Babin, M., Brewin, R. J. W. W., Doblin, M., Estrada, M., Figueiras, F. G., Furuya, K., González-Benítez, N., Gudfinnsson, H. G., Gudmundsson, K., Huang, B., Isada, T., Kovač, Ž., Lutz, V. A., … Sathyendranath, S. (2020). Primary production, an index of climate change in the ocean: Satellite-based estimates over two decades. Remote Sensing, 12(5), 826.

Lacour, L., Larouche, R., & Babin, M. (2020). In situ evaluation of spaceborne CALIOP lidar measurements of the upper-ocean particle backscattering coefficient. Optics Express, 28(18), 26989.

Lacour, T., Babin, M., & Lavaud, J. (2020). Diversity in Xanthophyll Cycle Pigments Content and Related Nonphotochemical Quenching (NPQ) Among Microalgae: Implications for Growth Strategy and Ecology. Journal of Phycology, 56(2), 245-263.

Le Traon, P.-Y., D'Ortenzio, F., Babin, M., Leymarie, E., Marec, C., Pouliquen, S., Thierry, V., Cabanes, C., Claustre, H., Desbruyères, D., Lacour, L., Lagunas, J.-L., Maze, G., Mercier, H., Penkerc'h, C., Poffa, N., Poteau, A., Prieur, L., Racapé, V., … Xing, X. (2020). Preparing the New Phase of Argo: Scientific Achievements of the NAOS Project. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7.

Massicotte, P., Amiraux, R., Amyot, M.-P., Archambault, P., Ardyna, M., Arnaud, L., Artigue, L., Aubry, C., Ayotte, P., Bécu, G., Bélanger, S., Benner, R., Bittig, H. C., Bricaud, A., Brossier, É., Bruyant, F., Chauvaud, L., Christiansen-Stowe, D., Claustre, H., … Babin, M. (2020). Green Edge ice camp campaigns: Understanding the processes controlling the under-ice Arctic phytoplankton spring bloom. Earth System Science Data, 12(1), 151-176.

Matthes, L. C., Mundy, C. J., L.-Girard, S., Babin, M., Verin, G., & Ehn, J. K. (2020). Spatial Heterogeneity as a Key Variable Influencing Spring-Summer Progression in UVR and PAR Transmission Through Arctic Sea Ice. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7.

Morin, P.I., Lacour, T., Grondin, P., Bruyant, F., Ferland, J., Forget, M., Massicotte, P., Donaher, N., Campbell, D. A., Lavaud, J., & Babin, M. (2020). Response of the sea-ice diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus to simulated polar night darkness and return to light. Limnology and Oceanography, 65(5), 1041-1060.

Oziel, L., Baudena, A., Ardyna, M., Massicotte, P., Randelhoff, A., Sallée, J.-B., Ingvaldsen, R. B., Devred, E., & Babin, M. (2020). Faster Atlantic currents drive poleward expansion of temperate phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean. Nature Communications, 11(1), 1705.

Randelhoff, A., Holding, J., Janout, M., Sejr, M. K., Babin, M., Tremblay, J.-É. É., & Alkire, M. B. (2020). Pan-Arctic Ocean Primary Production Constrained by Turbulent Nitrate Fluxes. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7.

Randelhoff, A., Lacour, L., Marec, C., Leymarie, E., Lagunas, J., Xing, X., Darnis, G., Penkerc'h, C., Sampei, M., Fortier, L., D'Ortenzio, F., Claustre, H., & Babin, M. (2020). Arctic mid-winter phytoplankton growth revealed by autonomous profilers. Science Advances, 6(39), eabc2678.

Saint-Béat, B., Fath, B. D., Aubry, C., Colombet, J., Dinasquet, J., Fortier, L., Galindo, V., Grondin, P.-L. L., Joux, F., Lalande, C., LeBlanc, M., Raimbault, P., Sime-Ngando, T., Tremblay, J.-E. E., Vaulot, D., Maps, F., Babin, M., Deming, J. W., & Bowman, J. (2020). Contrasting pelagic ecosystem functioning in eastern and western Baffin Bay revealed by trophic network modeling. Elem Sci Anth, 8(1).

Schiffrine, N., Tremblay, J.-É. É., & Babin, M. (2020). Growth and Elemental Stoichiometry of the Ecologically-Relevant Arctic Diatom Chaetoceros gelidus: A Mix of Polar and Temperate. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6.

Sunagawa, S., Acinas, S. G., Bork, P., Bowler, C., Tara Oceans Coordinators, Babin, M., Eveillard, D., Gorsky, G., Guidi, L., Iudicone, D., Karsenti, E., Lombard, F., Ogata, H., Pesant, S., Sullivan, M. B., Wincker, P., & de Vargas, C. (2020). Tara Oceans: Towards global ocean ecosystems biology. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 18(8), 428-445.

Wassmann, P., Carmack, E. C., Bluhm, B. A., Duarte, C. M., Berge, J., Brown, K., Grebmeier, J. M., Holding, J., Kosobokova, K., Kwok, R., Matrai, P., Agusti, S., Babin, M., Bhatt, U., Eicken, H., Polyakov, I., Rysgaard, S., & Huntington, H. P. (2020). Towards a unifying pan-arctic perspective: A conceptual modelling toolkit. Progress in Oceanography, 189, 102455.


Amiraux, R., Smik, L., Köseoğlu, D., Rontani, J.-F., Galindo, V., Grondin, P.-L., Babin, M., & Belt, S. T. (2019). Temporal evolution of IP25 and other highly branched isoprenoid lipids in sea ice and the underlying water column during an Arctic melting season. Elem Sci Anth, 7(1), 38.

Babin, M., Leynaert, A., & Sansoulet, J. (2019). Sous la banquise. In L'Atlas des nouveaux mondes. Cherche Midi.

Ehn, J. K., Reynolds, R. A., Stramski, D., Doxaran, D., Lansard, B., & Babin, M. (2019). Patterns of suspended particulate matter across the continental margin in the Canadian Beaufort Sea during summer. Biogeosciences, 16(7), 1583-1605.

Else, B. G. T. T., Whitehead, J. J., Galindo, V., Ferland, J., Mundy, C. J., Gonski, S. F., Ehn, J. K., Rysgaard, S., & Babin, M. (2019). Response of the Arctic Marine Inorganic Carbon System to Ice Algae and Under-Ice Phytoplankton Blooms: A Case Study Along the Fast-Ice Edge of Baffin Bay. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124(2), 1277-1293.

Galí, M., Devred, E., Babin, M., & Levasseur, M. (2019). Decadal increase in Arctic dimethylsulfide emission. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(39), 19311-19317.

Gourdal, M., Crabeck, O., Lizotte, M., Galindo, V., Gosselin, M., Babin, M., Scarratt, M., Levasseur, M., Deming, J. W., & Arrigo, K. (2019). Upward transport of bottom-ice dimethyl sulfide during advanced melting of arctic first-year sea ice. Elem Sci Anth, 7(1).

Gregory, A. C., Zayed, A. A., Conceição-Neto, N., Temperton, B., Bolduc, B., Alberti, A., Ardyna, M., Arkhipova, K., Carmichael, M., Cruaud, C., Dimier, C., Domínguez-Huerta, G., Ferland, J., Kandels, S., Liu, Y., Marec, C., Pesant, S., Picheral, M., Pisarev, S., Babin, M., … Sullivan, M. B. (2019). Marine DNA Viral Macro- and Microdiversity from Pole to Pole. Cell, 177(5), 1109-1123.e14.

Ibarbalz, F. M., Henry, N., Brandão, M. C., Martini, S., Busseni, G., Byrne, H., Coelho, L. P., Endo, H., Gasol, J. M., Gregory, A. C., Mahé, F., Rigonato, J., Royo-Llonch, M., Salazar, G., Sanz-Sáez, I., Scalco, E., Soviadan, D., Zayed, A. A., Zingone, A., Babin, M., … Wincker, P. (2019). Global Trends in Marine Plankton Diversity across Kingdoms of Life. Cell, 179(5), 1084-1097.e21.

Jamet, C., Ibrahim, A., Ahmad, Z., Angelini, F., Babin, M., Behrenfeld, M. J., Boss, E., Cairns, B., Churnside, J., Chowdhary, J., Davis, A. B., Dionisi, D., Duforêt-Gaurier, L., Franz, B., Frouin, R., Gao, M., Gray, D., Hasekamp, O., He, X., … Zhai, P.-W. (2019). Going Beyond Standard Ocean Color Observations: Lidar and Polarimetry. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6.

Lacour, T., Morin, P.-I., Sciandra, T., Donaher, N., Campbell, D. A., Ferland, J., & Babin, M. (2019). Decoupling light harvesting, electron transport and carbon fixation during prolonged darkness supports rapid recovery upon re-illumination in the Arctic diatom Chaetoceros neogracilis. Polar Biology, 42(10), 1787-1799.

Lafond, A., Leblanc, K., Quéguiner, B., Moriceau, B., Leynaert, A., Cornet, V., Legras, J., Ras, J., Parenteau, M., Garcia, N., Babin, M., & Tremblay, J.-E. (2019). Late spring bloom development of pelagic diatoms in Baffin Bay. Elem Sci Anth, 7(1), 44.

Massicotte, P., Peeken, I., Katlein, C., Flores, H., Huot, Y., Castellani, G., Arndt, S., Lange, B. A., Tremblay, J.-É., & Babin, M. (2019). Sensitivity of Phytoplankton Primary Production Estimates to Available Irradiance Under Heterogeneous Sea Ice Conditions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124(8), 5436-5450.

Matthes, L. C., Ehn, J. K., L.-Girard, S., Pogorzelec, N. M., Babin, M., & Mundy, C. J. (2019). Average cosine coefficient and spectral distribution of the light field under sea ice: Implications for primary production. Elem Sci Anth, 7(1), 25.

Oziel, L., Massicotte, P., Randelhoff, A., Ferland, J., Vladoiu, A., Lacour, L., Galindo, V., Lambert-Girard, S., Dumont, D., Cuypers, Y., Bouruet-Aubertot, P., Mundy, C.-J., Ehn, J., Bécu, G., Marec, C., Forget, M.-H., Garcia, N., Coupel, P., Raimbault, P., … Babin, M. (2019). Environmental factors influencing the seasonal dynamics of spring algal blooms in and beneath sea ice in western Baffin Bay. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 7(34).

Randelhoff, A., Oziel, L., Massicotte, P., Bécu, G., Galí, M., Lacour, L., Dumont, D., Vladoiu, A., Marec, C., Bruyant, F., Houssais, M.-N., Tremblay, J.-É., Deslongchamps, G., & Babin, M. (2019). The evolution of light and vertical mixing across a phytoplankton ice-edge bloom. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 7, 20.

Salazar, G., Paoli, L., Alberti, A., Huerta-Cepas, J., Ruscheweyh, H.-J., Cuenca, M., Field, C. M., Coelho, L. P., Cruaud, C., Engelen, S., Gregory, A. C., Labadie, K., Marec, C., Pelletier, E., Royo-Llonch, M., Roux, S., Sánchez, P., Uehara, H., Zayed, A. A., Babin, M., … Wincker, P. (2019). Gene Expression Changes and Community Turnover Differentially Shape the Global Ocean Metatranscriptome. Cell, 179(5), 1068-1083.e21.

Sansoulet, J., Pangrazi, J.-J., Sardet, N., Mirshak, S., Fayad, G., Bourgain, P., & Babin, M. (2019). Green Edge Outreach Project: A large-scale public and educational initiative. Polar Record, 55(4), 227-234.

Smith, G. C., Allard, R., Babin, M., Bertino, L., Chevallier, M., Corlett, G., Crout, J., Davidson, F., Delille, B., Gille, S. T., Hebert, D., Hyder, P., Intrieri, J., Lagunas, J., Larnicol, G., Kaminski, T., Kater, B., Kauker, F., Marec, C., … Yang, Q. (2019). Polar Ocean Observations: A Critical Gap in the Observing System and Its Effect on Environmental Predictions From Hours to a Season. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6.

Verin, G., Dominé, F., Babin, M., Picard, G., & Arnaud, L. (2019). Metamorphism of Arctic marine snow during the melt season. Impact on albedo. The Cryosphere Discuss., 2019, 1-29.


Ehn, J. K., Reynolds, R. A., Stramski, D., Doxaran, D., & Babin, M. (2018). Patterns of suspended particulate matter across the continental margin in the Canadian Beaufort Sea. Biogeosciences Discussions, June, 1-37.

Fouest, V. Le, Matsuoka, A., Manizza, M., Shernetsky, M., Tremblay, B., & Babin, M. (2018). Towards an assessment of riverine dissolved organic carbon in surface waters of the western Arctic Ocean based on remote sensing and biogeochemical modeling. Biogeosciences.

Galí, M., Levasseur, M., Devred, E., Simó, R., & Babin, M. (2018). Sea-surface dimethylsulfide (DMS) concentration from satellite data at global and regional scales. Biogeosciences, 15(11), 3497-3519.

Goyens, C., Marty, S., Leymarie, E., Antoine, D., Babin, M., & Bélanger, S. (2018). High Angular Resolution Measurements of the Anisotropy of Reflectance of Sea Ice and Snow. Earth and Space Science, 5(1), 30-47.

Joli, N., Gosselin, M., Ardyna, M., Babin, M., Onda, D. F., Tremblay, J. É., & Lovejoy, C. (2018). Need for focus on microbial species following ice melt and changing freshwater regimes in a Janus Arctic Gateway. Scientific Reports, 8(1).

Lacour, T., Larivière, J., Ferland, J., Bruyant, F., Lavaud, J., & Babin, M. (2018). The Role of Sustained Photoprotective Non-photochemical Quenching in Low Temperature and High Light Acclimation in the Bloom-Forming Arctic Diatom Thalassiosira gravida. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5.

Lagunas-Morales, J., Leymarie, É., Marec, C., Babin, M., Penkerc'h, C., Desaulniers, P., Brousseau, D., Larochelle, P., Thibault, S., Roy, G., Fournier, G., & Rehm, E. (2018). Sea-ice detection for autonomous underwater vehicles and oceanographic lagrangian platforms by continuous-wave laser polarimetry. In W. “Will” Hou & R. A. Arnone (Eds.), Ocean Sensing and Monitoring X (p. 34). SPIE.

Massicotte, P., Bécu, G., Lambert-Girard, S., Leymarie, E., & Babin, M. (2018). Estimating Underwater Light Regime under Spatially Heterogeneous Sea Ice in the Arctic. Applied Sciences, 8(12), 2693.

Neukermans, G., Oziel, L., & Babin, M. (2018). Increased intrusion of warming Atlantic water leads to rapid expansion of temperate phytoplankton in the Arctic. Global Change Biology, 24(6), 2545-2553.

Renaut, S., Devred, E., & Babin, M. (2018). Northward Expansion and Intensification of Phytoplankton Growth During the Early Ice-Free Season in Arctic. In Geophysical Research Letters (Vol. 45, Issue 19).

Rontani, J.-F., Amiraux, R., Lalande, C., Babin, M., Kim, H.-R., & Belt, S. T. (2018). Use of palmitoleic acid and its oxidation products for monitoring the degradation of ice algae in Arctic waters and bottom sediments. Organic Geochemistry, 124, 88-102.

Saint-Béat, B., Maps, F., & Babin, M. (2018). Unraveling the intricate dynamics of planktonic Arctic marine food webs. A sensitivity analysis of a well-documented food web model. Progress in Oceanography, 160, 167-185.

Somayajula, S. A., Devred, E., Bélanger, S., Antoine, D., Vellucci, V., & Babin, M. (2018). Evaluation of sea-surface photosynthetically available radiation algorithms under various sky conditions and solar elevations. Applied Optics, 57(12), 3088.

Wollenburg, J. E., Katlein, C., Nehrke, G., Nöthig, E. M., Matthiessen, J., Wolf-Gladrow, D. A., Nikolopoulos, A., Gázquez-Sanchez, F., Rossmann, L., Assmy, P., Babin, M., Bruyant, F., Beaulieu, M., Dybwad, C., & Peeken, I. (2018). Ballasting by cryogenic gypsum enhances carbon export in a Phaeocystis under-ice bloom. Scientific Reports, 8(1).


Ardyna, M., Babin, M., Devred, E., Forest, A., Gosselin, M., Raimbault, P., & Tremblay, J. (2017). Shelf-basin gradients shape ecological phytoplankton niches and community composition in the coastal Arctic Ocean (Beaufort Sea). Limnology and Oceanography, 62(5), 2113-2132.

Babin, M. (2017). Marine biology: Polar merry-go-round. In Nature Geoscience (Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 74-75).

Calleja, M. L., Kerhervé, P., Bourgeois, S., Kędra, M., Leynaert, A., Devred, E., Babin, M., & Morata, N. (2017). Effects of increase glacier discharge on phytoplankton bloom dynamics and pelagic geochemistry in a high Arctic fjord. Progress in Oceanography, 159, 195-210.

Galindo, V., Gosselin, M., Lavaud, J., Mundy, C. J., Else, B., Ehn, J., Babin, M., & Rysgaard, S. (2017). Pigment composition and photoprotection of Arctic sea ice algae during spring. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 585, 49-69.

Lacour, T., Larivière, J., & Babin, M. (2017). Growth, Chl a content, photosynthesis, and elemental composition in polar and temperate microalgae. In Limnology and Oceanography (Vol. 62, Issue 1, pp. 43-58).

Matsuoka, A., Boss, E., Babin, M., Karp-Boss, L., Hafez, M., Chekalyuk, A., Proctor, C. W., Werdell, P. J., & Bricaud, A. (2017). Pan-Arctic optical characteristics of colored dissolved organic matter: Tracing dissolved organic carbon in changing Arctic waters using satellite ocean color data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 200, 89-101.

Onda, D. F. L., Medrinal, E., Comeau, A. M., Thaler, M., Babin, M., & Lovejoy, C. (2017). Seasonal and Interannual Changes in Ciliate and Dinoflagellate Species Assemblages in the Arctic Ocean (Amundsen Gulf, Beaufort Sea, Canada). Frontiers in Marine Science, 4.


Galí, M., Kieber, D. J., Romera-Castillo, C., Kinsey, J. D., Devred, E., Pérez, G. L., Westby, G. R., Marrasé, C., Babin, M., Levasseur, M., Duarte, C. M., Agustí, S., & Simó, R. (2016). CDOM sources and photobleaching control quantum yields for oceanic DMS photolysis. Environmental Science and Technology, 50(24), 13361-13370.

Lee, Y. J., Matrai, P. A., Friedrichs, M. A. M., Saba, V. S., Aumont, O., Babin, M., Buitenhuis, E. T., Chevallier, M., de Mora, L., Dessert, M., Dunne, J. P., Ellingsen, I. H., Feldman, D., Frouin, R., Gehlen, M., Gorgues, T., Ilyina, T., Jin, M., John, J. G., … Zhang, J. (2016). Net primary productivity estimates and environmental variables in the Arctic Ocean: An assessment of coupled physical-biogeochemical models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121(12), 8635-8669.

Matsuoka, A., Babin, M., & Devred, E. C. (2016). A new algorithm for discriminating water sources from space: A case study for the southern Beaufort Sea using MODIS ocean color and SMOS salinity data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 184, 124-138.


Babin, M., Bélanger, S., Ellingsen, I., Forest, A., Le Fouest, V., Lacour, T., Ardyna, M., & Slagstad, D. (2015). Estimation of primary production in the Arctic Ocean using ocean colour remote sensing and coupled physical-biological models: Strengths, limitations and how they compare. Progress in Oceanography, 139, 197-220.

Coupel, P., Matsuoka, A., Ruiz-Pino, D., Gosselin, M., Marie, D., Tremblay, J. E., & Babin, M. (2015). Pigment signatures of phytoplankton communities in the Beaufort Sea. Biogeosciences, 12(4), 991-1006.

Doxaran, D., Devred, E., & Babin, M. (2015). A 50 % increase in the mass of terrestrial particles delivered by the Mackenzie River into the Beaufort Sea (Canadian Arctic Ocean) over the last 10 years. Biogeosciences, 12(11), 3551-3565.

Galí, M., Devred, E., Levasseur, M., Royer, S. J., & Babin, M. (2015). A remote sensing algorithm for planktonic dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) and an analysis of global patterns. Remote Sensing of Environment, 171, 171-184.

Lee, Y. J., Matrai, P. A., Friedrichs, M. A. M., Saba, V. S., Antoine, D., Ardyna, M., Asanuma, I., Babin, M., Bélanger, S., Benoît-Gagné, M., Devred, E., Fernández-Méndez, M., Gentili, B., Hirawake, T., Kang, S. H., Kameda, T., Katlein, C., Lee, S. H., Lee, Z., … Westberry, T. K. (2015). An assessment of phytoplankton primary productivity in the Arctic Ocean from satellite ocean color/in situ chlorophyll-a based models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120(9), 6508-6541.

Le Fouest, V., Manizza, M., Tremblay, B., & Babin, M. (2015). Modelling the impact of riverine DON removal by marine bacterioplankton on primary production in the Arctic Ocean. Biogeosciences, 12(11), 3385-3402.

Matsuoka, A., Ortega-Retuerta, E., Bricaud, A., Arrigo, K. R., & Babin, M. (2015). Characteristics of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in the Western Arctic Ocean: Relationships with microbial activities. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 118, 44-52.

Miquel, J. C., Gasser, B., Martín, J., Marec, C., Babin, M., Fortier, L., & Forest, A. (2015). Downward particle flux and carbon export in the Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean; The Malina experiment. Biogeosciences, 12(16), 5103-5117.

Monier, A., Comte, J., Babin, M., Forest, A., Matsuoka, A., & Lovejoy, C. (2015). Oceanographic structure drives the assembly processes of microbial eukaryotic communities. ISME Journal, 9, 990-1002.


Antoine, D., Babin, M., Berthon, J.-F., Bricaud, A., Gentili, B., Loisel, H., Maritorena, S., Stramski, D., 2014. Shedding Light on the Sea: André Morel's Legacy to Optical Oceanography. Annual Reviews of Marine Science, 6, 1-21

Ardyna, M., Babin, M., Gosselin, M., Devred, E., Rainville, L., Tremblay, J.-É., 2014. Recent Arctic Ocean sea-ice loss triggers novel fall phytoplankton blooms. Geophysical Research Letters 17: 6207-6212.

Forest, A., Coupel, P., Else, B., Nahavadian, S., Lansard, B., Raimbault, P., Papakyriakou, T., Gratton, Y., Fortier, L., Tremblay, J.-É., Babin, M., 2014. Synoptic evaluation of carbon cycling in the Beaufort Sea during summer: contrasting river inputs, ecosystem metabolism and air-sea CO2 fluxes. Biogeosciences, 11, 2827-2856

Lavoie, M., Levasseur, M., & Babin, M. (2014). Testing the potential ballast role for dimethylsulfoniopropionate in marine phytoplankton: A modeling study. Journal of Plankton Research.

Matsuoka, A., Babin, M., Doxaran, D., Hooker, S.B., Mitchell, B.G., Bélanger, S., Bricaud, A., 2014. A synthesis of light absorption properties of the Arctic Ocean: application to semianalytical estimates of dissolved organic carbon concentrations from space. Biogeosciences, 11, 3131-3147

Sahlin, J., Mostafavi, M.A., Forest, A., Babin, M., 2014. Assessment of 3D Spatial Interpolation Methods for Study of the Marine Pelagic Environment. Marine Geodesy, 37, 238-266.

Tremblay, J.-É., Raimbault, P., Garcia, N., Lansard, B., Babin, M., Gagnon, J., 2014. Impact of river discharge, upwelling and vertical mixing on the nutrient loading and productivity of the Canadian Beaufort Shelf. Biogeosciences, 11, 4853-4868


Antoine, D., Hooker, S., Bélanger, S., Matsuoka, A., Babin, M., 2013. Apparent optical properties of the Canadian Beaufort Sea - Part 1: Observational overview and water column relationships. Biogeosciences, 10, 4493-4509.

Ardyna, M., Babin, M., Gosselin, M., Devred, E.C., Bélanger, S., Matsuoka, A., Tremblay, J.-E., 2013. Parameterization of vertical chlorophyll a in the Arctic Ocean: impact of the subsurface chlorophyll maximum on regional, seasonal, and annual primary production estimates. Biogeosciences, 10, 4383-4404.

Bélanger, S., Babin, M., Tremblay, J.-É., 2013. Increasing cloudiness in Arctic damps the increase in phytoplankton primary production due to sea ice receding. Biogeosciences, 10.

Bélanger, S., Cizmeli, S.A., Ehn, J., Matsuoka, A., Doxaran, D., Hooker, S., Babin, M 2013. Light absorption and partitioning in Arctic Ocean surface waters: impact of multiyear ice melting. Biogeosciences, 10, 6433-6452.

Devred, E., D., Turpie, K.R., Moses, W., Klemas, V.V., Moisan, T., Babin, M., Toro-Farmer, G., Forget, M.-H., Jo, Y.-H., 2013. Future Retrievals of Water Column Bio-Optical Properties using the Hyperspectral Infrared Imager (HyspIRI). Remote Sensing, 5, 6812-6837.

Fichot, C.G., Kaiser, K., Hooker, S.B., Amon, R.M.W., Babin, M., Bélanger, S., A., W.S., Benner, R., 2013. Pan-Arctic distributions of continental runoff in the Arctic Ocean. Scientific Reports, 3, 1053 doi:10.1038/srep01053.

Forest, A., Babin, M., Stemmann, L., Picheral, M., Sampei, M., Fortier, L., Gratton, Y., Bélanger, S., Devred, E.C., Sahlin, J., Doxaran, D., Joux, F., Ortega-Retuerta, E., Martín, J., Jeffrey, W.H., Gasser, B., Miquel, J.-C., 2013. Ecosystem function and particle flux dynamics across the Mackenzie Shelf (Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean): an integrative analysis of spatial variability and biophysical forcings. Biogeosciences, 10, 2833-2866.

Huot, Y., Babin, M., Bruyant, F., 2013. Photosynthetic parameters in the Beaufort Sea in relation to the phytoplankton community structure. Biogeosciences, 10, 3445-3454.

Le Fouest, V., Tremblay, J.-É., Babin, M., 2013. The fate of riverine nutrients on Arctic shelves. Biogeosciences, 10, 3661-3677.

Le Fouest, V., Zakardjian, B., Xie, H., Raimbault, P., Joux, F., Babin, M., 2013. Modeling plankton ecosystem functioning and nitrogen fluxes in the oligotrophic waters of the Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean: a focus on light-driven processes. Biogeosciences, 10, 4785-4800.

Matsuoka, A., Hooker, S.B., Bricaud, A., Gentili, B., Babin, M., 2013. Estimating absorption coefficients of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) using a semi-analytical algorithm for southern Beaufort Sea waters: application to deriving concentrations of dissolved organic carbon from space. Biogeosciences, 10, 917-927

Song, G., Xie, H., Bélanger, S., Leymarie, E., Babin, M., 2013. Spectrally resolved efficiencies of carbon monoxide (CO) photoproduction in the western Canadian Arctic: particles versus solutes. Biogeosciences, 10, 3731-3748.


Babin, M., Stramski, D., Reynolds, R.A., Wright, V.M., Leymarie, E., 2012. Determination of the volume scattering function of aqueous particle suspensions with a laboratory multi-angle light scattering instrument. Applied Optics, 51, 3853-3873.

Doxaran, D., Ehn, J., Bélanger, S., Hooker, S., Babin, M., 2012. Optical characterisation of suspended particles in the Mackenzie River plume (Canadian Arctic Ocean) and implications for ocean colour remote sensing. Biogeosciences, 9, 3213-3229.

Durantou, L., Rochon, A., Ledu, D., Massé, G., Schmidt, S., Babin, M., 2012. Quantitative reconstruction of sea-surface conditions over the last 150 yr in the Beaufort Sea based on dinoflagellate cyst assemblages: the role of large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns. Biogeosciences, 9, 5391-5406.

Forest, A., Stemmann, L., Picheral, M., Burdorf, L., Fortier, L., Babin, M., 2012. Size distribution of particles and zooplankton across the shelf-basin system in southeast Beaufort Sea: combined results from an Underwater Vision Profiler and vertical net tows. Biogeosciences, 9, 1301-1320.

Matsuoka, A., Bricaud, A., Benner, R., Para, J., Sempéré, R., Prieur, L., Bélanger, S., Babin, M., 2012. Tracing the transport of colored dissolved organic matter in water masses of the Southern Beaufort Sea: relationship with hydrographic characteristics. Biogeosciences, 9, 925-940.

Ortega-Retuerta, E., Jeffrey, W.H., Babin, M., Belanger, S., Benner, R., Marie, D., Matsuoka, A., Raimbault, P., Joux, F., 2012. Carbon fluxes in the Canadian Arctic: patterns and drivers of bacterial abundance, production and respiration on the Beaufort Sea margin. Biogeosciences, 9, 3679-3692.

Simis, S.G.H., Huot, Y., Babin, M., Seppälä, J., Mersamaa, L., 2012. Optimization of variable fluorescence measurements of phytoplankton communities with cyanobacteria. Photosynthesis Research, 112, 13-30.

Xie, H., Bélanger, S., Song, G., Benner, R., Taalba, A., Blais, M., Tremblay, J.-É., Babin, M., 2012. Photoproduction of ammonium in the southeastern Beaufort Sea and its biogeochemical implications. Biogeosciences, 9, 3047-3061.


Doron, M., Babin, M., Hembise, O., Mangin, A., Garnesson, P., 2011. Ocean transparency from space: validation of algorithms estimating Secchi depth using MERIS, MODIS and SeaWiFS data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 2986-3001.

Doron, M., Bélanger, S., Doxaran, D., Babin, M. 2011. Spectral variations in the near-infrared ocean reflectance. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 1617-1631.

Durrieu de Madron, X., Guieu, C., Sempéré, R., Conan, P., Cossa, D., D'Ortenzio, F., Estournel, C., Gazeau, F., Rabouille, C., Stemmann, L., Bonnet, S., Diaz, F., Koubbi, P., Radakovitch, O., Babin, M., others, 2011. Marine ecosystems' responses to climatic and anthropogenic forcings in the Mediterranean. Progress in Oceanography, 91, 97-166.

Lefouest, V., Postlethwaite, C., Morales Maqueda, M.A., Bélanger, S., Babin, M. 2011. On the role of tides and strong wind events in promoting summer primary production in the Barents Sea. Continental Shelf Research, 31, 1869-1879.

Matsuoka, A., Hill, V., Huot, Y., Babin, M., Bricaud, A., 2011. Seasonal variability in the light absorption coefficient of phytoplankton, non-algal particles, and colored dissolved organic matter in western Arctic waters: parameterization of the individual components of absorption for ocean color applications. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C02007, doi:02010.01029/02009JC005594.


Bricaud, A., Babin, M., Claustre, H., Ras, J., Tièche, F., 2010. Light absorption properties and absorption budget of Southeast Pacific waters. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, C08009,

Huot, Y., Babin, M. 2010. Overview of fluorescence protocols: Theory, basic concepts, and practice. Developments in Applied Phycology, 4, 31-74.

Leymarie, E., Doxaran, D., Babin, M. 2010. Uncertainties associated to measurements of inherent optical properties in natural waters. Applied Optics, 49, 5415-5436.


Doxaran, D., Froidefond, J.-M., Castaing, P., Babin, M., 2009. Dynamics of the turbidity maximum zone in a macrotidal estuary (the Gironde, France): Observations from field and MODIS satellite data. Esturaine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 81, 321-332.

Doxaran, D., Ruddick, K., McKee, D., Gentili, B., Taillez, D., Chami, M., Babin, M. 2009. Spectral variations of light scattering by marine particles in coastal waters, from visible to near infrared. Limnology and Oceanography, 54, 1257-1271.


Bélanger, S., Babin, M., Larouche, P., 2008. An empirical ocean color algorithm for estimating the contribution of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter to total light absorption in optically complex waters. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, C04027.

Stramski, D., Reynolds, R.A., Babin, M., Kaczmarek, S., Lewis, M.R., Röttgers, R., Sciandra, A., Twardowski, M.S., Claustre, H., 2008. Relationships between the surface concentration of particulate organic carbon and optical properties in the eastern South Pacific and eastern Atlantic Oceans. Biogeosciences, 5, 171-201.

Uitz, J., Huot, Y., Bruyant, F., Babin, M., Claustre, H., 2008. Relating phytoplankton photophysiological properties to community structure on large scale. Limnology and Oceanography, 53, 614-630


Bélanger, S., Ehn, J., Babin, M. 2007. Impact of sea ice on the retrieval of water-leaving reflectance, chlorophyll a concentration and inherent optical properties from satellite Ocean Color data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 111, 51-68.

Doron, M., Babin, M., Mangin, A., Fanton d'Andon, O., 2007. Estimation of light penetration, and horizontal and vertical visibility in oceanic and coastal waters from surface reflectance. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, C06003,

Doxaran, D., Leymarie, E., Babin, M. 2007. Near-infrared light scattering by particles in coastal waters. Optics Express, 15, 12834-12849.

Huot, Y., Babin, M., Bruyant, F., Grob, C., Twardowski, M.S., Claustre, H., 2007. Does chlorophyll a provide the best index of phytoplankton biomass for primary productivity studies? Biogeosciences, 4, 853-868.

Matsuoka, A., Huot, Y., Shimada, K., Saitoh, S.I., Babin, M., 2007. Bio-optical characteristics of the western Arctic Ocean: implications for ocean color algorithms. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 33, 503-518.

Morel, A., Gentili, B., Claustre, H., Babin, M., Bricaud, A., Ras, J., Tièche, F., 2007. Optical properties of the "clearest" natural waters". Limnology and Oceanography, 52, 217-229.

Oubelkheir, K., Claustre, H., Bricaud, A., Babin, M., 2007. Partitioning total spectral absorption in phytoplankton and colored detrital material contributions. Limnology and Oceanography Methods, 5, 384-395.

Prasil, O., Suggett, D.J., Cullen, J.J., Babin, M., Govindjee, 2007. Aquafluo 2007: chlorophyll fluorescence in aquatic sciences, an international conference held in Noveá Hrady. Photosynthesis Research, 95, 111-115.

Stramski, D., Babin, M., Wozniak, S.B., 2007. Variations in the optical properties of terrigenous mineral-rich particulate matter suspended in seawater. Limnology and Oceanography, 52, 2418-2433.


Bélanger, S., Xie, H., Krotkov, N., Larouche, P., Vincent, W.F., Babin, M., 2006. Enhancement of photomineralization of terrigenous dissolved organic matter in arctic coastal waters from 1979 to 2003: Implications of climate change. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 20, GB4005,


Babin, M., Cullen, J.J., Roesler, C.S., Donaghay, P.L., Doucette, G.J., Kahru, M., Lewis, M.R., Scholin, C.A., Sieracki, M.E., Sosik, H.M., 2005. New Approaches and Technologies for Observing Harmful Algal Blooms. Oceanography, 18, 210-227.

Bruyant, F., Babin, M., Genty, B., Prasil, O., Behrenfeld, M.J., Claustre, H., Bricaud, A., Holtzendorff, J., Koblizek, M., Garczarek, L., Partensky, F., 2005. Diel variations in the photosynthetic parameters of Prochlorococcus strain PCC 9511: combined effects of light and cell cycle. Limnology and Oceanography, 50, 850-863.

Claustre, H., Babin, M., Merien, D., Ras, J., Prieur, L., Dallot, S., Prasil, O., Dousova, H., Moutin, T., 2005. Towards a taxon-specific parameterization of bio-optical models of primary production a case study in the North Atlantic. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110.

Oubelkheir, K., Claustre, H., Babin, M., Sciandra, A., 2005. The comparative bio-optical and biogeochemical properties of contrasted trophic regimes. Limnology and Oceanography 50: 1795-1809.


Babin, M Stramski, D., 2004. Variations in the mass-specific absorption coefficient of mineral particles suspended in water. Limnology and Oceanography, 49, 756-767.

Behrenfeld, M.J., Prasil, O., Babin, M., Bruyant, F., 2004. In search of a physiological basis for covariations in light-limited and light-saturated photosynthesis. Journal of Phycology, 40, 4-25.


Babin, M., Morel, A., Fournier-Sicre, V., Fell, F., Stramski, D., 2003. Light scattering properties of marine particles in coastal and oceanic waters as related to the particle mass concentration. Limnology and Oceanography, 48, 843-859.

Babin, M., Stramski, D., Ferrari, G.M., Claustre, H., Bricaud, A., Obolensky, G., Hoepffner, N., 2003. Variations in the light absorption coefficients of phytoplankton, non-algal particles, and dissolved organic matter in coastal waters around Europe. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108, 3211

Ferrari, G.M., Bo, G., Babin, M., 2003. Geo-chemical and optical characterization of suspended matter in European coastal waters. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 57, 17-24.


Babin, M., Stramski, D., 2002. Light absorption by aquatic particles in the near-infrared spectral region. Limnology and Oceanography, 47, 911-915.

Claustre, H., Bricaud, A., Babin, M., Bruyant, F., Guillou, L., Le Gall, F., Partensky, F., 2002. Diel variations in Prochlorococcus optical properties. Limnology and Oceanography, 47.

Claustre, H., Morel, A., Hooker, S.B., Babin, M., Antoine, D., Oubelkheir, K., Bricaud, A., Leblanc, K., Quéguiner, B., Maritorena, S., 2002. Is desert dust making oligotrophic waters greener? Geophysical Research Letters, 29.

Maritorena, S., Payri, C., Babin, M., Claustre, H., Bonnafous, L., Morel, A., 2002. Photoacclimation in Pocillopora verrucosa zooxanthellae: comparison with a pelagic algal community. Oceanologica Acta, 25, 125-134.


Bruyant, F., Babin, M., Sciandra, A., Marie, D., Genty, B., Claustre, H., Blanchot, J., Bricaud, A., Rippka, R., Boulben, F., Louis, F., Partensky, F., 2001. An axenic cyclostat of Prochlorococcus PCC 9511 with a simulator of natural light regimes. Journal of Aplied Phycology, 13, 135-142.

Garczarek, L., Partensky, F., Irlbacher, H., Holtzendorff, J., Babin, M., Mary, I., Thomas, J.-C., Hess, W.R., 2001. Differential expression of antenna and core genes in Prochlorococcus PCC 9511 (Oxyphotobacteria) grown under a modulated light-dark cycle. Environmental Microbiology, 3, 168-175.

Loisel, H., Stramski, D., Mitchell, B.G., Fell, F., Fournier-Sicre, V., Lemasle, B., Babin, M., 2001. Comparison of the ocean inherent optical properties obtained from measurements and inverse modeling. Applied Optics, 36, 769-777.


Claustre, H., Fell, F., Oubelkheir, K., Prieur, L., Sciandra, A., Gentili, B., Babin, M., 2000. Continuous monitoring of surface optical properties across a geostrophic front: biogeochemical inferences. Limnology and Oceanography, 45, 309-321.

Sciandra, A., Lazzara, L., Claustre, H., Babin, M., 2000. Responses of the growth rate, pigment composition and optical properties of Cryptomonas sp. to light and nitrogen stresses. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 201, 107-120.

Tassan, S., Ferrari, G.M., Bricaud, A., Babin, M., 2000. Variability of the amplification factor of light absorption by filter-retained aquatic particles in the coastal environment. Journal of Plankton Research, 22, 659-668.


Claustre, H., Morel, A., Babin, M., Caillau, C., Marie, D., Marty, J.-C., Vaulot, D., 1999. Variability in particle attenuation and stimulated fluorescence in the tropical and equatorial Pacific: scales, patterns and some biogeochemical implications. Journal of Geophysical Research, 104, 3401-3422.


Behrenfeld, M.J., Prasil, O., Kolber, Z., Babin, M., Falkowski, P.G., 1998. Changes in electron turnover rates protect photosynthesis from photoinhibition. Photosynthesis Research, 58, 259-268.

Bricaud, A., Morel, A., Babin, M., Allali, K., Claustre, H., 1998. Variations of light absorption by suspended particles with chlorophyll a concentration in oceanic 'case 1) waters: Analysis and implications for bio-optical models. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, 31033-31044.


Nieke, B., Reuter, R., Heuermann, R., Wang, H., Babin, M., Therriault, J.-C., 1997. Light absorption and fluorescence properties of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM), in the St. Lawrence Estuary (Case 2 Waters). Continental Shelf Research, 17.


Babin, M., Morel, A., Claustre, H., Bricaud, A., Kolber, Z., Falkowski, P.G., 1996. Nitrogen- and irradiance-dependent variations of the maximum quantum yield of carbon fixation in eutrophic, mesotrophic and oligotrophic marine systems. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 43, 1241-1272.

Babin, M., Morel, A., Gentili, B., 1996. Remote sensing of sea surface Sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence: consequences of natural variations in the optical characteristics of phytoplankton and the quantum yield of chlorophyll a fluorescence. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 17, 2417-2448.

Morel, A., Antoine, D., Babin, M., Dandonneau, Y., 1996. Measured and modeled primary production in the Northeast Atlantic (EUMELI JGOFS program): The impact of natural variations in photosynthetic parameters on model predictive skill. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 43, 1273-1304.

1995 and before

Allali, K., Bricaud, A., Babin, M., Morel, A., Chang, P., 1995. A new method for measuring spectral absorption coefficients of marine particles. Limnology and Oceanography, 40, 1526-1532.

Babin, M., Therriault, J.-C., Legendre, L., 1991. Potential utilization of temperature in estimating primary production from remote sensing data in coastal and estuarine waters. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 33, 559-579.

Babin, M., Therriault, J.-C., Legendre, L., Condal, A., 1993. Variations in the specific absorption coefficient for natural phytoplankton assemblages: Impact on estimates of primary production. Limnology and Oceanography, 38, 154-177.

Babin, M., Morel, A., Gagnon, R., 1994. An incubator designed for extensive and sensitive measurements of phytoplankton photosynthetic parameters. Limnology and Oceanography, 39, 694-702.

Babin, M., Therriault, J.-C., Legendre, L., Nieke, B., Reuter, R., Condal, A., 1995. Relationship between the maximum quantum yield of carbon fixation and the minimum quantum yield of chlorophyll a in vivo fluorescence in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Limnology and Oceanography, 40, 956-968.

Bricaud, A., Babin, M Morel, A., Claustre, H., 1995. Variability in the chlorophyll-specific absorption coefficients of natural phytoplankton: Analysis and parameterization. Journal of Geophysical Research, 100, 13321-13332.

Books (edited):

Babin, M., Arrigo, K., Bélanger, S., Forget, M.-H. 2015. Ocean colour remote sensing in polar seas. IOCCG report number 16. 135p.

Babin, M., Roesler, C.S., Cullen, J.J. [eds.]. 2008. Real-time coastal observing systems for marine ecosystem dynamics and harmful algal blooms, 22 chapters, 807 p., Unesco Publishing.

Book chapters:

Arrigo, K., Hill, V., Bélanger, S., Mitchell, B.G., Hirawake, Babin, M. 2015. Estimates of primary production from space-based measurements. In: Babin, M., Arrigo, K., Bélanger, S., Forget, M.-H. Eds. 2015. Ocean colour remote sensing in polar seas. IOCCG report number 16. 135p.

Babin, M. 2008. Phytoplankton fluorescence: theory, current literature and in situ measurement, In M. Babin, C.S. Roesler, J.J. Cullen [eds.], Real-time coastal observing systems for marine ecosystem dynamics and harmful algal blooms, p. 237-280, Unesco Publishing.

Huot, Y., Babin, M. 2010. Overview of fluorescence protocols: Theory, basic concepts, and practice. Chap. 3, In: Suggett D, Borowitzka, M.A., Prášil, O. [eds.], Chlorophyll a Fluorescence in Aquatic Sciences: Methods and Applications, Developments in Applied Phytology vol 4., p. 31-74. Springer, Netherlands.