the takuvik


Département de Biologie /
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
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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Canada Excellence Research Chair
Remote Sensing of Canada New Arctic Frontier

Phone : 418-656-2205
Fax : 418-656-2339

Postdoctoral training marine optics & remote sensing (1992-1996)

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

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

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

Research Experience :

Director (2011 – present)
Unité Mixte Internationale Takuvik (CNRS / ULaval ) (UMI 3376)
Université Laval, Québec, Canada

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

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

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

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) ACRI-ST, Engineering company

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.


Publications in refereed journals:


Wollenburg, J. E.; Katlein, C.; Nehrke, G, Babin, M. Ballasting by cryogenic gypsum enhances carbon export in a Phaeocystis under-ice bloom

Somayajula, Srikanth Ayyala; Devred, Emmanuel; Belanger, Simon, Babin, M. Evaluation of sea-surface photosynthetically available radiation algorithms under various sky conditions and solar elevations

Le Fouest, Vincent; Matsuoka, Atsushi; Manizza, Manfred, Babin, M. Towards an assessment of riverine dissolved organic carbon in surface waters of the western Arctic Ocean based on remote sensing and biogeochemical modeling

Neukermans, G., Oziel, L. Babin, M. Increased intrusion of warming Atlantic water leads to raid expansion of temperate phytoplankton in the Arctic. Global Change Biology (accepted).

Saint-Béat, B., Maps, F., Babin, M. Unraveling the intricate dynamics of planktonic Arctic marine food webs. Progrss in Oceanography (in press)

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. doi: 10.1002/2017EA000332

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.


Le Fouest, V., Matsuoka, A., Manizza, M., Shernetsky, M., Tremblay, B., Babin, M. 2017. Towards an assessment of riverine dissolved organic carbon in surface waters of the Western Arctic Ocean based on remote sensing and biogeochemical modelling. Biogeosciences Discussions,

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 (July 2017)

Wollenburg, J., Katlein, C., Nehrke, G., Nöthig, E.-M., Matthiessen, J., Wolf-Gladrow, D., Nikolopoulos, A., Gazquez-Sanchez, F., Rossmann, L., Assmy, P., Babin, M., Bruyant, F., Beaulieux, M., Dybwad, C., Peeken, I. (submitted), The gypsum gravity chute to the Arctic abyss (submitted to Nature Geoscience).

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 assemblage in the Arctic Ocean (Amundsen Gulf, Beaufort Sea, Canada), Frontiers in Marine Science, 4(16), doi:10.3389/fmars.2017.00016.

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

Ardyna, M., Babin, M., Devred, E., Forest, A., Rehm, E., Benoit−Gagne, M., Gosselin, M., Raimbault, P., Tremblay, J.É. Shelf−basin gradients shape ecological phytoplankton niches and community composition in the coastal Arctic Ocean (Beaufort Sea), Limnology and Oceanography. (submitted to Limnology and Oceanography)

Lacour, T., Larivière, J., Babin, M. 2017. Growth, Chl a content, photosynthesis, and elemental composition in polar and temperate microalgae. Limnology and Oceanography 62: 43-58.   

Renaut, S., Devred, E., Babin, M.  Northward expansion of phytoplankton spring blooms in the Arctic Ocean.  (in revision for Nature Scientific Reports)

Babin. M. 2016. Polar merry-go-round. Nature Geoscience doi:10.1038/ngeo2870 (19 dec. 2016)

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

Matsuoka, A., Babin, M., Devred, E. 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.

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., Friendichs, M.A.M, Saba, V.S., Antoine, D., Ardyna, M., Asanuma, I., Babin, M., Bélanger, S., Benoît-Gagné, M., Devred, E., Fernadez-Mendez, M., Gentill, B., Hirawake, T., Kang, S.H., Kameda, T., Katlein, C., Lee, S.H., Lee, Z., Mélin, F., Scardi, M., Smyth, T.J., Tang, S., Turpie, K.R., Waters, K.J., Westberry, T.K. 2015. An assessment of phytoplankton primary productivity in the Arctic Ocean from satellite ocean colour/in situ chlorophyll-a based models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 120(9): 6508-6541

Lavoie, M., Levasseur, M., Babin, M. 2015. Testing the potential ballast role for dimethylsulfoniopropionate in marine phytoplankton: a modeling study. Journal of Plankton Research 37(4): 699-711.

Doxoran, 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: 3551-3565.

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: 3385-3402

Babin, M., Bélanger, S., Ellinsten, 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.C., Matsuoka, A., Ruiz-Pino, D., Gosselin, M., Claustre, H., Marie, D., Tremblay, J.-É., Babin, M., 2015. Pigment signatures of phytoplankton communities in the Beaufort Sea. Biogeosciences 12, 991-1006

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: Topical Research in Oceanography 118(A): 44-52.  

Miquel, J.-C., Gasser, B., Martin, 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, 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. Published online 17 October 2014 doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.197

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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, doi:10.1029/2009JC005517.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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., 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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, doi: 06010.01029/02006JC004007.

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.

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, doi:4010.1029/2006GB002708.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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., 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 3210.1029/2001JC000882.

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.

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.

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, 10.1029/2001GL014056.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

Babin, M., Morel, A., Gentili, B., 1996. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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., 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., 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., 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.

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.

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.

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.