A database of chlorophyll a in Australian waters

Claire H. Davies, Penelope Ajani, Linda Armbrecht, Natalia Atkins, Mark E. Baird, Jason Beard, Pru Bonham, Michele Burford, Lesley Clementson, Peter Coad, Christine Crawford, Jocelyn Dela-Cruz, Martina A. Doblin, Steven Edgar, Ruth Eriksen, Jason D. Everett, Miles Furnas, Daniel P. Harrison, Christel Hassler, Natasha Henschke & 29 others Xavier Hoenner, Tim Ingleton, Ian Jameson, John Keesing, Sophie C. Leterme, M. James McLaughlin, Margaret Miller, David Moffatt, Andrew Moss, Sasi Nayar, Nicole L. Patten, Renee Patten, Sarah A. Pausina, Roger Proctor, Eric Raes, Malcolm Robb, Peter Rothlisberg, Emily A. Saeck, Peter Scanes, Iain M. Suthers, Kerrie M. Swadling, Samantha Talbot, Peter Thompson, Paul G. Thomson, Julian Uribe-Palomino, Paul Van Ruth, Anya M. Waite, Simon Wright, Anthony J. Richardson

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Chlorophyll a is the most commonly used indicator of phytoplankton biomass in the marine environment. It is relatively simple and cost effective to measure when compared to phytoplankton abundance and is thus routinely included in many surveys. Here we collate 173, 333 records of chlorophyll a collected since 1965 from Australian waters gathered from researchers on regular coastal monitoring surveys and ocean voyages into a single repository. This dataset includes the chlorophyll a values as measured from samples analysed using spectrophotometry, fluorometry and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The Australian Chlorophyll a database is freely available through the Australian Ocean Data Network portal (https://portal.aodn.org.au/). These data can be used in isolation as an index of phytoplankton biomass or in combination with other data to provide insight into water quality, ecosystem state, and relationships with other trophic levels such as zooplankton or fish.

Original languageEnglish
Article number180018
JournalScientific Data
Volume5
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Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2018

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Davies, C. H., Ajani, P., Armbrecht, L., Atkins, N., Baird, M. E., Beard, J., ... Richardson, A. J. (2018). A database of chlorophyll a in Australian waters. Scientific Data, 5, [180018]. https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2018.18
Davies, Claire H. ; Ajani, Penelope ; Armbrecht, Linda ; Atkins, Natalia ; Baird, Mark E. ; Beard, Jason ; Bonham, Pru ; Burford, Michele ; Clementson, Lesley ; Coad, Peter ; Crawford, Christine ; Dela-Cruz, Jocelyn ; Doblin, Martina A. ; Edgar, Steven ; Eriksen, Ruth ; Everett, Jason D. ; Furnas, Miles ; Harrison, Daniel P. ; Hassler, Christel ; Henschke, Natasha ; Hoenner, Xavier ; Ingleton, Tim ; Jameson, Ian ; Keesing, John ; Leterme, Sophie C. ; James McLaughlin, M. ; Miller, Margaret ; Moffatt, David ; Moss, Andrew ; Nayar, Sasi ; Patten, Nicole L. ; Patten, Renee ; Pausina, Sarah A. ; Proctor, Roger ; Raes, Eric ; Robb, Malcolm ; Rothlisberg, Peter ; Saeck, Emily A. ; Scanes, Peter ; Suthers, Iain M. ; Swadling, Kerrie M. ; Talbot, Samantha ; Thompson, Peter ; Thomson, Paul G. ; Uribe-Palomino, Julian ; Van Ruth, Paul ; Waite, Anya M. ; Wright, Simon ; Richardson, Anthony J. / A database of chlorophyll a in Australian waters. In: Scientific Data. 2018 ; Vol. 5.
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In: Scientific Data, Vol. 5, 180018, 20.02.2018.

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Davies CH, Ajani P, Armbrecht L, Atkins N, Baird ME, Beard J et al. A database of chlorophyll a in Australian waters. Scientific Data. 2018 Feb 20;5. 180018. https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2018.18