CERC - Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada’s New Arctic Frontier


Flavienne Bruyant

Senior Research Professional - Phytoplankton

Contact information:
Université Laval,
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, avenue de la Médecine
Local VCH-2064D,
Quebec city, (Quebec) G1V 0A6 Canada

Phone : 418-656-2131 ext. 5230
Fax : 418-656-2339
Email :

Ph.D. Biological Oceanography and Marine Environment (1999-2002)
Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), Villefranche-sur-mer, France
Circadian and spatial variations of photosynthesis: study in different hydrological and spatial conditions.
Supervisor, Marcel Babin

M. Sc. Biological Oceanography and Marine Environment (1994-1996)
Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), Villefranche-sur-mer, France

B. Sc. Biology of Marine Population (1991-1994)
Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), Villefranche-sur-mer, France

Research Interests :
Phytoplankton Ecophysiology


Bonnet, S. Guieu, C., Bruyant, F., Prasil, O., Van Wambeke, F., Raimbault, P., Grob, C., Moutin, T., Max Y. Gorbunov, M., Zehr, J.P., Masquelier, S., Garczareck, L. and H. Claustre (2008). Nutrients limitation of primary productivity in the Southeast Pacific (BIOSOPE cruise). Biogeosciences, 5, 215-225.

Uitz, J., Huot, Y., Bruyant, F., Babin, M. and H. Claustre (2008) Relating phytoplankton photophysiological properties to community structure on large scale, Limnology and Oceanography, 53(2), 614-630

Huot, Y., M. Babin, F. Bruyant, C. Grob, M. S. Twardowski and H. Claustre (2007). Relationship between photosynthetic parameters and different proxies of phytoplankton biomass in the subtropical ocean. Biogeosciences, 4, 853-868.

Bruyant F., Babin M., Genty B., Prasil O., Behrenfeld M.J., Claustre H., Bricaud A., Garczareck L., Holtzendorf J., Koblizek M., Dousova H. and Partensky F. (2005). Diel variations in the photosynthetic parameters of Prochlorococcus Strain PCC 9511 : combined effects of photoacclimation and cell cycle. Limnol. Oceanogr. 50 (3): 850-863.

Leblanc K., Quéguiner B., Prieur L., Claustre H., Oubelkheir K. and Bruyant F. (2004). Siliceous phytoplankton production and export related to trans-frontal dynamics of the Almeria-Oran frontal system (Western Mediterranean Sea) during winter. J. Geophys. Res. 109, C07010, DOI:10.1029/2003JC001878.

Van Wambeke F., Lefèvre D., Prieur L., Sempéré R., Bianchi M., Oubelkheir K. and Bruyant F., (2004). Bacterioplankton dynamics across a geostrophic front (Almeria-Oran, Southwestern Mediterranean Sea). Mar.Ecol. Prog. Ser., 269: 1-15.

Behrenfeld M., Prasil O., Babin M. and Bruyant F. (2004). In search of a physiological basis for covariations in light-limites and light-saturated photosynthesis. J. Phycol., 40(1): 4-25.

Sempéré R., Dafner E., Van Wanbeke F., Lefèvre D., Magen C., Allègre S., Bruyant F., Bianchi M. and Prieur L., (2003). Total organic carbon distribution and cycling across a geostrophic front in Mediterranean Sea. Implications for the western basin carbon cycle. J. Geophys. Res. 108(C11): 10.1029/2002JC001475.

Claustre H., Bricaud A., Babin M., Bruyant F., Guillou L., Le Gall F., Marie D., and Partensky F. (2002) Diel variations in Prochlorococcus optical properties. Limnol. Oceanogr. 47(6): 1637-1647.

Holtzendorf J., Partensky F., Jacquet S., Bruyant F., Marie D., Garczareck L., Mary I., Vaulot D. and Hess W.R. (2001). Diel expression of cell cycle-related genes in synchronized cultures of Prochlorococcus sp. Strain PCC 9511. J. Bacteriol., 183 (3) : 915-920.

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

Non-refereed publications:

Barnett A.B., Bruyant F., Newport C.B., Davis R.F. and Cullen J.J. (2006) Comprehensive characterization of a variable fluorescence assessment system: the Fluorescence Induction and Relaxation fluorometer. Ocean Optics XVIII, Montréal QC Canada. inating Group, No. 8, IOCCG, Dartmouth, Canada.

Bruyant F., Babin M., Genty B., Prasil O., Garczarek L., ClaustreH., Behrenfeld M., Bricaud A. and Partensky F. (2000). Diel variations in the quantum yield of in vivo chlorophyll a fluorescence. Ocean Optics XV meeting, Monaco, 16-20 Octobre 2000.

Bruyant F., Babin M., Claustre H., Prieur L., Morin P. and Oubelkheir K. (2000). Photosynthetic parameters as tracers of the velocity of subducted water masses in the frontal zone of the alboran sea. 2000 Ocean Sciences Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 24-28 Janvier 2000. Supplément EOS vol. 80 n° 49 p. OS229.