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


Xiaogang Xing

Invited professor

Contact information:
Université Laval,
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, avenue de la Médecine
Local VCH-2051,
Quebec, (Quebec) G1V 0A6 Canada

Phone: 418-656-5193
Fax: 418-656-2339
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Research Associate (2016 - present)
Second Institute of Oceanography
State Key Laboraotory of Satelitte Ocean Environment Dynamics
Hangzhou, China

Invited Professor (2015 - present)
Department of Biology, Université Laval, Québec
Takuvik Joint International Laboratory (ULaval/CNRS)

Associate Professor (2011-2016)
Ocean University of China
Key Laboratory of Physical Oceanography
Qingdao, China

Postdoctoral researcher (2008-2011)
Université de Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6
Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche sur mer, France


Ph.D. Physical Oceanography (2003-2008)
Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

B.A., Marine Science (2000-2003)
Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

Research interests:

  • Regional bio-optical relationships
  • Diurnal/seasonal/vertical dynamics of bio-optical properties
  • Application of Bio-Argo floats data in marine bio-optics and biogeochemistry
  • Marine physical-biological coupling mechanisms and model

Recent publications:

1) Xiaogang Xing, Hervé Claustre, Julia Uitz, Alexandre Mignot, Antoine Poteau, and Haili Wang. Seasonal variations of bio-optical properties and their inter-relationships observed by Bio-Argo floats in the sub-polar North Atlantic. Journal of Geophysical Research, 2014, 119, doi: 10.1002/2014JC010189.

2) Xiaogang Xing, Hervé Claustre, Haili Wang, Antoine Poteau, and Fabrizio D'Ortenzio. Seasonal dynamics in colored dissolved organic matter in the Mediterranean Sea: patterns and drivers. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 2014, 83: 93-101.

3) Xiaogang Xing, André Morel, Hervé Claustre, Fabrizio D'Ortenzio, and Antoine Poteau. Combined processing and mutual interpretation of radiometry and fluorometry from autonomous profiling Bio-Argo floats: 2. Colored dissolved organic matter absorption retrieval. Journal of Geophysical Research, 2012, 117: C04022.

4) Xiaogang Xing, Hervé Claustre, Stéphane Blain, Fabrizio D'Ortenzio, David Antoine, Josephine Ras, and Christophe Guinet. Quenching correction for in vivo chlorophyll fluorescence acquired by autonomous platforms: A case study with instrumented elephant seals in the Kerguelen region (Southern Ocean). Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 2012, 10, 483-495.

5) Xiaogang Xing, André Morel, Hervé Claustre, David Antoine, Fabrizio D'Ortenzio, Antoine Poteau and Alexandre Mignot. Combined processing and mutual interpretation of radiometry and fluorimetry from autonomous profiling Bio-Argo floats: Chlorophyll a retrieval. Journal of Geophysical Research, 2011, 116, C06020.

6) Guinet, C., X. Xing, E. Walker, P. Monestiez, S. Marchand, B. Picard, T. Jaud, M. Authier, C. Cotté, A. C. Dragon, E. Diamond, D. Antoine, P. Lovell, S. Blain, F. D'Ortenzio, and H. Claustre. Calibration procedures and first dataset of Southern Ocean chlorophyll a profiles collected by elephant seals equipped with a newly developed CTD-fluorescence tags. Earth System Science Data, 2013, 5:15-29.

7) Dongzhi Zhao, Xiaogang Xing, Yuguang Liu, Jianhong Yang ang Lin Wang. The relation of chlorophyll-a concentration with the reflectance peak near 700 nm in algae-dominated waters and sensitivity of fluorescence algorithms for detecting algal bloom. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2010, 31: 39-48.

8) Stéphane Blain, Sophie Renaut, Xiaogang Xing, Hervé Claustre and Christophe Guinet. Instrumented elephant seals reveal the seasonality in chlorophyll and light-mixing regime in the iron-fertilized Southern Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 2013, 40: 1-5.

9) Alexandre Mignot, Hervé Claustre, Fabrizio D'Ortenzio, Xiaogang Xing, Antoine Poteau, and Josephine Ras. From the shape of the vertical profile of in vivo fluorescence to Chlorophyll-a concentration. Biogeosciences, 2011, 8: 2391-2406.

10) Alexandre Mignot, Hervé Claustre, Julia Uitz, Antoine Poteau, Fabrizio D'Ortenzio, and Xiaogang Xing. Understanding the seasonal dynamics of phytoplankton biomass and the deep chlorophyll maximum in oligotrophic environments: a Bio-Argo float investigation. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/2013GB004781.?