Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 95, Issue 1, pp 111–115 | Cite as

Aquafluo 2007: chlorophyll fluorescence in aquatic sciences, an international conference held in Nové Hrady

  • Ondrej PrasilEmail author
  • David J. Suggett
  • John J. Cullen
  • Marcel Babin
  • Govindjee
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“The topic of this conference was somewhat quirky and possibly unique in that most of us who study chlorophyll fluorescence in aquatic systems don’t really care about what we measure so carefully and study so thoroughly. It’s not the fluoresced photons that matter; it’s what fluorescence can tell us about biological and ecological properties and processes” is how one of us (J.C.) characterized the first international meeting for chlorophyll fluorescence in aquatic sciences—“Aquafluo 2007” held in Nové Hrady, Czech Republic, from May 28 to June 1, 2007, attracting more than 120 participants from 24 countries. (For a pdf file of the book of abstracts and many photographs, see: Figure  1 shows a group photograph of many of the participants.


Phytoplankton Photosynthesis Chlorophyll Fluorescence Emiliania Huxleyi Aquatic Science 
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The Aquaflo2007 was sponsored by several companies, organizations, and projects (for a complete list, see One of us (O.P.) was supported by institutional research grants numbered AV0Z50200510 and MSM6007665808. We also thank Ladislav Nedbal for his cooperation and help in organizing several of the workshops at the conference.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ondrej Prasil
    • 1
    Email author
  • David J. Suggett
    • 2
  • John J. Cullen
    • 3
  • Marcel Babin
    • 4
  • Govindjee
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of Microbiology, ASCR (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)TrebonCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of EssexColchesterUK
  3. 3.Department of OceanographyDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  4. 4.Laboratoire d’Océanographie de VillefrancheCNRSVillefranche-sur-Mer CedexFrance
  5. 5.Department of Plant Biology and Department of Biochemistry, Center of Biophysics and Computational BiologyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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