Yannick Huot
Post-doctoral researcher (2005-2008)
Yannick has moved to the département de Géomatique appliquée à  l'Université de Sherbooke to take up a Canada Research Chair.
Contact information:
Phone: +33 (0)4 93 76 39 11
Fax: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 39
Ph.D. Oceanography (1999-2004)
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Dissertation topic: Sun-induced phytoplankton fluorescence
M.Sc. Oceanography (1997-1999)
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Dissertation topic: Effects of UV on bacterioplankton
B.Sc. Physics (1994-1997)
Université Laval, Québec, Québec

Research interests:
Remote sensing and optical oceanography, chlorophyll fluorescence, effects of UV radiation on aquatic ecosystems, phytoplankton physiology


  • Huot, Y., Babin, M. Overview of fluorescence protocols: Theory, basic concepts, and practice. Journal of Applied phycology (book resulting from AQUAFLUO conference).


  • None presently

In press

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  • Brown, C. A., Huot, Y., Werdell, P. J., Gentili, B., Claustre, H., (2008) The origin and global distribution of second order variability in satellite ocean color and its potential applications to algorithm development, Remote Sensing of Environment, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2008.06.008.
  • Rodolfo-Metalpa R, Huot Y, Ferrier-Pagès C, (2008), Photoacclimation of Mediterranean zooxanthelae living in symbiosis with Cladocora caespitosa, Journal of experimental Biology.211:1579-1586
  • Huot, Y., Morel, A., Twardowski, M.S., Stramski, D., Reynolds, R.A., (2008), Particle optical backscattering along a chlorophyll gradient in the upper layer of the eastern South Pacific Ocean. Biogeosciences. 5:495-507
  • Claustre H, Huot Y, Obernosterer I, Gentili B, Tailliez D, Lewis M. (2008), Gross community production and metabolic balance in the South Pacific Gyre, using a non intrusive bio-optical method. Biogeosciences,  5:463-474
  • 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
  • Matsuoka A, Huot Y, Shimida K, Saitoh S-I, (2007) Bio-optical characteristics in the Western Arctic Ocean: Implications for ocean color algorithms, Canadian Journal of Remote sensing , 33:503-518
  • Twardowski MS, Claustre H, Freeman SA, Stramski D, Huot Y. (2007), Optical Backscattering Properties of the “clearest” natural waters. Biogeosciences. 4:1041-1058
  • Huot Y, Babin M, Bruyant F, Grob C, Twardowski MS, Claustre H, (2007), Relationship between photosynthetic parameters and different proxies of phytoplankton biomass in the subtropical ocean Biogeosciences 4:853-868.
  • Grob C, Ulloa O, Claustre H, Huot Y, Alarcón G, Marie D. (2007). Contribution of picoplankton to the total particulate organic carbon (POC) concentration in the eastern South Pacific. Biogeosciences 4:837-852
  • Morel A, Huot Y, Gentili B, Werdell JP, and Hooker SB, Franz BA. (2007) Examining the consistency of products derived from various ocean color sensors in open ocean (Case 1) waters in the perspective of a multi-sensor approach Remote Sensing of Environments 111:69-88.
  • Huot Y, Brown C A and Cullen JJ. (2007) Retrieval of phytoplankton biomass from simultaneous inversion of reflectance, the attenuation coefficient, and Sun-induced fluorescence in coastal waters. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, Vol. 112, C06013, doi:10.1029/2006JC003794.
  • Huot Y, Brown CA, and Cullen JJ. (2005) New algorithms for MODIS sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence and a comparison with present data products. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. App. 1 App. 2
  • Brown C A, Huot Y, Purcell MJ, Cullen JJ, and Lewis MR. (2004) Mapping coastal optical and biogeochemical variability using an autonomous underwater vehicle and a new bio-optical inversion algorithm. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 2: 262-281.
  • Lehmann MK, Davis RF, Huot Y, and Cullen JJ. (2004) Spectrally-weighted transparency in models of water-column photosynthesis and photoinhibition by ultraviolet radiation. Marine Ecology Progress Series 269: 101-110.
  • Borra EF,. Content R, Tremblay G, Daigle A, and Huot Y. (2003) Mechanical and thermal tests of the containers of liquid mirrors. Experimental astronomy 15: 147-169.
  • Callieri C, Morabito G, Huot Y, Neale PJ, Litchman E (2001) Photosynthetic response of pico- and nanoplanktonic algae to UVB, UVA and PAR in a high mountain lake. Aquatic Sciences 63:286-293.
  • Neale PJ, Litchman E, Sobrino C, Callieri C, Morabito G, Montecino V, Huot Y, Bossard P, Lehmann C, Steiner D. (2001) Quantifying the response of phytoplankton photosynthesis to ultraviolet radiation: Biological weighting functions versus in situ measurements in two Swiss lakes. Aquatic Sciences 63: 265-285.
  • Neale PJ, Bossard P, Huot Y, Sommaruga R. (2001) Incident and in situ irradiances in Lakes Cadagno and Lucerne: A comparison of methods and models. Aquatic Sciences 63 :250-264.
  • Huot Y, Jeffrey WH, Davis RF, Cullen JJ (2000) DNA damage in bacterioplankton: a model of damage by ultraviolet radiation and its repair as influenced by vertical mixing. Photochemistry and Photobiology 72 :62-74.
  • Borra EF, Tremblay G, Huot Y, Gauvin J. (1997) Gallium liquid mirrors: Basic technology, optical-shop tests and observations. Publication of the astronomical society of the Pacific 109 :319-325.


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