"[FlowCam is] versatile for sizing a wide range of particles, including micro-animals like zooplankton, phytoplankton and unicellular organisms. A complement of microscopy lenses allow for counting different size ranges of particles."
Mike BruesekeLaboratory Specialist, University of Notre Dame
FlowCam Collage of phytoplankton and zooplankton from the Gulf of Maine
Collecting a water sample off the coast of Vancouver for FlowCam analysis
FlowCam freshwater collage of plankton collected in the Yangtze River, China
Training FlowCam users on FlowCam Cyano
Study Plankton Communities and their Impact on Global Health
Plankton are especially sensitive to changes in their environment and respond quickly to stress conditions.
Routine sampling with FlowCam provides scientists with a rapid and repeatable means to measure and characterize plankton communities to advance your understanding of harmful algal bloom dynamics, trophic relationships, particle transport, and other environmental phenomena.
Use the flexibility of FlowCam to:
Classify and enumerate phytoplankton and microzooplankton
Monitor growth of Cyanobacteria and nuisance algae