Automate Your Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Research with FlowCam

Experience the versatility and flexibility of a single instrument capable of characterizing microorganisms 2 µm to 1 mm in size. 

FlowCam provides a rapid, accurate, and easy-to-use alternative to manual microscopy for monitoring phytoplankton biovolume and community composition.

Time series studies with large image datasets allow for better understanding of the subtle changes in local plankton environments.

Use FlowCam to:

  • Rapidly count and capture high-resolution images of thousands of microplankton per minute
  • Distinguish organisms by morphology using semi-automated image recognition techniques
  • Calculate phyto- and zooplankton biovolume, concentration, and size distribution
  • Use fluorescence to help differentiate Cyanobacteria from other algae and detritus
"[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."

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
  • Conduct microzooplankton grazing experiments
  • Evaluate particle transport in the water column

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