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Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production
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Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Timothy J. Fahey and Alan K. Knapp


Standardized approaches for the measurement of primary production — the rate of energy storage in the organic matter of plants — are essential to facilitate scientific comparisons and syntheses as well as policy and management on global climate change and the carbon cycle. This book provides an overview of the principles that should underlie every program of measurement of primary production in the Earth's major biomes. Each of seven biome-based chapters provides an overview of essential features of primary production processes in the biome and detailed descriptions of the procedures used to q ... More

Keywords: carbon cycle, biomes, uncertainty, remote sensing, belowground, ecosystems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195168662
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168662.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy J. Fahey, editor
Cornell University

Alan K. Knapp, editor
Kansas State University

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3 Estimating Aboveground Net Primary Production in Grassland- and Herbaceous-Dominated Ecosystems

Alan K. Knapp, John M. Briggs, Daniel L. Childers, and Osvaldo E. Sala

5 Estimating Aboveground Net Primary Productivity in Forest-Dominated Ecosystems

Brian D. Kloeppel, Mark E. Harmon, and Timothy J. Fahey

8 Estimating Belowground Primary Productivity

Geraldine L. Tierney, and Timothy J. Fahey

10 Measuring Freshwater Primary Production and Respiration

Robert O. Hall Jr., Serge Thomas, and Evelyn E. Gaiser

11 The Role of Remote Sensing in the Study of Terrestrial Net Primary Production

Scott V. Ollinger, Robert N. Treuhaft, Bobby H. Braswell, Jeanne E. Anderson, Mary E. Martin, and Smith Marie-Louise

12 Quantifying Uncertainty in Net Primary Production Measurements

Mark E. Harmon, Donald L. Phillips, John J. Battles, Andrew Rassweiler, Robert O. Hall Jr., and William K. Lauenroth

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