net primary production


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net primary production

[′net ′prīm·ə·rē prə′dək·shən]
(ecology)
Over a specified period of time, the biomass or biocontent which is incorporated into a plant community.
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Net primary production (NPP) and respiration (R) Maximum values of primary production rates were recorded in October/2009 (74.
Estimation of net primary production: Net primary production was calculated annually for each crop and province.
The soil amendments of the dredge spoil (acid sulphate) with poultry waste or red mangrove wood ash or a combination of both appeared to nullify the toxicity of the soil to Paspalum vaginatum and improved not only the vine length, net primary production and standing crop but also the health of the plant through conferement of tolerance to the abiotitic diseases of the plant.
Interrelationships among the edaphic and stand characteristics, leaf area index, and aboveground net primary production of upland forest ecosystems in north central Wisconsin.
1997); the small differences were most likely determined by tillage effects on the net primary production of C.
Aboveground net primary production of Spartina patens decreased along the chronosequence (Table 2).
In our opinion, however, conclusions derived from our global-scale model, namely (a) that TRCA increases with aboveground net primary production (ANPP) and (b) that TRCA: ANPP decreases along global resource-availability gradients, form the basis of realistic working hypotheses about controls on root:shoot C allocation in mature, closed-canopy forests.
Develop and apply a method for connecting Human Appropriation of Net Primary Production (HANPP) and a multiregional input-output (MRIO) analysis
In this paper, we use the third approach above to evaluate the controls over net primary production in the Central Grassland region of North America.
Several studies have suggested the existence of a positive relationship between NDVI derived from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (AVHRR/NOAA) satellite data and either biomass or annual aboveground net primary production (ANPP) for different geographic areas and ecosystems (Goward et al.
It is disappointing in its minimal treatment of temperate, boreal, and other non-tropical canopies, and the concepts that have emerged from decades of advanced research in these systems, concepts that include the relationships between leaf-area index and net primary production and between canopy function and forest hydrology.