Methods for the measurement of the primary production of grassland
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Published by International Biological Programme, Blackwell Scientific in London, Oxford, Edinburgh .
Written in English


  • Primary productivity (Biology) -- Measurement,
  • Grasslands

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Bibliography: p. [62]-70.

Statement[by] C. Milner & R. Elfyn Hughes; with contributions on measurement of the primary production of dwarf shrub heaths by C. H. Gimingham and G. R. Miller, and on measurement of the primary production of arid zone plant communities by R. O. Slatyer.
SeriesIBP handbook,, no. 6, IBP handbook ;, 6.
ContributionsHughes, R. Elwyn joint author.
LC ClassificationsQK882 .M74
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 70 p.
Number of Pages70
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5381070M
ISBN 100632051000
LC Control Number72417613

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The methods for measurement of primary production vary depending on whether gross vs net production is the desired measure, and whether terrestrial or aquatic systems are the focus. Gross production is almost always harder to measure than net, because of respiration, which is a continuous and ongoing process that consumes some of the products. C. Biomass and Gross Primary Production are rarely measured in rangeland studies because it is very difficult (and usually impractical) to measure below ground biomass. A. Direct Measurement Methods 1. Harvest or Clip-and-Weigh Methods: grasslands, it is usually easier to . C. Milner and R. E. Hughes, “Methods for the Measurement of Primary Production of Grassland,” International Biological Programme, Oxford, England, has been cited by the following article: TITLE: Distribution, Enrichment and Accumulation of Heavy Metals in Soil and Trigonella foenum-graecum L. (Fenugreek) after Fertigation with Paper. We have compiled field measurements of biomass and associated environmental data for multiple study sites in major grassland types worldwide. Where sufficient data were available, we compared aboveground and total NPP estimated by six computational methods (algorithms) for 31 grassland sites.

primary production with a broad variety of methods and for interpreting the measurements in a range of scientiRc contexts. It is nonetheless useful to deRne three components of primary production that can be estimated from measurements in closed systems: f Gross primary production (P g) is the rate of photosynthesis, not reduced for losses to. J.D. TurtonADDITIONAL ABSTRACT:This volume is the successor to a book entitled Methods of surveying and measuring vegetation published in As such, it presents a critical review of methods for measuring grassland vegetation in terms of botanical composition, quantity, chemical composition and animal production. Primary productivity. Gross primary production. Net Primary Production. Primary Productivity: The rate at which radiant energy is stored by photosynthetic activity of green plants and algae in the form of organic substance is termed as primary productivity, because it is the first and most basic form of energy stored in the ecosystem.   Data on field biomass measurements in temperate grasslands of northern China ( samples from 74 sites) were obtained from 23 Chinese journals, reports and books. Net primary productivity (NPP) of grasslands was estimated using three algorithms (peak live biomass, peak standing crop and maximum minus minimum live biomass), respectively, based on availability of .

METHODS OF MEASURING GRASSLAND PRODUCTION By P.B. LYNCH, Crop Experimentalist, Department of Agriculture, Wellington. I do not intend to review thetechniques of grass-land production measurement (1) (2), but to present the results to date from some measurement trials at the Rukuhia Soil Research Station, Hamilton, and the Marton E,xperimental Area. Although reviews are available for forests (Kira ), grazing lands (Caldwell ), tundra (Wielgolaski ), and aquatic ecosystems (Bunt , Likens ), no similar review is available in English for grasslands. The work presented here is an initial step towards a synthesis of grassland primary production. Aboveground net primary production of grasslands is strongly influenced by the amount and distribution of annual precipitation. Analysis of data collected at sites throughout the central United States confirmed the overwhelming importance of water availability as a control of production. PRIMARY PRODUCTIVITY IN A GRASSLAND ECOSYSTEM Important terms Which among different biomes has the highest NPP? The lowest NPP? Highest oceans (estuaries and swamps and marshes) tropical rainforest receives high amount s of light and precipitation why should NPP be calculated.