Principles and Standards for Measuring Net Primary Production in Long-Term Ecological Studies is the first book to establish a standardized method for measuring net primary productivity (NPP) in ecological research. Primary productivity is the rate at which energy is stored in the organic matter of plants per unit area of the earth's surface. As the beginning stage of the carbon cycle, our ability to accurately measure NPP is essential to any ecological analysis, as well as agronomy, forestry, fisheries, limnology and oceanography. In fact, NPP measurements are fundamental to ecosystem studies at thousands of sites around the world.
All 26 LTER sites will be expected to collect and report data using these new standards, but the standards should reach well beyond LTER sites. Identified standards for NPP measurements will allow researchers from diverse biomes to authoritatively compare measurements among their sites. Comparable measurements will build a foundation for a broad scale understanding of the environmental, biological, and nutrition controls on NPP.
The book includes chapters for each of the critical biome types, including special techniques that work best in each environment. For example, there are chapters that discuss grassland ecosystems, urban ecosystems, marine pelagic ecosystems, forest ecosystems, and salt marsh ecosystems, among others.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Timothy Fahey is Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University. Alan K. Knapp is a Professor of Biology, Kansas State University.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A., 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Foo (illustrator). NEW Book, perfect condition, cover/text completely pristine. No physical flaws. FREE TRACKING within the US, and email notice when shipped. Normally, books are shipped twice a day, with afternoon USPS pickup, or next morning drop-off at the Post Office. We package on Sunday for shipment first thing Monday morning. Your satisfaction guaranteed. We have multiple copies of most books. Email inquiries are welcomed. Thanks for reading all of our boilerplate. Bookseller Inventory # 010223
Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0195168666 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0975910
Book Description Oxford University Press, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0195168666
Book Description Oxford University Press, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110195168666
Book Description OUP USA 2007-05-17, New York |Oxford, 2007. hardback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780195168662
Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0195168666
Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 288 pages. 9.50x6.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0195168666