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Global Distribution of Fine Root Biomass in Terrestrial Ecosystems

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Data setGlobal Distribution of Fine Root Biomass in Terrestrial Ecosystems
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/658
Release date2003-04-09
ProjectVegetation Collections
Time Period1965-01-01 to 1996-12-31

Description

A global data set of root biomass, rooting profiles, and concentrations nutrients in roots was compiled from the primary literature and used to study distributions of root properties. This data set consists of estimates of fine root biomass and specific area, site characteristics. This data set provides analysis of rooting patterns for terrestrial biomes and compare distributions for various plant functional groups.

Documentation

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Citation

Jackson, R.B., H.A. Mooney, and E.-D. Schulze. 2003. Global Distribution of Fine Root Biomass in Terrestrial Ecosystems. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/658
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Project

Vegetation Collections: The ORNL DAAC compiles, archives, and distributes gridded data on vegetation from regional to continental scales.

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  • fine_roots_biomass.pdf
  • Fine_Root_Biomass_References.txt
  • Fine_Root_Biomass_Notes.rtf
  • Fine_Root_Biomass_References.rtf
  • Fine_Root_Biomass_Notes.pdf
  • Fine_Root_Biomass_References.pdf
  • Fine_Root_Biomass_Notes.txt

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
Fine_Root_Biomass_Table_1.txt 23.0 KB 1965-01-01 - 1996-12-31

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