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Global Distribution of Root Turnover in Terrestrial Ecosystems


DatasetGlobal Distribution of Root Turnover in Terrestrial Ecosystems
Release date2003-04-09
ProjectVegetation Collection
Time period1946-01-01 to 1999-12-01

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Estimates of root turnover rates were calculated from measurements of live root standing crop and belowground net primary production (BNPP) compiled from the primary literature. Vegetation characteristics, soil properties, and climate conditions were associated with turnover rates to examine patterns and controls for biomes worldwide.

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Gill, R.A., and R.B. Jackson. 2003. Global Distribution of Root Turnover in Terrestrial Ecosystems. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
Root_turnover_Appendix_1.txt 33.7KB 1946-01-01 to 1999-12-01
Root_turnover_graminoids.txt 91.8KB 1946-01-01 to 1999-12-01
Root_turnover_shrublands.txt 12.3KB 1946-01-01 to 1999-12-01
Root_turnover_trees.txt 90.3KB 1946-01-01 to 1999-12-01

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Dataset has 5 companion files.

  • global_root_turnover.pdf
  • Root_turnover_references.rtf
  • Root_turnover_data.xls
  • Root_turnover_references.txt
  • Root_turnover_references.pdf