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Global Distribution of Root Turnover in Terrestrial Ecosystems

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Data setGlobal Distribution of Root Turnover in Terrestrial Ecosystems
Release date2003-04-09
ProjectVegetation Collections
Time Period1946-01-01 to 1999-12-01


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

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

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