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Global Distribution of Fine Root Biomass in Terrestrial Ecosystems


DatasetGlobal Distribution of Fine Root Biomass in Terrestrial Ecosystems
Release date2003-04-09
ProjectVegetation Collection
Time period1965-01-01 to 1996-12-31

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Downloads4602008-01-082017-10-112219 total files downloaded


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.

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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.

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

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Dataset has 7 companion files.

  • 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