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Above- and below-ground net primary productivity across ten Amazonian forests on contrasting soils

Aragao, L. E. O. C.; Malhi, Yadvinder; Metcalfe, D. B.; Silva-Espejo, Javier E; Jimenez, E; Navarrete, D; Almeida, Samuel; da Costa, Antonio Carlos Lola; Salinas, N; Phillips, Oliver L; Anderson, L O; Meir, Patrick; Monteagudo, Abel

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The net primary productivity (NPP) of tropical forests is one of the most important and least quantified components of the global carbon cycle. Most relevant studies have focused particularly on the quantification of the above-ground coarse wood productivity, and little is known about the carbon fluxes involved in other elements of the NPP, the partitioning of total NPP between its above- and below-ground components and the main environmental drivers of these patterns. In this study we quantify...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80310
Source: Biogeosciences

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