Functioning of terrestrial ecosystems at the primary production level
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Functioning of terrestrial ecosystems at the primary production level proceedings of the Copenhagen Symposium. Fonctionnement des écosystèmes terrestres au niveau de la production primaire; actes du colloque de Copenhague. by

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Published by Unesco in [Paris] .
Written in English


  • Plant ecology -- Congresses.,
  • Primary productivity (Biology) -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesFonctionnement des écosystémes terrestres au niveau de la production primaire.
StatementEdited by F. E. Eckardt.
SeriesUnesco. Natural resources research, 5, Natural resources research ;, 5.
ContributionsEckardt, F. E., ed., Kongelige Danske videnskabernes selskab., Denmark. Danske UNESCO-nationalkommission.
LC ClassificationsQK901 .F84
The Physical Object
Pagination516 p.
Number of Pages516
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5663264M
LC Control Number68112704

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UNESCO – EOLSS SAMPLE CHAPTERS BIODIVERSITY: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION – Vol. I - Biodiversity and Functioning of Selected Terrestrial Ecosystems: Alpine and Arctic Ecosystems - Eva M. Spehn ©Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) Diversity-driven ecosystem services, such as productivity of alpine pastures or arctic. A functioning ecosystem is one that exhibits biological and chemical activities exhibits rates of plant production, carbon storage, and nutrient cycling that are characteristic of most forests. This book explains the structure and functioning of terrestrial ecosystems, using examples ranging from the Arctic to the tropics to demonstrate how they react under differing conditions. This knowledge is developed into a set of principles that can be used as starting points for analysing questions about ecosystem by: -primary production in an ecosystem varies with time (seasonal and yearly variation in moisture and temp) EG/ ecosystems dominated by woody vegetation, NPP declines with age. As the ratio of woody biomass to foliage increases, more of gross production goes into maintenance.