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Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Timothy J. Fahey and Alan K. Knapp (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168662
eISBN:
9780199790128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168662.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Standardized approaches for the measurement of primary production — the rate of energy storage in the organic matter of plants — are essential to facilitate scientific comparisons and syntheses as ... More


Synthesis

Wim van der Putten and Karl Ritz

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter offers a synthesis of the discussions in Section 2, which examined the relationships between genes and ecosystem services across three levels of scale. The core message of the entire ... More


Conclusions, Future Research Needs, and Issues

Brian J. Wilsey

in The Biology of Grasslands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198744511
eISBN:
9780191805738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744511.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Human populations are expected to reach 9 billion by the middle of the twenty-first century. This will present a challenge to grassland scientists on how to feed the world, while at the same time ... More


From Genes to Ecosystems: Plant Genetics as a Link between Above- and Belowground Processes

Jennifer A. Schweitzer, Michael D. Madritch, Emmi Felker-Quinn, and Joseph K. Bailey

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

An important component of biodiversity is the genetic diversity embedded within species. Ecologists have long known that species' identity matters, as it determines the species' role in community ... More


Patterns of Net Primary Production in Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystems

Laura F. Huenneke and William H. Schlesinger

in Structure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem: The Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Site

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117769
eISBN:
9780197561201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117769.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The Jornada Basin of southern New Mexico has long been an important location for the study of productivity in desert ecosystems. Researchers have studied the magnitude and sustainability of plant ... More


A Holistic View of an an Arid Ecosystem: A Synthesis of Research and Its Applications

Brandon T. Bestelmeyer and Joel R. Brown

in Structure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem: The Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Site

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117769
eISBN:
9780197561201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117769.003.0021
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

A primary objective of the Jornada Basin research program has been to provide a broad view of arid land ecology. Architects of the program, more recently scientists with the Jornada Basin Long-Term ... More


Net Primary Production in the Shortgrass Steppe

William K. Lauenroth and Daniel G. Milchunas

in Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0016
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Net primary production (NPP), the amount of carbon or energy fixed by green plants in excess of their respiratory needs, is the fundamental quantity upon which all heterotrophs and the ecosystem ... More


Effects of Grazing on Vegetation

Daniel G. Milchunas and William K. Lauenroth

in Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0020
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Grazing by large native ungulates and semiaridity are the two main forces that have had a large infuence in shaping the current-day structure of the shortgrass steppe ecosystem (Milchunas et al., ... More


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