BIOMASS ALLOCATION AND GROWTH DATA OF SEEDED PLANTSEntry ID: niklas_biomass
Abstract: This data set of leaf, stem, and root biomass for various plant taxa was compiled from the primary literature of the 20th century with a significant portion derived from Cannell (1982). Recent allometric additions include measurements made by Niklas and colleagues (Niklas, 2003). This is a unique data set with which to evaluate allometric patterns of standing biomass within and across the broad ... spectrum of vascular plant species. Despite its importance to ecology, global climate research, and evolutionary and ecological theory, the general principles underlying how plant metabolic production is allocated to above- and below-ground biomass remain unclear. The resulting uncertainty severely limits the accuracy of models for many ecologically and evolutionarily important phenomena across taxonomically diverse communities. Thus, although quantitative assessments of biomass allocation patterns are central to biology, theoretical or empirical assessments of t hese patterns remain contentious.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: ENQUIST, B.J.NIKLAS, K.J.
Dataset Title: BIOMASS ALLOCATION AND GROWTH DATA OF SEEDED PLANTS
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/703Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=703&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1922-07-15Stop Date: 2003-07-15
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: benquist at email.arizona.edu
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Arizona BioSciences West
Province or State: AZ
Postal Code: 85721
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
ORNL DAAC User Services Office Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-04-17