[Parameters: Topic='BIOSPHERE', Term='ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS', Variable_Level_1='ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS']
NPP GRASSLAND: XILINGOL, CHINA, 1980-1989Entry ID: NPP_XLN
Abstract: Productivity of a steppe grassland was determined from 1980 to 1989 at the Inner Mongolia Grassland Research Station of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, within the Xilingol Biosphere Reserve. Measurements of above-ground live biomass, standing dead matter and litter were made bi-weekly from the beginning of May to early October for each year. Above-ground net primary production was estimated by ... summing peak live biomass of each of 5 species categories. Steppe grasslands of Leymus chinense and Stipa grandis are the dominant vegetation types, respectively, in the Eastern Eurasian steppe zone (semi-arid and sub-humid) and the middle Eurasian steppe zone (semi-arid). Both species provide good livestock forage and are used mainly as natural grazing lands, and both occur within the Xilingol reserve. More information on the entire Net Primary Production Project can be found at the NPP homepage.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: XIANGMING, X.
Dataset Title: NPP GRASSLAND: XILINGOL, CHINA, 1980-1989
Dataset Release Date: 1996
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/156Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=156&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1980-07-29Stop Date: 1989-09-27
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (405) 325-8941
Email: xiangming.xiao at ou.edu
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Province or State: OK
Postal Code: 73019
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: 1996-10-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-09-13