GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION OF ROOT TURNOVER IN TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMSEntry ID: root_turnover
Abstract: Estimates of root turnover rates were calculated from measurements of live root standing crop and belowground net primary production (BNPP) compiled from the primary literature. Vegetation characteristics, soil properties, and climate conditions were associated with turnover rates to examine patterns and controls for biomes worldwide. Building on prior analyses (Jackson et al. 1996, 1997), data ... were compiled from approximately 190 papers from additional journals, book chapters, technical reports, and unpublished manuscripts that included information on live root standing crop and belowground BNPP. The papers described research on every continent except Antarctica, although the majority were from North America. In the database, the plant functional type and biome coverage were most abundant for grasslands and temperate zones.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: GILL, R.A.JACKSON, R.B.
Dataset Title: GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION OF ROOT TURNOVER IN TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
Dataset Release Date: 2003
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/661Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=661&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1946-01-01Stop Date: 1999-12-01
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DIF Creation Date: 2003-04-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-03-13