Correcting estimates of net primary production: are we overestimating plant production in rangelands?

M. E. Biondini, W. K. Lauenroth, O. E. Sala

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Abstract

Random errors in field estimates of net primary production (NPP) can result in a positive bias and thus an overestimation of NPP. Depending on the case, this overestimation has been reported as high as 700%. The authors: 1) outline in nonmathematical terms the reasons behind overestimation in NPP and the analytical solutions designed to correct them; and 2) present applications of the analytical solution for adjustments to concrete cases. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-198
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Range Management
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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