Production ecology. 1. Standing crops of natural vegetation

W. H. Pearsall, Eville Gorham

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Data, of a preliminary nature, are presented from a survey carried out in Britain in an attempt to estimate the average weight of a complete vegetation -cover. Annual dry-weight production of a standing crop towards the end of the growing season was found to be between 4, 000-14, 000 kg./ ha. No simple relation was found between soil type and production.
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Pages (from-to)193-201
Number of pages9
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1956


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Pearsall, W. H., & Gorham, E. (1956). Production ecology. 1. Standing crops of natural vegetation. Oikos, 7(2), 193-201.