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Net Primary Productivity in Tropical Terrestral Ecosystems

  • Peter G. Murphy
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 14)

Abstract

Ranging from lowland evergreen rain forest to alpine tundra, the variety of terrestrial ecosystems lying within tropical latitudes exceeds that of any other region on earth. Our knowledge of net primary productivity (NPP) rates in tropical ecosystems must be described as fragmentary. The relatively few available data pertain to a diverse assortment of samples subject to different levels of precipitation and disturbance.

Keywords

Net primary productivity terrestrial vegetation types tropical region geoecology 

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