Estimated global leaf area

Value 5.09e+8 km^2
Organism Biosphere
Reference Vorholt JA. Microbial life in the phyllosphere. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2012 Dec10(12):828-40. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro2910 p.828 left column top paragraphPubMed ID23154261
Primary Source [2] Woodward FI, Lomas MR. Vegetation dynamics simulating responses to climatic change. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2004 Aug79(3):643-70.PubMed ID15366766
Method Primary source abstract: "A modelling approach to simulating vegetation dynamics is described, incorporating critical processes of carbon sequestration, growth, mortality and distribution."
Comments P.828 left column top paragraph: "The leaf surface habitat is vast: vegetation modelling [primary source] gives an estimated global leaf area of 508,630,100 km^2, which corresponds to 1,017,260,200 km^2 of upper and lower leaf surface, an area approximately twice as great as the land surface."
Entered by Uri M
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