Average turnover time of plant organic matter on land

Value 19 years
Organism Biosphere
Reference Field CB, Behrenfeld MJ, Randerson JT, Falkowski P. Primary production of the biosphere: integrating terrestrial and oceanic components. Science. 1998 Jul 10 281(5374):pp. 238 middle column bottom of 2nd paragraphPubMed ID9657713
Primary Source M. V. Thompson and J. T. Randerson, Global Change Biol., in press.
Entered by Uri M
ID 102946