Ratio of net primary productivity to gross primary productivity (NPP/GPP) in temperate forests

Value 0.45 Unitless Range: ±0.05 Unitless
Organism Biosphere
Reference Waring RH, Landsberg JJ, Williams M. Net primary production of forests: a constant fraction of gross primary production? Tree Physiol. 1998 Feb18(2):129-134. p.129 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID12651397
Primary Source Landsberg, J.J. and R.H. Waring. 1997. A generalised model of forest productivity using simplified concepts of radiation-use efficiency, carbon balance and partitioning. For. Ecol. Manag. 95: 209-228 doi:10.1016/S0378-1127(97)00026-1
Comments Primary source authors assumed that the NPP/GPP ratio is approximately constant, with a mean value of about 0.45 for temperate forests.
Entered by Uri M
ID 106490