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Productivity of world ecosystems : proceedings of a symposium presented August 31-September 1, 1972, at the V General Assembly of the Special Committee for the International Biological Program, Seattle, Washington

Author: International Council of Scientific Unions. Special Committee for the International Biological Programme.; U.S. National Committee for the International Biological Program.
Publisher: Washington : National Academy of Sciences, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Papers are concerned with the worldwide study of organic production on the land, in fresh waters, and in the seas, and the potentialities and uses of new as well as of existing natural resources. They examine the productivity of oceans, fresh water, grassland, desert, temperate forests and tundra.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: International Council of Scientific Unions. Special Committee for the International Biological Programme.; U.S. National Committee for the International Biological Program.
ISBN: 0309023173 9780309023177
OCLC Number: 1195865
Description: vii, 166 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Productivity of tundra ecosystems / F.E. Wielgolaski --
Productivity of the world's main ecosystems / L.E. Rodin, N.I. Bazilevich, and N.N. Rozov --
Productivity of marine ecosystems / M.J. Dunbar ¬¬--
An analysis of factors governing productivity in lakes and reservoirs / M. Brylinsky and K.H. Mann --
Productivity of forest ecosystems / Jerry S. Olson --
Productivity of grassland ecosystems / R.T. Coupland --
The importance of different energy sources in freshwater ecosystems / K.W. Cummins --
Terrestrial decomposition / Dennis Parkinson --
Measurement of primary productivity by gas exchange studies in the IBP / Richard B. Walker --
The role of herbivore consumers in various ecosystems / K. Petrusewicz and W.L. Grodziński --
Secondary productivity in the sea / D.J. Crisp --
Decomposition of allochthonous organic matter and secondary production in stream ecosystems / N.K. Kaushik --
Nutrient cycling in freshwater ecosystems / D.W. Schindler, D.R.S. Lean, and E.J. Fee --
Productivity and mineral cycling in tropical forests / Frank B. Golley --
Analysis of carbon flow and productivity in a temperate deciduous forest ecosystem / W.F. Harris, P. Sollins, N.T. Edwards, B.E. Dinger, and H.H. Shugart --
Plant nutrients as limiting factors in ecosystem dynamics / C.O. Tamm --
Mineral cycling in terrestrial ecosystems / P. Duvigneaud and S. Denaeyer-De Smet --
Hydrologic transport models / D.D. Huff.
Responsibility: symposium sponsored by U.S. National Committee for the International Biological Program, Division of Biological Sciences, Assembly of Life Sciences, National Research Council.

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Papers are concerned with the worldwide study of organic production on the land, in fresh waters, and in the seas, and the potentialities and uses of new as well as of existing natural resources. They examine the productivity of oceans, fresh water, grassland, desert, temperate forests and tundra.

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