Evaluation of a semi-empirical model for predicting fine root biomass in compositionally complex woodland vegetation

@article{Zerihun2011EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a semi-empirical model for predicting fine root biomass in compositionally complex woodland vegetation},
  author={A. Zerihun and C. Ammer and K. Montagu},
  journal={Annals of Forest Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={64},
  pages={247-254}
}
  • A. Zerihun, C. Ammer, K. Montagu
  • Published 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • Annals of Forest Science
  • We used measures of plant size, distribution and root core data to evaluate capability of the model of Ammer and Wagner [2] for spatially explicit prediction of fine root biomass (FRB) in Eucalyptus populnea-dominaied woodlands from xeric and mesic regions of Australia. Tree diameter and height were tested as proxy variables for plant size. For the xeric site, which had no understorey grass cover, both the height- and diameter-based models gave reasonable estimates of FRB. However, the height… CONTINUE READING
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