Root biomass allocation in the world's upland forests

@article{Cairns1997RootBA,
  title={Root biomass allocation in the world's upland forests},
  author={Michael A. Cairns and Sandra Brown and Eileen H. Helmer and Greg A. Baumgardner},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1997},
  volume={111},
  pages={1-11}
}
Because the world's forests play a major role in regulating nutrient and carbon cycles, there is much interest in estimating their biomass. Estimates of aboveground biomass based on well-established methods are relatively abundant; estimates of root biomass based on standard methods are much less common. The goal of this work was to determine if a reliable method to estimate root biomass density for forests could be developed based on existing data from the literature. The forestry literature… CONTINUE READING
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