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Primary Production: Guiding Principles and Standards for Measurement

Timothy J. Fahey and Alan K. Knapp

in Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780195168662
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168662.003.0001

Series: The Long-Term Ecological Research Network Series

 						Primary Production: Guiding Principles and Standards for Measurement

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A uniform guiding set of principles and standards is needed to provide conformity of primary production measurements even though specific procedures must be adapted to accommodate the unique features of individual sites, varying funding, technological advances, and differing objectives of particular projects. This chapter provides an overview of these guiding principles, including working definitions of primary production, considerations about site selection, problems of temporal and spatial variation, field and laboratory procedures, and statistical analysis.

Keywords: site selection; statistical analysis; temporal variation; spatial variation; definitions

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Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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