Estimating Net Primary Production of Salt Marsh Macrophytes

James T. Morris

in Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780195168662
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790128 | DOI:

Series: The Long-Term Ecological Research Network Series

 						Estimating Net Primary Production of Salt Marsh Macrophytes

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Salt marshes dominate the intertidal zone in temperate latitudes and present some unique features pertaining to measurement of primary production. Several destructive harvest and non-destructive methods for quantifying salt marsh production are described. Allometric methods that account for stem turnover are the recommended approach. Field and laboratory procedures illustrating the recommended protocol are detailed using examples from LTER sites.

Keywords: intertidal zone; allometry; harvest; stem turnover

Chapter.  6449 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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