chlorophyll method

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A method that is used for estimating the primary productivity of ecosystems. Experimental evidence shows that, with appropriate calibration, the chlorophyll content of the community occupying a given area can form an index of the area's productivity. The method was pioneered for marine ecosystems, but has now been extended to other aquatic and to terrestrial communities.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

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