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The comparing study of net primary production in China
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Spatial and temporal distribution of vegetation net primary production (NPP) in China was studied using three light-use efficiency models (CASA, GLOPEM and GEOLUE) and two mechanistic ecological process models (CEVSA GEOPRO). Based on spatial and temporal analysis (e.g. monthly, seasonally and annually) of simulated results from ecological process mechanism models of CASA, GLOPEM, and CEVSA, the following conclusions could be made: (1) during the last 20 years, NPP change in China is followed closely by the seasonal change of climate affected by the monsoon with an overall trend of increasing. (2) Average annual NPP in China was 2.864±1GtC. All five models were able to simulate spatial features of biomass for different ecological types in China. This paper provides a baseline for China's total biomass production. It also offers a means of estimating the NPP change due to afforestation, reforestation, conservation and other human activities and could aid people in using for-mentioned carbon sinks to fulfill China's commitment of reducing greenhouse gases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7083, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability V, 70830M (10 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.791581
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Zhiqiang Gao, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (China)
East China Normal Univ. (China)
Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Xiaoming Cao, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography (China)
Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Maosi Chen, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research (China)
East China Normal Univ. (China)
Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Wei Gao, East China Normal Univ. (China)
Colorado State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7083:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability V
Wei Gao; Hao Wang, Editor(s)

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