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Biomass Allocation Data

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The ORNL DAAC announces the release of the data set "Biomass Allocation and Growth Data of Seeded Plants."

This data set of leaf, stem, and root biomass for various plant taxa was compiled from the primary literature of the 20th century with a significant portion derived from Cannell (1982). Recent allometric additions include measurements made by Niklas, Enquist, and colleagues (Niklas, 2003). This is a unique data set with which to evaluate allometric patterns of standing biomass within and across the broad spectrum of vascular plant species.

More information about this data set and other vegetation data sets archived at the ORNL DAAC can be found on the Vegetation Collections web page.