Author : Chen, W. J. Zhang, Q. F. Cihlar, J. Bauhus, J. Price, D. T.
Year : 2004
Title : Estimating fine-root biomass and production of boreal and cool temperate forests using aboveground measurements: A new approach
Journal : Plant and Soil
Comment : Fine-root biomass of overstory trees in stand was first separated from that of understory and standardized to a common fine-root definition of < 2 mm or < 5 mm diameter. The estimates of tree fine-root production agree well with reported values, with r2 value of 0.53 for < 2 mm and 0.54 for < 5 mm diameter (n = 162) at the stand level.