2.5 Measuring Dry Biomass

IB Environmental Systems & Societies: 2.5 Measuring Dry Biomass

The experimental approach to measuring dry biomass should only be used for producers. It is not appropriate to do these methods on any organism other than plants, including when the organism has died of natural causes or is road-kill.A sampling approach should be taken for an ecosystem. Divide the area up into a grid, sample one known size area of the grid. Repeat the measurements, calculate a mean, then extrapolate...


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