Title:

A common relationship between precipitation and grassland peak biomass for East and southern Africa

Author(s):
Publication Year:
1984
Abstract:

A compilation of data from East and southern Africa is used to establish a relationship between precipitation and peak biomass aboveground in the herb layer (a crude measure of primary production). The regression equation is: peak biomass (kg ha‐1) = 8.488 × precipitation (mm) ‐ 195.768, which predicts a peak biomass of approximately 800 kg ha‐1 for every 100 mm of precipitation received above 20 mm. The usefulness and limitations of this result are discussed.

Publication Title:

African Journal of Ecology

Volume:
22
Issue:
2
Pages:
181 - 186
Item Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en

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