Biomass refers strictly speaking to the total weight of all the living things in an ecosystem. However, it has come to refer to the amount of plant and crop material that could be produced in an ecosystem for making biofuels and other raw materials used in industry, for example. (Source: WRIGHT)



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Strohbach BJ, Kabajani MW, Ntesa C, Ndjamba J, Shekunyenge A, Amutenya JU 2015. Prosopis encroachment along the Fish River at Gibeon, Namibia. II. Harvestable wood biomass. Dinteria 35 74-87
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Petersen A, Gröngröft A, Classen N 2009. The role of soils in rangelands: supporting biodiversity and biomass production.
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Zimmermann I, Joubert DF 2002. A crude quantification of wood that is and can be harvested from bush thickening species in Namibia. Proceedings of the First National Forestry Research Workshop held on 12 and 13 March 2002. Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Forestry Publication 9 56-66
Sinha P, Hobbs PV, Yokelson RJ, Blake DR, Gao S, Kirchstetter TW 2003. Distributions of trace gases and aerosols during the dry biomass burning season in southern Africa. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres (1984-2012) 108 (D17) 16
Scholes RJ, Kendall J, Justice CO 1996. The quantity of biomass burned in southern Africa. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 101 (D19) 23667-23676
Southgate RI, Masters P, Seely MK 1996. Precipitation and biomass changes in the Namib Desert dune ecosystem. Journal of Arid Environments 33 (3) 267-280
Alleaume S, Hély C, le Roux J, Korontzi S, Swap RJ, Shugart HH, Justice CO 2005. Using MODIS to evaluate heterogeneity of biomass burning in southern African savannahs: A case study in Etosha. International Journal for Remote Sensing 26 (19) 4219 - 4237
Keene WC, Lobert JM, Crutzen PJ, Maben JR, Scharffe DH, Landmann T, Hély C, Brain C 2006. Emissions of major gaseous and particulate species during experimental burns of southern African biomass. Journal of Geophysical Research 111
Bustamante RH, Branch GM, Eekhout S, Robertson B, Zoutendyk P, Schleyer M, Dye A, Hanekom N, Keats D, Jurd M, McQuiad C 1995. Gradients of intertidal primary productivity around the coast of South Africa and their relationships with consumer biomass. Oecologia 102 (12) 189 - 201
Scholes RJ, Dowty PR, Caylor K, Parsons DAB, Frost PGH, Shugart HH 2002. Trends in savanna structure and composition along an aridity gradient in the Kalahari. Journal of Vegetation Science 13 (3) 419 - 428
Swap RJ, Annegarn HJ, Suttles JT, King MD, Platnick S, Privette JL, Scholes RJ 2003. Africa burning: A thematic analysis of the Southern African regional science initiative (SAFARI 2000). Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 108 (D13) 15
Roy DP, Frost PGH, Justice CO, Landmann T, le Roux JL, Gumbo K, Makungwa S, Dunham K, du Toit R, Mhwandagara K, Zacarias A, Tacheba B, Dube OP, Pereira JMC, Mushove P, Morisette JT, Vannan SKS, Davies D 2005. Southern Africa Fire Network (SAFNet) regional burned-area product-validation protocol. International Journal of Remote Sensing 26 (19) 4265 - 4292
2002. 4.06 Average plant production - final data.
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Williamson DT, Williamson JE 1981. An assessment of the impact of fences on large herbivore biomass in the Kalahari. Botswana Notes and Records 13 107-110
2002. 5.29 Carrying capacity - grid.
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2002. 5.29 Carrying capacity.
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Sichone P, de Cauwer V, Chisingui AV, Goncalves FMP, Finckh M, Revermann R 2018. Patterns of above-ground biomass and its environmental drivers: an analysis based on plotbased surveys in the dry tropical forests and woodlands of southern Africa. Climate change and adaptive land management in southern Africa - assessments, changes, challenges, and solutions 309-316
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