NCEAS Project 2017

Global Primary Production Data Initiative

  • Stephen D. Prince


ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group10th—15th December 1997Participant List  
Working Group18th—22nd February 1998Participant List  
Working Group14th—19th October 1998Participant List  
Meeting19th—19th October 1998Participant List  

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Abstract
We propose to conduct a 2-week Working Group to develop a methodology for extrapolating sparse field observations of net primary production (NPP), including environmental controls on carbon allocation, to create a database representative of major worldwide vegetation and environmental regimes. This methodology will be used to produce a consistent database of worldwide NPP estimates, which is currently lacking. The database will be made available to global change researchers to (1) parameterize and validate global primary production models, (2) calibrate models driven by remotely sensed data, and (3) re-examine worldwide patterns of NPP. The database will include key ecological data such as biomass dynamics, climate and soils information, as well as NPP, providing a valuable global resource for a variety of other ecological studies, such as biodiversity and nutrient cycling.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Chambers, Jeff Q.; dos Santos, J.; Ribeiro, R. J.; Higuchi, Niro. 2001. Tree damage, allometric relationships, and above-ground net primary production in Central Amazon forest. Forest Ecology and Management. Vol: 152 (1-3). Pages 73-84.
Data Set Clark, Deborah A. 1999. Annotated dataset on tropical forest NPP components. (Online version)
Journal Article Clark, Deborah A.; Brown, Sandra; Kicklighter, David W.; Chambers, Jeff Q.; Thomlinson, John R.; Ni, Jian; Holland, Elisabeth A. 2001. Measuring net primary production in forests: Concepts and field methods. Ecological Applications. Vol: 11(2). Pages 356-370.
Journal Article Clark, Deborah A.; Brown, Sandra; Kicklighter, David W.; Chambers, Jeff Q.; Thomlinson, John R.; Ni, Jian; Holland, Elisabeth A. 2001. Net primary production in tropical forests: An evaluation and synthesis of existing field data. Ecological Applications. Vol: 11(2). Pages 371-384.
Data Set Clark, Deborah A.; Brown, Sandra; Kicklighter, David W.; Chambers, Jeff Q.; Thomlinson, John R.; Holland, Elisabeth A. 2005. Net primary production in tropical forests: An evaluation and synthesis of existing field data. (Online version)
Data Set Clark, Deborah A.; Brown, Sandra; Kicklighter, David W.; Chambers, Jeff Q.; Thomlinson, John R.; Ni, Jian; Holland, Elisabeth A. 2005. Published data from tropical forest sites with data on forest biomass and at least one component of NPP, with documentation of the methods underlying these data (and associated references). (Online version)
Data Set De Angelis, Don; Gardner, Robert H.; Shugart, Hank. 2005. Productivity of forest ecosystems studied during the International Biological Programme (IBP): The woodlands data set. (Online version)
Data Set Esser, G.; Lieth, H.; Scurlock, Jonathan; Olson, Richard J. 2005. Osnabruck NPP dataset: Worldwide estimates and bibliography of net primary productivity derived from pre-1982 publications. (Online version)
Data Set Gill, R.; Kelly, Robin; Parton, William J.; Day, Ken; Jackson, Robert B.; Morgan, Jack A.; Scurlock, Jonathan; Tieszen, Larry; Castle, J.; Ojima, Dennis S.; Zhang, Xinshi. 2005. NPP grassland: Constistent worldwide site estimates, 1954-1990. (Online version)
Journal Article Gower, Stith T.; Krankina, Olga; Olson, Richard J.; Apps, Michael; Linder, Sune; Wang, C. 2001. Net primary production and carbon allocation patterns of boreal forest ecosystems. Ecological Applications. Vol: 11. Pages 1395-1411.
Data Set Gower, Stith T.; Krankina, Olga; Apps, Michael; Linder, Sune; Wang, C.; Olson, M. H. 2006. NPP boreal forest: Consistent worldwide site estimates, 1977-1994. (Online version)
Journal Article Jenkins, Jennifer; Birdsey, Richard A.; Pan, Yude. 2001. Biomass and NPP estimation for the mid-Atlantic region (USA) using plot-level forest inventory data. Ecological Applications. Vol: 11. Pages 1174-1193.
Data Set Kicklighter, David W. 2005. Terrestrial ecosystem model (TEM) dataset - data from 16 vegetation types worldwide. (Online version)
Data Set Krankina, Olga. 2005. Scots pine NPP dataset (Siberia) - data from 14 boreal forest stands in easter Russia. (Online version)
Journal Article Ni, Jian; Zhang, Xinshi; Scurlock, Jonathan. 2001. Synthesis and analysis of biomass and net primary production in Chinese forests. Annals of Forest Science. Vol: 58. Pages 351-384.
Data Set Olson, Richard J.; Scurlock, Jonathan. 2005. NPP multi-biome: Grassland, boreal forest, and tropical forest sites, 1939-1996. (Online version)
Data Set Prince, Stephen D. 1999. Worldwide Net Primary Production (NPP) database.
Data Set Prince, Stephen D.; Haskett, J.; Steininger, Marc; Strand, H.; Wright, R. 2005. NPP cropland: Gridded estimates for the central USA, 1982-1996. (Online version)
Journal Article Walters, Carl J.; Kitchell, James F. 2001. Cultivation/depensation effects on juvenile survival and recruitment: Implications for the theory of fishing. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Vol: 58(1). Pages 39-50. (Abstract)
Data Set Waring, Richard; Law, Beverly E.; Bond, Barbara J. 2005. Nine treatments from six distinct study sites in Oregon transect ecosystem research project, Northwestern USA. (Online version)
Data Set Zheng, Daolan; Prince, Stephen D.; Wright, R. 2005. NPP multi-biome: Gridded estimates for selected regions worldwide, 1989-2001, R1. (Online version)