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chlorophyll method

chlorophyll method A method that is used for estimating the primary productivity of ecosystems. Experimental evidence shows that, with appropriate calibration, the chlorophyll content of the community occupying a given area can form an index of the area's productivity. The method was pioneered for marine ecosystems, but has now been extended to other aquatic and to terrestrial communities.

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chlorophyll method

chlorophyll method A method used for estimating the primary productivity of ecosystems. Experimental evidence shows that, with appropriate calibration, the chlorophyll content of the community occupying a given area can form an index of the area's productivity. The method was pioneered for marine ecosystems, but has now been extended to other aquatic and to terrestrial communities.

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"chlorophyll method." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Retrieved October 21, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/chlorophyll-method