Biomass and Biodiversity: The Classical Approach

  • Erika Pignatti
  • Sandro Pignatti


At this point, the readers begin to detach themselves from the reality of the individual species and communities in order to arrive at abstract data (metadata) that allow them to place living things in relationship to the physical environment. The life of plants in their entirety is evaluated in this chapter as an accumulation of organic matter (biomass and phytomass) or else as the result of evolution (biodiversity).


Forest Vegetation Herbaceous Vegetation Tree Layer Broadleaf Forest Valley Floor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erika Pignatti
    • 1
  • Sandro Pignatti
    • 1
  1. 1.RomeItaly

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