GEP  Vol.8 No.8 , August 2020
Research Advances in Net Primary Productivity of Terrestrial Ecosystem
Abstract: The net primary productivity of vegetation reflects the total amount of carbon fixed by plants through photosynthesis each year. The study of vegetation net primary productivity is one of the core contents of global change and terrestrial ecosystems. This article reviews the current research status of net primary productivity of terrestrial vegetation, and comprehensively analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of three types of productivity estimation models, climate relative models, biogeochemical models, and light energy utilization models. The light energy utilization models have become the mainstream method for estimating vegetation net primary productivity because they can directly use remote sensing data. However, there are still many deficiencies in the estimation of vegetation net primary productivity, which need to be further improved and tested.
Cite this paper: Xu, Y. , Hu, X. , Liu, Z. and Zhang, H. (2020) Research Advances in Net Primary Productivity of Terrestrial Ecosystem. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 8, 48-54. doi: 10.4236/gep.2020.88005.

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