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- n. plant biomass
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Change in Siberian phytomass predicted for global warming.
The current territory of southern taiga is projected to be replaced by forest – steppe  with a 15% phytomass decrease  in a warmer climate, and forest degradation and decline during the transition period are very likely to result in a major increase in forest debris and forest flammability.
The vertical distribution of live vascular phytomass in cottongrass tussock tundra.
Plant (autotrophic) respiration consumes approximately half of the gross photosynthesis, and it reduces the global net primary productivity (i.e., the new phytomass available every year for consumption by heterotrophs [from bacteria to humans]) to approximately 60 Gt of carbon on land and approximately 50 Gt of carbon in the ocean.
On average, only approximately 0.3% of the electromagnetic energy of solar radiation that reaches the earth's ice-free surfaces is converted to chemical energy of new phytomass.
The authors show how quality of forage explains the preference by grazing animals for burnt areas during some periods, and in non-burnt areas due to high phytomass in other periods.