ecological production (production, ecological)
Glossary of "Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet (2nd ed.)" by Botkin & Keller (1998)
- production, ecological: The amount of increase in organic matter, usually measured per unit area of land surface or unit volume of water, as in grams per square meter (g/m2). Production is divided into primary (that of autotrophs) and secondary (that of heterotrophs). It is also divided into net (that which remains stored after use) and gross (that added before any use).
- Botkin, D. B. & Keller, E. A. 1998. Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, 2nd ed. -xxxxii + 649 pp. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.