lecture 6 global distribution of Primary Production

Global Distribution of Factors Limiting Photosynthesis
I. Terrestrial
A. Solar radiation
1) Day length
2) Sun angle
3) Competition/shading
B. Nutrients
1) Parent material
2) Soils
C. Water
1) Global precipitation patterns
2) Seasonality of precipitation
D. global Photosynthesis on Land
II. Aquatic
A. Solar radiation
1) Depth/irradiance relationship
2) Water quality
B. Nutrients
1) Oceanic patterns
2) Coastal patterns
3) Freshwater systems.
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