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biomass

 [bi´o-mas]
the entire assemblage of living organisms of a particular region, considered collectively.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bi·o·mass

(bī'ō-mas),
The total weight of all living things in a given area, biotic community, species population, or habitat; a measure of total biotic productivity.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

biomass

(bī′ō-măs′)
n.
1. The total mass of living matter within a given unit of environmental area.
2. Plant material, vegetation, or agricultural waste used as a fuel or energy source.
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biomass

Ecology
The mass of organic material produced by living organisms.

Industry
A popular term for plants which can be converted into fuel.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

bi·o·mass

(bī'ō-mas)
The total weight of all living things in a given area, biotic community, species population, or habitat; a measure of total biotic productivity.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

biomass

the total mass of organisms in a given ENVIRONMENT or at a certain TROPHIC LEVEL. It is measured as either live or DRY WEIGHT (mass) per unit area, and the alternative used should be stated.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

bi·o·mass

(bī'ō-mas)
The total weight of all living things in a given area, biotic community, species population, or habitat; a measure of total biotic productivity.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Sendo assim, o presente estudo teve como objetivo caracterizar os trabalhos de producao e decomposicao da serapilheira no bioma Cerrado quanto a sua forma de publicacao e as metodologias utilizadas e seus resultados, buscando compreender sua area de abrangencia em cada fitofisionomia para verificar quais assuntos possuem potencial para novas linhas de pesquisa.
Segundo criterios fitogeograficos, a area amostrada esta inserida no ecossistema de Restinga, ambiente associado ao Bioma Mata Atlantica (IBGE, 2012).
(2004), e considerado um hotspot, ou seja, um dos biomas mais ricos e ameacados do planeta.
Com base no exposto, o presente trabalho foi desenvolvido com o objetivo de prospectar especies da flora nativa do Bioma Caatinga ocorrentes no Vale do Submedio Sao Francisco que apresentem elementos esteticos apropriados para uso no paisagismo.
Nessa perspectiva, os costumes do povo que habita a Chapada das Mesas e convive diretamente no bioma Cerrado e muito semelhante aos dos seres humanos de outras areas, que utilizam a mesma cobertura vegetal, com caracteristicas fisicas, biologicas e culturais, que os diferenciam de outros povos de outros biomas.
Ja a mata de igapo "representa um dos pequenos biomas mais singulares existente em alguns setores de terracos ribeirinhos inundaveis da Amazonia brasileira" (Ab'Saber, 2006, p.74).
Cabe anotar, que algunas de estas especies mostraron una abundancia baja, pero se debe tener en cuenta que el habitat natural de las mismas no corresponde con los biomas en donde se realizo la presente investigacion.