animal respiration rate

The amount of carbon dioxide exhaled by animals per unit of animal biomass over a given period of time.

Used to calculate:fossil fuels consumed, biomass fuels consumed and photosynthesis and respiration

Varies by: global

Used global Reference Location: Ecosystem
(study period)
Value Units Notes
* Global entity West et al. 2009 - The human carbon budget: an estimate of the spatial distribution of metabolic carbon consumption and release in the United States Global: All () 0.720344 kg CO2/kg biomass/year This source reports mean CO2 released through human respiration at rest in kg / year. We used the average mass of a American (81.35 kg) to convert the value to kg CO2/kg biomass/year.

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