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The weight of nations: an estimation of adult human biomass

Sarah Catherine Walpole*, David Prieto-Merino, Phil Edwards, John Cleland, Gretchen Stevens and Ian Roberts

BMC Public Health 2012, 12:439  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-439

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Biomass comparison - have we 'filled' the earth, yet?

Robert Dye   (2013-07-18 12:59)  retired email

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How does the total biomass of the human species compare with that of any other species, terrestrial or marine?

The figure stated was for the 2005 census. Would it be appropriate to scale it up to the over 7 billion now living?

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