It is beautiful today (17C, 63F) and the sun is shining. I went on a walk but didn't take any pictures because the Municipal Gardens look just like they did last time I posted. This maybe an odd request but does anyone know where I can find good detailed information on heat production through compost decomposition? I'm also curious about the heat released by plants through metabolism.
More specifically, I'm curious about things like compost composition, changes in heat production with time, and the influence of exterior temperatures, water, and the addition of various microbes or other catalysts. I would also like to know what studies have been done on the heat generated by plants. Thing such as specific species that generate higher temperatures and maybe information on typical heat expenditure per biomass of plant.
I have no idea if anyone has any good resources. Usually I can find things very quickly. I'm having the most trouble finding info on heat generated from plants themselves. Even if you could just suggest search terms, or maybe databases. I'm not looking for theoretical stuff but actual numbers from studies. Thanks for any help you can give!!