At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also decreases photosynthesis
Leaf area increases with stand age, resulting in a decreasing rate of photosynthesis in the stand.
An increment in leaf area increases also the photosynthesis of a tree stand. However, the relationship is saturating.
Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to high temperature.
In some part of the stems, some photosynthesis may also occur.
Plants open its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant closes its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Carbon capture is performed by the green parts of plants via photosynthesis.
A complex microbiota lives belowground, releasing carbon dioxide to the soil.
When there is low soil moisture, plants close its stomata pores which then decreases photosynthesis.
Almost half of the total biomass of a tree may be allocated to the roots.
The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.
Carbon becomes locked as part of the accumulating plant biomass as plants grow.
High soil moisture leads to decreased photosynthesis.
In boreal upland forests, low soil moisture decreases the rate of photosynthesis.
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.
In general, the more carbon dioxide that is available to the plant, the faster the rate of photosynthesis - if other factors are favourable.
As plants respire, they release