In general, the more carbon dioxide that is available to the plant, the faster the rate of photosynthesis - if other factors are favourable.
A complex microbiota lives belowground, releasing carbon dioxide to the soil.
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.
Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
exposure to high temperature.
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to excess of light
exposure to excess of CO2
exposure to shortage of soil moisture
exposure to high temperature
What is the source of carbon that is assimilated in 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.
The annual cycle of photosynthesis mainly follows
the changes in CO2 concentration.
the changes in air temperature.
the changes in soil temperature.
the changes in light.
Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR).
soil moisture (REW).
the total leaf area (LAI).
air temperature (T).
air humidity (VPD).
Plants open its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant closes its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Almost half of the total biomass of a tree may be allocated to the roots.
Plant respiration captures CO2.
Unlike photosynhesis, plant respiration captures atmospheric oxygen and releases carbon dioxide.
At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also decreases photosynthesis
Carbon becomes locked as part of the accumulating plant biomass as plants grow.
Carbon capture is performed by the green parts of plants via photosynthesis.
When there is low soil moisture, plants close its stomata pores which then decreases photosynthesis.