Transpiration decreases as air becomes drier.
At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also decreases photosynthesis
Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
air temperature (T).
soil moisture (REW).
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR).
air humidity (VPD).
the total leaf area (LAI).
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.
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.
In general, the more carbon dioxide that is available to the plant, the faster the rate of photosynthesis - if other factors are favourable.
Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
exposure to high temperature.
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to high temperature
exposure to shortage of soil moisture
exposure to excess of light
exposure to excess of CO2
The annual cycle of photosynthesis mainly follows
the changes in light.
the changes in air temperature.
the changes in CO2 concentration.
the changes in soil temperature.
Carbon capture is performed by the green parts of plants via photosynthesis.
Plants open its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant closes its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
High soil moisture leads to decreased photosynthesis.
In boreal upland forests, low soil moisture decreases the rate of photosynthesis.
Carbon becomes locked as part of the accumulating plant biomass as plants grow.
What is the source of carbon that is assimilated in photosynthesis?
The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.