De-hardening in spring involves gradual re-hydration of the cells, recovery of photosynthetic capacity and a tight control of water loss.
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.
Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
exposure to high temperature.
exposure to excess of light
exposure to shortage of soil moisture
exposure to high temperature
exposure to excess of CO2
The annual cycle of photosynthesis mainly follows
the changes in soil temperature.
the changes in CO2 concentration.
the changes in light.
the changes in air temperature.
In general, the more carbon dioxide that is available to the plant, the faster the rate of photosynthesis - if other factors are favourable.
The effect of light on photosynthesis has a clear saturating pattern: more light results in more photosynthesis but eventually leaves cannot take full advantage of all the extra light.
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.
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.
High soil moisture leads to decreased photosynthesis.
In boreal upland forests, low soil moisture decreases the rate of photosynthesis.
When there is low soil moisture, plants close its stomata pores which then decreases photosynthesis.
As plants respire, they release
The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.
Plants open its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant closes its stomata to avoid losing too much water.