De-hardening in spring involves gradual re-hydration of the cells, recovery of photosynthetic capacity and a tight control of water loss.
At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also decreases photosynthesis
To transform atmospheric CO2 into organic molecules, plants can use the energy from
Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to high temperature.
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to excess of CO2
exposure to shortage of soil moisture
exposure to high temperature
exposure to excess of light
Plant respiration captures CO2.
Unlike photosynhesis, plant respiration captures atmospheric oxygen and releases carbon dioxide.
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.
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.
Transpiration decreases as air becomes drier.
When there is low soil moisture, plants close its stomata pores which then decreases photosynthesis.
Carbon capture is performed by the green parts of plants via photosynthesis.
What is the source of carbon that is assimilated in photosynthesis?
In general, the more carbon dioxide that is available to the plant, the faster the rate of photosynthesis - if other factors are favourable.
Carbon becomes locked as part of the accumulating plant biomass as plants grow.
Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
the total leaf area (LAI).
air humidity (VPD).
soil moisture (REW).
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR).
air temperature (T).
The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.