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
Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR).
soil moisture (REW).
air humidity (VPD).
air temperature (T).
the total leaf area (LAI).
Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to high temperature.
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
exposure to shortage of soil moisture
exposure to excess of light
exposure to excess of CO2
exposure to high temperature
What is the source of carbon that is assimilated in photosynthesis?
In some part of the stems, some photosynthesis may also occur.
The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.
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.
De-hardening in spring involves gradual re-hydration of the cells, recovery of photosynthetic capacity and a tight control of water loss.
In general, the more carbon dioxide that is available to the plant, the faster the rate of photosynthesis - if other factors are favourable.
To transform atmospheric CO2 into organic molecules, plants can use the energy from
Carbon becomes locked as part of the accumulating plant biomass as plants grow.
The annual cycle of photosynthesis mainly follows
the changes in soil temperature.
the changes in air temperature.
the changes in light.
the changes in CO2 concentration.
As plants respire, they release
Almost half of the total biomass of a tree may be allocated to the roots.