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.
A complex microbiota lives belowground, releasing carbon dioxide to the soil.
The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.
High soil moisture leads to decreased photosynthesis.
In boreal upland forests, low soil moisture decreases the rate of photosynthesis.
Plants open its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant closes its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.
To transform atmospheric CO2 into organic molecules, plants can use the energy from
As plants respire, they release
In general, the more carbon dioxide that is available to the plant, the faster the rate of photosynthesis - if other factors are favourable.
The annual cycle of photosynthesis mainly follows
the changes in light.
the changes in soil temperature.
the changes in air temperature.
the changes in CO2 concentration.
Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to high temperature.
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR).
air temperature (T).
the total leaf area (LAI).
air humidity (VPD).
soil moisture (REW).
Transpiration decreases as air becomes drier.
Plant respiration captures CO2.
Unlike photosynhesis, plant respiration captures atmospheric oxygen and releases carbon dioxide.
When there is low soil moisture, plants close its stomata pores which then decreases photosynthesis.