Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
the total leaf area (LAI).
soil moisture (REW).
air humidity (VPD).
air temperature (T).
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR).
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.
Almost half of the total biomass of a tree may be allocated to the roots.
The annual cycle of photosynthesis mainly follows
the changes in air temperature.
the changes in light.
the changes in soil temperature.
the changes in CO2 concentration.
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.
What is the source of carbon that is assimilated in photosynthesis?
At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also decreases photosynthesis
Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to high temperature.
exposure to excess of CO2.
As plants respire, they release
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.
Plants open its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant closes its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
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.