Plants open its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant closes its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As plants respire, they release
Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
air temperature (T).
air humidity (VPD).
soil moisture (REW).
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR).
the total leaf area (LAI).
De-hardening in spring involves gradual re-hydration of the cells, recovery of photosynthetic capacity and a tight control of water loss.
A complex microbiota lives belowground, releasing carbon dioxide to the soil.
Almost half of the total biomass of a tree may be allocated to the roots.
When there is low soil moisture, plants close its stomata pores which then decreases photosynthesis.
Carbon becomes locked as part of the accumulating plant biomass as plants grow.
The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.
In general, the more carbon dioxide that is available to the plant, the faster the rate of photosynthesis - if other factors are favourable.