High soil moisture leads to decreased photosynthesis.
In boreal upland forests, low soil moisture decreases the rate of photosynthesis.
In general, the more carbon dioxide that is available to the plant, the faster the rate of photosynthesis - if other factors are favourable.
In some part of the stems, some photosynthesis may also occur.
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.
Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
air temperature (T).
air humidity (VPD).
the total leaf area (LAI).
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR).
soil moisture (REW).
Carbon capture is performed by the green parts of plants via photosynthesis.
The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.
At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also decreases photosynthesis
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.
A complex microbiota lives belowground, releasing carbon dioxide to the soil.
Plants open its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant closes its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
De-hardening in spring involves gradual re-hydration of the cells, recovery of photosynthetic capacity and a tight control of water loss.
When there is low soil moisture, plants close its stomata pores which then decreases photosynthesis.
The annual cycle of photosynthesis mainly follows
the changes in CO2 concentration.
the changes in soil temperature.
the changes in air temperature.
the changes in light.
Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
exposure to high temperature.
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to shortage of soil moisture
exposure to excess of light
exposure to high temperature
exposure to excess of CO2