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.
At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also decreases photosynthesis
To transform atmospheric CO2 into organic molecules, plants can use the energy from
Plant respiration captures CO2.
Unlike photosynhesis, plant respiration captures atmospheric oxygen and releases carbon dioxide.
In general, the more carbon dioxide that is available to the plant, the faster the rate of photosynthesis - if other factors are favourable.
Carbon capture is performed by the green parts of plants via photosynthesis.
Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
air temperature (T).
the total leaf area (LAI).
soil moisture (REW).
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR).
air humidity (VPD).
High soil moisture leads to decreased photosynthesis.
In boreal upland forests, low soil moisture decreases the rate of photosynthesis.
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.
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.
Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
exposure to high temperature.
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to high temperature
exposure to shortage of soil moisture
exposure to excess of light
exposure to excess of CO2
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.
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.