In some part of the stems, some photosynthesis may also occur.
Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
the total leaf area (LAI).
air temperature (T).
soil moisture (REW).
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR).
air humidity (VPD).
To transform atmospheric CO2 into organic molecules, plants can use the energy from
De-hardening in spring involves gradual re-hydration of the cells, recovery of photosynthetic capacity and a tight control of water loss.
The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.
Carbon capture is performed by the green parts of plants via photosynthesis.
Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to high temperature.
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to shortage of soil moisture
exposure to excess of light
exposure to excess of CO2
exposure to high temperature
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.
Plants open its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant closes its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant respiration captures CO2.
Unlike photosynhesis, plant respiration captures atmospheric oxygen and releases carbon dioxide.
At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also decreases photosynthesis
The annual cycle of photosynthesis mainly follows
the changes in air temperature.
the changes in soil temperature.
the changes in light.
the changes in CO2 concentration.
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.
As plants respire, they release