High soil moisture leads to decreased photosynthesis.
In boreal upland forests, low soil moisture decreases the rate of photosynthesis.
At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also decreases photosynthesis
When there is low soil moisture, plants close its stomata pores which then decreases photosynthesis.
In general, the more carbon dioxide that is available to the plant, the faster the rate of photosynthesis - if other factors are favourable.
The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.
The annual cycle of photosynthesis mainly follows
the changes in CO2 concentration.
the changes in light.
the changes in air temperature.
the changes in soil temperature.
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?
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 excess of CO2
exposure to high temperature
exposure to excess of light
exposure to shortage of soil moisture
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.
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.
Carbon capture is performed by the green parts of plants via photosynthesis.
Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR).
air humidity (VPD).
the total leaf area (LAI).
soil moisture (REW).
air temperature (T).
Transpiration decreases as air becomes drier.