Plants open its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant closes its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Carbon capture is performed by the green parts of plants via photosynthesis.
To transform atmospheric CO2 into organic molecules, plants can use the energy from
Transpiration decreases as air becomes drier.
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.
When there is low soil moisture, plants close its stomata pores which then decreases photosynthesis.
Almost half of the total biomass of a tree may be allocated to the roots.
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 becomes locked as part of the accumulating plant biomass as plants grow.
In some part of the stems, some photosynthesis may also occur.
A complex microbiota lives belowground, releasing carbon dioxide to the soil.
As plants respire, they release
Photosynthesis releases oxygen whereas respiration releases CO2.
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 shortage of soil moisture
exposure to high temperature
exposure to excess of CO2
exposure to excess of light
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.
Plant respiration captures CO2.
Unlike photosynhesis, plant respiration captures atmospheric oxygen and releases carbon dioxide.