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.
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 annual cycle of photosynthesis mainly follows
the changes in light.
the changes in air temperature.
the changes in CO2 concentration.
the changes in soil temperature.
At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also decreases photosynthesis
Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR).
the total leaf area (LAI).
air temperature (T).
soil moisture (REW).
air humidity (VPD).
What is the source of carbon that is assimilated in photosynthesis?
Carbon capture is performed by the green parts of plants via photosynthesis.
Plant respiration captures CO2.
Unlike photosynhesis, plant respiration captures atmospheric oxygen and releases carbon dioxide.
When there is low soil moisture, plants close its stomata pores which then decreases photosynthesis.
Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to high temperature.
exposure to excess of light
exposure to shortage of soil moisture
exposure to high temperature
exposure to excess of CO2
Almost half of the total biomass of a tree may be allocated to the roots.
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.
In some part of the stems, some photosynthesis may also occur.
The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.