In general, the more carbon dioxide that is available to the plant, the faster the rate of photosynthesis - if other factors are favourable.
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.
When there is low soil moisture, plants close its stomata pores which then decreases photosynthesis.
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.
At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also decreases photosynthesis
The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.
Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to high temperature.
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to excess of light
exposure to shortage of soil moisture
exposure to excess of CO2
exposure to high temperature
Carbon becomes locked as part of the accumulating plant biomass as plants grow.
A complex microbiota lives belowground, releasing carbon dioxide to the soil.
Carbon capture is performed by the green parts of plants via photosynthesis.
Transpiration decreases as air becomes drier.
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.
In some part of the stems, some photosynthesis may also occur.
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.