To transform atmospheric CO2 into organic molecules, plants can use the energy from
Plants open its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant closes its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also 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.
Carbon capture is performed by the green parts of plants via photosynthesis.
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.
As plants respire, they release
Photosynthesis releases oxygen whereas respiration releases CO2.
The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.
In some part of the stems, some photosynthesis may also occur.
High soil moisture leads to decreased photosynthesis.
In boreal upland forests, low soil moisture decreases the rate of photosynthesis.
A complex microbiota lives belowground, releasing carbon dioxide to the soil.
When there is low soil moisture, plants close its stomata pores which then decreases photosynthesis.
Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
soil moisture (REW).
air temperature (T).
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR).
air humidity (VPD).
the total leaf area (LAI).
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.
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.