REW stands for "Relative Extractable Water"
The air is moist if VPD (Vapour Pressure Deficit) is high.
The stage of acclimation at any given day depends on the temperatures experienced by the plant during the previous months.
The stage of acclimation at any given day depends on the temperatures experienced by the plant during the previous days.
"Stage of acclimation" refers to the seasonality of
the photosynthetic activity.
the litter fall activity.
the flowering activity.
the growth activity.
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 shortage of soil moisture.
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to high temperature.
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.
Photosynthesis of a shoot can be measured by enclosing it within a chamber and following the change of
PAR radiation next to the chamber.
air temperature in this chamber.
carbon dioxide concentration in the air of this chamber.
water vapour concentration in the air of this chamber.
Plants open its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant closes its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
As VPD increases, photosynthesis decreases due to the closure of the stomata.
Respiration is a cellular process to obtain chemical energy from
the oxidation of water.
the oxidation soil nutrients.
the oxidation of plant tissues.
the oxidation of organic molecules.
Photosynthesis shuts down if the temperature of previous night has been lower than
Since stomata are the same pores through which carbon dioxide enters into the leaves, the result of their closure is a reduction in photosynthesis.
In trees, approximately half of the carbon bound in photosynthesis is used for construction of new biomass.
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.