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 VPD increases, photosynthesis decreases due to the closure of the stomata.
Photosynthesis shuts down if the temperature of previous night has been lower than
Respiration is a cellular process to obtain chemical energy from
the oxidation of plant tissues.
the oxidation of water.
the oxidation soil nutrients.
the oxidation of organic molecules.
In trees, approximately half of the carbon bound in photosynthesis is used for construction of new biomass.
"Stage of acclimation" refers to the seasonality of
the flowering activity.
the photosynthetic activity.
the growth activity.
the litter fall activity.
Photosynthesis of a shoot can be measured by enclosing it within a chamber and following the change of
water vapour concentration in the air of this chamber.
carbon dioxide concentration in the air of this chamber.
PAR radiation next to the chamber.
air temperature in this chamber.
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.
High soil moisture leads to decreased photosynthesis.
In boreal upland forests, low soil moisture decreases the rate of photosynthesis.
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.
Plants open its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant closes its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
The air is moist if VPD (Vapour Pressure Deficit) is high.
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 high temperature.
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
REW stands for "Relative Extractable Water"