Plant respiration captures CO2.
Unlike photosynhesis, plant respiration captures atmospheric oxygen and releases carbon dioxide.
In general, the more carbon dioxide that is available to the plant, the faster the rate of photosynthesis - if other factors are favourable.
High soil moisture leads to decreased photosynthesis.
In boreal upland forests, low soil moisture decreases the rate of photosynthesis.
Carbon capture is performed by the green parts of plants via photosynthesis.
As plants respire, they release
De-hardening in spring involves gradual re-hydration of the cells, recovery of photosynthetic capacity and a tight control of water loss.
Almost half of the total biomass of a tree may be allocated to the roots.
The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.
Plants open its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant closes its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
A complex microbiota lives belowground, releasing carbon dioxide to the soil.
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.
Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
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
exposure to shortage of soil moisture
exposure to excess of light
Transpiration decreases as air becomes drier.
At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also decreases photosynthesis
To transform atmospheric CO2 into organic molecules, plants can use the energy from