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.
A complex microbiota lives belowground, releasing carbon dioxide to the soil.
High soil moisture leads to decreased photosynthesis.
In boreal upland forests, low soil moisture decreases the rate of 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.
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.
At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also decreases photosynthesis
When there is low soil moisture, plants close its stomata pores which then decreases photosynthesis.
Carbon becomes locked as part of the accumulating plant biomass as plants grow.
De-hardening in spring involves gradual re-hydration of the cells, recovery of photosynthetic capacity and a tight control of water loss.
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.
Transpiration decreases as air becomes drier.
Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
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 high temperature
exposure to excess of CO2
exposure to excess of light
As plants respire, they release
Photosynthesis releases oxygen whereas respiration releases CO2.
In some part of the stems, some photosynthesis may also occur.