In general, the more carbon dioxide that is available to the plant, the faster the rate of photosynthesis - if other factors are favourable.
At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also decreases 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.
Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to high temperature.
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
Carbon capture is performed by the green parts of plants via photosynthesis.
High soil moisture leads to decreased photosynthesis.
In boreal upland forests, low soil moisture decreases the rate of photosynthesis.
Carbon becomes locked as part of the accumulating plant biomass as plants grow.
To transform atmospheric CO2 into organic molecules, plants can use the energy from
As plants respire, they release
Photosynthesis releases oxygen whereas respiration releases CO2.
Almost half of the total biomass of a tree may be allocated to the roots.
Transpiration decreases as air becomes drier.
The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.
Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
soil moisture (REW).
air humidity (VPD).
the total leaf area (LAI).
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR).
air temperature (T).
What is the source of carbon that is assimilated in photosynthesis?
A complex microbiota lives belowground, releasing carbon dioxide to the soil.