Carbon becomes locked as part of the accumulating plant biomass as plants grow.
Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR).
the total leaf area (LAI).
air humidity (VPD).
air temperature (T).
soil moisture (REW).
High soil moisture leads to decreased photosynthesis.
In boreal upland forests, low soil moisture decreases the rate of photosynthesis.
Transpiration decreases as air becomes drier.
At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also decreases photosynthesis
Carbon capture is performed by the green parts of plants via photosynthesis.
The annual cycle of photosynthesis mainly follows
the changes in light.
the changes in soil temperature.
the changes in CO2 concentration.
the changes in air temperature.
The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.
When there is low soil moisture, plants close its stomata pores which then decreases photosynthesis.
In some part of the stems, some photosynthesis may also occur.
What is the source of carbon that is assimilated in photosynthesis?
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.
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.
De-hardening in spring involves gradual re-hydration of the cells, recovery of photosynthetic capacity and a tight control of water loss.