Photoinhibition means the decrease in photosynthesis due to
exposure to excess of light.
exposure to excess of CO2.
exposure to high temperature.
exposure to shortage of soil moisture.
A complex microbiota lives belowground, releasing carbon dioxide to the soil.
As plants respire, they release
In general, the more carbon dioxide that is available to the plant, the faster the rate of photosynthesis - if other factors are favourable.
Early spring is a tricky time for plants due to the combination of sunny but still quite cold days.
Almost half of the total biomass of a tree may be allocated to the roots.
Transpiration decreases as air becomes drier.
Carbon becomes locked as part of the accumulating plant biomass as plants grow.
The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.
Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR).
soil moisture (REW).
the total leaf area (LAI).
air humidity (VPD).
air temperature (T).
Plants open its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
Plant closes its stomata to avoid losing too much water.
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.
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.
When there is low soil moisture, plants close its stomata pores which then decreases photosynthesis.
High soil moisture leads to decreased photosynthesis.
In boreal upland forests, low soil moisture decreases the rate of photosynthesis.