1. Plant respiration captures CO2.
2. Carbon capture is performed by the green parts of plants via photosynthesis.
3. De-hardening in spring involves gradual re-hydration of the cells, recovery of photosynthetic capacity and a tight control of water loss.
4. The rate of respiration decreases with temperature.
5. Transpiration decreases as air becomes drier.
6. In general, the more carbon dioxide that is available to the plant, the faster the rate of photosynthesis – if other factors are favourable.
7. To transform atmospheric CO2 into organic molecules, plants can use the energy from
8. High soil moisture leads to decreased photosynthesis.
9. 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.
10. Photosynthesis of a tree canopy is driven or influenced by
11. The annual cycle of photosynthesis mainly follows
12. At low air humidity, a plant closes its stomata to prevent transpiration. The action also decreases photosynthesis
13. Leaf area increases with stand age, resulting in a decreasing rate of photosynthesis in the stand.
14. Carbon becomes locked as part of the accumulating plant biomass as plants grow.
15. A complex microbiota lives belowground, releasing carbon dioxide to the soil.
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