Canopy Photosynthesis Modeling

Authored by: Wolfram Beyschlag , Ronald J. Ryel

Functiona Plant Ecology

Print publication date:  June  2007
Online publication date:  June  2007

Print ISBN: 9780849374883
eBook ISBN: 9781420007626
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781420007626.ch21

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Abstract

Photosynthesis models are an important development for estimating gas-flux rates of plants. These models have been used to estimate fluxes from the level of the single leaf to community carbon fluxes across the globe. Questions addressed with photosynthesis models involve differences in carbon exchange among plant communities, plant community responses to climate change, and basic ecological concepts concerning resource acquisition, competition for light, and effects of stress.

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