Large-scale canopy opening causes decreased photosynthesis in the saplings of shade-tolerant conifer, Abies veitchii.

@article{Mitamura2009LargescaleCO,
  title={Large-scale canopy opening causes decreased photosynthesis in the saplings of shade-tolerant conifer, Abies veitchii.},
  author={Masako Mitamura and Yasuo Yamamura and Takashi Nakano},
  journal={Tree physiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={137-45}
}
Although the environmental change by canopy gap formation in a forest improves the light availability for the saplings on the forest floor, it may result in stresses on the saplings due to high radiation and drought. In large-scale gaps, the photosynthesis of shade-tolerant species may be inhibited by high radiation and drought stress if they lack effective tolerance or avoidance mechanisms for the stresses. We investigated the photosynthetic traits and water relations of Abies veitchii Lindl… CONTINUE READING
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