Photosynthetic response to dynamic changes of light and air humidity in two moss species from the Tibetan Plateau

  title={Photosynthetic response to dynamic changes of light and air humidity in two moss species from the Tibetan Plateau},
  author={Xiao-yong Cui and Song Gu and Jing-Lian Wu and Yanhong Tang},
  journal={Ecological Research},
Bryophytes are widely distributed in alpine meadow and wetlands on the Tibetan Plateau, where light intensity and air moisture are highly variable in time. To address how bryophytes respond to their light and moisture environments, we examined dynamic photosynthesis in two moss species, Distichium inclinatum common in meadow, and Encalypta alpine frequently found in wetland. Photosynthetic induction response was faster in the two moss species than in most vascular species. In both species the… 

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