Exchange Processes in Plant Canopies

  • Gaylon S. Campbell
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In Chapter 9 we examined exchange processes for individual plant leaves and were able to predict photosynthesis and transpiration rate as a function of environmental and plant variables. These results are of limited significance, however, unless we can extend our predictions to plant canopies. Production and water use are determined by the response of the entire canopy rather than that of isolated individual leaves.


Leaf Area Leaf Area Index Plant Canopy Diffusion Resistance Leaf Inclination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gaylon S. Campbell
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  1. 1.Department of Agronomy and Soils Program in Biochemistry and BiophysicsWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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