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The Seasonal Pattern of Photosynthesis of Some Vascular Plants on a Subarctic Mire

  • L.-G. Johansson
  • S. Linder
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 16)

Abstract

During the summer of 1972, eco-physiological investigations were added to the research programme of the Swedish IBP Tundra Biome mire project at Stordalen (Johansson et al., 1973). The mire site is situated north of the Arctic Circle; the plant cover is characterised by the bryophytes (300gd.w.m~2 live phytomass) and the dwarf shrubs (140 g d.w.m”2 live aboveground phytomass). Graminids, herbs and lichens contribute with about 18, 18, and 12gm~2, respectively (Sonesson et al., 1973). Since the production rates for most of the species concerned are low, especially at the beginning and end of the growing season, it is difficult to measure production as phytomass changes during short periods by means of the harvesting technique.

Keywords

Snow Cover Photosynthetic Rate Dwarf Shrub Evergreen Species Midday Depression 
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  • L.-G. Johansson
  • S. Linder

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