CO2 Net Assimilation of Leaves

  • Dieter Overdieck
Part of the Ecological Research Monographs book series (ECOLOGICAL)


Dependencies of CO2 net assimilation rates of leaves on the variables [CO2], light (photosynthetic photon flux density), air temperature, and nitrogen are quantified by means of examples. Factors that enhance the effects of increasing [CO2] are compiled. A new function describes the three-dimensional relationship among [CO2], temperature, and CO2 net assimilation of leaves. Partial acclimation of CO2 net assimilation (photosynthesis) to increasing [CO2] is proved and discussed.


Intercellular CO2 concentration CO2 enhancement factors Photosynthetic photon flux density Leaf temperature Nitrogen Maximum carboxylation efficiency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Overdieck
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  1. 1.Institute of Ecology, Ecology of Woody PlantsTechnical University of BerlinBerlinGermany

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