Ecophysiology of Photosynthesis

  • Ernst-Detlef Schulze
  • Martyn M. Caldwell

Part of the Springer Study Edition book series (volume 100)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Molecular and Physiological Control and Limitations

  3. Responses of Photosynthesis to Environmental Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. L. Kappen, G. Schultz, R. Vanselow
      Pages 231-246
    3. M. C. Ball, J. B. Passioura
      Pages 247-259
    4. U. Heber, W. Kaiser, M. Luwe, G. Kindermann, S. Veljovic-Javonovic, Z. Yin et al.
      Pages 279-296
  4. Plant Performance in the Field

  5. Global Aspects of Photosynthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 461-461
    2. C. B. Field, J. A. Gamon, J. Peñuelas
      Pages 511-527
    3. S. Henderson, P. Hattersley, S. von Caemmerer, C. B. Osmond
      Pages 529-549
  6. Perspectives in Ecophysiological Research of Photosynthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 551-551
    2. E.-D. Schulze, M. M. Caldwell
      Pages 553-564
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 565-576

About this book


In a world of increasing atmospheric CO2, there is intensified interest in the ecophysiology of photosynthesis and increasing attention is being given to carbon exchange and storage in natural ecosystems. We need to know how much photosynthesis of terrestrial and aquatic vegetation will change as global CO2 increases. Are there major ecosystems, such as the boreal forests, which may become important sinks of CO2 and slow down the effects of anthropogenic CO2 emissions on climate? Will the composition of the vegetation change as a result of CO2 increase?
This volume reviews the progress which has been made in understanding photosynthesis in the past few decades at several levels of integration from the molecular level to canopy, ecosystem and global scales.


Atmosphäre Climate research Klima Photosynthese Photosynthesis atmosphere carbon carbon dioxide climate change ecophysiology ecosystem forest global climate change physiology vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Ernst-Detlef Schulze
    • 1
  • Martyn M. Caldwell
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für PflanzenökologieUniversität BayreuthBayreuthGermany
  2. 2.Department of Range Science and Ecology CenterUtah State UniversityLoganUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-58571-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79354-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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