In Situ Study of the Effects of Elevated Temperature on Photoinhibition in Climax and Pioneer Species

  • Atsushi Ishida
  • Takeshi Toma
  • Dadang I. Ghozali
  • Marjenah
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 140)


Understanding the abiotic and biotic factors for seedling growth and the ecophysiological responses against physiological stresses has been of great interest to ecologists, biologists, and foresters. Interactions of multiple environmental factors are relevant to the physiological performance of plants in nature (Ludlow 1987, Gamon and Pearcy 1989, 1990; Ishida et al. 1999a,b). For example, the inhibitory effects of strong light on photochemical capacity in leaves can be exacerbated by other stress conditions, such as cold (e.g., van Kijk and van Hasselt 1993, Leitsch et al. 1994), limited nitrogen supply (e.g., Ferrar and Osmond 1986), and water stress (e.g., Björkman and Powles 1984, Kao and Forseth 1992). In contrast to the large number of studies on the interactive effects of cold and high light intensity, there have been only a few studies on photoinhibition caused by a combination of high light intensity and high temperature (Ludlow 1987, Gamon and Pearcy 1990, Mulkey and Pearcy 1992, Königer et al. 1998)


Chlorophyll Fluorescence Wood Density Pioneer Tree Pioneer Plant Dipterocarp Species 
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  • Atsushi Ishida
  • Takeshi Toma
  • Dadang I. Ghozali
  • Marjenah

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