Photosynthetic Measurements in Wetlands

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Abstract

Assessment of wetland plant photosynthetic carbon fixation in response to environmental factors is critical to the understanding of wetland functioning. Various approaches including utilization of the methods described in the present paper is essential to the evaluation process. Advances in development of equipment, particularly field portable systems, in recent decades have led to excellent opportunities to conduct research in the field. The present paper focuses on several methods currently available for direct and indirect photosynthetic measurements. The advantages and disadvantages of each technique along with examples of currently available equipment are briefly mentioned while additional key references are provided for the readers to follow the details elsewhere.

Keywords

Wetland plants Plant productivity Plant gas exchange Chlorophyll fluorescence Wetland functioning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of MemphisMemphisUSA

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