Advances in Ecological Research, Vol. 18 by M. Begon, A.H. Fitter, E.D. Ford, A. Macfadyen (Eds.)

By M. Begon, A.H. Fitter, E.D. Ford, A. Macfadyen (Eds.)

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Photosynthetic responses to sudden increases and decreases in PFD similar to those during naturally occurring sunflecks were studied in Fragaria virginiana, the common wild strawberry of the eastern USA (Gross and Chabot, 1979). Leaves grown at low- and high-light levels were subjected to step-increases and decreases in PFD. The sudden change in PFD was always followed by a time-lag before a change in CO, assimilation was first observed. Time-lags of about 10 s were observed over all the PFD increases and decreases, but were somewhat longer when PFD was initially very low.

In seedlings of Argyrodendron in a Queensland forest understorey, Pearcy (1987) noted that peak stomatal conductances were not reached until after a sunfleck had passed. During sunflecks, internal CO, pressures decreased from 240 to 200 pbar. In the subalpine understorey species Arnica cordqolia, decreases in stomatal conductance during simulated 32 R. L. CHAZDON cloud cover lagged behind photosynthetic decreases by about 4 min (Knapp and Smith, 1987). Not all understorey species exhibit changes in stomatal conductance during sunflecks, however.

Sun plants also had greater SUNFLECKS AND UNDERSTOREY PLANTS 39 stomata1 conductances, higher light saturation points, higher photosynthetic temperature optima, greater water-use efficiency, smaller leaf area, thicker leaves, higher specific leaf mass, and less chlorophyll per dry mass compared with shade plants (Young and Smith, 1980). Plants of Aster acuminatus grown under canopy gap (approximately 25% of full sun) and understorey conditions (approximately 3% of full sun) differed significantly in maximum photosynthetic rates measured during May, but not in July, when photosynthetic rates of both groups of plants declined (Pitelka and Curtis, 1986).

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