In situ autumn ozone fumigation of mature Norway spruce - Effects on net photosynthesis

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    Abstract

    Twelve cuvettes were installed on current year's twigs in the top of the canopy of a 35 years old Norway spruce stand in Denmark. From 10 to 16 hours, six of the cuvettes received 5-60 nl l(-1) ozone in addition to ambient air and six cuvettes received ambient air with a 40% reduced ozone concentration. The experiment was conducted during 70 days during the autumn. Our system could not detect any ozone effects on dark respiration, but eventually effects on dark respiration could be masked in signal noise. An inhibition of daily net photosynthesis in ozone treated shoots was apparent, and it is was found that a mean increase in ozone concentration of 10 nl l(-1) reduced net photosynthesis with 7.4 %. This effect should be related to a pre-exposure during the season of AOT40 12.5 mul l(-1) h.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhyton. Annales Rei Botanicae
    Volume42
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)97-104
    ISSN0079-2047
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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