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Title: Photosynthetic acclimation of overstory Populus tremuloides and understory Acer saccharum to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration: interactions with shade and soil nitrogen

Author: Kubiske, Mark E.; Zak, Donald R.; Pregitzer, Kurt S.; Takeuchi, Yu;

Date: 2002

Source: Tree Physiology. 22: 321-329.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: We exposed Populus tremuloides Michx. and Acer saccharum Marsh. to a factorial combination of ambient and elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations ([CO2]) and high-nitrogen (N) and low-N soil treatments in open-top chambers for 3 years. Our objective was to compare photosynthetic acclimation to elevated [CO2] between species of contrasting shade tolerance, and to determine if soil N or shading modify the acclimation response. Sun and shade leaf responses to elevated [CO2] and soil N were compared between upper and lower canopy leaves of P. tremuloides and between A. saccharum seedlings grown with and without shading by .

Keywords: A/Ci analysis, global change, leaf nitrogen, sugar maple, trembling aspen

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Kubiske, Mark E.; Zak, Donald R.; Pregitzer, Kurt S.; Takeuchi, Yu 2002. Photosynthetic acclimation of overstory Populus tremuloides and understory Acer saccharum to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration: interactions with shade and soil nitrogen. Tree Physiology. 22: 321-329.

 


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