Temporal and Spatial Dynamics of Carbon Fixation by Moso Bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) in Subtropical China

Guosheng Wen*, Liyang Zhang, Ruming Zhang, Zhihong Cao, Guomo Zhou, Hao Huang, Ming Hung WONG

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Abstract

To study the temporal and spatial dynamics of carbon fixation by Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) in subtropical China, carbon fixation of leaves within the canopy of P. pubescens was measured with a LI-6400 portable photosynthesis system. The results showed that the capability of carbon fixation of P. pubescens leaves had obvious temporal and spatial dynamic variations. It was revealed that there were two peak periods and two low periods in the season variation of carbon fixation capability. Data also revealed that the capability of carbon fixation by five-year-old P. pubescens was more than that of one-year-old and three-year-old. Daily and seasonal carbon fixation showed a negative correlation with the CO2 concentration. The temporal and spatial dynamics of carbon fixation by P. pubescens described above provided a scientific basis for development of technologies in bamboo timber production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-277
Number of pages7
JournalThe Botanical Review
Volume77
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science

User-Defined Keywords

  • Forest ecosystem
  • Moso bamboo
  • Net photosynthetic rate Carbon fixation
  • Phyllostachys pubescens

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