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. Copyright © 2011 The Author(s).
CitationWen, G., Zhang, L., Zhang, R., Cao, Z., Zhou, G., Huang, H., & Wong, M. (2011). Temporal and spatial dynamics of carbon fixation by Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) in subtropical China. The Botanical Review, 77(3), 271-277. doi: 10.1007/s12229-011-9068-x
- Moso bamboo
- Net photosynthetic rate Carbon fixation
- Forest ecosystem
- Phyllostachys pubescens