This book discusses the photosynthesis for ecosystem models, in particular the strengths and limitations of four methods used for predicting photosynthesis. The methods usage depends upon the purpose of the prediction to be made, as well as improvements in associated techniques that seem to revolutionize the methodology. Therefore comparisons between methods are valuable justifying this state of the art review for all photosynthetic scientists.
1. What is Modelling and Why Model Photosynthesis 2. Micrometeorological Methods for Predicating Environmental Effects of Photosynthesis 3. Predicting Canopy Photosynthesis from Gas Exchange Studies in Controlled Environments 4. Integrating Traditional Growth Analysis Techniques with Recent Modelling of Carbon and Nitrogen Metabolism 5. Diffusion Resistance Models 6. Leaf Photosynthesis Models 7. Water Stress Adaptation 8. Light and Temperature Adaptation.