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. Analysis of The CO2 Exchange Assumptions 2. Modelling C3 Respiration in the Light 3. Interfacing Leaf and Canopy Light Interception Models 4. Predicting Dark Respiration in the Soil � Plant System 5. Predicting Leaf Expansion 6. Predicting Flowing and Subsequent Leaf Expansion 7. Leaf Growth And Senescence 8. Concepts of Translocation with Special Reference to the Assimilation of Nitrogen and its Movement into Fruits 9. the Paradox of No Correlation Between Leaf Photosynthetic Rates and Crop Yields 10. Predicting Primary Productivity for Forest and Desert Ecosystem Models 11. COTCROP: A Computer Model for Cotton Growth and Yield