Photosynthetic Capacity Measurements of 20 species of woody savanna plants using Licor 6400, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 2011

For photosynthetic capacity I used a Licor 6400 to derive light response curves (curves of the response of photosynthetic rate to changes in photosynthetic active radiation) following the field protocol indicated in the Li-6400 manual (open 5.1 manual, protocol was change for some measurements, see data table, column "method"). CO2 was set to near-ambient (400ppm). A total of 760 measurements (=69 light response curves) were performed on 69 individuals of 20 different species

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Field Value
Geographic coverage
Geographic description Kruger National Park, South Africa
Bounding coordinates
North: -24.01
West: 31.48
East: 31.48
South: -24.01
Temporal coverage
Time period
Begin: February 4, 2011
End: April 4, 2012
Taxonomic coverage
Genus acacia
Species gerardii
Genus acacia
Species nigrescens
Genus cisuss
Species cornifolia
Genus combretum
Species apiculatum
Genus combretum
Species collinum
Genus commiphora
Species africana
Genus dichrostachys
Species cinerea
Genus euclea
Species divinorum
Genus euclea
Species natalensis
Genus flueggea
Species virosa
Genus grewia
Species bicolor
Genus grewia
Species monticola
Genus gymnosporia
Species senegalensis
Genus peltophorum
Species africanum
Genus philenoptera
Species violacea
Genus sclerocarya
Species birrea
Genus senna
Species petersiana
Genus strychnos
Species madagascariensis
Genus terminalia
Species sericea
Genus ziziphus
Species mucronata
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Last Updated December 17, 2020, 15:48 (UTC)
Created December 17, 2020, 15:48 (UTC)

Responsible parties

Name Alexander Zizka
Organization affiliations
Goethe University Frankfurt


Name Alexander Zizka
Organization affiliations
Goethe University Frankfurt

Name Steven Higgins
Organization affiliations
Department of Physical Geography, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

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