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By M. Begon, A.H. Fitter, E.D. Ford, A. Macfadyen (Eds.)

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Summary: Generalizations About Sunfleck Activity The studies described above clearly illustrate the tremendous variation in sunfleck activity within and among forest types. Despite this variation, estimates of the percent of total light energy contributed by sunflecks are remarkably similar in temperate and tropical forests (Table 4). Sunflecks contribute 50% of the total light energy received during the summer in both coniferous and deciduous temperate forests, and 5&70% in tropical evergreen forests (Table 4).

Photosynthetic differences were even more pronounced when plants were grown under low- and high-light conditions in growth chambers. , 1984). In a comparison of six rainforest species in the genus Piper, Chazdon and Field (1987a) found that photosynthetic capacity showed little variation among leaves of understorey plants, despite high variation in light availability among leaf microsites. Plants in a nearby clearing exhibited considerable variation in photosynthetic capacity among leaves in relation to leaf light environment.

Based on data presented by Bjorkman et al. Table 6 Percentage of daily carbon gain contributed by sunflecks in natural habitats based on field measurements. Weather conditions and number of days measured varied among sites and species. Temperate deciduous forest Acer saccharurn (summer) Tropical rainforest Euphorhiu,Ji)rhesii ( 1 day) Cluoxylon sandwicense ( 1 day) Argyrodendron peralaturn ( 1 day) Percentage daily carbon gain Reference 35 Weber et al. (1985) 60 40 32 Pearcy and Calkin (1983) Pearcy and Calkin (1983) Pearcy (1987) 22 R.

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