Seedling community from Puerto Rico

Overview

Light is one of the most important and limiting resources for seedlings growing in tropical rainforest. In this study we want to quantify whether species differences in photosynthesis efficiency affect the distribution and coexistence of species through space and time.

Protocols

Proton Motive Force via DIRK

Estimates the proton motive force through the ATP synthase, thereby estimating ATP production. The proton motive force is measured by measuring the electrochromic shift (ECS), the shift in the absorbance of chlorophyll at ~520nm in the thylakoid membrane due to a shift in the electric field. The electric field is created by the accumulation of...

The One Protocol (Phi2, PSI, NPQ) II

The One Protocol to rule them all! Phi2, PSI, NPQt, combined!

Changes from previous The One protocol: - no longer outputs signal from the far red period, which simplifies the signal output for the user - changed distance between measuring pulses from 10,000 to 2,000 which improves measurement resolution - has an initial stabilization peri...

Chlorophyll content (SPAD) I

REQUIREMENTS: Firmware v0.38 or lower (used for older devices which do not have a SPAD calibration, generally device ID 87 and lower).Measures transmission at 940nm and 650nm in order to determine the 'greenness' of a leaf, an indicator of chlorophyll content and nitrogen content. The 940 is used to account for leaf thickness.

Questions

  1. species (Short Answer)
  2. Height (Multiple Choice)
  3. leaf damage (Multiple Choice)
  4. Cotyledon (Multiple Choice)
  5. age of the leaf (Multiple Choice)
  6. Substrate (Multiple Choice)
  7. Seedling Tag (Short Answer)
  8. Seedling Plot (Short Answer)

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