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Measurement of photosynthesis and respiration in plants

Gases are cycled and recycled in ecosystems through cellular respiration and photosynthesis.

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rates of photosynthesis and respiration in ..

Explain how your results demonstrate that photosynthesis and cellular respiration depend on one another.

Photosynthesis Lab
Small Group Discussions
Chloroplast Models
o SWBAT explain and draw diagrams that summarize the two phases of photosynthesis, the light reactions and the Calvin cycle.

In terms of the gas taken in and the gas given out, photosynthesis is the opposite of respiration.

Photosynthesis is the first stage of energy flow through an ecosystem. You and all other animals on earth rely on the energy that plants store for life. But animals aren’t the only organisms that burn energy. Plants burn energy as they grow, too. In both plants and animals, the process of — which releases stored energy for use — occurs in the mitochondria inside each cell.

Roles of photosynthesis and respiration in ecosystems

18/12/2017 · Measurement of photosynthesis and respiration in ..

They use the nutrients in the ground provided by the decomposers, and the sunlight provided by the sun to produce energy
The primary consumers (heterotrophs) will then consume these producers and receive some of that energy
They take the energy from the sun and convert it into energy via photosynthesis and cellular respiration.

Until now, models have regarded climatic conditions (e.g. temperature and precipitation) as major factors influencing carbon budget, so that climatic change may affect photosynthesis, respiration, and consequently net carbon budget. Recently, direct disturbances, such as wildfire and human deforestation, are expected to have even larger impacts on carbon budget. Since variations in carbon budget induced by disturbances are closely related to the issue of carbon accounting for the Kyoto Protocol, modeling of wildfire and deforestation is strongly required. Although these processes were difficult to merge into largescale models (e.g. Fig.1), we are attempting to construct a hierarchy model system, allowing us to parameterize local disturbance effect. For example, as shown in Figure 2, the hierarchy model system revealed that frequent wildfire in boreal forest of Siberia may reduce carbon storage considerably, and that climate change may result in further reduction of carbon storage through increased fire frequency. It is evident that through these simulation studies, we must take diverse factors into account, in order to make a reliable projection of carbon budget under changing global environment. Thus, further modeling studies are required to accomplish our purpose.

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Concept and Attitude/Application

o SWBAT relate the reactants and products of both photosynthesis and cellular respiration by conducting a mini lab experiment.

Principles and Rules/Procedure/Application

o SWBAT summarize the roles of chloroplast, stomata, guard cells, and organelles needed to execute photosynthesis.

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    The components of an ecosystem

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    Ecosystems are made up of the interactions between the living and non-living components within them

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Gerry Marten | Human Ecology - Ecosystem Services

Our research group is working on modeling and simulations of carbon cycle at the global scale, including evaluation of forest productivity, biomass, and carbon budget. Because forest ecosystems are very complicated and time-scale of forest dynamics is very long (decades to centuries), models should contain a wide variety of ecological processes. Moreover, forest ecosystems have a remarkable diversity from a tropical rain forest to a boreal deciduous forest, demanding flexibility of models. Figure 1 shows the estimated net photosynthetic productivity of terrestrial ecosystems in Monsoon Asia with our model (Sim-CYCLE), based on an actual land-cover map using satellite data. Apparently, those areas covered by tropical humid forests (e.g. Southeast Asia) exhibited higher productivities, compared to inner continental areas covered by grasslands or deserts. Similarly, the model can be applicable to estimate plant biomass and soil carbon storage. At present, we are trying to apply the model to simulate carbon budget under global environmental change and human impact. In addition, we should incorporate new observational data into the model, so that these data can improve our model accuracy. For example, micrometeorological measurement and satellite observation of forest processes can be useful to validate our model.

The Relation Between Ecosystem Services and Intensity of Use

To understand carbon balance (budget) in forests, we should also understand structure and dynamics of forests, because about a half of plant biomass and soil organic matter is composed of carbon. Forest ecosystems uptake carbon dioxide (CO) from the atmosphere through photosynthesis and release it through respiration. Since CO is the most important greenhouse gas, carbon budget of forest ecosystems can influence climate system of the earth. Currently, amount of carbon in world's forests is estimated to be twice as large as that of the atmospheric CO. Therefore, a small change in forest carbon budget may result in a large impact on climate system. On the other hand, the amount of annual photosynthetic carbon uptaken by forests (about 60 x 10 ton) is ten times as large as that of the human emission, acting probably as a negative feedback to global warming. However, it is noteworthy that the rate of respiration in many forests is almost equivalent to that of photosynthesis, and then precise observation methods and evaluation models are required to quantify forest carbon budget. These carbon accounting studies have become increasingly important, because of the Kyoto Protocol, in which forest carbon budget is included into the national greenhouse gas budget.

Environmental Biology - Ecosystems


Students will analyze results from the lab to interpret whether their hypothesis was correct regarding the relationship between photosynthesis and cellular respiration
Students will work collaboratively to learn the stages of photosynthesis (Light and Dark Reactions), the role of energy carrying molecules, and the ETC
Students will complete a virtual lab to prepare them for the next days' case study
Finish Lab
Jigsaw Method
Virtual Lab Homework
Student #1- The light reactions
Student #2- The Calvin cycle
Student #3- Energy carrying molecules of photosynthesis
Student #4-The specifics of the Electron Transport Chain

Students will be able to explain the effects certain variable have on photosynthesis rates
Students will explore how genetic modification in tomato plants helps them withstand stress by ensuring photosynthesis is not hindered.
Students will explore the controversial topic of GMO's and formulate an educated opinion
o SWBAT solve a case study to apply knowledge regarding factors that affect photosynthetic rates.

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