Plant crown traits and photosynthetic capability of syzygium campanulatum

Zainudin, S.R and Muyang, K. and Austin, D. (2009) Plant crown traits and photosynthetic capability of syzygium campanulatum. In: International Urban Forestry Conference,, 17-19 November, 2009., Hilton Kuching, Sarawak.

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The capability to ameliorate and beautify the environment is among some of the criteria for the selection for urban tree planting. The overall objective of this research was to analyze crown traits and photosynthetic capacity of Syzygium campanulatum planted widely in urban areas ofKuching city, Sarawak. Measurements of plant structural and physiological traits of S. campanulatum were carried out for six months in the year 2009. Four sites were selected for the measurements, two high traffic level sites (P) and two selected from urban parks (C). Crown traits such as leaf area density, leaf area index and crown volume were significantly different between P and C sites. Photosynthetic rates were significantly higher at P sites (14.2 ±1.6 Jlmolm-2 S-I value of the period) than at C sites (9.8±1.4 Jlmolm-2 s-I, mean value) than at C sites. Plants planted in city not only have ornamental functions but also have roles in carbon dioxide sequestration and oxygen release.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, Syzygium campanulatllm, urban areas, crown traits, photosynthetic capacity, carbon dioxide sequestration, research, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2014 03:07
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2022 02:39

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