Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2017, 65, 9-16
Published online 2017-02-28

Light Use Efficiency of Aboveground Biomass Production of Norway Spruce Stands

Michal Bellan1,2, Irena Marková1, Andrii Zaika1, Jan Krejza2

1Centre MendelGlobe – Global climate change and managed ecosystems, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, Brno, Czech Republic
2Global Change Research Institute - CzechGlobe, Czech Academy of Sciences, v.v.i., Brno, Czech Republic

Light use efficiency (LUE or photosynthetically active radiation use efficiency) in production of young spruce stands aboveground biomass was determined at the study sites Rájec (the Drahanská vrchovina Highland) and Bílý Kříž (the Moravian‑Silesian Beskids Mountains) in 2014 and 2015. The LUE value obtained for the investigated spruce stands were in the range of 0.45 – 0.65 g DW MJ–1. The different LUE values were determined for highland and mountain spruce stand. The differences were caused by growth and climatic conditions and by the amount of assimilatory apparatus (LAI).


This work was supported by the Internal Grant Agency of the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology Mendel University in Brno (project No. 10/2013) and by the Technological Agency of the Czech Republic (project No. TA02010945).


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