The process by which plants transform carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates and other compounds, using energy from the sun captured by chlorophyll in the plant. Oxygen is a by-product of the process. Photosynthesis is the essence of all plant life (autotrophic production) and hence of all animal life (heterotrophic production) on the planet Earth. The rate of photosynthesis depends on climate, intensity and duration of sunlight, available leaf area, soil nutrient availability, temperature, carbon dioxide concentration, and soil moisture regimes. (Source: DUNSTE)

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Swanepoel JW, Krüger GHJ, van Heerden PDR 2007. Effects of sulphur dioxide on photosynthesis in the succulent Augea capensis Thunb.. Journal of Arid Environments 70 (2) 208-221
van Heerden PDR, Swanepoel JW, Krüger GHJ 2007. Modulation of photosynthesis by drought in two desert scrub species exhibiting C3-mode CO2 assimilation. Environmental and Experimental Botany 61 (2) 124-136
Veiste M, Herppich WB, Willert DJ 2001. Variability of CAM in leaf-deciduous succulents from the Succulent Karoo (South Africa). Basic and Applied Ecology 2 (3) 283-288
von Willert DJ, Armbrüster N, Drees T, Zaborowski M 2005. Welwitschia mirabilis: CAM or not CAM — what is the answer?. Functional Plant Biology 32 (5) 389-395
Lange OL, Green TGA, Meyer A, Zellner H 2007. Water relations and carbon dioxide exchange of epiphytic lichens in the Namib fog desert. Flora-Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants 202 (6) 479 - 487
Lauterbach M, de Wet van der Merwe P, Keßler L, Pirie MD, Bellstedt DU, Kadereit G Evolution of leaf anatomy in arid environments – A case study in southern African Tetraena and Roepera (Zygophyllaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 97 129-144
Dyakov MY, Insarova ID, Kharabadze DE, Ptushenko VV, Shtaer OV 2015. Influence of extreme ambient temperatures and anaerobic conditions on Peltigera aphthosa (L.) Willd. viability. Life Sciences in Space Research 7 66-72
Soderberg K, Henschel J, Swap R, Macko S 2011. Environmental controls on C, N and S cycling in plants of the Namib Desert. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13
Lange OL, Green TGA, Meyer A, Zellner H 2008. Epilithic Lichens in the Namib Fog Desert: Field Measurements of Water Relations and Carbon Dioxide Exchange. Sauteria (15) 283-302
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Gwizdala M, Lebre P, Maggs-Kölling G, Marais E, Cowan D, Krüger T 2021. Sub‐lithic photosynthesis in hot desert habitats. Environmental Microbiology
Lange OL, Green TGA, Heber U 2001. Hydration-dependent photosynthetic production of lichens: what do laboratory studies tell us about field Performance?. Journal of Experimental Botany 52 (363) 2033-2042
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Veste M, Littmann T, Friedrich H, Breckle S-W 2001. Microclimate boundary conditions for activity of soil lichen crusts in sand dunes of the north-western Negev desert, Israel. Flora 196 465-474
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Seaquist JW, Olsson L, Ardö J 2003. A remote sensing-based primary production model for grassland biomes. Ecological Modelling 169 131-155
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Vogel JC, Seely MK 1977. Occurrence of C4 plants in the Central Namib Desert. Madoqua 10 (1) 75-78
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