Xiao-Ran Zhou (IBG-3 Forschungszentrum Juelich)


Model category FSPM
Plant part Whole_plant
Scale Organs, Whole_plant
Licence open_source
Operating system Windows, Linux
Programming language Cpp, Python, R
Format of model inputs and outputs xml
Species studied Brassica oleracea, Brassica napus, Anagallis femina, Juncus squarrosus, Heliantus, Crypsis aculeata
Execution environment Stand-alone application, Web-based

Scientific article

CPlantBox, a whole plant modelling framework for the simulation of water and carbon related processes
Xiao-Ran Zhou,Andrea Schnepf,Jan Vanderborght,Daniel Leitner,André Lacointe,Harry Vereecken,Guillaume Lobet
, 2019 View paper

Model description

CPlantBox is a full plant modelling framework based on the root system model CRootBox. CPlantbox is capable of simulating the growth and development of a variety of plant architectures (root and shoot). In addition, the flexibility of CPlantBox enables its coupling with external modeling tools. For example, we can connect it to an existing mechanistic model of water and carbon flows in the plant, PiafMunch.

Some case studies

Carbon and water flow simulation, growth and structure of the whole plant.