Ted Dejong, Gerardo Lopez, David da Silva (UCDavis)


Model category FSPM
Plant part Whole_plant
Scale Organs, Whole_plant
Licence upon_request
Operating system Windows
Programming language L, C
Format of model inputs and outputs ini.cpp; ini.hpp
Species studied Almond
Execution environment Stand-alone application
Modelling environment L-systems

Scientific article

The L-ALMOND model: a functional-structural virtual tree model of almond tree architectural growth, carbohydrate dynamics over multiple years
T.M. DeJong, D. Da Silva, C. Negron, M. Cieslak, P. Prusinkiewicz
Acta Horticulturae, 2017 View paper

Model description

The L-ALMOND model use L-systems to simultaneously simulate the architectural development and carbohydrate dynamics (assimilation, transport, distribution, storage and remobilization) of growing almond trees. L-ALMOND simulates the architectural growth of three almond cultivars (Nonpareil, Aldrich, and Winters)

Some case studies

Architecture evaluation of almond trees