Christian Groer (Wageningen University & Research Centre)


Model category FSPM
Plant part Shoot
Scale Organs, Whole_plant
Licence upon_request
Operating system Any
Programming language Java, XL
Format of model inputs and outputs gsz (zip)
Species studied Rapeseed
Execution environment Console
Modelling environment GroIMP

Scientific article

A dynamic 3D model of rape (Brassica napus L.) computing yield components under variable nitrogen fertilisation regimes
Christian Groer,Ole Kniemeyer,Reinhard Hemmerling,Winfried Kurth,Heiko Becker andGerhard Buck-Sorlin
Conference paper, 2007 View paper

Model description

This FSPM constitutes a set of morphogenetic rules describing the dynamics of organ formation and extension, as well as the topology of organs to form the next higher scale, that of the plant individual. The model is coupled with a Java implementation of a leaf photosynthesis model, allowing the computation of CO2-assimilation for each leaf, based on climatic input parameters. This model focuses on the metabolism of carbon and nitrogen. It includes the LEAF-C3 photosynthesis model.

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