Functional-Structural Plant Modelling in Crop Production.- Measurements for Functional-Structural Crop Models.- The L+C Plant-Modelling Language.- Groimp as a Platform for Functional-Structural Modelling of Plants.- The Virtual Crop-Modelling System 'VICA' Specified for Barley.- A Mathematical Approach Estimating Source and Sink Functioning of Competing Organs.- Modelling the Light Environment of Virtual Crop Canopies.- Photosynthesis And Carbon Balance.- Concepts of Modelling Carbon Allocation Among Plant Organs.- Mechanistic Modelling of Carbon Partitioning.- Numerical Methods for Transport-Resistance Source-Sink Allocation Models.- L-Peach, an L-System-Based Model for Simulating Architecture, Carbohydrate Source-Sink Interactions and Physiological Responses of Growing Trees.- Canonical Modelling.- GRAAL: Growth, Architecture, Allocation.- Functional-Structural Modelling of Gramineae.- Functional-Structural Modelling of Faba Bean.- Functional-Structural Modelling of Chrysanthemum.- Towards Functional-Structural Modelling of Greenhouse Cucumber.- 3D Canopy Modelling as a Tool in Remote-Sensing Research.- Functional-Structural Modelling as a Potential Tool to Assess the Impact of Resource Competition on Arable Communities.- A Grammar-Based Model of Barley Including Virtual Breeding, Genetic Control and a Hormonal Metabolic Network.- Modelling Plant Canopies for Biocontrol and Biodiversity.
This book describes the philosophy of functional-structural plant modelling and several tools for making FSPMs; it outlines methods for measuring essential parameters, including those pertaining to plant structure. As FSPMs offer new opportunities to model sink-source interactions, the physiological theory and modelling approaches regarding partitioning of carbon are given specific attention.
The book is for anyone interested in innovative approaches to plant and crop modelling.
Discusses methodology to program architecture of plant models (e.g. L-systems)
Provides update of the objectives and approaches of combining architecture and functional plant/crop modelling
Emphasis is placed on the physiological knowledge of sink-source interactions