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