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Functional-Structural Plant Modelling in Crop Production

Editors: Vos, J., Marcelis, L.F.M., Visser, P.H.B., Struik, P.C., Evers, J.B. (Eds.)

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Functional-structural plant models (FSPMs) describe in quantitative terms the development over time of the three-dimensional (3D) structure of plants as governed by physiological processes and affected by environmental factors. FSPMs are particularly suited to analyse problems in which the spatial structure of the plant or its canopy is an essential factor to explain, e.g., plant competition (intra-plant, inter-plant, inter-species) and the effects of plant configuration and plant manipulation (e.g., pruning and harvesting) on yield and produce quality.

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. Examples of application of FSPMs include wheat modelling in the context of remote sensing and the analysis of predator–prey insect interactions on glasshouse plants.

The book will be useful for scientists and advanced students interested in innovative approaches in plant and crop modelling.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Functional-Structural Plant Modelling in Crop Production
Editors
  • J. Vos
  • L. F. M. Marcelis
  • P.H.B Visser
  • Paul C. Struik
  • J. B. Evers
Series Title
Wageningen UR Frontis Series
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6032-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6033-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 272
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