Margarita Ruiz-Ramos and M. Inés Minguez (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)


Model category SPM
Plant part Shoot
Scale Organs, Whole_plant
Licence No-license-identified
Operating system NA
Programming language Cpfg, C
Format of model inputs and outputs Text files
Species studied Fababean
Execution environment Console
Modelling environment L-Studio

Scientific article

ALAMEDA, a Structural–Functional Model for Faba Bean Crops: Morphological Parameterization and Verification
Margarita Ruiz-Ramos and M. Inés Minguez
Annals of Botany, 2006 View paper

Model description

The formalism of Lindenmayer systems (L-systems) was chosen for the development of a structural model of the faba bean canopy, providing both numerical and dynamic graphical outputs. It was parameterized according to the results obtained through detailed morphological and phenological descriptions that capture the detailed geometry and topology of the crop. ALAMEDA was formed by linking the structural model to the growth model ‘Simulation d’Allongement des Feuilles’ (SAF) with the ability to simulate approx. 3500 crop organs and components of a group of nine plants.

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