Michael Henke, Winfried Kurth and Gerhard H. Buck-Sorlin (University of Göttingen and AGROCAMPUS OUEST Centre d’Angers)


Model category FSPM
Plant part Shoot
Scale Organs, Whole_plant, Field
Licence open_source
Operating system Any
Programming language XL
Format of model inputs and outputs gsz (zip)
Species studied Annual-plants
Execution environment GroIMP platform (Java VM required)
Modelling environment GroIMP

Scientific article

FSPM-P: towards a general functional-structural plant model for robust and comprehensive model development
Michael Henke,Winfried Kurth and Gerhard H. Buck-Sorlin
Frontiers of Computer Science, 2016 View paper

Model description

FSPM-P is a not species-specific FSPM, presently restricted to annual or bi-annual plants, but with the potential for extension and further generalization. Model structure is hierarchical and object-oriented, with plant organs being the base-level objects and plant individual and canopy the higher-level objects. Modules for the majority of physiological processes are incorporated (e.g., photosynthesis, organ formation and growth). Simulation runs with several general parameter sets adopted from the literature reproducing a plausible output range for different crops (rapeseed, barley, etc.) in terms of both the dynamics and final values (at harvest time) of model state variables such as assimilate production, organ biomass, leaf area and architecture.

Some case studies

Tian T, Wu L, Henke M, et al (2017) Modeling Allometric Relationships in Leaves of Young Rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) Grown at Different Temperature Treatments. Front Plant Sci 8:. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00313