A user-friendly means to scale from the biochemistry of photosynthesis to whole crop canopies and production in time and space – development of Java WIMOVAC

Qingfeng Song, Dairui Chen, Stephen P. Long, Xin Guang Zhu

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Abstract

Windows Intuitive Model of Vegetation response to Atmosphere and Climate Change (WIMOVAC) has been used widely as a generic modular mechanistically rich model of plant production. It can predict the responses of leaf and canopy carbon balance, as well as production in different environmental conditions, in particular those relevant to global change. Here, we introduce an open source Java user-friendly version of WIMOVAC. This software is platform independent and can be easily downloaded to a laptop and used without any prior programming skills. In this article, we describe the structure, equations and user guide and illustrate some potential applications of WIMOVAC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalPlant Cell and Environment
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • biomass
  • breeding
  • climate change
  • crop yield
  • decision support system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Plant Science

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