Using computational models to overcome the shortcomings of high throughput phenotyping field data.
The Quantitative Plant website is a comprehensive database of public datasets for plant phenotyping, image analysis software tools and models for plants.
“As water potential is regarded the best indicator of plant water status, because it is the integrated result of above- and below-ground environmental conditions, it holds promise as a pivotal model variable to which other plant processes respond.”
A new system automatically transforms existing process-based crop models into different languages and simulation platforms.
Parsimony and biological reality are often seen as antagonistic goals in plant modelling. Hammer and colleagues argue that isn’t always the case, and combining the two approaches could bring benefits to scientists as well as plants.