Overview of some common photosynthesis models

DATE: 06.01.2011

AUTHOR: M. Henke, G. H. Buck-Sorlin and K. Smolenová

The model draws two chrts a) for PAR overview for zero to 1500 mol mol-1 (at the given temperature of the selected day) b) annual survey of assimilate production at given weather data

All included models are calibrated to fit the LEAFC3N model which is parameterized for barley.
The output is calculated for per square meter at the age of 25 days. (To change this )
You need to save the model to run it.

With the initialization of the model four external parameter files will be loaded and afterwards the charts will be drawn automatically.
To control the model change the parameter in one of the tree parameter files a) environment.ini b) scenario.ini c) speciesParameter.ini. The last parameter file is an excel file including the weather data.

Weather data are for the Meteostation Haarweg - Wageningen from 2008 in daily resolution.

The model is part of the FSPM-P

Johnson & Thornley 1985: Dynamic model of the response of a vegetative grass crop to light, temperature and nitrogen

Lieth & Pasian 1990: A Model for Net Photosynthesis of Rose Leaves as a Function of Photosynthetically Active Radiation, Leaf Temperature, and Leaf Age; J. AMER. SOC. HORT. SCI. 115(3):486-491

LeafC3N J. Müller & A. Eschenröder

Kim & Lieth 2003: A Coupled Model of Photosynthesis, Stomatal Conductance and Transpiration for a Rose Leaf (Rose hybrida L.); Annals of Botany 91: 771-781

Thornley, 1976;

Pien H. 2007. Development of a carbon allocation and growth model for a bent rose canopy. Ph.D. thesis, Ghent University, Ghent. 252 p. Eq. 7.3:

Thornley & Verberne 1989: A model of nitrogen flows in grassland

Thornley 1998: Dynamic Model of Leaf Photosynthesis with Acclimation to Light and Nitrogen; Annals of Botany

Marshall & Biscoe 1980: A model for C-3 leaves describing the dependence of net photosynthesis on irradiance: I- Derivation. J Exp Bot 31:29-39


Baldocchi 1993: An analytical solution for coupled leaf photosynthesis and stomata1conductance models; Tree Physiology 14, 1069-1079

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