Modelling Sugar maple development along its whole ontogeny: modelling hypotheses and calibration methodology

  • Olivier Taugourdeau UQAM
  • S Delagrange
  • P de Reffye
  • C Messier
Keywords: GreenLab model, Sink-source, Biomass partitioning, Factorization, Simulation, virtual plant, Acer saccharrum Marsh.


Relevant GreenLab model hypotheses can be used to model sugar maple development along its whole ontogeny. A dedicated methodology is presented for model calibration (from measurement to parameter calibration). It allows the modelling of long lived trees with highly complex structures.

4A Structural development of plants and light environment