AMAP: botAny and Modelling of Plants Architechtures and vegetations

biodiversity – biomass – production – modelling – ecosystems – environmental protection – species – forestry – data analyzis – resources – plants identification – phylogeny – database – carbone – climate change – image analyzis

 Scientific fields: Engineer science, botany, mathematics

AMAP brings to #DigitAg its expertise in Representation, analysis and modeling of plant architecture, Functional-Structural PLant Modelling including biophysical processes (radiative transfer, biomechanics …), Remote sensing of complex forest structures, mathematical modeling of plant / vegetation / environment interactions based on ode and pde, Representation and simulation of realistic landscapes, deep learning methods for plant identification, multi-scale spatial analysis of complex ecological structures.

 Research axis #DigitAg :  3 – 5 – 6  
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Director : Thierry Fourcaud – +33 (0)4 67 61 71 87
Organizations : Cirad – INRA – CNRS
Research topics

Plant biodiversity, past and present

  • Studies on links between shapes/functions and their evolution.
  • Researchs on taxons and phylogenetic diversity.
  • Modelling based on observations of current and fossile plants.
  • All these knowledges and models to help face the global changes to come (climate change).

Biomass and plant development

  • Studies on ressources allocations during plant growth and development.
  • Relationships between plants themselves and their environment.
  • Reflexions on mechanisms behind carbon trapping and crops production.

Modelling of vegetal world

  • Establishment of spatial and temporal models on different scales.
  • Predictions and modelling taking climate change into account.
All the  publications of AMAP Joint Research Unit (ProdInra / Cirad)