Lunchtalk by Mick Poppe

Title: Simulating the water footprint of woodies in Aquacrop en Apex

Abstract:
The simulation of woody plants is important in global water (footprint) studies. Two widely applied models, Aquacrop and Apex, both have their (theoretical) limitations; Aquacrop is not designed for the simulation of woody plants while Apex is suppose to be less stable under changing conditions. By comparing the two for a selected number of plants under various conditions, their suitability to be applied in global studies for the simulation of woody plants is analysed.