3D architectural simulation for light interception efficiency
This space will hold a lower level summary on 3D architectural simulation for light interception efficiency. We are currently looking for an appropriate author to write the section. If you are interested and your background and expertise is in this area, please let the editors know by contacting this address: The 3D distribution of leaves and stem segments has been formalized for using the plant model YPlant (Pearcy and Yang 1996). The modeling approach is based on a protocol for measuring sizes, form and orientation of different plant components, i.e. the stem segments between leaves and the individual leaves. The model provides a number of functional properties, including the efficiency of light interception, water balance, and mechanical stability (Pearcy et al. 2005, Tyree & Zimmermann 2002).