WWTF Mathematics and Rhizotechnology.
Mathematical methods for upscaling of rhizosphere control mechanisms.
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D. Leitner, S. Klepsch, A. Knieß, A. Schnepf. (2010). The Algorithmic Beauty of Plant Roots - An L-System Model for Dynamic Root Growth Simulation. Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems, accepted

D. Leitner, A. Schnepf, S. Klepsch, T. Roose. (2010). Comparison of nutrient uptake between true 3-dimensional simulation and an averaged root system model. Plant Biosystems DOI: 10.1080/11263501003726334 (pdf)

D. Leitner, S. Klepsch, M. Ptashnyk, A. Marchant, G. Kirk, A. Schnepf, T. Roose. (2010). A Dynamic Model of Nutrient Uptake by Root Hairs Based on Homogenisation. New Phytologist, 185 (3), pp. 792-802

D. Leitner, S. Klepsch, G. Bodner, A. Schnepf. (2010). A dynamic root system growth model based on L-Systems - Tropisms and coupling to nutrient uptake from soil. Plant and SoilDOI:10.1007/s11104-010-0284-7 (pdf)


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