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2017
Winfried Kurth, Yongzhi Ong, A design pattern in XL for implementing multiscale models, demonstrated at a fruit tree simulator.
Acta Horticulturae (accepted).

Michael Henke, Ole Kniemeyer, Winfried Kurth, Realization and extension of the Xfrog approach for plant modelling in the graph-grammar based language XL.
Computing and Informatics (accepted).

2016
Katarína Streit, Michael Henke, Benoit Bayol, Paul-Henry Cournède, Risto Sievänen, Winfried Kurth, Impact of geometrical traits on light interception in conifers: analysis using an FSPM for Scots pine.
In: Proceedings 2016 IEEE International Conference on Functional-Structural Plant Growth Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Applications (FSPMA 2016), 7-11 Nov. 2016, Qingdao (China), IEEE Press, Beijing 2016, 194-203.

Faustino Chi, Winfried Kurth, Katarína Streit, Generating 3D models from a single 2D digitized photo using GIS and GroIMP.
In: Proceedings 2016 IEEE International Conference on Functional-Structural Plant Growth Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Applications (FSPMA 2016), 7-11 Nov. 2016, Qingdao (China), IEEE Press, Beijing 2016, 22-27.

Benoit Bayol, Paul-Henry Cournède, Julien Sainte-Marie, Gautier Viaud, Faustino Chi, Winfried Kurth, Qinqin Long, Johannes Merklein, Katarína Streit, Evelyne Costes, Vincent Migault, Benoit Pallas, Gerhard Buck-Sorlin, Magalie Poirier-Pocovi, Christophe Pradal, Multiscale functional-structural plant modelling at the example of apple trees. Project description.
In: Proceedings 2016 IEEE International Conference on Functional-Structural Plant Growth Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Applications (FSPMA 2016), 7-11 Nov. 2016, Qingdao (China), IEEE Press, Beijing 2016, 1-5.

Michael Henke, Winfried Kurth, Gerhard H. Buck-Sorlin, FSPM-P: Towards a general functional-structural plant model for robust and comprehensive model development.
Frontiers of Computer Science, 10 (6) (2016), 1103-1117.
[http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11704-015-4472-8]

2015
Ditdit N. Utama, Yongzhi Ong, Katarína Streit, Winfried Kurth, Determining the influence of plant architecture on light interception of virtual rice plants on the simulation platform GroIMP.
In: A. N. M. Roseli, T. F. Ying, N. Osman et al. (eds.): Enhancing Strategic Plant Physiological Research and Technologies for Sustainable Resources. Proceedings of the International Conference on Plant Physiology, Bali, Indonesia, 26-28 August 2014, Malaysian Society of Plant Physiology / Indonesian Coffee and Cocoa Research Institute, ISBN 978-967-10840-4-5, pp. 92-101.
[http://mspp.org.my/files/FullPapers_TransactionMSPPVol23.pdf]

Yongzhi Ong, Extension of the Rule-Based Programming Language XL by Concepts for Multi-Scaled Modelling and Level-of-Detail Visualization.
Ph.D. thesis, University of Göttingen (2015).
[http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-1735-0000-0022-5FC5-B] (link to PDF document, 19.8 MB)

2014
Yongzhi Ong, Katarína Streit, Michael Henke, Winfried Kurth, An approach to multiscale modelling with graph grammars.
Annals of Botany, 114 (4) (2014), 813-827. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcu155,
[http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/08/16/aob.mcu155.full.pdf]

Michael Henke, Vaia Sarlikioti, Winfried Kurth, Gerhard H. Buck-Sorlin, Loïc Pagès, Exploring root developmental plasticity to nitrogen with a three-dimensional architectural model.
Plant and Soil, 385 (1) (2014), 49-62. doi: 10.1007/s11104-014-2221-7, [http://www.springer.com/-/9/881f25d7a29f4759a8e3d99412c27e4a]

Atsushi Yoshimoto, Peter Surový, Masahi Konoshima, Winfried Kurth, Constructing tree stem form from digitized surface measurements by a programming approach within discrete mathematics.
Trees, 28 (6) (2014), 1577-1588.
[http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00468-014-1065-3]

Michael Henke, Stephan Huckemann, Winfried Kurth, Branislav Sloboda, Reconstructing leaf growth based on non-destructive digitizing and low-parametric shape evolution for plant modelling over a growth cycle.
Silva Fennica, 48 (2) (2014), article id. 1019.
[http://www.silvafennica.fi/pdf/article1019.pdf]

Michael Henke, Branislav Sloboda, Semiautomatic tree ring segmentation using Active Contours and an optimised gradient operator.
Lesnícky časopis - Forestry Journal, 60 (3) (2014), 185-190.

Yongzhi Ong, Winfried Kurth, Developing multiscale simulation models using the software GroIMP.
In: Jochen Wittmann, Dimitris K. Maretis (eds.): Simulation in den Umwelt- und Geowissenschaften. Workshop Osnabrück 2014. Shaker Verlag, Aachen 2014, 51-64.
[pdf file, 654 KB]

Tsu-Wei Chen, Michael Henke, Pieter de Visser, Gerhard H. Buck-Sorlin, Katrin Kahlen, Dirk Wiechers, Hartmut Stützel, What is the most prominent factor limiting photosynthesis in different layers of a greenhouse cucumber canopy?
Annals of Botany (2014), doi:10.1093/aob/mcu100.

Jan C. Thiele, Winfried Kurth, Volker Grimm, Facilitating parameter estimation and sensitivity analysis of agent-based models: A cookbook using NetLogo and R.
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 17 (3) (2014) 11.
[http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/17/3/11.html].

2013
Reinhard Hemmerling, Jochem B. Evers, Katarína Smoleňová, Gerhard Buck-Sorlin, Winfried Kurth, Extension of the GroIMP modelling platform to allow easy specification of differential equations describing biological processes within plant models.
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 92 (2013), 1-8.

Katarína Smoleňová, Winfried Kurth, Paul-Henry Cournède, Parallel graph grammars with instantiation rules allow efficient structural factorization of virtual vegetation.
Electronic Communications of the EASST, 61 (2013) (17 pp.),
[http://journal.ub.tu-berlin.de/eceasst/article/view/830/825].

Ole Kniemeyer, Winfried Kurth, XL4C4D - Adding the graph transformation language XL to CINEMA 4D.
Electronic Communications of the EASST, 61 (2013) (11 pp.),
[http://journal.ub.tu-berlin.de/eceasst/article/view/834/828].

2012
Winfried Kurth, Ole Kniemeyer, Branislav Sloboda, Forest structure, competition and plant-herbivore interaction modelled with relational growth grammars.
Lesnícky časopis - Forestry Journal, 58 (2) (2012), 75-91.
[pdf file, 536 KB]

Katarína Smoleňová, Michael Henke, Winfried Kurth, Rule-based integration of GreenLab into GroIMP with GUI aided parameter input.
In: M. Kang, Y. Dumont, Y. Guo (eds.): 2012 IEEE 4th International Symposium on Plant Growth Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Applications (PMA12), Shanghai, 31 October - 3 November, 2012, IEEE Press, Beijing 2012, 347-354.

Lifeng Xu, Weilong Ding, Jun Zhu, Michael Henke, Winfried Kurth, Gerhard Buck-Sorlin, Simulating superior genotypes for plant height based on QTLs: Towards virtual breeding of rice.
In: M. Kang, Y. Dumont, Y. Guo (eds.): 2012 IEEE 4th International Symposium on Plant Growth Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Applications (PMA12), Shanghai, 31 October - 3 November, 2012, IEEE Press, Beijing 2012, 447-454.

Katarína Smoleňová, Winfried Kurth, Paul-Henry Cournède, Parallel graph grammars with instantiation rules allow efficient structural factorization of virtual vegetation.
In: R. Echahed, A. Habel, M. Mosbah (eds.): The Fourth International Workshop on Graph Computation Models (GCM 2012), Bremen, 28-29 September, 2012, Proceedings,
[http://gcm2012.imag.fr/proceedingsGCM2012.pdf].

Yongzhi Ong, Winfried Kurth, A graph model and grammar for multi-scale modelling using XL.
In: J. Gao, R. Alhaij, W. Dubitzky, L. Ungar, C. Wu, A. Christianson, M. Liebman, X. Hu (eds.): 2012 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine Workshops, Philadelphia (USA), 4-7 October, 2012, Proceedings, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos 2012, ISBN 978-1-4673-2746-6, pp. 1-8,
[http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6470293].

Yongzhi Ong, Multi-scale rule-based graph transformation using the programming language XL.
In: H. Ehrig, G. Engels, H.-J. Kreowski, G. Rozenberg (eds.): Graph Transformations. 6th International Conference, ICGT 2012, Bremen, September 2012, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7562, Springer, Berlin etc. 2012, 417-419.

Jan C. Thiele, Winfried Kurth, Volker Grimm, Agent-based modelling: Tools for linking NetLogo and R.
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 15 (3) 8 (2012), 1-7.
[html file with link to pdf file (10 MB)]

Jan C. Thiele, Winfried Kurth, Volker Grimm, RNetLogo: an R package for running and exploring individual-based models implemented in NetLogo.
Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 3 (2012), 480-483.
[pdf file, 8.1 MB]

Reinhard Hemmerling, Extending the Programming Language XL to Combine Graph Structures with Ordinary Differential Equations.
Ph.D. thesis, Georg-August-University Göttingen (2012).
[ http://webdoc.sub.gwdg.de/diss/2012/hemmerling/] (link to PDF document, 20.7 MB)

Mathias Steinbach, Reinhard Hemmerling, Accelerating batch processing of spatial raster analysis using GPU.
Computers & Geosciences, 45 (2012), 212-220.
[DOI 10.1016/j.cageo.2011.11.012]

2011
Lifeng Xu, Michael Henke, Jun Zhu, Winfried Kurth, Gerhard Buck-Sorlin, A functional-structural model of rice linking quantitative genetic information with morphological development and physiological processes.
Annals of Botany, 107 (2011), 817-828.
[pdf file, 492 KB]

Gerhard H. Buck-Sorlin, P. H. B. de Visser, Michael Henke, Vaia Sarlikioti, G. W. A. M. van der Heijden, L. F. M. Marcelis, Jan Vos, Towards a functional-structural plant model of cut-rose - simulation of light environment, light absorption, photosynthesis and interferences with the plant structure.
Annals of Botany, 108 (6) (2011), 1121-1134.

Jan C. Thiele, Winfried Kurth, Volker Grimm, Agent- and individual-based modeling with NetLogo: Introduction and new NetLogo extensions. In: K. Römisch, A. Nothdurft, U. Wunn (eds.): Die Grüne Reihe 22. Tagung der Sektion Forstliche Biometrie und Informatik des Deutschen Verbandes Forstlicher Forschungsanstalten und der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ökologie und Umwelt der Internationalen Biometrischen Gesellschaft - Deutsche Region, 20-21 September 2010 in Göttingen (Germany), pp. 68-101.
[pdf file, 408 KB]

Winfried Kurth, Dirk Lanwert, Grammar-based models and fractals.
In: Fred Jopp, Hauke Reuter, Broder Breckling (eds.), Modelling Complex Ecological Dynamics. Springer, Berlin 2011, 147-161.

2010
Reinhard Hemmerling, Katarína Smoleňová, Winfried Kurth, A programming language tailored to the specification and solution of differential equations describing processes on networks.
In: Adrian-Horia Dediu, Henning Fernau, Carlos Martín-Vide (eds.), Language and Automata Theory and Applications. 4th International Conference, LATA 2010, Trier, May 24-28, 2010, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6031, Springer, Berlin etc. 2010, 297-308.

Lifeng Xu, Michael Henke, Jun Zhu, Winfried Kurth, Gerhard H. Buck-Sorlin, A rule-based functional-structural model of rice considering source and sink functions.
In: B. Li, M. Jaeger, Y. Guo (eds.), The Third International Symposium on Plant Growth Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Applications (PMA 09), Beijing, November 9-13, 2009, IEEE, Los Alamitos 2010, 245-252.

Gerhard H. Buck-Sorlin, Reinhard Hemmerling, Jan Vos, Pieter H. B. de Visser, Modelling of spatial light distribution in the greenhouse: Description of the model.
In: B. Li, M. Jaeger, Y. Guo (eds.), The Third International Symposium on Plant Growth Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Applications (PMA 09), Beijing, November 9-13, 2009, IEEE, Los Alamitos 2010, 79-86.

2008
Reinhard Hemmerling, Ole Kniemeyer, Dirk Lanwert, Winfried Kurth, Gerhard Buck-Sorlin, The rule-based language XL and the modelling environment GroIMP illustrated with simulated tree competition.
Functional Plant Biology, 35 (2008), 739-750.

Gerhard Buck-Sorlin, Reinhard Hemmerling, Ole Kniemeyer, Benno Burema, Winfried Kurth, A rule-based model of barley morphogenesis, with special respect to shading and Gibberellic acid signal transduction.
Annals of Botany, 101(8) (2008), 1109-1123.

Ole Kniemeyer, Design and Implementation of a Graph Grammar Based Language for Functional-Structural Plant Modelling.
Ph.D. thesis, University of Technology at Cottbus (2008).
[ http://nbn-resolving.de/urn/resolver.pl?urn=urn:nbn:de:kobv:co1-opus-5937] (link to PDF document, 13.5 MB)

Katarína Smoleňová, Reinhard Hemmerling, Growing virtual plants for virtual worlds.
In: Proceedings of the Spring Conference on Computer Graphics SCCG 2008, Budmerice (SK), April 21-23, 2008 (ed.: K. Myszkowski), Comenius University Bratislava 2008, 77-84.
[ http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1921264.1921280] (link to web page referencing pdf document, 12.5 MB)

Thomas Huwe, Reinhard Hemmerling, Stochastic path tracing on consumer graphics cards.
In: Proceedings of the Spring Conference on Computer Graphics SCCG 2008, Budmerice (SK), April 21-23, 2008 (ed.: K. Myszkowski), Comenius University Bratislava 2008, 119-125.
[ http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1921264.1921287] (link to web page referencing pdf document, 7.46 MB)

Ole Kniemeyer, Günter Barczik, Reinhard Hemmerling, Winfried Kurth, Relational Growth Grammars - a parallel graph transformation approach with applications in biology and architecture.
In: Applications of Graph Transformations with Industrial Relevance AGTIVE ’07 (eds.: A. Schürr, M. Nagl, A. Zündorf), International Workshop Kassel, Oct. 10-12, 2007, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5088, Springer, Berlin etc. 2008, 152-167.

Ole Kniemeyer, Winfried Kurth, The modelling platform GroIMP and the programming language XL.
In: Applications of Graph Transformations with Industrial Relevance AGTIVE ’07 (eds.: A. Schürr, M. Nagl, A. Zündorf), International Workshop Kassel, Oct. 10-12, 2007, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5088, Springer, Berlin etc. 2008, 570-572.

Gabriele Taentzer, Enrico Biermann, Dénes Bisztray, Bernd Bohnet, Iovka Boneva, Artur Boronat, Leif Geiger, Robino Geiß, Ákos Horvath, Ole Kniemeyer, Tom Mens, Benjamin Ness, Detlef Plump, Tamás Vajk, Generation of Sierpinski triangles: A case study for graph transformation tools.
In: Applications of Graph Transformations with Industrial Relevance AGTIVE ’07 (eds.: A. Schürr, M. Nagl, A. Zündorf), International Workshop Kassel, Oct. 10-12, 2007, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5088, Springer, Berlin etc. 2008, 514-539.

Arend Rensink, Alexander Dotor, Claudia Ermel, Stefan Jurack, Ole Kniemeyer, Juan de Lara, Sonja Maier, Tom Staijen, Albert Zündorf, Ludo: A case study for graph transformation tools.
In: Applications of Graph Transformations with Industrial Relevance AGTIVE ’07 (eds.: A. Schürr, M. Nagl, A. Zündorf), International Workshop Kassel, Oct. 10-12, 2007, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5088, Springer, Berlin etc. 2008, 493-513.

Dániel Varró, Márk Asztalos, Dénes Bisztray, Artur Boronat, Duc-Hanh Dang, Rubino Geiß, Joel Greenyer, Pieter Van Gorp, Ole Kniemeyer, Anantha Narayanan, Edgars Rencis, Erhard Weinell, Graph transformation tool contest on the transformation of UML models to CSP.
In: Applications of Graph Transformations with Industrial Relevance AGTIVE ’07 (eds.: A. Schürr, M. Nagl, A. Zündorf), International Workshop Kassel, Oct. 10-12, 2007, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5088, Springer, Berlin etc. 2008, 540-565.

Gerhard Buck-Sorlin, Ole Kniemeyer, Winfried Kurth, A model of poplar (Populus sp.) physiology and morphology based on Relational Growth Grammars.
In: Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems, Vol. II. Proceedings of ECMTB05 (Dresden, 18.-22. 7. 2005), Eds.: A. Deutsch, R. Bravo de la Parra, R. J. de Boer, O. Diekmann, P. Jagers, E. Kisdi, M. Kretzschmar, P. Lansky, H. Metz. Birkhäuser, Boston / Basel / Berlin 2008, 313-322.

2007
Winfried Kurth, Specification of morphological models with L-systems and Relational Growth Grammars.
Image - Journal of Interdisciplinary Image Science, Vol. 5 / Special Issue (2007).
[pdf file, 1.6 MB]

Günter Barczik, Winfried Kurth, From designing objects to designing processes: Algorithms as creativity enhancers.
Predicting the Future. 25th eCAADe Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-0-9541183-6-5 (Frankfurt/M., Sept. 26-29, 2007), 887-894.

Gerhard Buck-Sorlin, Reinhard Hemmerling, Ole Kniemeyer, Benno Burema, Winfried Kurth, New rule-based modelling methods for radiation and object avoidance in virtual plant canopies.
In: T. Fourcaud, X. Zhang (eds.), Plant Growth Modeling and Applications. Proceedings PMA06: The Second International Symposium on Plant Growth Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Applications, Beijing, November 13-17, 2006, IEEE, Los Alamitos 2007, 22-25.

Ole Kniemeyer, Gerhard Buck-Sorlin, Winfried Kurth, GroIMP as a platform for functional-structural modelling of plants.
In: Functional-Structural Plant Modelling in Crop Production (eds.: J. Vos, L. F. M. Marcelis, P. H. B. de Visser, P. C. Struik, J. B. Evers). Proceedings of a workshop held in Wageningen (NL), 5.-8. 3. 2006. Springer, Berlin 2007, 43-52.

Gerhard Buck-Sorlin, Ole Kniemeyer, Winfried Kurth, A grammar-based model of barley including virtual breeding, genetic control and a hormonal metabolic network.
In: Functional-Structural Plant Modelling in Crop Production (eds.: J. Vos, L. F. M. Marcelis, P. H. B. de Visser, P. C. Struik, J. B. Evers). Proceedings of a workshop held in Wageningen (NL), 5.-8. 3. 2006. Springer, Berlin 2007, 243-252.

2006
Winfried Kurth, Gerhard Buck-Sorlin, Ole Kniemeyer, Relationale Wachstumsgrammatiken: Ein Formalismus zur Spezifikation multiskalierter Struktur-Funktions-Modelle von Pflanzen.
In: Modellierung pflanzlicher Systeme aus historischer und aktueller Sicht. Symposium zu Ehren von Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eilhard Alfred Mitscherlich, Schriftenreihe des Landesamtes für Verbraucherschutz, Landwirtschaft und Flurneuordnung Brandenburg, Reihe Landwirtschaft, Band 7 (2006), pp. 36-45.
(in German)
[pdf file, 530 KB]

Gerhard Buck-Sorlin, Ole Kniemeyer, Winfried Kurth, Physiologie und Morphologie der Pappel (Populus sp.) modelliert mit Relationalen Wachstumsgrammatiken.
In: DVFFA Sektion Forstliche Biometrie und Informatik, 17. Tagung, Freiburg, 26.-28. 9. 2005 (Hg.: Uwe Wunn). Die Grüne Reihe (ISSN 1860-4064), pp. 1-11.
(in German)
[pdf file, 230 KB]

2005
Winfried Kurth, Ole Kniemeyer, Gerhard Buck-Sorlin, Relational Growth Grammars - a graph rewriting approach to dynamical systems with a dynamical structure.
In: J.-P. Banâtre, P. Fradet, J.-L. Giavitto, O. Michel (eds.), Unconventional Programming Paradigms. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3566, Springer, Berlin 2005, 56-72.

Gerhard H. Buck-Sorlin, Ole Kniemeyer, Winfried Kurth, Barley morphology, genetics and hormonal regulation of internode elongation modelled by a Relational Growth Grammar.
New Phytologist, 166(3) (2005), 859-867.

Armin L. Oppelt, Winfried Kurth, Georg Jentschke, Douglas L. Godbold, Contrasting rooting patterns of some arid-zone fruit tree species from Botswana. I. Fine root distribution.
Agroforestry Systems, 64(1) (2005), 1-11.

Armin L. Oppelt, Winfried Kurth, Douglas L. Godbold, Contrasting rooting patterns of some arid-zone fruit tree species from Botswana. II. Coarse root distribution.
Agroforestry Systems, 64(1) (2005), 13-24.

2004
Ole Kniemeyer, Gerhard H. Buck-Sorlin, Winfried Kurth, A graph grammar approach to Artificial Life.
Artificial Life, 10(4) (2004), 413-431.

Ole Kniemeyer, Rule-based modelling with the XL/GroIMP software.
In: Harald Schaub, Frank Detje, Ulrike Brüggemann (eds.), The Logic of Artificial Life. Proceedings of 6th GWAL, Bamberg 14.-16. 4. 2004, AKA Akademische Verlagsges. Berlin 2004, 56-65.
[pdf file, 550 KB]

2003
Ole Kniemeyer, Gerhard H. Buck-Sorlin, Winfried Kurth, Representation of genotype and phenotype in a coherent framework based on extended L-systems.
In: Wolfgang Banzhaf, Thomas Christaller, Peter Dittrich, Jan T. Kim, Jens Ziegler (eds.), Advances in Artificial Life. Proceedings of ECAL 2003, Dortmund 14.-17. 9. 2003, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2801, Springer, Berlin 2003, 625-634.
[pdf file, 31 KB] (C) Springer-Verlag

Helge Dzierzon, Jari Perttunen, Winfried Kurth, Risto Sievänen & Branislav Sloboda, Enhanced possibilities for analyzing tree structure as provided by an interface between different modelling systems.
Silva Fennica, 37(1) (2003), 31-44.
[pdf file, 644 KB]

2002
Winfried Kurth, Spezifikation der Simulation der Struktur und Dynamik von Pflanzenbeständen und Tierpopulationen mit sensitiven Wachstumsgrammatiken.
In: Jochen Wittmann, Albrecht Gnauck (Hrsg.), Simulation in Umwelt- und Geowissenschaften. Workshop Cottbus, 7.-8. 3. 2002. Shaker Verlag, Aachen 2002, 37-51.
(in German)
[pdf file, 480 KB]

Winfried Kurth, Spatial structure, sensitivity and communication in rule-based models.
In: Franz Hölker (ed.), Scales, Hierarchies and Emergent Properties in Ecological Models. Reihe "Theorie in der Ökologie", Bd. 6. Peter Lang, Frankfurt a. M. 2002, 29-46.
[gzipped Word 2000 document, 191 KB (unzipped: 255 KB)]

Helge Dzierzon & Winfried Kurth, LIGNUM: A Finnish tree growth model and its interface to the French AMAPmod database.
In: Franz Hölker (ed.), Scales, Hierarchies and Emergent Properties in Ecological Models. Reihe "Theorie in der Ökologie", Bd. 6. Peter Lang, Frankfurt a. M. 2002, 95-104.
[gzipped Word 2000 document, 113 KB (unzipped: 172 KB)]

2001
Winfried Kurth & Branislav Sloboda, Sensitive growth grammars specifying models of forest structure, competition and plant-herbivore interaction.
Proceedings of the IUFRO 4.11 Congress "Forest Biometry, Modelling and Information Science", Greenwich, UK (25.-29. 6. 2001).
[pdf file, 365 KB]

Falk-Juri Knauft, Branislav Sloboda & Winfried Kurth, Modellintegration bei der Erzeugung virtueller Waldlandschaften.
Allgemeine Forst- und Jagdzeitung, 172, No. 8/9 (Aug./Sept. 2001), 161-168.
(in German)

Armin L. Oppelt, Winfried Kurth & Douglas L. Godbold, Topology, scaling relations and Leonardo's rule in root systems from African tree species.
Tree Physiol., 21 (2001), 117-128.
[gzipped pdf file, 224 KB (unzipped: 267 KB)]

2000
Armin L. Oppelt, Winfried Kurth, Helge Dzierzon, Georg Jentschke & Douglas L. Godbold, Structure and fractal dimensions of root systems of four co-occurring fruit tree species from Botswana.
Ann. For. Sci., 57 (2000), 463-475.
[gzipped pdf file, 134 KB (unzipped: 172 KB)]

Winfried Kurth, Towards universality of growth grammars: Models of Bell, Pagès, and Takenaka revisited.
Ann. For. Sci., 57 (2000), 543-554.
[gzipped pdf file, 138 KB (unzipped: 177 KB)]

Winfried Kurth, Spezifikation räumlicher Bestandes- und Populationsmodelle mit sensitiven Grammatiken.
In: Saborowski, J. & Sloboda, B. (eds.), Deutscher Verband Forstlicher Forschungsanstalten, Sektion Forstl. Biometrie u. Informatik, 12. Tagung Göttingen 1999 / Herbstkolloquium der AG Ökologie der Internationalen Biometrischen Gesellschaft, Deutsche Region. Ljubljana, Biotechn. Fakultät (2000), 259-278.
(in German)
[gzipped Word 97 document, 419 KB (unzipped: 494 KB)]

1999
Thomas Früh & Winfried Kurth, The hydraulic system of trees: Theoretical framework and numerical simulation.
J. Theor. Biol., 201 (1999), 251-270.
[gzipped Postscript file, 1.7 MB (unzipped: 4.5 MB)]

Winfried Kurth & Branislav Sloboda, Tree and stand architecture and growth described by formal grammars. II. Sensitive trees and competition.
J. Forest Sci., 45 (1999), 53-63.
[Text (without figures): gzipped Postscript file, 85 KB (unzipped: 211 KB)]
[Figures: gzipped Postscript file, 723 KB (unzipped: 4.82 MB)]

Winfried Kurth & Branislav Sloboda, Tree and stand architecture and growth described by formal grammars. I. Non-sensitive trees.
J. Forest Sci., 45 (1999), 16-30.
[Text (without figures): gzipped Postscript file, 118 KB (unzipped: 296 KB)]
[Figures: gzipped Postscript file, 4.1 MB (unzipped: 16.3 MB)]

Winfried Kurth, Die Simulation der Baumarchitektur mit Wachstumsgrammatiken. Stochastische, sensitive L-Systeme als formale Basis für dynamische, morphologische Modelle der Verzweigungsstruktur von Gehölzen.
Habilitationsschrift, Universität Göttingen; Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Berlin 1999. 324p.
(in German)

1998
Winfried Kurth, Some new formalisms for modelling the interactions between plant architecture, competition and carbon allocation.
Bayreuther Forum Ökologie, 52 (1998), 53-98.
(includes an appendix which forms a supplement of the GROGRA manual, updating the documentation from v. 2.4 to v. 2.7)
[gzipped Postscript file, 451 KB (unzipped: 9.39 MB)]

1997
Winfried Kurth & Gustavo A. Anzola Jürgenson, Triebwachstum und Verzweigung junger Fichten in Abhängigkeit von den beiden Einflussgrößen "Beschattung" und "Wuchsdichte": Datenaufbereitung und -analyse mit GROGRA.
In: Pelz, D. (ed.), Deutscher Verband Forstlicher Forschungsanstalten, Sektion Forstl. Biometrie u. Informatik, 10. Tagung Freiburg i. Br. 1997, Ljubljana, Biotechn. Fakultät, 89-108.
(in German)
[gzipped Word 6.0 document, 190 KB (unzipped: 1.20 MB)]

Winfried Kurth & Branislav Sloboda, Growth grammars simulating trees - an extension of L-systems incorporating local variables and sensitivity.
Silva Fennica, 31 (1997), 285-295.
[Text (without figures): gzipped Postscript file, 50 KB (unzipped: 123 KB)]
[Figures: gzipped Postscript file, 217 KB (unzipped: 5.18 MB)]

Winfried Kurth & Dirk Lanwert, Vom Walde komm’ ich her. Theoretische Modelle zur Simulation von Pflanzenwachstum.
iX Multiuser-Multitasking-Magazin, No. 2 / 1997, 124-129.
(in German)

Winfried Kurth, Computersimulation von Baumarchitektur und -wachstum.
Beiträge fuer Forstwirtschaft und Landschaftsökologie, 31 (1997), 22-26.
(in German)
[gzipped Word 6.0 document, 444 KB (unzipped: 4.70 MB)]

1996
Winfried Kurth & Michael Bredemeier, Modellkonzeption und -vernetzung am Forschungszentrum Waldökosysteme (Göttingen).
In: Mathes, K.; Breckling, B. & Ekschmitt, K. (eds.), Systemtheorie in der Ökologie, ecomed, Landsberg 1996, 67-72.
(in German)
[Word 6.0 document, 35 KB]

Winfried Kurth, Elemente einer Regelsprache zur dreidimensionalen Modellierung des Triebwachstums von Laubbäumen.
In: Hempel, G. (ed.), Deutscher Verband Forstlicher Forschungsanstalten, Sektion Forstl. Biometrie u. Informatik, 8. Tagung Tharandt / Grillenburg 1995, Ljubljana, Biotechn. Fakultät, 1996, p. 174-187.
(in German)
[gzipped Word 6.0 document, 249 KB (unzipped: 3.99 MB)]

Winfried Kurth, Stochastic sensitive growth grammars: A basis for morphological models of tree growth.
Online publication (originally written for Naturalia Monspeliensia).
[gzipped Word 6.0 document, 306 KB (unzipped: 952 KB)]

1995
Winfried Kurth, Wachstumsgrammatiken für morphologische Pflanzenmodelle in einem Verbundvorhaben der Waldökosystemforschung.
GMD-Studien, 271 (1995), 11-16.
(in German)

Winfried Kurth & Dirk Lanwert, Biometrische Grundlagen fuer ein dynamisches Architekturmodell der Fichte (Picea abies (L.) Karst.).
Allgemeine Forst- und Jagdzeitung, 166, No. 9 / 10 (Sept. / Okt. 1995), 177-184.
(in German)

Winfried Kurth & Dirk Lanwert, Über einige biometrische Erhebungen für ein dynamisches Einzelbaum-Architekturmodell der Fichte (Picea abies (L.) Karst.). In: Kotar, M., and Quednau, H.-D. (eds.), Deutscher Verband Forstlicher Forschungsanstalten, Sektion Forstl. Biometrie u. Informatik, 7. Tagung 1994, Ljubljana, Biotechn. Fakultät, 1995, p. 36-53.
(in German)

1994
Winfried Kurth, Growth Grammar Interpreter GROGRA 2.4: A software tool for the 3-dimensional interpretation of stochastic, sensitive growth grammars in the context of plant modelling. Introduction and Reference Manual. 190 p. (This is the main GROGRA reference.)
Berichte des Forschungszentrums Waldökosysteme der Universität Göttingen, Ser. B, Vol. 38 (1994).
[gzipped Postscript file, 971 KB (unzipped: 10.54 MB)]

Winfried Kurth, Morphological models of plant growth: Possibilities and ecological relevance.
Ecological Modelling, 75 / 76 (1994), 299-308.



Posters


Benoit Bayol, Gerhard Buck-Sorlin, Dianyu Chen, Faustino Chi, Evelyne Costes, Paul-Henry Cournede, Winfried Kurth, Qinqin Long, Johannes Merklein, Vincent Migault, Benoit Pallas, Magalie Poirier-Pocovi, Christophe Pradal, Julien Sainte-Marie, Katarína Streit, Gautier Viaud: Multiscale functional-structural plant modelling at the example of apple trees.
Poster on the "International Conference on Functional-Structural Plant Growth Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and Applications" (FSPMA 2016), Qingdao (China), 7.-11. 11. 2016.
[Poster, 1p. colour, size A1: pdf file, 317 KB]

Katarína Smoleňová, Michael Henke, Yongzhi Ong, Winfried Kurth: Rule-based integration of LIGNUM into GroIMP.
Poster on the "7th International Conference on Functional-Structural Plant Models" (FSPM13), Saariselkä (Finland), 9.-14. 6. 2013.
[Poster, 1p. colour, size A0: pdf file, 4.1 MB]

Katarzyna Wasilczuk, Michael Henke, Katarína Smoleňová, Yongzhi Ong, Winfried Kurth: A Blender addon for the 3-d digitizer FASTRAK for plant structure acquisition.
Poster on the "7th International Conference on Functional-Structural Plant Models" (FSPM13), Saariselkä (Finland), 9.-14. 6. 2013.
[Poster, 1p. colour, size A0: pdf file, 2.2 MB]

Michael Henke, Katarína Smoleňová, Yongzhi Ong, Winfried Kurth: An extension of the graph-grammar based simulator GroIMP for visual specification of plant models using components.
Poster on the "7th International Conference on Functional-Structural Plant Models" (FSPM13), Saariselkä (Finland), 9.-14. 6. 2013.
[Poster, 1p. colour, size A0: pdf file, 1.9 MB]

Katarína Smoleňová, Reinhard Hemmerling & Winfried Kurth: Towards the reconstruction of historical gardens and parks using the techniques of FSPM.
Poster on the "6th International Workshop on Functional-Structural Plant Modelling" (FSPM10), Davis (Cal., USA), 12.-17. 9. 2010.
[Poster, 1p. colour, size A0: pdf file, 7.2 MB]

Michael Henke, Gerhard Buck-Sorlin & Winfried Kurth: FSPM-P: A general FSPM prototype model for application in crop modelling.
Poster on the "6th International Workshop on Functional-Structural Plant Modelling" (FSPM10), Davis (Cal., USA), 12.-17. 9. 2010.
[Poster, 1p. colour, size A0: pdf file, 126 KB]

Jan-Anton Dérer, Ole Kniemeyer, Reinhard Hemmerling, Gerhard Buck-Sorlin & Winfried Kurth: Using the language XL for structural analysis.
Poster on the "5th International Workshop on Functional-Structural Plant Modelling" (FSPM07), Napier (New Zealand), 4.-9. 11. 2007.
[Poster, 1p., colour, size A0: pdf file, 1.3 MB]

Helge Dzierzon, Michael Schulte, Christoph Blendinger, Branislav Sloboda & Winfried Kurth: Enhancing the simulation of a hydraulic tree-soil system by an interface between the hydraulic models HYDRA for Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl. and the hydraulic soil model SilVlow.
Poster on the "5th International Workshop on Functional-Structural Plant Modelling" (FSPM07), Napier (New Zealand), 4.-9. 11. 2007.
[Poster, 1p., colour, size A0: pdf file, 673 KB]

Winfried Kurth, Erwin Roth, Thomas Mangoldt, Ole Kniemeyer & Gerhard Buck-Sorlin: Lehrstuhl Grafische Systeme.
Poster at the Fakultätentag Informatik, Cottbus, 18.-19. 11. 2004.
(in German)
[Poster, 1p., colour, size A0: PowerPoint file, 1.5 MB]

Winfried Kurth, Gerhard Buck-Sorlin & Ole Kniemeyer: Techniken der Informatik für Functional-Structural Plant Models (FSPM).
Poster at the status seminar "Virtual Crops" at Halle, 9.-10. 11. 2004.
(in German)
[Poster, 1p., colour, size A0: PowerPoint file, 4.6 MB]

Sang-Il Kim, Steffen Amme, Gerhard Buck-Sorlin, Hans-Peter Mock & Winfried Kurth: The Oregon Wolfe Barley parental lines as a source for the study of nitrogen use efficiency in barley. I. Statistical analysis.
[Poster, 1p., colour, size A0: PowerPoint file, 3.0 MB]

Gerhard Buck-Sorlin, Ole Kniemeyer & Winfried Kurth: Integrated grammar representation of genes, metabolites and morphology: The example of hordeomorphs.
Poster on the "4th International Workshop on Functional-Structural Plant Models" (FSPM04), Montpellier (France), 7.-11. 6. 2004.
[Poster, 1p., colour, size A0: PowerPoint file, 393 KB] [size A3: pdf file, 960 KB]

Thomas Mangoldt, Winfried Kurth, Alexander Bucksch, Peter Wernecke & Wulf Diepenbrock: A system for recording 3D information with applications in the measurement of plant structure.
Poster on the "4th International Workshop on Functional-Structural Plant Models" (FSPM04), Montpellier (France), 7.-11. 6. 2004.
[Poster, 1p., colour, size A0: pdf file, 597 KB]

Helge Dzierzon & Winfried Kurth: A grammar-based model for juvenile Scots pines as an aggregation of LIGNUM.
Poster on the "4th International Workshop on Functional-Structural Plant Models" (FSPM04), Montpellier (France), 7.-11. 6. 2004.
[Poster, 1p., colour, size A0: pdf file, 1.3 MB]

Winfried Kurth, Gustavo Anzola Jürgenson, Helge Dzierzon, Armin L. Oppelt & Michael Schulte: Digital reconstruction of tree architecture as a tool for assessing growth and functional performance.
Poster on the EUROSILVA workshop "Development and Ageing in Forest Trees", Florence (Italy), 20.-24. 9. 2000.
[Poster, 1p., colour, size A3: gzipped Postscript file, 1.5 MB (unzipped: 2.3 MB)]

Armin Oppelt, Winfried Kurth & Douglas L. Godbold: Real and virtual root systems: Morphology, Leonardo's rule and L-systems.
Poster on the Second International Symposium "Dynamics of Physiological Processes in Woody Roots", Nancy (France), 27.-30. 9. 1999.
[Poster, 1p., colour, size A0: gzipped Postscript file, 1.2 MB (unzipped: 6.06 MB)]

Armin Oppelt, Winfried Kurth, Douglas L. Godbold & Georg Jentschke: Root architecture of indigenous fruit tree species from Botswana.
Poster on the "Second International Workshop on Functional-Structural Tree Models", INRA, Clermont-Ferrand (France), 12.-15. 10. 1998.
[Poster, 1p., colour, size A0: gzipped Postscript file, 3.1 MB (unzipped: 7.74 MB)]

Ralf List, Frank Orth, Manfred Küppers, Risto Sievänen, Jari Perttunen & Winfried Kurth: Simulation of Scots pine using three different models.
Poster on the "Second International Workshop on Functional-Structural Tree Models", INRA, Clermont-Ferrand (France), 12.-15. 10. 1998.

Branislav Sloboda, Winfried Kurth & Thomas Früh: Morphologische Modelle des Baumwachstums.
FZW-Statusseminar, Göttingen, 13.-14. 5. 1996; also presented on the Conference "Forest-Wood-Environment ‘97", Zvolen (Slovakia), 8. - 11. 9. 1997
(in German)
[Poster, 1p., colour, size A0: gzipped Postscript file, 824 KB (unzipped: 2.69 MB)]

Winfried Kurth, Thomas Früh & Dirk Lanwert: Computersimulation der Baummorphologie mit Wachstumsgrammatiken.
Forstliche Hochschulwoche, Göttingen, 17. - 18. 10. 1995.
(in German)

Yuri Knyazikhin & Winfried Kurth: Modelisation of morphological development of forest canopies and radiative transfer.
Poster on the TERN meeting "The whole is more than the sum of the parts", Munich, 21.-23. 3. 1994.



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