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Adapt a Plant Overview | Environmental Services

Adapt a Plant Overview

Climate change is going to stress the Phenological Fitness of plants, depending upon their geographical location and their adaptive relations to other plant species.
Our project is an Open Knowledge / Open Science / Community project to unit citizen field observations, scientifically obtained data  and  validated models to produce customized, open and simple tools to predict plant adaptation, interactions and long term Phenological Fitness.
Our project has potential as a large scale cooperative effort for educational, professional and decisions support, which encourages scientific experimentation, mathematical literacy and personal development all within a supportive social group.  The scientific communities receives detailed in-field data which can validated their current methods and models.  While new models will be created and validated by motivated individuals, science education, environmentalists, etc. willing to observer, measure and note changes (budding, flowering, Leaf development, etc.), .
We have 3 basic elements to organize, Plant Data, Geological Data and Weather Data.  Currently the output is an Excel spreadsheet which uses a “INDIREXT” technique which presents daily weather and species data to the models and then stores corresponding results tables.  Thus models will calculate using any year or plant data.
Remember this is a project going online.
My advise is to :
Read some of the documentation (below),
Look over the demo and
download an Excell spread sheet.
We also have a Github project here

Details Simulating Phenological ‎Adaptation

The Data


10,000 Geographical locations (lat/long), 30Km long squares, soil types, slope, etc.


Daily Weather from 1951 to 2098 147 years consisting of ..

Daily Weather provides 10 weather elements from which another 20+ values can be calculate.

  1. Relative humidity at 2 m  (Humidité relative à 2 m) [RH, %]
  2. Medium surface pressure (Pression moyenne au surface) [Press kPa]
  3. Daily precipitation (snow and rain) (Précipitation quotidienne (neige et pluie)) [P, mm]
  4. Daily sum of visible radiation (Somme quotidienne de rayonnement visible) [GLO, MJ/m²]
  5. Daily amount of infrared radiation (Somme quotidienne de rayonnement infra rouge [RAT, MJ/ m²]
  6.  Average specific humidity (Humidité spécifique moyenne) [Q, kg/kg]
  7. Daily minimum temperature at 2 m (Température minimalle quotidienne à 2 m) [TI, ° C]
  8. Average daily temperature at 2 m (Température moyenne quotidienne à 2 m) [T_a, °C]
  9. Daily maximum temperature at 2 m (Température maximalle quotidienne à 2 m) [T_i, °C]
  10. Average wind speed at 10m hight (Vitesse moyenne de vent à 10 m) [Vu, m/s]

Daily Weather



There are 4 models for calculating the daily Evapo-transpiration , of a plant 1- Thornwaite  – 2- Penman_FAO  – 3- Priestley_Taylor, 4- Penman, Evapor-Transportation

Species entails the values required to model a species' response to daily weather and it's location.

Plant development, 10+ models (leaves, bud, flowers, fruits, etc) under drought, frost and other climatic conditions. Plant Species Details




buds -Leaves and flowers)

Buds (simple, compound)


Buds/Leaf Frost Models

Buds / Leaf Frost Models are : 1) Unified 2) Unichill 3) Uniforc 4) Spring_WarmingFrost

Drought Models

Drought and their Length are classified as Mild, Moderate, Severe and ExtremeDrought


under construction




Fruit Maturation



Fruits (seeds)



Overview     Daily Weather     Control     Work Area     Frost     Drought     Calculations     Download     Links

The goal is to compute and compare several species all competing against each other for water, sunlight and root and canopy space over the long term (100+ year period) using input from people all around the world..

We will create an on-line Open Source / Open Communities Internet Platform (ie. Github, Social Network Manager etc.) and develop the tools and social network which impact decision making.

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