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Cereal aphid-Fungus

This is a tri-trophic model of the winter wheat-cereal aphid (Sitobion avenae)-fungus (Pandora neoaphidis) system, simulating the dynamics of aphid and fungus from spring until harvest (Saussure et al. 2023). Take a look at the full model documentation.


Virtual Greenhouse

The Virtual Greenhouse is a simulation model of the climate and plant growth inside a commercial greenhouse. The model includes energy and water budgets, common actuators for lights, heating and ventilation, and the logic of the greenhouse climate control system. It works in simulation time steps of 3 minutes (internally sliced more finely as needed) and completes the simulation of a whole year in less than 2 minutes on a standard computer. The model has been under development for 10 years and is reaching maturity for scientific publication anticipated in 2024. Meanwhile, take a look at the model documentation. You can also run simulations yourself as Virtual Greenhouse is part of the Universal Simulator download.



Saccharina is a model of sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) growth in the straits and belts of Denmark. It simulates biomass growth and nutrient uptake—in a time step of 1 day from winter until early summer —of kelp grown commercially on lines. The model is currently being validated against field data collected in 2023. A scientific publication of the model is planned for 2023. But already now you can study the model documentation and run simulations yourself as the Saccharina model is part of the Universal Simulator download.


Try it!

Download the latest version with the newly published Cereal Aphid-Fungus model. Also includes the Virtual Greenhouse model.

5 Oct 2023

Model just published

Read our paper on the Cereal Aphid-Fungus model and study the detailed documentation. Any questions? Write us.

2 Aug 2023

Home page overhaul

We remain candy-coloured until further notice.

1 Aug 2023


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