Long-Term Competition for Light in Plant Simulation

  • Claude Lattaud
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2723)


This paper presents simulations of long-term competition for light between two plant species, oaks and beeches. These artificial plants, evolving in a 3D environment, are based on a multi-agent model. Natural oaks and beeches develop two different strategies to exploit light. The model presented in this paper uses these properties during the plant growth. Most of the results are close to those obtained in natural conditions on long-term evolution of forests.


Carbon Storage Global Behavior Stock Resource Artificial Plant Resource Recycling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude Lattaud
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  1. 1.Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of Paris V University (LIAP5)ParisFrance

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