APSIM - evolution towards a new generation of agricultural systems simulation

Holzworth, Dean P., Huth, Neil I., deVoil, Peter G., Zurcher, Eric J., Herrmann, Neville I., McLean, Greg, Chenu, Karine, van Oosterom, Erik J., Snow, Val, Murphy, Chris, Moore, Andrew D., Brown, Hamish, Whish, Jeremy P. M., Verrall, Shaun, Fainges, Justin, Bell, Lindsay W., Peake, Allan S., Poulton, Perry L., Hochman, Zvi, Thorburn, Peter J., Gaydon, Donald S., Dalgliesh, Neal P., Rodriguez, Daniel, Cox, Howard, Chapman, Scott, Doherty, Alastair, Teixeira, Edmar, Sharp, Joanna, Cichota, Rogerio, Vogeler, Iris, Li, Frank Y., Wang, Enli, Hammer, Graeme L., Robertson, Michael J., Dimes, John P., Whitbread, Anthony M., Hunt, James, van Rees, Harm, McClelland, Tim, Carberry, Peter S., Hargreaves, John N. G., MacLeod, Neil, McDonald, Cam, Harsdorf, Justin, Wedgwood, Sara and Keating, Brian A. (2014) APSIM - evolution towards a new generation of agricultural systems simulation. Environmental Modelling and Software, 62 327-350. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.07.009

Author Holzworth, Dean P.
Huth, Neil I.
deVoil, Peter G.
Zurcher, Eric J.
Herrmann, Neville I.
McLean, Greg
Chenu, Karine
van Oosterom, Erik J.
Snow, Val
Murphy, Chris
Moore, Andrew D.
Brown, Hamish
Whish, Jeremy P. M.
Verrall, Shaun
Fainges, Justin
Bell, Lindsay W.
Peake, Allan S.
Poulton, Perry L.
Hochman, Zvi
Thorburn, Peter J.
Gaydon, Donald S.
Dalgliesh, Neal P.
Rodriguez, Daniel
Cox, Howard
Chapman, Scott
Doherty, Alastair
Teixeira, Edmar
Sharp, Joanna
Cichota, Rogerio
Vogeler, Iris
Li, Frank Y.
Wang, Enli
Hammer, Graeme L.
Robertson, Michael J.
Dimes, John P.
Whitbread, Anthony M.
Hunt, James
van Rees, Harm
McClelland, Tim
Carberry, Peter S.
Hargreaves, John N. G.
MacLeod, Neil
McDonald, Cam
Harsdorf, Justin
Wedgwood, Sara
Keating, Brian A.
Title APSIM - evolution towards a new generation of agricultural systems simulation
Journal name Environmental Modelling and Software   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1364-8152
Publication date 2014-08-19
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.07.009
Open Access Status
Volume 62
Start page 327
End page 350
Total pages 24
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Agricultural systems models worldwide are increasingly being used to explore options and solutions for the food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation and carbon trading problem domains. APSIM (Agricultural Production Systems sIMulator) is one such model that continues to be applied and adapted to this challenging research agenda. From its inception twenty years ago, APSIM has evolved into a framework containing many of the key models required to explore changes in agricultural landscapes with capability ranging from simulation of gene expression through to multi-field farms and beyond.

Keating et al. (2003) described many of the fundamental attributes of APSIM in detail. Much has changed in the last decade, and the APSIM community has been exploring novel scientific domains and utilising software developments in social media, web and mobile applications to provide simulation tools adapted to new demands.

This paper updates the earlier work by Keating et al. (2003) and chronicles the changing external challenges and opportunities being placed on APSIM during the last decade. It also explores and discusses how APSIM has been evolving to a "next generation" framework with improved features and capabilities that allow its use in many diverse topics.
Keyword APSIM
Agricultural systems
Farming system
Gene-to-phenotype model
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
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