R-SWMS was originally developped in the Agrosphere institute of the Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH in 2004-2006. It has then been continuously developped through research projects and PhD grants at the Forschungszentrum Juelich (Germany) and at the Environmental Sciences Dep. of the Université catholique de Louvain.
Developers and contributors
All the people who contributed to R-SWMS are listed here:
: post-doc at FZJ (2004-2006): developped the original R-SWMS code coupling water flow in soil and roots.
: PhD student at FZJ (2006-2009). He proposed several solutions to account for small scale
: PhD student at FZJ/UCL (2010-2013). She added the particle tracking in soil (PARTRACE) and roots.
: PhD student at UCL (2009-2013). He developped a simplified RWU model and added the periodic boundary conditions for soil and roots.
: PhD student (2011-2014) and post-doc (2014-) at FZJ . She implemented a novel stomatal conductance model functio of ABA and xylem pressure. She also adapted root growth.
: PhD student at FZJ (2011-2015). He added a subgrid component to resolve the nutrient uptake.
: PhD student at UCL (2013-). He adapted the input files to comply with RSML format.
: post-doc at UCL (2014-2016). He implemented the water flow in the rizosphere affected by mucilage.
: is PhD student in Juelich (2014-) working on pesticide transport.
is PhD student in Juelich (2014-) working on transport in structured soil.
Helena Jorda Guerra
is PhD student at KuLeuven (2015-) working on impact of salinity on root water uptake.
is PhD student at UCLouvain (2016-) working on root growth and competition between plants.