RootBox is developed by Daniel Leitner and Andrea Schnepf and provides Matlab tools to easily create time dependent branched geometries of growing plant root systems. The resulting root systems can be coupled to arbitrary soil models such as nutrient and water uptake models.

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Key features


New graphical user interface (GUI)

It is now easier to create root archtiecture models using the new GUI. For a quick introduction refer to this quick guide.


The corresponding publication is currently under review.


Download the latest versions of the Matlab files:


Older versions are available at

References describing or using RootBox

Other relevant references


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