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|What is biomass? Biomass is just mass that is alive or that has been alive relatively recently; it has not lost its cohesion. Wood is biomass; we are biomass; plants are biomass; dogs are biomass. PlantStudio simulates biomass as dry weight, that is, the mass of the plant without considering water. This is often done in plant models because the wet weight of a plant can fluctuate greatly due to changing water uptake. PlantStudio simplifies biomass further by reducing it to a percentage of the expected maximum biomass for the plant (since for drawing we don't really care what the exact biomass is).|
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