Capsis can be used to transfer models to end-users of for teaching. All Capsis modellers may transfer their models to their partners by building and sharing a customized installer containing all the free licensed core of the platform + their model (excluding the models of the other modellers to agree with the Capsis charter).
The modellers may keep track of their transfer/distribution/training/teaching actions here (most recent at the top of the list, in english or possibly in french on this particular page).
Christian Ginisty, INRAE EFNO Nogent sur Vernisson, 31.3.2021
Within the framework of the Master “Agrosciences, environment, territories, landscape, forest” and its course FMB “Forest and Wood Mobilization”, I was able to carry out a 3 h session of tutorial on modeling (with 20 students, alas in distanciel!), with as support the platform Capsis and various models. The students were able to appreciate the ergonomics of Capsis and its ease of use (as long as they were guided at the beginning).
With the Fagacees model, the students tuned different silviculture scenarios for the same starting stand and could immediately compare the results on the graphs or stand evolution tables. Still with Fagacees, for the Beech, they tested the “birth date” effect and saw the simulated effect of productivity changes. With the Laricio and Sylvestris models, they tested the effect of plantation density on productivity and the quality of the wood produced (stem diameter, branching). With the Sydy model, they discovered different ways to control the silviculture of a stand: with the dominant height, the basal area, the RDI, … thanks to the automatic silviculture of this model! Finally, Samsara, for mixed irregular mountain forests, was presented briefly without being able to explore its use… due to lack of time!
A big thank you to the developers and modellers who maintain and enrich the Capsis platform and allow us to use their models for teaching (Capsis tutorials are also organised in Nancy by Holger Wernsdörfer and in Grenoble by Benoit Courbaud, others perhaps elsewhere?)
La distribution Capsis-ONF-2020 a été construite et diffusée par Christine Deleuze le 10 décembre 2020.
Cette année, Christine Deleuze est repartie de la liste de 2019, à laquelle elle a ajouté les modèles pin maritime d'INRAE Bordeaux avec l'accord de Céline Mededieu. Voici la liste des modèles de cette distribution avec leurs contacts.
Christine Deleuze, ONF RDI Dole, 9.1.2020
L'installeur Capsis-0NF 2019 a été construit et diffusé par Christine Deleuze le 9 janvier 2019.
Destinataires : DFRN-RDI, Thierry Sardin, Médéric Aubry, Xavier Gauquelin, Marie-Claire Maréchal, Paul Del-Rey, Francis Maugard, Denis Feuillerat, Pauline Delord, Xavier Mandret, Sébastien Laguet, Eric Mermin, Michel Chartier, Simon Martel, tous les développeurs CAPSIS participants et François de Coligny
En 2018-19, 23 modules étaient accessibles, le module Deesses a été remplacé par Salem et le module Luberon2 a été ajouté, soient 24 modules cette année : abial, artémis, CA1, economics, fagacees, forceps, gymnos, heterofor, laricio, luberon2, mathilde, modispinaster, NRG, oakpine 1 et 2, organon, picea-abies, pseudotsuga menziesii, PNN2, regix, salem, samsara2, sydy, sylvestris. Le module Simcop pourra être disponible dans un second temps en fonction des demandes.
Un installeur contenant ces 24 modules a été créé et se trouve sur le dossier partagé de l'ONF : dans le sous- dossier Capsis_ONF2019
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Francois Lefèvre, INRAE URFM Avignon, 16.12.2019
Luberon2 was used for a short practice session (1h30) during a training workshop for ~20 participants on “Methods in forest conservation genetics” organised by the project GenTree December 2019. The objective was to illustrate the potential impacts of silviculture on the genetic diversity.
The challenge was to have all participants make their own simulations on a demo case in such a short session, with no previous experience in silviculture and without knowing anything about CAPSIS. Participants had just been asked to install java 1.8 on their computers before the training, based on the recommandations of the CAPSIS web page. An installer of Luberon2 had been created (very easy and straghtforward), and the .jar file was simply distributed at the begining of the session with a simple instruction to install.
Technically, everything was very easy: no surprise with the java version, immediate and successful installation of the module for all participants with no exception, great! The introductive presentation of (i) the platform, (ii) the specific content of the module Luberon2 and (iii) the particular scenario in the demo took more time than expected, because it raises a lot of questions. Still, participants had time to run at least one silviculture scenario fully by themselves, and Francois Lefèvre ran the others “live” on his computer projected on the screen, with their support. The participants very much enjoyed the exercise.
To conclude: it was technically easy (but I heard that installing java 1.8 had been sometimes troublesome: do it in advance), more comfortable would have been a 2h time slot including the installation, the simulation plan was a bit too ambitious, i.e. long, for this practice.