Thanks. I will check out the natl tree calc and i-tree models. Most of the journals can quickly become mind numbing and cumbersome. It seems like the scientists themselves are sorting out ways to best tabulate experimental data. Most research i have found is aimed at crop production and potential vs actual evapo-transpiration concerning irrigation requirements, or watershed transpiration models.
As a recent BLA grad with interests in permaculture, i find myself trying to implement ecological and agrarian research into common design to create more efficiency. Makes sense right??? The impression i have always received is that it’s too idealistic and impractical. Not what the general public (clients that pay your bills) are interested in.
I recently purchased Bracket [on farming]. It explores sustainable agriculture design around the world and the relationship farming has with society and architecture. Check out a brief article here with links.
I think the problem might be response #2 – fringeness.