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Package R for the genetic evaluation of trees, developed within the UMR Biofora. It provides frequentist and Bayesian statistical tools to build predictive models useful for breeders, quantitative geneticists and forest genetic resource analysis communities. It aims to assess the genetic value of individuals in a number of situations, including spatial autocorrelation, genetic/environmental interaction and competition.


This software (developed by UMR Biogeco) is used to acquire the branch hydraulic conductance data measured at CAVITRON and to calculate the loss of hydraulic conductivity during dehydration, thus enabling the vulnerability curve to be observed graphically in real time during the measurement. It also makes it possible to estimate the most common hydraulic features, such as the pressure inducing 50% loss of hydraulic conductance (P50) and the specific conductivity of the xylem (Ks).


Computree is a platform for processing 3D point clouds from LIDAR sensors or photogrammetric processing. It aims at gathering algorithms for the analysis of forest scenes, in order to extract data on tree and stand structure. It is managed by the Computree group, composed of GIP ECOFOR, ONF, Arts et Métiers Paristech, IGN, INRAE and Université de Sherbrooke.


Interface of the Xyl'EM measurement system marketed by Bronkhorst Int under a know-how license with the INRAE. The software, developed by the UMR PIAF, allows the acquisition of basic physical quantities (water flow, pressure, temperature) which allow the calculation of the hydraulic conductance of stem segments as well as the loss of conductance caused by embolism.


Method for diagnosing the dieback and resilience capacities of trees based on the architectural analysis of aerial parts The ARCHI method is currently available for 10 species: pedunculate oak, sessile oak, pubescent oak, chestnut, beech, Douglas, pectinated fir, hook pine, Scots pine and Salzmann black pine. A specific app (CNPF-DSF-CIRAD-INRAE) is available on Android phones and tablets. ARCHI Flyer is available here.


Metapop simulates the evolution of monoecious plant meta-populations across heterogeneous landscapes. Based on the theory of quantitative genetics, Metapop describes individuals with an explicit representation of their genetics and spatial position. Its structure comprises several interacting modules. Metapop, developed in the UMR Biogeco, is free software under the GNU General Public License version 3. A complete description of the use of Metapop and its downloading are available here.


For-Eval is an application that enables the sensitivity of French forest soils to be assessed using ecological indicators. FOR-EVAL aims to promote sustainable forest management by means of simple diagnostics that can be carried out in the field. The application is entirely free of charge and is available on Google Play. INRAE and ONF designers can be contacted through this email : for-eval (at)


WIDEa is R-based software aiming to provide users with a range of functionalities to explore, manage, clean and analyse "big" environmental and (in/ex situ) experimental data. Philippe Santenoise, 2021, "WIDEa: a Web Interface for big Data exploration, management and analysis",, Portail Data INRAE, V1