species-specific differences in coastal vulnerability model
Hello InVEST users and happy New Year.
There are differences between different species of mangroves (e.g. red
mangroves, grey mangrove, black mangrove, etc.) in terms of height and root
structure and there are some arguments that for example grey mangroves
(Avicennia marina) cannot provide the same level of protection (particularly
against storm surge) as red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) can.
I wonder whether these differences have been considered in the coastal
I am asking this because I am thinking of using the model in an area
where the only mangroves species is grey mangrove (Avicennia marina) and I
wonder whether species-specific differences (in terms of height and root
structure) have been considered in the model to provide the outputs that are
close to the actual capacity of Avicennia marina for storm surge protection.