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Vegetation model technical report

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Abstract

The vegetation model (LAVegMod) described in this appendix is the next generation of a similar model (habitat switching module) initially developed as part of the Louisiana Coastal Area study. LAVegMod divides the original 5-habitat model for the Louisiana coast into 19 vegetation types. LAVegMod provides longer estimates of interannual variation in aboveground biomass; however, biomass varies with vegetation type. The model is intended as a tool for protection and restoration planning that provides repeatable estimates of the changes in species composition based on changes in hydrology and wetland area. This tool is dependent on other models that forecast changes in hydrology and wetland area.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype State/Local Government Series
Title Vegetation model technical report
Chapter Appendix D4
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher Coastal Protection Restoration Authority, Integrated Planning Team
Publisher location Baton Rouge, LA
Contributing office(s) National Wetlands Research Center, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description iii, 271 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast
Country United States
State Louisiana