Mangrove forests store carbon and help to mitigate global warming. Some of this carbon in stored in trees and dead wood, but much more is trapped in the soils on which mangroves grow.
Many assessments, such as that used by Mexico to set their targets for the Paris Climate Agreement, ignore much of the carbon stored in the soils underneath mangrove forests. They drastically underestimate the value of protecting mangrove forests for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.
This web app is designed to help you explore the contribution of mangrove protection to mitigating emissions. It supports a new paper from Dr Fern Adame, who has been working on mangroves in Mexico.
All the numbers and calculations used by this web app are supported by that peer-reviewed publication. See that publication for further details of the data and models underling this app.
Click here if you want to see the code underneath the hood of this model.The web app was designed by Drs Chris Brown and Fernanda Adame.
Contact Chris Brown if you have any queries.