Thematic map of mangrove leaf area
index (LAI) for mangroves on the north-west of
South Caicos Island. Mangrove LAI has been
categorised into 5 categories with progressively
brighter shades representing progressively higher
LAIs. Comparison of this figure with Figure
(Plate 11) indicates that LAI values of >8 were
only found in a few patches of tall Rhizophora
mangle, and that most of the tall Rhizophora and
tall mixed mangrove community had LAIs of 6-8.
Short, high density Rhizophora and much of the
Avicennia germinans stands had LAIs of 4-6.