Ashtamudi Lake mangroves, Kerala, India
Since August 2019 three mangrove trees (Avicennia marina L.) from the mangrove forest of Ashtamudi lake, Kerala, Southwest coast of India with height ranging from 7-9 m are being monitored. These trees are a part of the longterm monitoring plots set up by the Tropical Ecology lab at the Forest Ecology Department, Kerala Forest Research Institute - Peechi, Kerala, India. Information from the trees is gathered using two plant sensors, a sap flow sensor (developed at the Laboratory of Plant Ecology) and a dendrometer (Natkon). Meteorological data is available through a local mini weather data logger maintained in the plot.
The satellite image below shows the location of the Ashtamudi Lake mangroves where the trees are being monitored.