This model simulates how Mangroves grow in coastal areas where salt water mixes with fresh water. For more information, look at the Info Window of the model.

For detailed instructions on using the program, take a look at the info window from the Mangroves model.

Download the StarLogoT source code for the Mangroves model:
Download mangroves

To run this file you need StarLogoT2002 for the Macintosh.
(download StarLogoT)

Click on one of the pictures to see a quicktime movie of the model:
The movie on the left shows how mangrove seeds flow down the river and grow into plants as they stick to the river's banks. The pictures on the right show the pattern of vegetation when the river flow is normal, and also when the fresh water has been diverted causing salinity levels to rise.