Landscape Ecology

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 7–10 | Cite as

Modeling tsunami damage in Aceh: a reply

  • Louis R. Iverson
  • Anantha M. Prasad


In reply to the critique of Baird and Kerr, we emphasize that our model is a generalized vulnerability model, built from easily acquired data from anywhere in the world, to identify areas with probable susceptibility to large tsunamis—and discuss their other criticisms in detail. We also show that a rejection of the role of trees in helping protect vulnerable areas is not justified in light of existing evidence.


Coastal forests Tsunami vulnerability Random Forest Aceh Mangrove 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Northern Research StationUnited States Department of Agriculture, Forest ServiceDelawareUSA

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