Study ID 241

Sherman Forest Dynamics Plot Panama

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Realm: Terrestrial
Climate: Tropical
Biome: Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests
Central latitude: 9.363600
Central longitude: -79.954700
Duration: 4 years, from 1996 to 2009

947 records

272 distinct species

Across the time series Swartzia simplex is the most frequently occurring species

Citation(s):

Condit, R. “Sherman Forest Dynamics Plot, Panama.” The Center for Tropical Forest Science. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Available at: http://www.ctfs.si.edu/site/Sherman/, accessed 2013.Condit, R., Pérez, R., Aguilar, S., Lao, S., Robin, F. & Hubbell, S. (2018) Tree species abundance through time in tropical forest census plots, Panama. DataONE Dash, Dataset, , Available at: https://doi.org/10.15146/R3MM4V

Methods

The Sherman plot is located in the San Lorenzo National Park in tropical moist forest on the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal. It sits on a hilltop south of the Chagres River and receives approximately 2700-3000 mm of annual rainfall. The plot is 5.96 ha. It is a 400 m x 100 m rectangle with a 140 m x 140 m square contiguous to the left side of the southernmost hectare. A canopy research crane belonging to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute is situated in the center of this 140 m x 140 m square. The northernmost hectare of this plot is in young forest approximately 30 years old. The Sherman plot has been censused 4 times: 1996 late 1997 to early 1998 1999 and 2009. All free-standing woody plants with stem diameter 1 cm or above at breast height were tagged measured mapped and identified to species. Forest census data from a 5.96-hectare permanent tree plot in San Lorenzo National Park in tropical moist forest on the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal (1996-1999) Forest census data from a 5.96-hectare permanent tree plot in San Lorenzo National Park in tropical moist forest on the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal (1996-1999) Unit of abundance = IndCountInt, Unit of biomass = NA