Study ID 352

Flooded forest plot sampling in Peru

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Realm: Terrestrial
Climate: Tropical
Biome: Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests
Central latitude: -2.000000
Central longitude: -75.000000
Duration: 4 years, from 1999 to 2002

906 records

98 distinct species

Across the time series Couratari sp is the most frequently occurring species


Myster, R.W. “Flooded forest plot sampling in Peru”. Luquillo LTER. Available at:, accessed 2016.


In order to better understand how flooding and gap formation affect Amazonian rainforests I set up plots both in three major forest types that differed by flooding duration (referred to here as dry wet very wet) and in their respective gaps. Plots Unit of abundance = IndCountInt, Unit of biomass = NA