Study ID 353

La Planada Forest Dynamics Plots

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Realm: Terrestrial
Climate: Tropical
Biome: Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests
Central latitude: 1.155800
Central longitude: -77.993500
Duration: 2 years, from 1997 to 2003

345 records

180 distinct species

Across the time series Aegiphila novogranatensis is the most frequently occurring species


Norden, N., García, H. & Salgado, B. “La Planada Forest Dynamics Plot”. The Center for Tropical Forest Science. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Available at:, accessed 2016.


High in Andean cloud forest lies the 25-ha La Planada Forest Dynamics Plot in the La Planada Nature Reserve. The La Planada plot was established in 1996 by the Instituto de Investigacion de Recursos Biologicos Alexander von Humboldt and CTFS/STRI. The plots site represents a gradient from the plateau of La Planada (1718 m) to the slopes leading to the surrounding ridges (1844 m) and researchers are interested in how the forest changes over this gradient. The La Planada site provides interesting parrallels to the Asian montane site Doi Inthanon Forest Dynamics Plot. Plots Unit of abundance = IndCountInt, Unit of biomass = NA