Study ID 356

Long-term stem inventory data from tropical rain forest plots in Australia

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Realm: Terrestrial
Climate: Tropical
Biome: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Central latitude: -17.038080
Central longitude: 145.561207
Duration: 34 years, from 1971 to 2013

14938 records

478 distinct species

Across the time series Xanthophyllum octandrum is the most frequently occurring species

Citation(s):

Bradford, M.G., Murphy, H.T., Ford, A.J., Hogan, D.L. & Metcalfe, D.J. (2014) Long?term stem inventory data from tropical rain forest plots in Australia. Ecology, 95, 2362-2362.

Methods

At each census the diameter of all stems ?10 cm DBH were measured with a diameter tape (Richter 2 m Yamayo Million 10 m) to the nearest millimetre. Measurements made by the Commonwealth Forest and Timber Bureau at plot establishment followed protocols of Queensland Department of Forestry which are similar to Condit (1988) with two major exceptions (1) for species known to exhibit buttressing on larger specimens the point of measurement (POM) was pre-emptively elevated above the predicted buttressing influence. Prior to 1992 this was not always done as the buttressing nature of all species was not known. Subsequently some point of measurement marks have been raised as buttresses moved their way up stems. In addition some POM marks were lowered or raised due to deformations on the stem. In these cases only the newly raised or lowered DBH measurement was measured and DBH changed was recorded. (2) point of measurement lines approximately 25 mm wide and perpendicular to the trunk and an alphanumeric stem code were painted on the stem. live-traps Unit of abundance = IndCountInt, Unit of biomass = NA