Study ID 60

Forest Census Plot on Barro Colorado Island

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Realm: Terrestrial
Climate: Tropical
Biome: Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests
Central latitude: 9.152100
Central longitude: -79.846500
Duration: 8 years, from 1982 to 2015

2429 records

325 distinct species

Across the time series Pseudobombax septenatum is the most frequently occurring species

Citation(s):

Condit, R., Lao, S., Pérez, R., Dolins, S.B., Foster, R. & Hubbell, S. (2012) Dataset: Barro Colorado Forest Census Plot Data (Version 2012). Condit, R. (1998) Tropical forest census plots: Methods and results from Barro Colorado Island, Panama and a Comparison with other plot. Springer Verlag and RG Landes Company, Berlin,Condit, R., Ashton, P., Bunyavejchewin, S., Dattaraja, H., Davies, S., Esufali, S., Ewango, C., Foster, R., Gunatilleke, I. & Gunatilleke, C. (2006) The importance of demographic niches to tree diversity. Science, 313, 98-101.Condit, R., Chisholm, R.A. & Hubbell, S.P. (2012) Thirty years of forest census at Barro Colorado and the importance of immigration in maintaining diversity. PloS one, 7, e49826.Hubbell, S. P., Condit, R. & Foster, R. B. (2005) "Barro Colorado Forest Census Plot Data ". Available at: https://ctfs.arnarb.harvard.edu/webatlas/datasets/bci, accessed 2012. 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 50-hectare permanent treeplot was established in 1980 inthe tropical moist forest of BarroColorado Island (BCI) in GatunLake in central Panama.Censuses have been carried outin 1981-1983. 1985. 1990. 1995.2000. and 2005. In each census.all free-standing woody stems atleast 10 mm diameter at breastheight were identified. tagged.and mapped. Over 350.000individual trees have been censused over 25 years.Since 1994. over 50 one-hectare plots and smaller have been establishedin the Panama Canal watershed and elsewhere where trees over 10 cmdbh were censused. Unit of abundance = IndCountInt, Unit of biomass = NA