Status: 

Completed

Title

Flooded forest plot sampling in Ecuador
Summary

Short name: 

LUQMetadata172

Data set ID: 

172

Abstract: 

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.

Dates
Date Range: 
2010-05-13 00:00:00 to 2010-06-16 00:00:00
People

Owner/Creator: 

Contact: 

Additional Project roles: 

Name: Eda Melendez-Colom Role: Data Manager
Methodology

Methods: 

Plots with dimensions 50 m x 200 m were established in high altitude Restinga Forest of Ecuador near the Yasuni research station. next to the river, with the long side parallel to the river. Smaller 50m x 50 m plots were established in three lower elevation different palm forests. Around 575 trees in the 4 different forest of at least 1 cm of diameter (dbh) were were tagged, and their family, genera and species identified and their dbh measured. Field data included the tree's dbh, tag number, and family, genera and species, and the plot number where it is located.

Status: 

Completed

Time Period: 

Short-Term