Jan. 1, 1977
Jan. 30, 2015
This data package containsata synthesis of pantropical sapwood area as a function of tree size (height or DBH) for trees ranging in sizes 1 - 140 cm DBH and 6 - 44 m tall. Data span both natural tropical forests and plantations and rainfall gradients from deciduous dry tropical forests to everwet tropical forests, and come from the following countries: Queensland, Australia; Costa Rica; Panama; Sulawesi, Indonesia; Venezuela; Ecuador; Brazil; French Guiana; Bolivia. Three CSV files are included:
SA_headers.csv: description of variables in the two files below
SA.csv: tree size (DBH or height) sapwood area
SA_references.csv: citation, bibliographic reference, and DOI for the published references from which data were extracted
For methods information please see the referenced publication.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
European Union Seventh Framework Programme under the project AMAZALERT (Grant Agreement No. 282664 to Patrick Meir), and DOE (BER) NGEE-Tropics project
Christoffersen, Brad - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley ([email protected])
Christoffersen B (2021): Pantropical Tree Sapwood Area Data, 1977 - 2015. 1.0. NGEE Tropics Data Collection. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.15486/NGT/1256473
Data Link: Download Dataset
Christoffersen, B. O., Gloor, M., Fauset, S., Fyllas, N. M., Galbraith, D. R., Baker, T. R., Kruijt, B., Rowland, L., Fisher, R. A., Binks, O. J., Sevanto, S. A., Xu, C., Jansen, S., Choat, B., Mencuccini, M., McDowell, N. G., and Meir, P., (2016). Linking hydraulic traits to tropical forest function in a size-structured and trait-driven model (TFS v.1-Hydro), Geoscientific Model Development, doi:10.5194/gmd-2016-128.