NCEAS Product 22156

Hubbell, Stephen P.; Foster, Robin; Condit, Richard. 2006. Barro Colorado Island 50 ha forest dynamics plot, Panama. (Abstract) (Online version)

Abstract

Barro Colorado Island (BCI) has been the focus of intensive research on lowland tropical moist forest since 1923, and its flora is better known than any site of comparable size throughout the tropics. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Princeton University established the first Forest Dynamics Plot at BCI in 1980, as part of its comprehensive program of research in tropical forest biology, which includes plant physiology, canopy biology, and animal ecology. BCI Plot Data, Tables of Abundance, Plot Species and Soil Maps data are available.