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Biomass data from 'Forest biomass density across large climate gradients in northern South America is related to water availability but not with temperature'

Esteban Álvarez-Dávila, Luis Cayuela, Sebastián González-Caro, Ana M. Aldana, Pablo R. Stevenson, Oliver Phillips, Álvaro Cogollo, Maria C. Peñuela, Patricio Von Hildebrand, Eliana Jiménez, Omar Melo, Ana Catalina Londoño-Vega, Irina Mendoza, Oswaldo Velásquez, Fernando Fernández, Marcela Serna, Cesar Velázquez-Rua, Doris Benítez & José M. Rey-Benayas
Understanding and predicting the likely response of ecosystems to climate change are crucial challenges for ecology and for conservation biology. Nowhere is this challenge greater than in the tropics as these forests store more than half the total atmospheric carbon stock in their biomass. Biomass is determined by the balance between biomass inputs (i.e., growth) and outputs (mortality). We can expect therefore that conditions that favor high growth rates, such as abundant water supply, warmth,...

Height-diameter input data and R-code to fit and assess height-diameter models, from 'Field methods for sampling tree height for tropical forest biomass estimation' in Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Martin Sullivan, Simon Lewis, Wannes Hubau, Lan Qie, Timothy R. Baker, Lindsay F. Banin, , Aida Cuni Sanchez, Ted R. Feldpausch, Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez, Eric Arets, Peter Ashton, , Nicholas J. Berry, Jan Bogaert, Rene Boot, Francis Q. Brearley, Roel Brienen, David F. R. P. Burslem, Charles De Canniere, Markéta Chudomelová, Martin Dančák, Corneille Ewango, Radim Hédl, Jon Lloyd … & Oliver L. Phillips
1. Quantifying the relationship between tree diameter and height is a key component of efforts to estimate biomass and carbon stocks in tropical forests. Although substantial site-to-site variation in height-diameter allometries has been documented, the time consuming nature of measuring all tree heights in an inventory plot means that most studies do not include height, or else use generic pan-tropical or regional allometric equations to estimate height. 2. Using a pan-tropical dataset of 73 plots...

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