SIA Acc. 13-025, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Research Records, 1981-1983

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Summary

Creator:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Title:
Research Records, 1981-1983
Dates:
1981, 1981-1983
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting the 1982 census of the Barro Colorado Island forest dynamics plot. The 50 hectare plot was established in Panama in 1980 by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Princeton University. The first full census was completed in 1982, revealing a total of approximately 240,000 stems of 303 species of trees and shrubs more than one centimeter in diameter at breast height. The long-term tree census techniques established in this plot became the basis of a global network of census plots that would later be coordinated by the Center for Tropical Forest Science. Materials include hand-drawn maps showing trees as well as fallen logs, outcrops of rock, water features, and lianas. Materials also include correspondence and notes related to corrections and some data coding forms that were filed with the maps. These materials were maintained by research ecologist Stephen P. Hubbell
Topics:
Biological stations, Forest ecology, Research institutes, Research, Forest dynamics, Forest mapping
Subjects:
Hubbell, Stephen P. 1942-, Princeton University, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Center for Tropical Forest Science
Place:
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Form/Genre:
Manuscripts, Collection descriptions, Maps
Local Number:
SIA Acc. 13-025
Physical Description:
2.9 cu. ft. (5 tall document boxes)

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Accession 13-025

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Research Records, 1981-1983

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Title: Research Records
Dates: 1981-1983
Quantity: 2.9 cu. ft. (5 tall document boxes)
Collection: Accession 13-025
Language of Materials: English

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the 1982 census of the Barro Colorado Island forest dynamics plot. The 50 hectare plot was established in Panama in 1980 by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Princeton University. The first full census was completed in 1982, revealing a total of approximately 240,000 stems of 303 species of trees and shrubs more than one centimeter in diameter at breast height. The long-term tree census techniques established in this plot became the basis of a global network of census plots that would later be coordinated by the Center for Tropical Forest Science. Materials include hand-drawn maps showing trees as well as fallen logs, outcrops of rock, water features, and lianas. Materials also include correspondence and notes related to corrections and some data coding forms that were filed with the maps. These materials were maintained by research ecologist Stephen P. Hubbell.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-025, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Research Records

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Trees Tagged in 1980 (1981 corrections)

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