Floristic community and aboveground carbon storage in fragmented and continuous forest, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

This collection contains data from field surveys in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, and analyses associated with publications using these data.

Floristic surveys were conducted in 49 plots across 14 fragmented forest sites, situated in Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil-certified oil palm plantations, and 4 continuous forest sites, in 2017. The study sites are spread across Eastern Sabah, where much of the land has been converted to oil palm plantations. Data on topsoil, habitat structure and the surrounding landscape are also available.

The data were originally collected in order to conduct studies examining (1) the factors supporting invasion of exotic plant species into fragmented forest areas; and (2) the value of conservation set-asides for carbon storage and associated plant diversity in oil palm plantations.