Cunha, H.F.V. et al

Tree census and diameter increment in fertilised plots in the Central Amazon, 2017–2020

The dataset contains the Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) of trees > 10 cm along with botanical identification (family and species). Data were obtained via forest inventories, in annual campaigns (from 2017 to 2019) conducted in May, with exception of the first campaign, which was from June to November, due to the species identification activity.

The research was conducted in a field site approximately 80 km north of Manaus, in the state of Amazonas, Brasil.

The dendrometer dataset contains the distance in circumference (mm) from a window on the dendrometer band installed in the tree and measured with a digital caliper, where that distance changes when the trunk grows. Dendrometric bands data were collected from April 2018 to January 2020.

Publication date: 2021-01-26

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Cunha, H.F.V.; Quesada, C.A.; Di Ponzio, R.; Lopes, N.B.P.; Deambrozi, S.; Brum, B.; Andersen, K.; Hartley, I.P. (2021). Tree census and diameter increment in fertilised plots in the Central Amazon, 2017–2020. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/c2587e20-ba4a-4444-8ce9-ccdec15b0aa3

 

Natural Environment Research Council

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2018-04-01    to    2020-01-31

Provenance & quality

The forest inventory was conducted annually from 2017 to 2019. The first inventory (2017) took a longer time to be carried out (June- November), because it involved the botanical identification of the species. The second and third inventories were made only in May. The diameter was collected at 1.3 m above the ground with a diametric tape in trees with DBH > 10 cm. In some cases, the diameter was collected above that height because of the presence of buttresses or some deformity at that point. For quality control, the staff was trained before collection and the data were entered into the computer in the field, to avoid errors. The recruitment was the inclusion of new individuals who reached 10 cm of DBH, and tree mortality was also recorded.

More precise growth measures and with a higher frequency of collection, are obtained by dendrometric bands, which were installed in 1299 trees. The measure contains the distance in circumference (mm) from a window on the dendrometer band measured with a digital caliper, where that distance changes when the trunk grows. We avoid collecting data during rain, because the instrument is sensitive to humidity. In 2018, the data were collected in April, June, July, August, September, October and November. In 2019, the data were collected in January, February, April, July and October and in 2020 the data were collected in January.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

Amazon Fertilization Experiment (AFEX) in Central Amazon, Brazil (2017-2020)

Correspondence/contact details

Hellen Fernanda Viana Cunha
National Institute of Amazonian Researches, Brazil
 hfcunha.florestal@gmail.com

Authors

Cunha, H.F.V.
National Institute of Amazonian Researches, Brazil
Quesada, C.A.
National Institute of Amazonian Researches, Brazil
Di Ponzio, R.
National Institute of Amazonian Researches, Brazil
Lopes, N.B.P.
National Institute of Amazonian Researches, Brazil
Deambrozi, S.
National Institute of Amazonian Researches, Brazil
Brum, B.
National Institute of Amazonian Researches, Brazil
Andersen, K.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Hartley, I.P.
University of Exeter

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment , Biota
Keywords
Central Amazon,  Environmental survey,&sp; increment,  Stem growth
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator
Last updated
25 June 2021 18:41