Raphaël Pélissier, Jean-Pierre Pascal, N. Ayyappan, B. R. Ramesh, S. Aravajy, and S. R. Ramalingam. 2011. Twenty years tree demography in an undisturbed Dipterocarp permanent sample plot at Uppangala, Western Ghats of India. Ecology 92:1376.


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Ecological Archives E092-115-D1.

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Author(s)

Raphaël Pélissier
Institut Français de Pondichéry
UMIFRE 21 CNRS-MAEE
11 Saint Louis Street, Puducherry 605001, India
and
IRD, UMR AMAP
TA A51/PS2
34398 Montpellier cedex 05, France
E-mail: Raphael.Pelissier@ird.fr

Jean-Pierre Pascal
Institut Français de Pondichéry
UMIFRE 21 CNRS-MAEE
11 Saint Louis Street, Puducherry 605001, India
and
43 rue Rockfeller
69003 Lyon, France

N. Ayyappan
Institut Français de Pondichéry
UMIFRE 21 CNRS-MAEE
11 Saint Louis Street, Puducherry 605001, India

B. R. Ramesh
Institut Français de Pondichéry
UMIFRE 21 CNRS-MAEE
11 Saint Louis Street, Puducherry 605001, India

S. Aravajy
Institut Français de Pondichéry
UMIFRE 21 CNRS-MAEE
11 Saint Louis Street, Puducherry 605001, India

S. R. Ramalingam
Institut Français de Pondichéry
UMIFRE 21 CNRS-MAEE
11 Saint Louis Street, Puducherry 605001, India


Data Files

UPSP_Demo_data.txt -- individual identification, location and multidates girth data for 3,870 trees with gbh ≥ 30 cm in 5.07 ha of Permanent Sample Plots; ASCII text, tab-delimited, 3871 rows, 28 columns, 396 KB.

UPSP_Species_list2.txt -- species-wise information table; ASCII text, tab-delimited, 102 rows, 6 columns, 8 KB.

Abstract

We provide a data set on demography of trees monitored over 20 years in Uppangala permanent sample plot (UPSP) in undisturbed, old-growth wet evergreen Dipterocarp forest located within the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary in India's Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot. During 1989–1990, all trees ≥30 cm girth at breast height (gbh) were sampled in five north–south transects 20 m wide and 180–370 m long covering a total area of 3.12 ha. In 1992–1993, additional rectangular plots were established, bringing the total area sampled to 5.07 ha. In all, 3870 trees were identified, tagged, mapped, and provided with permanent dendrometer bands. Since then, the sampled area has been regularly censused at 3–5-year intervals, recording tree recruitment, mortality, and growth. We present data from censuses conducted in 1990–1993, 1994, 1997–1998, 2001–2002, 2007, and 2010. These data have been used to study the natural forest dynamics and to calibrate spatially explicit simulation models.

Key words: dendrometer bands; Dipterocarp forest; forest dynamics monitoring; India; mortality; recruitment; species demography; tree inventory data; tree growth; tropical rain forest; Western Ghats.


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