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Title: The forest ecosystems observatory in Guadeloupe (FWI)
Author: Van Laere, G.; Gall, Y.; Rousteau, A.;
Source: Caribbean Naturalist Special issue no.1
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Description: Between 2010 and 2012, Parc National de la Guadeloupe, Office National des Forêts, and Université des Antilles et de la Guyane established 9 permanent 1-ha plots in tropical rain forest of Basse-Terre Island (Guadeloupe). These plots comprise the Guadeloupian Forest Observatory, and are specifically designed for long-term tree growth measurements and forest-dynamics surveys. We marked more than 8000 trees with a diameter at breast height >10 cm and equipped them with tape dendrometers for measurement at 5-y intervals. We describe our field protocols for plot establishment and tree-growth data collection, and present preliminary results from analyses of the first data recorded in these plots.
Keywords: permanent plots, Guadeloupe, forest dynamics, protocols
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Van Laere, G.; Gall, Y.; Rousteau, A. 2016. The forest ecosystems observatory in Guadeloupe (FWI). Caribbean Naturalist Special issue no.1:108-115.
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