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Aboveground carbon stocks and dynamics in Andean forests

Citation

Duque, Alvaro et al. (2021), Aboveground carbon stocks and dynamics in Andean forests, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.59zw3r26f

Abstract

This dataset (Andean_AGB.xlsx) has the data employed in the paper entitled Old-growth Andean forests as globally important carbon sinks and future carbon refuges. The data was compiled as the results of the work of several research teams spread out across the Andean region. The information available here has data about aboveground carbon stocks and dynamics and the main explanatory variables, such as climate and symbiotic root associations.

Methods

The dataset comes from forest permanent plots that were surveyed by different research teams across the Andean region. Plot size varied from 0.32 to 1.28 ha, with a cumulative sample area of 104.4 ha. In each plot, we tagged, mapped, measured, and collected vouchers of all trees and palms with stem diameter at breast height (DBH, 1.3 m) ≥ 10 cm. DBH was measured 50 cm above buttresses or aerial roots when present (where the stem was cylindrical). During the second or subsequent set of censuses, DBH growth, recruitment, and mortality were recorded. In cases where the recorded DBH growth of the second census was less than -0.1 cm y-1 or greater than 7.5 cm y-1, the DBH of the second census was augmented/reduced in order to match these minimum/maximum values. To homogenize and validate species names of palms and trees recorded in each country and plot, we submitted the combined list from all plots to the Taxonomic Name Resolution Service (TNRS; http://tnrs.iplantcollaborative.org/) version 3.0. Any species with an unassigned TNRS accepted name or with a taxonomic status of ‘no opinion’, ‘illegitimate’, or ‘invalid’ was manually reviewed. Families and genera were changed in accordance with the new species names. If a full species name was not provided or could not be found, the genus and/or family name from the original file was retained.

Funding

Dirección de Investigaciones de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Medellín (DIME)

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Award: PA0042-C011-0031

Universidad de las Américas, Award: FGE.FCC.19.15.

National Science Foundation, Award: DEB-0101775, DEB-0743457 and DEB-1836353

National Geographic Society, Award: NGS 7754-04 and NGS 8047-06

The Living Earth Collaborative

National Science Foundation, Award: DEB LTREB 1754664

ERC Advanced Grant, Award: 291585 (“T-FORCES”)

National Science Foundation, Award: DEB 1753621

Institute of International Education Fulbright Fellowship

Swiss Cooperation through the Programa Bosques Andinos conducted by CONDESAN

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Award: PA0042-C011-0031

Universidad de las Américas, Award: FGE.FCC.19.15.

The Living Earth Collaborative

ERC Advanced Grant, Award: 291585 (“T-FORCES”)

Institute of International Education Fulbright Fellowship

Swiss Cooperation through the Programa Bosques Andinos conducted by CONDESAN