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Holl, Karen (2014), Site description, Dryad, Dataset,


Descriptions of 15 original sites from Islas project. Used in various publications and described in Holl, K. D., J. L. Reid, R. J. Cole, F. Oviedo-Brenes, J. A. Rosales, and R. A. Zahawi. 2020. Applied nucleation facilitates tropical forest recovery: Lessons learned from a 15-year study. Journal of Applied Ecology 57:2316-2328.


Slope was measured using a hand held clinometer and aspect was measured using Suunto sighting compass.  The location of each of the corners of the plots were measured using a Trimble GPS with <1 m accuracy and the centroid of each polygon calculated.  Elevations are averages of the elevations of the corner plots.

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