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Site description

Cite this dataset

Holl, Karen (2014). Site description [Dataset]. Dryad.


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.

Usage notes

See "Site description.txt" for more details.