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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , NCEAS 9762: Condit: NeotropicalTreeDistributions , Condit R , and Sukumar R.
Condit et al.: Growth and Mortality of tropical tree species in Mudumalai, India
lao.13.9 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/lao.13.9/knb)
General Information:
Title:Condit et al.: Growth and Mortality of tropical tree species in Mudumalai, India
Identifier:lao.13
Abstract:
Growth and mortality rates were calculated for all tree species in the 50 hectare plot established in a dry deciduous forest in the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in the Nilgiris District of the Western Ghats in southern India. The plot was established in 1988 by the Centre for Ecological Sciences of the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. There is a strong 5- to 6-month dry season from November through April. All trees greater than or equal to 1 cm diameter at breast height were measured and tagged during 4 full censuses in 1988-1989, 1992, 1996, and 2000. Relative growth rates were calculated for each individual tree using log transformed diameters, annualized by the time interval between census measurements, then averaged within species. Outliers were excluded: stems that grew greater than 75 mm per year or shrunk more than 25% of their initial dbh. The mortality rate constants were calculated using the number of trees alive in the first census, number of survivors in the second census, averaged over the time interval.
Keywords:
  • growth rate
  • mortality rate
  • tropical dry forest
  • demographic traits
  • Center for Tropical Forest Science
  • Mudumalai
Data Table, Image, and Other Data Details:
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Data Table:Mudumalai Growth Rates ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Data Table:Mudumalai Mortality Rates ( View Metadata | Download File download)

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Organization:NCEAS 9762: Condit: NeotropicalTreeDistributions
Individual:Dr. Richard Condit
Email Address:
conditr@gmail.com
Individual:Dr. Raman Sukumar
Organization:Indian Institute of Science
Address:
Bangalore, India
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Richard Condit
Email Address:
conditr@gmail.com
Associated Parties:
Individual:Dr. Raman Sukumar
Organization:Indian Institute of Science
Individual: Hebbalalu Sathyanarayana Suresh
Individual: Handanakere Shivaramiah Dattaraja
Individual:Dr. Robert John

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:The 50-ha Mudumalai forest dynamics plot is located in the Kargudi Range in the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary on the northern side of the Nilgiri mountain range in the Western Ghats in southern India.
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  76.5338  degrees
East:  76.5338  degrees
North:  11.5989  degrees
South:  11.5989  degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
1988
End:
2000

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