Data Set Citation:
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NCEAS 8541 : Schnitzer: Lianas and tropical forest dynamics , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , Schnitzer S , Burnham R , Bongers F , Chave J , Clark D , DeWalt S , Ewango C , Fine P , Foster R , Gerwing J , Kenfack D , Lohmann L , Martinez Ramos M , Muller-Landau H , Parren M , Parthasarathy N , Pérez Salicrup D , Putz F , Romero Saltos H , Thomas D , and Webb C. 2006.
DETERMINING PAN-TROPICAL PATTERNS OF LIANA DISTRIBUTIONS FROM REGIONAL DATASETS
nceas.288.4 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.288.4/nceas)
General Information:
Title:DETERMINING PAN-TROPICAL PATTERNS OF LIANA DISTRIBUTIONS FROM REGIONAL DATASETS
Identifier:nceas.288
Abstract:
This dataset contains information on the abundance, basal area, and species identity for more than 80,000 lianas from tropical forests located in Mexico, Central and South America, Africa, and Asia. We have compiled this dataset to determine the distribution of lianas (abundance, biomass, and diversity) across large geographic regions and abiotic gradients throughout the tropics.
Keywords:None:
  • Lianas, biomass, diversity, phylogeny (theme)
Publication Date:2006-05-09
Data Table, Image, and Other Data Details:
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File
Data Table:LianaDatabaseDescription.txt ( View Metadata )

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 8541 : Schnitzer: Lianas and tropical forest dynamics
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: Stefan Schnitzer
Organization:University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Address:
3209 N. Maryland Ave.,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211 United States
Phone:
414 229 3146 (voice)
Email Address:
Schnitze@uwm.edu
Individual: Robyn Burnham
Individual: Frans Bongers
Individual: Jerome Chave
Individual: David Clark
Individual: Saara DeWalt
Individual: Corneille Ewango
Individual: Paul Fine
Individual: Robin Foster
Individual: Jeff Gerwing
Individual: David Kenfack
Individual: Lucia Lohmann
Individual: Miguel Martinez Ramos
Individual: Helene Muller-Landau
Individual: Marc Parren
Individual: Narayanaswa Parthasarathy
Individual: Diego Pérez Salicrup
Individual: Francis Putz
Individual: Hugo Romero Saltos
Individual: Duncan Thomas
Individual: Campbell Webb
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Stefan Schnitzer
Organization:University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Address:
3209 N. Maryland Ave.,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211 United States
Phone:
414 229 3146 (voice)
Email Address:
Schnitze@uwm.edu
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Stefan Schnitzer

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Tropical forests throughout the tropics - Central and South America, Africa, Asia
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -95.0167  degrees
East:  117.9333  degrees
North:  18.5000  degrees
South:  5.1667  degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
1980
End:
2006

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Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File