Research Records,
1981-1983

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FA13-025
Dates:
1981-1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.9 cu. ft. (5 tall document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting the 1982 census of the Barro Colorado Island forest dynamics plot. The 50 hectare plot was established in Panama in 1980 by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Princeton University. The first full census was completed in 1982, revealing a total of approximately 240,000 stems of 303 species of trees and shrubs more than one centimeter in diameter at breast height. The long-term tree census techniques established in this plot became the basis of a global network of census plots that would later be coordinated by the Center for Tropical Forest Science. Materials include hand-drawn maps showing trees as well as fallen logs, outcrops of rock, water features, and lianas. Materials also include correspondence and notes related to corrections and some data coding forms that were filed with the maps. These materials were maintained by research ecologist Stephen P. Hubbell.

Administration
Author
Finding aid prepared by Smithsonian Institution Archives

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-025, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Research Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Hubbell, Stephen P., 1942- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Princeton University Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Center for Tropical Forest Science Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Research institutes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Research Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biological stations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Forest ecology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Forest dynamics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Forest mapping Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barro Colorado Island (Panama) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Maps Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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