Tree Demography of India Dipterocarp Forest


This dataset contains twenty years (1990-2010) of tree demography in a permanent sample plot containing 3870 Dipterocarp species in the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sannctuary of India's Western Ghats.


Dataset Location: Ecological Archives

Site Location: Uppangala Permanant Sample Plots, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary ( 12°35′N,  75°40′E)

Sampling Frequency: 3-5 years (1990-1993, 1994, 1997-1998, 2001-2002, 2007, 2010)

Methods: All trees > 30 cm girth at breast height were sampled on five N-S transects 20 m wide and 180-370 m long. The initial sample in 1989-1990 totaled 3.12 ha which was expanded to 5.07 ha when additional plots were established in 1992-1993. All trees are identified, mapped, tagges and provided with permanent dendrometer bands.

Data Collected: speceis, girth at breast height, recruitment, mortality, growth, Cartesian coordinate.

Citation: Raphaël Pélissier, Jean-Pierre Pascal, N. Ayyappan, B. R. Ramesh, S. Aravajy, and S. R. Ramalingam. 2011. Twenty years tree demography in an undisturbed Dipterocarp permanent sample plot at Uppangala, Western Ghats of India. Ecology 92:1376.

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