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Our goal is to make the data from the WFDP available to the broadest possible community of researchers. As our effort is still in its early days, we are focusing our efforts on genuine research collaborations leading to co-authorship in peer reviewed publications. Collaborations that assist us with our existing program of field sampling and analysis are especially valued. Contact PI Jim Lutz to discuss access to data.
The WFDP data are stored on servers at the Smithsonian Center for Tropical Forest Science.
Publications using the WFDP data should include the citation to the plot establishment paper: Lutz, J. A., A. J. Larson, J. A. Freund, M. E. Swanson, K. J. Bible. 2013. The importance of large-diameter trees to forest structural heterogeneity. PLOS ONE 8(12): e82784. doi: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0082784
Publications using the WFDP data in conjunction with the 1999 demographic data should additionally cite: Lutz, J. A., A. J. Larson, T. J. Furniss, J. A. Freund, M. E. Swanson, D. C. Donato, K. J. Bible, J. Chen, and J. F. Franklin. 2014. Spatially non-random tree mortality and ingrowth maintain equilibrium pattern in an old-growth Pseudotsuga-Tsuga forest. Ecology 95(8): 2047-2054. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-0157.1
Destructive sampling and manipulative research is not allowed within the WFDP, but manipulative experiments can be implemented outside the Research Natural Area.