Methodology

Census

We determine plot level wood productivity using multiple censuses of the forest plots and monthly dendrometer band measurements. Tree censuses record diameter at breast heigh (DBH, cm) and species identity on all trees > 10 cm and <10 cm in the hectare plot. Censuses are carried out every few years to determine the growth rate of existing surviving trees and the rate of recruitment of new trees.

Where are we working?

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Photos and images

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Uploaded 8 Dec 2014 by Erika Berenguer. Copyright © 2017.

A few photos of ECOFOR's field sites and team. The project is now up and running. More from us to come soon.

Cheers,
Erika

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