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[Dataset:] Estimates of seed production per reproductive basal area per year for 38 Barro Colorado Island tree species for the period 1993-2012

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dc.contributor.author Wright, S. Joseph
dc.contributor.author Calderon, Osvaldo
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-19T16:14:56Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-19T16:14:56Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/27597
dc.description.abstract This seed production dataset contains information on total yearly seed captures and estimates of total reproductive basal area and seed production per mm2 basal area for 38 tree species from Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Seed captures are observed in seed traps located in a stratified random manner along trails within the 50-ha Forest Dynamics Plot (FDP) on Barro Colorado Island, Panama (the southwest corner of the FDP is located at 625773 easting and 1011774 northing in UTM Zone 17). The 50-ha FDP is a 1000 by 500 meter rectangle in which all woody stems greater than 1 cm in diameter (at 1.3 meter height) have been identified and mapped (see dataset: DOI: 10.5479/data.bci.20130603). The total observed yearly seed rain (yearly flux of arriving seeds; column Seeds_year) was recorded in 200 0.5 m2 seed traps and contains counts from January 1st to December 31st from 1993 to 2012. Seeds were identified to species and counted weekly (see Wright et al. 1999). The total reproductive basal area (RBA_year) represents the sum of the stem area in that year (at 1.3 meter height) of all reproductive individuals within the FDP plot. RBA_year was calculated from the FDP tree census data (DOI: 10.5479/data.bci.20130603) in combination with the fitted logistic models (GLMMs with binomial error; see Visser et al, in press) that predict a size-dependent probability of reproduction. Models were fit to dataset 5 from Visser et al (in press), see “The Barro Colorado Island Tree Reproduction Dataset” for details (DOI: XXXXX). The logistic models predicted each individual’s reproductive probability as a function of its size. Each individual's basal area is then weighted by its reproductive probability to calculate total reproductive basal area. Total reproductive basal area was interpolated between forest dynamics plot censuses (see dataset: DOI: 10.5479/data.bci.20130603). Species-specific seed production (column sp_est; seeds per year per mm2 of reproductive basal area) was quantified as the mean flux of seeds arriving (seeds per year per m2 of trap area) divided by mean reproductive basal area density (mm2 of reproductive basal area per m2 of plot area). We used seed trap and tree census data from 1993 through 2010.
dc.title [Dataset:] Estimates of seed production per reproductive basal area per year for 38 Barro Colorado Island tree species for the period 1993-2012
dc.type Dataset
dc.identifier.doi 10.5479/si.data.201511251137

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