ForestPlots.net's partners are dedicated to understanding the lives of trees and ecosystems. Measurements of individual trees in hundreds of locations using standardised techniques allows the behaviour of tropical forests to be measured, monitored and understood.
Tropical forests are where the planet's biodiversity and carbon cycling are especially concentrated. Understanding their fate has never been more important than now, with environmental changes affecting even the remotest tropical forests.
With a focus on the tropics, ForestPlots.net includes over 4.5 million tree measurements from more than 15,000 different species. The first was made as long ago as 1939, the latest as recently as last month.
Forests are the heart and lungs of our planet. They house species, regulate climate, and support humanity. These roles are critically concentrated in the tropics, where they store a quarter of Earth’s living carbon, generate one third its productivity, and provide a home to half its species.
We provide a data management services, to import and export data, alongside quality control, taxonomy checks and data analysis tools.
More than 100 scientific papers and data packages have been published drawing on information in Forest Plots. Here is where you can find them.