ForestPlots.net provides a unique place for everyone who wants to measure, monitor, and understand the world’s forests, and especially the tropical forests. Currently ForestPlots.net tracks more than 4,500 forest plots in 58 countries, recording the work of 2363 people.
ForestPlots.net aims to promote science synergies across countries and continents, and enable partners to access, analyse and manage the information from their long-term plots.
ForestPlots.net aims to help forest scientists and forest people worldwide, especially in tropical countries. Our work is currently supported in grants from the UK NERC, EU Framework 7, and the Royal Society.
ForestPlots.NET hosts data from many individual researchers and networks including AfriTRON, ECOFOR, PPBio, RAINFOR, TROBIT and T-FORCES. Find out more about being involved. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Through Forestplots.net you can securely store, manage and analyse tropical forest plot data. You choose the level of access to your data. This can be just your research group, other collaborators, or give open access to all registered ForestPlots.net users.
You can showcase your data to colleagues with similar interests. Data sharing for regional and large scale-analysis is facilitated if you choose to collaborate with other users.
NEW: ForestPlots.net can now store functional trait data.
Data contained in ForestPlots.net are based on the shared vision and hard work of hundreds of people across the globe. If you would like to use data from ForestPlots.net, firstly, please read our Code of Conduct. The code of conduct sets out our vision of how we should work together to ensure that this collaborative project continues to grow.
FORESTPLOTS.NET WAS STARTED IN 2009
ForestPlots.net is a web application with a modular design. The front end was developed using Microsoft.net framework and it interacts with a Microsoft SQL server database. The underlying database is a relational database which utilizes more than 130 tables to store plot and individual tree information.
THE EARLIEST PLOT RECORDED WAS IN 1939