The data contained in are based on the shared vision and hard work of hundreds of people across the globe. We all want to see this collaborative effort continue and grow, and so we have a code of conduct that we ask all contributors to read and sign.


To support the continued development of, we ask you to cite in all publications that use data from this resource, by including two citations:

Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Lewis, S.L., Burkitt, M. and Phillips, O.L. 2011. a web application and research tool to manage and analyse tropical forest plot data. Journal of Vegetation Science 22: 610–613. doi: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01312.x

Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Lewis, S.L., Burkitt, M., Baker T.R. and Phillips, O.L. 2009. Database. Date of extraction [dd,mm,yy] 


These citations should be included in the main body of the paper, i.e. not simply in supplementary information.


In addition, in any oral output that uses data from we ask you to publicly acknowledge the use of, the plot PIs and those involved in the database development in the citations above if they are not already co-authors.

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