The data contained in ForestPlots.net 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 those interested in joining us to first read and sign.
To support the continued development of ForestPlots.net, we ask you to cite ForestPlots.net 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. ForestPlots.net: 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. ForestPlots.net Database. www.forestplots.net. 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 ForestPlots.net we ask you to publicly acknowledge the use of ForestPlots.net, the plot PIs and those involved in the database development in the citations above if they are not already co-authors.