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 2,700 forest plots in 40 countries, recording the work of 1700 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 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 50 tables to store plot and individual tree information.
THE EARLIEST PLOT RECORDED WAS IN 1939