JOIN FORESTPLOTS combines the work and shared vision of thousands of partners across the globe. We all want this collaborative effort to continue and thrive, and so we have a code of conduct that we ask those interested in joining  to first read and sign.


In this section you will find people who are working with and using plots curated at for their research.  Our Code of Conduct means that data users discuss with other current participants, such as the principal researcher, grant holder and field lead, the research questions they wish to address, and involve them in the analysis, writing, and co-authorship of results. See map


139. How are Neotropical Forests placed in the global spectrum of plant form and function?
Sandra Díaz CONCET and Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina

138. The value of ecosystem goods and services in 104 hectares of lowland rainforest owned by Peruvian Safaris
Chris Kirkby Fauna Forever, Peru

137. Investigating species abundance distributions in tropical forests
Declan Cooper UCL, UK

136. BioResilience
Julieth Serrano University of Exeter, UK

135. ACP Panguana
Armin Niessner ACP Panguana, Huánuco, Peru


134. Shifts in dispersal mode and seed traits across tropical forests in Ghana and Gabon
Yadvinder Malhi Oxford University, UK

133. Effects of chronostratigraphic PyC gradients on the composition of Neotropic trees
Facundo Alvarez UNEMAT, Brazil

132. Resilience and resistance of forest ecosystems to typhoons
Kuo-Jung Chao National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, Taiwan

131. Dinámica y ecología de los bosques de Venezuela
Emilio Vilanova University of California - Berkeley, USA

130. Forest Fragmentation and climate influence on the Atlantic forest above ground carbon dynamics
Igor Broggio Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro (UENF), Brazil; Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Brazil

129. A 3D perspective of the effects of topography, wind and logging on forest height and dynamics
Toby Jackson University of Cambridge, UK

128. Long-term recovery of tropical forest carbon and diversity after fire: a cross continental comparison
Kate Vogiatzis University of Plymouth, UK

127. Restoration of degraded tropical forests in Vietnam
Paolo Sartorelli University of Leeds, UK

126. Using tree functional traits and long-term forest inventories to understand Andean forests responses to climate change
Selene Baez Escuela Politécnica Nacional del Ecuador, Ecuador

125. The Variation of Terrestrial Biomass Levels Across Different Locations and its' Impact on Climate Change
Natasha Davison University of Leeds, UK

124. Carbon Storage in Amazonian Peatlands: Distribution and Dynamics
Adam Hastie University of Edinburgh, UK

123. Community structure of terrestrial gastropods in Chandless State Park (Amazon Southwestern)
Marcos Silva de Lima Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil

122. Curso de medicion forestal
Gaby Rivera UCSUR, Perú

121. Propiedades de las comunidades de bosques secos neotropicales
Gabriela Velázquez Aguilar Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, México

120. Relação entre estrutura vertical e diversidade de espécies na Amazônia central
Marcelle São Pedro Abdiel de Souza Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA), Brazil

119. Characterizing a giant tree site in the Brazilian Amazon
Robson Borges de Lima Universidade do Estado do Amapá, Brazil

118. Árboles del Santuario Histórico de Machupicchu: Monitoreo de diversidad y carbono a largo plazo
Abel Monteagudo Mendoza Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Perú

117. Functional traits integration as a predictor of tree species richnes along a water stress gradient.
Guillaume Delhaye University of Oxford, UK

116. The impact of people foraging for food upon tree species diversity and abundance in West Africa
Sijeh Asuk University of Birmingham, UK

115. Desarrollo del Nivel de Referencia de Emisiones Forestales (NREF)
Nicole Mitidieri Rivera Ministerio del Ambiente, Perú

114. The carbon balance of non-Amazon Brazilian tropical forests
Vinícius Maia Federal university of Lavras, Brazil

113. ALPHA: Assessing legacies of past human activity in Amazonian forests
Crystal McMichael University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

112. Assessing the suitability of the world’s forest vegetation plot data for understanding global change (Within the Forest Restoration and Climate Experiment, FoRCE,
Andy Marshall (PI), Emma Mackintosh (lead author), Catherine Waite (correspondence), Marion Pfeifer, Geertje van der Heijden University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia), University of York (UK), Newcastle University (UK), University of Nottingham (UK); Collaborators: University of Leeds (UK), Purdue University (USA), Missouri Botanical Garden (USA), Oxford University (UK)

111. Atlantic and Pacific impacts on tree-ring reconstructed precipitation extremes and multi-decadal regimes in the Amazon
Ana Barbosa Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil

109. Plant functional trait changes across space and time in South American forests
Jesus Aguirre Gutierrez University of Oxford, UK

108. Estimacion de biomasa aérea y stock de Carbono mediante Teledeteccion SAR
Darwin David Perez Gonzalez Universidad del Valle, Colombia

107. Determining the impact of tree diversity on the drought response of tropical forests
Johanna Van Passel KU Leuven, Belgium

106. The impact of changing tree mortality rates on projections of the land carbon sink
Stephen Denison University of Leeds, UK

105. Diagnóstico situacional del manejo forestal de las especies de Cedrela (cedro) en el Perú yuna propuesta metodológica para su evaluación poblacional para asegurar la sostenibilidadde las exportaciones de estas especies en el contexto actual del COVID 19
Ignacio Lombardi Indacochea Universidad nacional Agraria La Molina, Peru

104. Constraining the carbon balance of tropical forest landscapes
Rebecca Banbury Morgan University of Leeds, UK

103. VulnerAmazon: a new look at Amazon forest vulnerability and resilience
Marina Hirota Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

102. Species Responses to Climate Change in the Amazon To Andes region (RESCATA)
Belen Fadrique University of Leeds, UK

101. Patterns of tree diversity in Indonesian forests
Francis Brearley Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

100. Resprouting capability and basal area loss following catastrophic fires in semi-evergreen vine thicket at 40 Mile Scrub
Andrew Ford CSIRO, Australia

99. Understanding the evolutionary composition of tropical tree assemblages at a global scale
Kyle Dexter University of Edinburgh, UK

98. Mapping reproductive traits across South American biomes
Fernanda Cristina Souza Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil

97. Past and recent fire effects on Amazon forests: assessing dynamics from lidar and soil analysis
Laura Vedovato University of Exeter, UK

96. Biodiversity - Carbon Stock relation in Tropical Forests: what is the role of environmental restriction and biogeographic factors?
Cléber Rodrigo de Souza Federal University of Lavras, Brazil

95. Shifts in dispersal mode and seed traits across tropical forests in Ghana and Gabon
Iris Berger, Yadvinder Malhi Oxford University, UK

94. Fire effects on structure and carbon storage in Amazonian forests: assessing variation using forest plot and SAR L-band data
Luciana Pereira University of Exeter, UK

93. Predicting Environmental and Human Controls on Soil Pyrogenic Carbon in Amazonia
Lidiany Carvalho University of Exeter, UK

92. Understanding Leaf Economics
Dinesh Thakur CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology Palampur, India

91. Redes de interaccion de aves nectarivoras en bosques montanos
Oscar Gonzalez Grupo Aves del Peru, Peru

90. Fitogeografía del Caribe colombiano
Hermes Cuadros Universidad del Atlántico, Colombia

89. Long-term variation in Amazon forest composition based on soil phytoliths and carbon isotopes
Kita Macario, Ted R. Feldpausch Geography, University of Exeter, UK

88.  Diferencias en el carbono capturado del estrato arbóreo de tres tipos de bosque en el sector San Alberto, Parque Nacional Yanachaga-Chemillén
Raúl Pacsi Muñoz, Jardín Botánico de Missouri - Oxapampa, Perú

87.  Investigación sobre Incremento Medio Anual de especies forestales
Fabiola Adela Carreño Villar, Servicio Nacional Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre (SERFOR) - Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego - Perú

86.  Influên da hidrología do solo na composiçã de espécies de árbores na escala da Amazônia.
Manuel Jesus Marca Zevallos, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Brazil

85.  Comparación de distribución espacial, mortalidad y productividad entre los bosques secos y los bosques húmedos montanos y premontanos de Perú
Sonia Palacios Ramos, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Peru

84.  Synergize
Joice Ferreira, Erika Berenguer, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), Brazil; University of Oxford and Lancaster university, UK


83.  Evaluating climate change impacts on growth and mortality of economically important wood species in the Amazonia, using long term data and modelling techniques.
Ximena Herrera Alvarez; Gonzalo Rivas-Torres, Public University of Navarre, Spain; Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

82.  BZL8: Plot-based Analysis of the Amazon Carbon Cycle
Yunxia Wang; David Robert Galbraith, University of Leeds, UK

81.  Comparative Ecology of African Tropical Forests
Declan Cooper, University College London, UK

80.  Assessing the ecosystem functioning and resilience of enrichment planting in Sabah
Darline Lim, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia

79.  Modelling drought induced mortality of tropical trees (TREMOR project)
Michelle Johnson, University of Leeds,UK

78.  Towards a better understanding of Amazon forest thermal sensitivity
Emma Mae Docherty, University of Leeds,UK

77.  Expanding the frontiers of our understanding of forest responses to climate change across the Andean-to-Amazon environmental gradient: A continental-scale approach
William Farfan-Rios, Washington University in St. Louis, USA; Missouri Botanical Garden, USA

76.  Cascading consequences of hunting and fishing for ecosystem services in Amazonian forests
Joseph Hawes, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

75.  ARBOLES: a Trait-based Understanding of LATAM Forest Biodiversity and Resilience
Euridice Honorio, Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana, Peru

74.  Carbon Storage in Amazonian Peatlands: Distribution and Dynamics
Adam Hastie, University of Edinburgh, UK

73.  Estimating pan-tropical tree alpha-diversity from airborne imaging spectroscopy
Freddie Draper, University of Leeds, UK; Arizona State University, USA

72.  Spatial and temporal patterns of lianas across tropical forests
Geertje van der Heijden, University of Nottingham, UK

71.  Mapeamento da desertificação no Semiárido brasileiro baseado em indicadores biofisicos
Aldrin Martin Perez Marin, Instituto Nacional do Semiarido, Brazil

70.  Análisis de parámetros ecológicos de principales especies forestales comerciales, estudio comparativo entre información de los sistemas de gestión forestal y publicaciones científicas
Jano De Rutte Corzo, Kené - Instituto de Estudios Forestales y Ambientales, Peru

69. Population Structure and Reproductive Dynamics of Mauritia flexuosa in the region of Loreto, Peru 
Marta Reguilón del Monte, Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands

68.  Tree and liana traits over the soil gradient of the Sepilok Forest Reserve
Boris Bongalov, University of Cambridge, UK

67.  Exploring trait, growth relationships across the Amazon
Lucy Rowland, University of Exeter, UK

66.  Phylogenetic and environmental influence over spectral traits of Inga (FABACEAE) and Protium (BURSERACEAE) species throughout their natural distribution in Western Amazonia
Natalia Quinteros
, City University of New York, USA

65.  Impact of mid-late Holocene climate change and pre-Columbian landuse upon Bolivian ecotonal tropical forests 
James Hill
, University of Reading, UK

64.  Spatial and temporal evaluation of the effects of fire on the  Amazon and Cerrado Biomes
Facundo Alvarez, UNEMAT, Brazil

63.  Equations to estimate commercial height of 5 priority timber forest species in forest supervision
Boris Villa, Organismo de Supervisión de los Recursos Forestales, Peru

62.  Re-examening tropical forest biomass and its changes in the past decade
Tao Wang, The institute of Tibetan Plateau research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

61.  Dinamica del crecimiento y el nicho de especies vegetales
Pavel Joser Atauchi Rojas, University of Kansas, USA

59.  Recuperação da biomassa em florestas secundárias de diferentes idades na Amazônia Brasileira
Gabriel Máximo da Silva, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia, Brazil

58.  Relação entre a biomassa acima do solo e a presença de carbono pirogênico no solo em florestas da Amazônia Central
Larissa dos Santos Barbosa, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil

57.  Drier tropical forests may become more functionally, taxonomically and phylogenetically homogenous than wetter forests after a long-term drought
Jesús Aguirre Gutiérrez, University of Oxford, UK

PUBLICATION: Aguirre-Gutiérrez, J., Malhi, Y., Lewis, S.L. et al. Long-term droughts may drive drier tropical forests towards increased functional, taxonomic and phylogenetic homogeneity. Nat Commun 11, 3346 (2020).

56.  Vulnerabilidad climática del bosque andino tropical y sus servicios ecosistémicos: efecto del incremento en la temperatura sobre el crecimiento de especies de árboles hiperdominantes
Zorayda Restrope Correa, Universidad de Antioquia Colombia y Corporación COL-TREE, Colombia

55.  Zonificación Forestal
Luz Nadir Valdivia Marquez, Programa Forestal del SERFOR, Peru

54.  Estimation of forest biomass from airborne lidar in Brazil
Vivien Scholkopf, Laval University, Quebec, Canada

53.  Red de monitoreo del impacto del cambio climático en los bosques de la región Andino-Amazónica: representatividad, diversidad, composición florística y almacenamiento de carbono en parcelas permanentes
María Elena Rojas Peña, Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana, Peru

52.  Spatial Dynamic of Forest Fire in Autazes, Amazonas
Mateus dos Reis, National Institute of Amazon Researches, Brazil

51.  Three-dimensional Segmentation of Trees Through a Flexible Multi-Class Graph Cut Algorithm
David Coomes, Cambridge University, UK

50.  Ecosistemas de Venezuela​ 
Yrma Carrero, Instituto Forestal Latinoamericano, Venezuela

49.  Changes in the andes-amazon forest caused by climate change
Nadir Pallqui, University of Leeds, UK

48.  Comparative Ecology of African Tropical Forests
Declan Cooper, University College London, UK

47.  Forest structure and biomass in Lope National Park and correlates with UAVSAR observations
Naiara Pinto, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA; Univ. Omar Bongo, Libreville, Gabon

46.  Unraveling the role of prior disturbance histories in heterogeneous tropical forest responses to climate change
Elsa M. Ordway, Harvard University, USA


45. Pyro-fertilization of Amazonian soil
Lidiany Carvalho, University of Exeter, UK

43. Naming trees in forest plots
Zoe Goodwin, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK

42. Comparación de la diversidad y composición florística entre bosques secundarios del estrato premontano en Perú y otros países
Manuel Francisco Diaz Nieto, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM), Peru

41. Investigating Carbon Sequestration Potential of Second-Growth Forests in Xingu National Park
Connor Mitchell, Minerva Schools at KGI, USA

40. Trees mortality at Southwestern Amazon: modes and causes of death
Égon Fabricio de Castro Lima, Federal University of Acre, Brazil

39. Analysis of forest regeneration and biodiversity
Wanda Graf, Forest Inventory and Remote Sensing, University of Goettingen, Germany; Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil

38. Estudio de la Dinamica Poblacional de Euterpe precatoria
Eva Maria Loja Aleman, Servicio Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado - Peru

37. Generar información relevante de estructura y composición de las especies de la ecorregión Puna Humeda de Andes Centrales, para generar un Plan de Reforestación del Bosque de Protección de Pui Pui.
Keysa Tantte Huaman, Servicio Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado - Peru

36. Impact of the 2015/2016 El Niño on South American tropical forests
Amy Bennett, University of Leeds, UK

35. Carbon consequences of degradation, deforestation and forest growth in the dry tropics (D2FOR)
Kyle Dexter, University of Edinburgh, UK

33. Automated Large-scale High Carbon Stock estimation from Space
Nico Lang, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

32. New populations estimates for Amazonian trees
Hans ter Steege, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands

31. Global biogeography of stem mortality rates as a function of drivers (TreeMort project)
Adriane Esquivel Muelbert, University of Birmingham, UK

30. Global biogeography of carbon turnover due to mortality (TreeMort project)
Adriane Esquivel Muelbert, University of Birmingham, UK

29. Investigating the Forest Carbon and Ecology of the Leuser Ecosystem
James Askew, Carnegie Institution for Science, USA

28. Validating remotely sensed estimates of forest height, cover, and structural condition with field data
Victor Hugo AndradeMontana State University, USA

27. Using dendrochronology and modelling comercial tree growth in the Brazilian Amazon to estimate thresholds for forest management
Andrew Hansen, Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste do Paraná (UNICENTRO), Brazil

26. Re-evaluating hyperdominance across tree strata in Amazonia
Freddie Draper, Carnegie Institution for Science, USA / Florida International University, USA / University of Leeds, UK

PUBLICATION: Draper, F.C., Costa, F.R.C., Arellano, G. et al. Amazon tree dominance across forest strata. Nat Ecol Evol (2021).

25. Modern statistical methods for functional, longitudinal and survival data with application in ecology and climate science
Haiyan Liu, University of Leeds, UK

24. Main Impacts Generated by the Use of Palm Trees Used for Carnival in Iquitos, Perú 2018
Claudia Lucia Arirama Campos, Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana (UNAP), Perú

23. Data analysis workshop in Perú, with special focus on Perú protected areas and impacts of recent droughts on forest ecology and value species
Martin Sullivan, University of Leeds, UK

22. ECOFOR Knowledge exchange
Edicson Parra Sanchez, Imperial College London, UK

21. Environmental interactions and the effect of severe droughts on forest dynamics in regions with superficial water-table
Thaiane Sousa, National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil

PUBLICATIONSousa, TR, Schietti, J, Coelho de Souza, F, et al. Palms and trees resist extreme drought in Amazon forests with shallow water tables. J Ecol. 2020; 108: 2070– 2082.

19. Hydraulic properties of Amazonian trees: spatial variation and consequences for vulnerability to drought
Julia Tavares, University of Leeds, UK

17. Restoration of Colombian Caribbean lowlands
Santiago Madriñán, Jardín Botánico de Cartagena, Colombia

16. The Biogeography of Tree Height
Alexander Chambers-Ostler, University of Leeds, UK

15. Global drivers of tree architecture
Tommaso Jucker, CSIRO, Australia

14. How does climate variability and climatic anomalies determine tree growth and mortality in Colombia?
Esteban Alvarez-Dávila, The Open and Distance National University of Colombia,  “Con Vida” Foundation, Medellín, Colombia

12. Disentangling community structure of Amazonian Myristicaceae from Perú
Marisabel Ureta Adrianzén, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA), Brazil

11. The evolution of carbon cycle in tropical forests: integrating ecology and evolution
Fernanda Coelho de Souza, University of Leeds, UK

PUBLICATION: Coelho de Souza, F. et al. 2019.2019 Nature Ecology and Evolution 3 1754-1761. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-019-1007-y

9. Determining the Effect of Lianas on the Carbon Balance of Amazonian Forests
Geertje van der Heijden, University of Nottingham, UK

8. TREMOR - Mechanisms and consequences of increasing TREe MORtality in Amazonian rainforests
Adriane Esquivel Muelbert, University of Leeds, UK

PUBLICATION: Adriane Esquivel-Muelbert, Oliver L. Phillips, [...] David Galbraith et al. Tree mode of death and mortality risk factors across Amazon forests. Nat Commun 11, 5515 (2020).

7. Modern statistical methods for functional, longitudinal and survival data with application in ecology and climate science
Haiyan LiuUniversity of Leeds, UK


6. Influence of fire on the structure and dynamics of Savana in Alter do Chão, Eastern Amazon
Viviane CorreaUniversidade Federal do Oeste do Pará (UFOPA), Brazil

5. AFRIFORD project: Genetic and paleoecological signatures of African rainforest dynamics: Pre-adapted to change?
Wannes HubauAfricamuseum, Belgium

PUBLICATION: Hubau, W. et al . 2019. The persistence of carbon in the African forest understory. Nature Plants volume 5, pages133–140 (2019) .

1. The influence of edaphic heterogeneity on species composition and use of tree scaling to assess edge effect on pristine forests
Giacomo Sellan, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK


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