BCI.env: Barro Colorado Island Quadrat Descriptions

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Topography-derived variables and UTM coordinates and UTM coordinates of a 50 ha sample plot (consisting of 50 1-ha quadrats) from Barro Colorado Island of Panama. Dataset BCI provides the tree species composition (trees with diameter at breast height equal or larger than 10 cm) of the same plots.




A data frame with 50 observations on the following 6 variables.


UTM easting


UTM northing


mean of the elevation values of the four cell corners


mean elevation of the target cell minus the mean elevation of the eight surrounding cells


mean angular deviation from horizontal of each of the four triangular planes formed by connecting three of its corners


the sine of aspect


the cosine of aspect


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Condit R., Pitman N., Leigh E.G., Chave J., Terborgh J., Foster R.B., Nunez P., Aguilar S., Valencia R., Villa G., Muller-Landau H.C., Losos E. and Hubbell, S.P. (2002). Beta-diversity in tropical forest trees. Science 295: 666-669.

De Caceres M., P. Legendre, R. Valencia, M. Cao, L.-W. Chang, G. Chuyong, R. Condit, Z. Hao, C.-F. Hsieh, S. Hubbell, D. Kenfack, K. Ma, X. Mi, N. Supardi Noor, A. R. Kassim, H. Ren, S.-H. Su, I-F. Sun, D. Thomas, W. Ye and F. He. (2012). The variation of tree beta diversity across a global network of forest plots. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 1191-1202



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