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    Author(s): Dylan Craven; Tiffany Knight; Kasey Barton; Lalasia Bialic-Murphy; Susan CordellChristian Giardina; Thomas Gillespie; Rebecca Ostertag; Lawren Sack; Jonathan Chase
    Date: 2018
    Source: Biodiversity Data Journal. 6: 0186
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    This data paper provides a description of OpenNahele, the open Hawaiian forest plot database. OpenNahele includes 530 forest plots across the Hawaiian archipelago containing 43,590 individuals of 185 native and alien tree, shrub and tree fern species across six islands. We include estimates of maximum plant size (D950.1 and Dmax3) for 58 woody plant species, a key functional trait associated with dispersal distance and competition for light. OpenNahele can serve as a platform to test key ecological, evolutionary and conservation questions in a hotspot archipelago.

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    OpenNahele is the first database that compiles data from a large number of forest plots across the Hawaiian archipelago to allow broad and high resolution studies of biodiversity patterns.

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    Craven, Dylan; Knight, Tiffany; Barton, Kasey; Bialic-Murphy, Lalasia; Cordell, Susan; Giardina, Christian; Gillespie, Thomas; Ostertag, Rebecca; Sack, Lawren; Chase, Jonathan. 2018. OpenNahele: the open Hawaiian forest plot database. Biodiversity Data Journal. 6: 0186.


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