Leaf trait data set from the Yasuni Forest Dynamics plot, Ecuador.
Ecological Archives M080-013-S1.
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Nathan J. B. Kraft and David D. Ackerly
Department of Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA USA
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Species average leaf trait values from the Yasuni Forest Dynamics, Ecuador. Please refer to the main text and Kraft et al. 2008 Science for details on the trait collection methods and discussions of the limitations of the data. Data are presented as comma separated values (.csv). Missing data is indicated by a 'NA'.
Code: Six letter species code used in forest dynamics plot census.
Genus: Genus name. Taxa that had been placed in families but not genera at the time the data were made available are indicated by genera names in parentheses, such as '(lauraceae)'.
Species: Species name, including variety and subspecies if applicable.
Family: Family name.
SLA: Average specific leaf area measured from shade-grown whole leaves or leaflets, in units of cm2/g.
Leaf_N: Average leaf nitrogen content measured from shade-grown whole leaves or leaflets, reported on a mass basis.
Leaf_Size: Average leaf size, measured from shade-grown whole leaves or leaflets, reported in units of cm2.
cols 14 Checksum is NA (it's all text), no missing values
col 5 ("SLA") Checksum is 213356.8, 3 missing values
col 6("Leaf_N") Checksum is 2768.51, 1 missing value
col 7("leaf_size") Checksum is 156860.7, 3 missing values
Kraft, N. J. B., R. Valencia, and D. Ackerly. 2008. Functional traits and niche-based tree community assembly in an Amazonian forest. Science 322:580582.
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