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.


To support the continued development of this community, we ask that you acknowledge the support of in all publications using this resource and include two citations:

  • et al. (2021). Taking the pulse of Earth’s tropical forests using networks of highly distributed plots. Biological Conservation 260 (2021) 108849.
  • Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Lewis, S.L., Burkitt, M., Baker T.R. and Phillips, O.L. 2009. Database. Date of extraction [day, month, year].

These citations should be included in the main body of the paper, i.e. not simply in supplementary information.

In addition, in any oral output that uses data from we ask that you publicly acknowledge the contributions of, the plot PIs and those involved in developing the resource.

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