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.


Plot records managed at reflect the hard work and shared vision of thousands of partners to monitor tropical forests across the planet. Please read our Code of Conduct for more information. This sets out our vision of how we should work together to ensure that this collaborative project continues to grow. regularly makes data publicly available through our data package page, each package having its own DOI. Additionally some plot records are open access for non-commercial users who register

If you wish to work with further records then please consider how you will contribute. We expect all users of the data to contribute to (see Contributein our Code of Conduct).

Data curated by should not be stored in another database, redistributed, nor shared with any third parties, without the express permission of the Collaboration and Data Request Committee and the data owners.

Completing the request to collaborate form below will help the Collaboration Committee advise if there is overlap with existing projects and how best to develop your collaboration. Please bear in mind that requests can take 8 weeks to process. If you have not had a decision after 8 weeks of submitting the form please contact us. Due to resource limitations, is unable to support undergraduate projects.

Please note that if you enter into a collaboration you will be required to send us either a progress report or publication after 2 years and any resulting publications will be linked to your project profile

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