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Title (Primary) OpenNahele: the open Hawaiian forest plot database
Author Craven, D.; Knight, T.M.; Barton, K.E.; Bialic-Murphy, L.; Cordell, S.; Giardina, C.P.; Gillespie, T.W.; Ostertag, R.; Sack, L.; Chase, J.M.;
Journal Biodiversity Data Journal
Year 2018
Department BZF; iDiv;
Volume 6
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T11;
Data links https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.1kk02qr
Supplements https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.6.e28406.suppl1
Keywords Hawaii; forests; islands; biodiversity; community ecology; evolutionary ecology


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.
ID 21061
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=21061
Craven, D., Knight, T.M., Barton, K.E., Bialic-Murphy, L., Cordell, S., Giardina, C.P., Gillespie, T.W., Ostertag, R., Sack, L., Chase, J.M. (2018):
OpenNahele: the open Hawaiian forest plot database
Biodiver. Data J. 6 , e28406