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    TROPIS : Tree Growth and Permanent Plot Information System

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    TROPIS, the Tree Growth and Permanent Plot Information System, will contain five elements: (1) a network of people willing to share permanent plot data and tree growth information (serviced by newsletters and information sources hosted at http://www.cgiar.org/cifor or available from CIFOR), (2) an index to, or metadatabase of, people and institutions holding permanent plot data, (3) a database management system (MIRA) to assist more efficient data management, (4) a system (WORLD) to identify comparable sites in other regions, allowing data from elsewhere to be used when no local growth information exists, and (5) an inference system (PLANTGRO) to allow growth estimates to be made in the absence of empirical data. Most of these components are still under development, but the first two elements are operational. The index or metadatabase currently contains references to 10,000 plots with 2000 species contributed by 100 collaborators, and is growing at about 1000 plots per month. Searches of the database are welcomed, and may be directed to the author.

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    Title : TROPIS : Tree Growth and Permanent Plot Information System
    Author(s) : Jerome K Vanclay
    Abstract : TROPIS, the Tree Growth and Permanent Plot Information System, will contain five elements: (1) a network of people willing to share permanent plot data and tree growth information (serviced by newsletters and information sources hosted at http://www.cgiar.org/cifor or available from CIFOR), (2) an index to, or metadatabase of, people and institutions holding permanent plot data, (3) a database management system (MIRA) to assist more efficient data management, (4) a system (WORLD) to identify comparable sites in other regions, allowing data from elsewhere to be used when no local growth information exists, and (5) an inference system (PLANTGRO) to allow growth estimates to be made in the absence of empirical data. Most of these components are still under development, but the first two elements are operational. The index or metadatabase currently contains references to 10,000 plots with 2000 species contributed by 100 collaborators, and is growing at about 1000 plots per month. Searches of the database are welcomed, and may be directed to the author.
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    Language : English
    Year : 1998

    Affiliations Southern Cross University
    Journal : Journal of Forest Planning
    Volume : 4
    Issue : 1
    Pages : 1-5
    Url : http://jkv.50megs.com/R059_jfp.pdf

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