BAAD: a Biomass And Allometry Database for woody plants

dc.contributor.authorFalster, Daniel S.
dc.contributor.authorDuursma, Remko A.
dc.contributor.authorIshihara, Masae I.
dc.contributor.authorBarneche, Diego R.
dc.contributor.authorFitzJohn, Richard G.
dc.contributor.authorVårhammar, Angelica
dc.contributor.authorAiba, Mashiro
dc.contributor.authorAndo, Makoto
dc.contributor.authorAnten, Niels P. R.
dc.contributor.authorAspinwall, Michael J.
dc.contributor.authorBaltzer, Jennifer L.
dc.contributor.authorBaraloto, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorBattaglia, Michael
dc.contributor.authorBattles, John J.
dc.contributor.authorBond-Lamberty, Ben
dc.contributor.authorBreugel, Michiel van
dc.contributor.authorCamac, James
dc.contributor.authorClaveau, Yves
dc.contributor.authorColl Mir, Lluís
dc.contributor.authorDannoura, Masako
dc.contributor.authorDelagrange, Sylvain
dc.contributor.authorDomec, Jean-Christophe
dc.contributor.authorFatemi, Farrah
dc.contributor.authorFeng, Wang
dc.contributor.authorGargaglione, Veronica
dc.contributor.authorGoto, Yoshiaki
dc.contributor.authorHagihara, Akio
dc.contributor.authorHall, Jefferson S.
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Steve
dc.contributor.authorHarja, Degi
dc.contributor.authorHiura, Tsutom
dc.contributor.authorHoldaway, Robert
dc.contributor.authorHutley, Lindsay B.
dc.contributor.authorIchie, Tomoaki
dc.contributor.authorJokela, Eric J.
dc.contributor.authorKantola, Anu
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Jeff W.
dc.contributor.authorKenzo, Tanaka
dc.contributor.authorKing, David
dc.contributor.authorKloeppel, Brian D.
dc.contributor.authorKomiyama, Akira
dc.contributor.authorLaclau, Jean-Paul
dc.contributor.authorLusk, Christopher H.
dc.contributor.authorMaguire, Douglas A.
dc.contributor.authorMaire, Guerric le
dc.contributor.authorMäkelä, Annikki
dc.contributor.authorMarkesteijn, Lars
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, John
dc.contributor.authorMcCulloh, Katherine
dc.contributor.authorMiyata, Itsuo
dc.contributor.authorMokany, Karel
dc.contributor.authorMori, Shigeta
dc.contributor.authorMyster, Randall W.
dc.contributor.authorNagano, Masahiro
dc.contributor.authorNaidu, Shawna L.
dc.contributor.authorNouvellon, Yann
dc.contributor.authorO'Grady, Anthony P.
dc.contributor.authorO'Hara, Kevin L. (Kevin Laughlin)
dc.contributor.authorOhtsuka, Toshiyuki
dc.contributor.authorOsada, Noriyuki
dc.contributor.authorOsunkoya, Olusegun O.
dc.contributor.authorPeri, Pablo L.
dc.contributor.authorPetritan, Any Mary
dc.contributor.authorPoorter, Lourens
dc.contributor.authorPortsmuth, Angelika
dc.contributor.authorPotvin, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorRansijn, Johannes
dc.contributor.authorReid, Douglas
dc.contributor.authorRibeiro, Sabina C.
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Scott D.
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez, Rolando
dc.contributor.authorSaldaña-Acosta, Angela
dc.contributor.authorSanta Regina Rodriguez, Ignacio
dc.contributor.authorSasa, Kaichiro
dc.contributor.authorSelaya, N. Galia
dc.contributor.authorSillett, Stephen C.
dc.contributor.authorSterck, Frank
dc.contributor.authorTakagi, Kentaro
dc.contributor.authorTange, Takeshi
dc.contributor.authorTanouchi, Hiroyuki
dc.contributor.authorTissue, David T.
dc.contributor.authorUmehara, Toru
dc.contributor.authorUtsugi, Hajime
dc.contributor.authorVadeboncoeur, Matthew A.
dc.contributor.authorValladares, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorVanninen, Petteri
dc.contributor.authorWang, Jian R.
dc.contributor.authorWenk, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Richard J.
dc.contributor.authorXimenes, Fabiano de Aquino
dc.contributor.authorYamaba, Atsushi
dc.contributor.authorYamada, Toshihiro
dc.contributor.authorYamakura, Takuo
dc.contributor.authorYanai, Ruth D.
dc.contributor.authorYork, Robert A.
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding how plants are constructed i.e., how key size dimensions and the amount of mass invested in different tissues varies among individuals is essential for modeling plant growth, carbon stocks, and energy fluxes in the terrestrial biosphere. Allocation patterns can differ through ontogeny, but also among coexisting species and among species adapted to different environments. While a variety of models dealing with biomass allocation exist, we lack a synthetic understanding of the underlying processes. This is partly due to the lack of suitable data sets for validating and parameterizing models. To that end, we present the Biomass And Allometry Database (BAAD) for woody plants. The BAAD contains 259 634 measurements collected in 176 different studies, from 21 084 individuals across 678 species. Most of these data come from existing publications. However, raw data were rarely made public at the time of publication. Thus, the BAAD contains data from different studies, transformed into standard units and variable names. The transformations were achieved using a common workflow for all raw data files. Other features that distinguish the BAAD are: (i) measurements were for individual plants rather than stand averages; (ii) individuals spanning a range of sizes were measured; (iii) plants from 0.01-100 m in height were included; and (iv) biomass was estimated directly, i.e., not indirectly via allometric equations (except in very large trees where biomass was estimated from detailed sub‐sampling). We included both wild and artificially grown plants. The data set contains the following size metrics: total leaf area; area of stem cross‐section including sapwood, heartwood, and bark; height of plant and crown base, crown area, and surface area; and the dry mass of leaf, stem, branches, sapwood, heartwood, bark, coarse roots, and fine root tissues. We also report other properties of individuals (age, leaf size, leaf mass per area, wood density, nitrogen content of leaves and wood), as well as information about the growing environment (location, light, experimental treatment, vegetation type) where available. It is our hope that making these data available will improve our ability to understand plant growth, ecosystem dynamics, and carbon cycling in the world's vegetation.
dc.publisherEcological Society of America
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a:
dc.relation.ispartofEcology, 2015, vol. 96, num. 5, p. 1445
dc.rights(c) Ecological Society of America, 2015
dc.subjectAllometric equations
dc.subjectBiomass allocation
dc.subjectBiomass partitioning
dc.subjectPlant allometry
dc.subjectPlant traits
dc.subject.classificationCicle del carboni (Biogeoquímica)
dc.subject.otherCarbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)
dc.titleBAAD: a Biomass And Allometry Database for woody plants
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