The CTFS and the Standardization of Methodology

  • Richard Condit
Part of the Environmental Intelligence Unit book series (EIU)


The Center for Tropical Forest Science was opened in 1990 at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Its primary purpose was to establish a series of longterm, large-scale forest census plots throughout the tropics. At that time, there were three such plots in existence—at Barro Colorado Island in Panama, Pasoh Forest Reserve in Malaysia, and the Mudumalai Game Reserve in India. Three more were underway, at the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand, Lambir National Park in Sarawak, Malaysia, and the Luquillo Forest in Puerto Rico. The latter is 16 hectares (ha) in area, while all others are 5o hectares (Lambir is actually 52).


Large Plot Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Database Method Plot Network Sustainable Timber 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Condit
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  1. 1.Smithsonian Tropical Research InstitutePanama

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