Tree data set from forest inventories in north-eastern Siberia - Tree heights


The data set presents more than 32,000 of about 40,000 trees, which were surveyed during several Russian-German expeditions by the North-Eastern Federal University Yakutsk and the Alfred-Wegener-Institute Potsdam in the North-East of the Russian Federation between the years 2011 and 2021. The purpose was to gather information on trees and forests in this region, which was then used to understand tree line migration, stand infilling and natural disturbance and succession processes and to initialize and validate a forest model. Trees are located on more than 160 vegetation plots, each of which has a size of several hundred square meters. For every tree, height was estimated, and the species recorded, while a few individuals were subject to more detailed inventory. This table contains every standing tree of at least 40 cm height that was encountered on the vegetation plots described in the Plot Data Base. It partially overlaps with the dataset “Tree data set from forest inventories in north-eastern Siberia - Tree measurements.” (doi: 10.1594/PANGAEA.949861), which additionally contains details on small or lying deadwood.

Variables: The variable Position of tree describes the recording protocol. It has the values PLOT for trees that were surveyed in detail on a square plot, CIRCLEPLOT for trees that were surveyed in detail on a circular plot, PLOTHEIGHT for trees that were surveyed with less detail on a circular plot, and EXTRA for trees that are next to a plot. The variable Species group was derived from the variable Species for further analysis. The variable Growth type has the values T = Tree, K = Krumholz, S = Shrub, M = Multistem, TL = Tree lying. The variable Vitality estimate has the values ++ = very high vitality, + = high vitality, 0 = mediocre vitality, - = low vitality, – = very low vitality. Predicted diameters were derived with allometric formulas from height if they were not explicitly measured. Basal areas and Volume were calculated using the height and diameters or predicted diameters.Exact coordinates (latitude and longitude) were not always recorded for every tree. In that case, refer to the coordinate of the plot.Variables were rounded after calculations.Version 2, 2022-10-24: This version replaces doi: 10.1594/PANGAEA.943522, which contained erroneous species naming.

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Creator Miesner, Timon ORCID logo; Herzschuh, Ulrike ORCID logo; Pestryakova, Luidmila A ORCID logo; Wieczorek, Mareike ORCID logo; Kolmogorov, Alexei; Heim, Birgit ORCID logo; Zakharov, Evgenii S; Shevtsova, Iuliia ORCID logo; Epp, Laura Saskia ORCID logo; Niemeyer, Bastian ORCID logo; Jacobsen, Inga; Schröder, Julius; Trense, Darjona; Schnabel, Ellen; Schreiber, Xenia; Bernhardt, Nadine ORCID logo; Stuenzi, Simone Maria (ORCID: 0000-0002-6071-289X); Brieger, Frederic ORCID logo; Schulte, Luise ORCID logo; Smirnikov, Viktor; Gloy, Josias; von Hippel, Barbara ORCID logo; Jackisch, Robert ORCID logo; Kruse, Stefan ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2022
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 578779 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (97.706W, 59.971S, 168.426E, 72.549N); Chukotka; Central Yakutia
Temporal Coverage Begin 2011-07-31T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2021-09-02T00:00:00Z