Replication data for: Users’ guide to SI-MAB biodiversity monitoring plot 01 at Bamfield, British Columbia, Canada
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Adam, Marie-Christine, Janine Beckett, Alyssa Bradley, Dan Burgess, Heather LaBorde, Ann Matteson, Sean LeRoy, Miriam O, Shannon Purdy, and Scott Zayac. 2001. Users’ guide to SI-MAR [sic] biodiversity monitoring plot 01 at Bamfield, British Columbia, Canada (Draft August 29, 1997). Coastal Biodiversity and Conservation, Student Report, no. 231. Bamfield, BC: Bamfield Marine Station.
Adam, Marie-Christine, Janine Beckett, Alyssa Bradley, Dan Burgess, Kiri Dean, Karen Gill, Johanna Gordon-Walker, Heather LaBorde, Magnus Macnab, Ann Matteson, Terra McMullen, Sean LeRoy, Miriam O, Shannon Purdy, Amanda Ross, Heather Rudd, Marie-Josee Willson, and Scott Zayac. 2001. The Bamfield SI/MAB plot 01: monitoring biodiversity in a coastal hemlock forest. Coastal Biodiversity and Conservation Student Report, no. 231. Bamfield, BC: Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.
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TitleReplication data for: Users’ guide to SI-MAB biodiversity monitoring plot 01 at Bamfield, British Columbia, Canada
Study Global IDhdl:11272/10649
AuthorsAdam, Marie-Christine; Beckett, Janine; Bradley, Alyssa; Burgess, Dan; Herman, Tom (Acadia University); LaBorde, Heather; Matteson, Ann; LeRoy, Sean; O, Miriam; Purdy, Shannon; Zayac, Scott
ProducerBamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC), Western Canadian Universities Marine Sciences Society
Production Date1997
Production PlaceBamfield, British Columbia, Canada
Software BioMon for Windows used for mapping trees in quadrats.
DistributorUniversity of British Columbia Library
ContactBamfield Marine Sciences Centre,
Distribution DateSeptember 26, 2018
DepositorBamfield Marine Sciences Centre, Sally Taylor
Deposit DateSeptember 26, 2018
SeriesBMSC SI/MAB and EMAN datasets, Long-term monitoring plots near Grappler Inlet
Version1, September 26, 2018
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Description and Scope

In 1997 the Bamfield Marine Station (now Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre) established a one-hectare second growth forest plot for long-term monitoring of trees following the Smithsonian Institution / Man and Biosphere Program (now Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity) or SI/MAB protocol. Permanent plots such as this one provide an inventory of plant diversity and long-term data on the growth, mortality, regeneration and dynamics of forest trees.

The SI/MAB plot is located on the north side of Grappler Inlet near Bamfield, British Columbia on property owned and administered by the research station. The centre of the plot has GPS coordinates 48°50’19.00”N, 125°08’02.00”W (48.83861111, -125.13388889). The plot includes both mid-seral forest dominated by Western Hemlock and late seral forest dominated by Western red cedar, Sitka spruce, Amabilis fir and Douglas fir.

The plot was divided into 25 quadrats (20m x 20m), and trees with a DBH (diameter at breast height) ≥ 4 cm (including dead and epiphytic trees) were mapped and censused for species, DBH and class (physical condition). Quadrats were renumbered for north/south discrepancies in 2001 and subsequent studies.

The SI/MAB plot was established, and tree data was collected by students in the Coastal Biodiversity and Conservation course taught by Dr. Tom Berman July 21-Aug 29, 1997. In addition a species list of macrofungi observed in the plot was compiled by students in the Field Mycology course taught by Dr. Kathy Fuller July 21-August 29, 1997.

Description DateSeptember 26, 2018
KeywordsBiodiversity; Tree census; Long-term monitoring; Permanent forest plot; Forest inventories; Diameter at breast height (DBH); Coastal temperate rainforest; Smithsonian Institution Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity (SI/MAB); Smithsonian Institution Man and the Biosphere (SI/MAB); Barkley Sound; Grappler Inlet; Tsuga heterophylla; Thuja plicata; Alnus rubra
Topic ClassificationOpen (Open Access Tag)
Related Material2001 SI/MAB datasets; 2007 SI/MAB and EMAN datasets; 2011 SI/MAB and EMAN datasets
Other ReferencesDallmeier, F., M. Kabel, and R. Rice. 1992. "Methods for long-term biodiversity inventory plots in protected tropical forest.” in: F. Dallmeier, ed. Long-term monitoring of biological diversity in tropical forest areas: methods for establishment and inventory of permanent plots. MAB Digest 11. UNESCO, Paris.
Date of CollectionAugust 29, 1997 - August 29, 1997
Geographic CoverageBritish Columbia
Geographic BoundingWest Bounding Longitude: -125.134589 East Bounding Longitude: -125.133189 North Bounding Latitude: 48.839047 South Bounding Latitude: 48.838174
Kind of DataTree census data
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Number of Files 12
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