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Long-term Experimental Forest Growth and Drought Data


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Gleason, K.E., Bradford, J.B., Bottero, A., D'Amato, T., Fraver, S., Palik, B., Battaglia, M.A., and Andrews, C.M., 2017, Long-term experimental forest growth and drought data: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


These data were compiled in order to represent long-term (multi-decadal) forest growth across eight different experimental forests in the United States, each with replicated levels of density treatments, as well as an important drought index correlated to growth. Forests around the world are experiencing severe droughts and elevated competitive intensity due to increased tree density. These data can be utilized to not only examine differences in within-stand competition, as well the trends and impact of drought in different forests across a broad climatic gradient, but also the influence of interactions between drought and competition on forest growth. Growth is measured as a treatment level, annual basal area increment (BAI, mm2/year). [...]


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The purpose of this data is to report long-term growth data for eight different experimental forests, each with multiple silvicultural treatments, as well as an important index of drought that has been significantly related to growth. With this data the influence of forest density impacts on forest growth response to drought can be evaluated over a long-term continuous time series.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7125RW8

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