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LBA-ECO ND-11 Ecotone Vegetation Survey and Biomass, NW Mato Grosso, Brazil: 2004

This data set reports the results of a vegetation survey along transects across the transition zones between the three major forest types in the seasonally dry forest of the southwestern Amazon Basin in the municipality of Juruena, Mato Grosso in 2004. The major forest types are differentiated by tree species composition, biomass, soil type, and landscape position: (1) campinarana; high stem density and low biomass on sandstone outcrops, (2) palm forest; low-lying seasonally inundated areas dominated by palms and, (3) terra firme; low stem density and high biomass. Along these 10 x 100 m transects, all trees, palms, and lianas >= 10 cm DBH in 10 x 10 m plots and, in nested 2 x 10 m subplots, all trees, palms and lianas >=1 cm DBH were measured, identified and georeferenced. Plot locations and survey data are reported in two comma separated files.

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