Data and code for: Partitioning mortality into growth-dependent and growth-independent hazards across 203 tropical tree species (PNAS).

Partitioning mortality into growth-dependent and growth-independent hazards across 203 tropical tree species
James S Camac, Richard Condit, Richard G FitzJohn, Lachlan McCalman,Daniel Steinberg, Mark Westoby, Joe Wright, Daniel Falster

We present a model that partitions rates of tropical tree mortality into growth-dependent and growth-independent hazards. This creates the opportunity to examine the relative contributions of within-species and across-species variation on tropical tree mortality rates, but also, how species traits affect each hazard. We parameterize this model using >400,000 observed survival records collected over a 15-year period at Barro Colorado Island from more than 180,000 individuals across 203 species. We show that marginal carbon budgets are a major contributor to tree death on Barro Colorado Island. Moreover, we found that while species' light demand, maximum dbh and wood density affected tree mortality in different ways, they explained only a small fraction of the total variability observed among species.

This repository contains the data and code required to reproduce our entire workflow from data cleaning, rerunning the analysis, producing figures and reproducing the manuscript.

## Publication
Camac, J.S., Condit, R., FitzJohn, R.G., McCalman, L., Steinberg, D., Westoby, M., Wright, S.J., Falster, D. (Accepted at PNAS) Partitioning mortality into growth-dependent and growth-independent hazards across 203 tropical tree species.