Functional Leaf Traits (55 spp. in central Panama)

2019-11-18T19:30:10Z (GMT) by Dylan Craven

We intensively measured 17 leaf functional traits of 55 woody species (n = 875 - 1761 individuals) across a successional gradient in tropical forests in central Panama (9°13′N, 79°47′W). We measured leaf photosynthetic capacity (Amass), specific leaf area (SLA), leaf mass area (LMA), leaf dry matter content (LDMC), leaf toughness (L_Tough), lamina density (Lamin_Dens), hemi-cellulose content (HemCell_mg_g), cellulose content (Cell_mg_g), lignin content (Lignin_mg_g), foliar Al (Al_mgg), Ca (Ca_mgg), K (K_mgg), Mg (Mg_mgg), N (mgg), and foliar C:N (foliarC_N_mgg), N:P (foliarN_P_mgg), and C:P (foliarC_P_mgg).


Here, we present species' means of these functional traits in standardised format, with the following columns: scientificName, traitName, traitID, traitValue, traitUnit, traitNameStd, traitValueStd, traitUnitStd, and measurementID. Trait standardisation was performed using the "traitdataform" R package (Schneider 2018) and scientific names were harmonized based on the The Plant List using the "taxonstand" R package (Cayuela et al. 2019).


If you use these data, please cite these articles:


Craven, Dylan, Jefferson S. Hall, Graeme P. Berlyn, Mark S. Ashton, and Michiel van Breugel
2018
Environmental Filtering Limits Functional Diversity during Succession in a Seasonally Wet Tropical Secondary Forest. Journal of Vegetation Science 29(3): 511–520.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jvs.12632

Craven, Dylan, Jefferson S. Hall, Graeme P. Berlyn, Mark S. Ashton, and Michiel van Breugel
2015
Changing Gears during Succession: Shifting Functional Strategies in Young Tropical Secondary Forests. Oecologia 179(1): 293–305.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00442-015-3339-x


Please e-mail with questions: dylan.craven@aya.yale.edu