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Allometry and growth of eight tree taxa in United Kingdom woodlands

A data paper, describing a set of data collated from ECN and other measurements made at two woodland ECN sites, Wytham and Alice Holt.
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Evans, MR., Moustakas, A., Carey, G., Malhi, Y., Butt, N., Benham, S., Pallett, D. and Schafer, S. (2015). Allometry and growth of eight tree taxa in United Kingdom woodlands. Scientific Data, 2, -150006. DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2015.6

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As part of a project to develop predictive ecosystem models of United Kingdom woodlands we have collated data from two United Kingdom woodlands - Wytham Woods and Alice Holt. Here we present data from 582 individual trees of eight taxa in the form of summary variables relating to the allometric relationships between trunk diameter, height, crown height, crown radius and trunk radial growth rate to the tree’s light environment and diameter at breast height. In addition the raw data files containing the variables from which the summary data were obtained. Large sample sizes with longitudinal data spanning 22 years make these datasets useful for future studies concerned with the way trees change in size and shape over their life-span.

The data contained in this data descriptor have been deposited in Dryad (Data Citation 1: Dryadhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.2c1s7).