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RAINFOR ethical, data and publication policy

Ethical code, data sharing and publication policy


Before the fieldwork

Fieldsheet template for new plots (print ready)- Metadata /Trees /Lianas - revised 2016

Guidelines for preparing fieldsheets for recensus using Metadata/Trees/lianas- in preparation 2017


Fieldwork manuals

Plot establishment and remeasurement revised 2021

Field codes - Trees - revised 2021

Field codes - Trees - French - revised 2021

Field codes - Trees - Malay

Field codes - Savanna - revised 2021

Field codes - Savanna - French 

Field codes - Lianas - revised 2014

Field codes - Lianas - French

Liana and Canopy Index - revised 2018

MonANPeru Manual de Induccion - 2017

Coarse woody debris protocol- version 2011


Tree height

Mode of death


Wood density

Intensive soil sampling protocol

RAINFOR Protocol for soil sampling - ES version only

Soil and Foliar sampling


Monitoring carbon processes in permanent plots

Carbon monitoring manual (available only in Spanish)

Measuring tropical forest carbon allocation and cycling: RAINFOR-GEM Field Manual for Intensive Census Plots:- updated version May 2012

Respiration equations exercises

Rhizotron equations exercises


Supporting sustainable use of forest resources: Integrated assessment of forest biodiversity and community use

"A Methodology to Evaluate Biodiversity and Forest Resources"


Social Media Policies

 RAINFOR and ForestPlots Facebook and Twitter Policies