If you are interested in using data from Palamanui, please read the Terms & Conditions prior to submitting your Data Request Form.

Data Request: In order to access the Palamanui 4-hectare Forest Dynamics Plots data a "Data Request Form" must be completed. This form requires that the applicant agree to comply with "Terms and Conditions" for the use of Palamanui Forest Dynamics Plot Data as described here. You will be contacted within one month.

Non-transferability: Prospective investigators are not permitted to share the Palamanui data with other parties not included on the Data Request Form.

Citation: Any publication that uses Palamanui data should include the following citation:

Inman-Narahari, F., C. Giardina, R. Ostertag, S. Cordell, and L. Sack. 2010. Digital data collection in forest dynamics plots. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 1:274–279.

Copies of articles: Copies of manuscripts should be sent to point of contact, Becky Ostertag, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Once published, the PDF and any supplementary documents should be sent to all PIs.  Upon publication, a PDF copy of (or a link to) the article should also be sent to

Limitation of Use: Prospective investigators are not permitted to use the Palamanui data for projects or analyses other than those explicitly described in the Data Request Form. A new Data Request Form must be submitted for any new use of the data. Prospective investigators are also not permitted to sell the data, or use them in any way for commercial gain.

Data Citation: Any publication that uses the Palamanui data should state the specific version number of the data set used for analysis. This version number will be provided after the data request has been approved.

Acknowledgements: Publications and presentations using the Palamanui plot or data should be acknowledged using the following text:

"This work is possible because of support provided by NSF EPSCoR (Grant Numbers EPS- 0554657 and EPS-0903833), the USDA Forest Service, the University of Hawaii, and the University of California at Los Angeles. I/We thank the USDA Forest Service and State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife for access to the Hawaii Experimental Tropical Forest."

If the publication is other than a scientific article or paper appearing in a scientific, technical, or professional journal, then please add:

"Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."

Metadata: You will be contacted by the PIs about supplying project metadata. Metadata can help in reporting and justification of the plot infrastructure.

Find the request form for Palamanui's tree data here.