Tyson Research Center

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

Data Request: In order to access the Tyson Research Center 20-hectare Forest Dynamics Plot (TRCP) 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 TRCP data as described here.

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

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

Spasojevic, M. J., E. A. Yablon, B. Oberle, and J. A. Myers. 2014. Ontogenetic trait variation influences tree community assembly across environmental gradients. Ecosphere 5: article 129.

Copies of articles: Copies of manuscripts should be sent to PI Jonathan Myers (jamyers@wustl.edu) prior to submission for publication. Once published, the PDF and any supplementary documents should be sent to PI Jonathan Myers.  Upon publication, a PDF copy of (or a link to) the article should also be sent to forestgeo@si.edu.

Limitation of Use: Prospective investigators are not permitted to use the TRCP 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 may not be uploaded to any web site or journal archive.

Data Citation: Any publication that uses TRCP 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: All publications that include the TRCP 20-hectare plot data must acknowledge the institutions and funding that enabled the establishment of the plot with the following acknowledgement:

"The Tyson Research Center Forest Dynamics Plot (TRCP) is supported by Washington University in St. Louis' Tyson Research Center. Funding was provided by the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES) at Washington University in St. Louis and the Tyson Research Center. We thank the Tyson Research Center staff for providing logistical support, and the more than 60 high school students, undergraduate students, and researchers that have contributed to the project. The TRCP is part of the Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO), a global network of large-scale forest dynamics plots."

Find the request form for Tyson Research Center's tree data here.