UC-Santa Cruz

If you are interested in using data from the University of California-Santa Cruz, please read the Terms & Conditions prior to submitting your Data Request Form.

Data Request: Our goal is to make all data from the UCSC Forest Ecology Research Plot available as quickly as possible, so that it is most useful to students and researchers from UCSC and elsewhere. However, maintaining the plot requires raising funds, and that is made much easier if the usefulness of the plot can be demonstrated.

For that reason we ask that you:
(1) let us know how you are using the data,
(2) acknowledge the source of our data (and the funding agencies that supported creating and maintaining the FERP), and
(3) send us copies of any publications that are derived from UCSC-FERP data.

If your publication derives very directly from analysis of our hard-collected data and forms a substantial amount of your manuscript, you might consider contacting us about potential co-authorship.

Non-transferability: So that we can vouch for the accuracy of the data, and so we get a record of every use, we ask that the prospective investigator not share the UCSC-FERP data with other parties not included on the Request for Data Access Proposal.

Citation: Any publication that uses UCSC-FERP data should include the following citation:

Gilbert, G.S., E. Howard, B. Ayala-Orozco, M. Bonilla-Moheno, J. Cummings, S. Langridge, I.M. Parker, J. Pasari, D. Schweizer, S. Swope. 2010. Beyond the tropics: forest structure in a temperate forest mapped plot. Journal of Vegetation Science 21: 388-405.

Copies of articles: Copies of articles should be sent to the UCSC-FERP PI Gregory S. Gilbert (ggilbert@ucsc.edu) prior to submission. Unless stated otherwise, the PI will not be involved as a collaborator, but reserves the right to request authorship. Once published, any manuscript making use of the UCSC data should be sent to the PI.  Upon publication, a PDF copy of (or a link to) the article should also be sent to forestgeo@si.edu.

Acknowledgements: Please acknowledge the funding that allowed the creation of the plot in any publications that arise from our data:

"The UCSC Forest Ecology Research Plot was was made possible by National Science Foundation grants to Gregory S. Gilbert (DEB-0515520 and DEB-084259), by the Pepper-Giberson Chair Fund, the University of California, and the hard work of dozens of UCSC students. The plot project is part the Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO), a global network of large-scale demographic tree plots."

Find the request form for UC-Santa Cruz's tree data here.