Utah

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

Data Request: In order to access the 13.6 ha Utah Forest Dynamics Plot (UFDP) 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 Utah Forest Dynamics Plot data as described here. Proposals from undergraduate or graduate students requesting data or site access should be endorsed by and submitted through the student’s academic advisor.

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

Citation: Any publication that uses UFDP data should include the citation to the “plot establishment” manuscript, to be submitted Q4 2016. Publication of data related to the Utah plot is embargoed until that manuscript is published, but we are accepting data requests currently.

Copies of articles: Copies of manuscripts should be sent to PI James Lutz (james.lutz@usu.edu) prior to submission for publication. Once published, the PDF and any supplementary documents should be sent to PI.  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 UFDP 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 not permitted to sell or transfer 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 UFDP 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.

Authorship: Maintaining the UFDP requires enormous field effort and an ongoing financial commitment. We therefore require that the Principal Investigators be included as co-authors on publications produced from research conducted in the UFDP or using UFDP data.

Acknowledgements: All publications that include the UFDP 13.6 ha plot data must acknowledge the institutions and funding that enabled the establishment of the plot with the following acknowledgement:

"The Utah Forest Dynamics Plot is a collaborative project of Utah State University and the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station. We thank Cedar Breaks National Monument for providing logistical support, and the students, volunteers and staff individually listed at http://ufdp.org for data collection."

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