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The Andrew Forest Dynamics Plots are a network of 7 large stem-mapped forest research plots across a 900 m vertical gradient in elevation in the western Cascade Mountains of Oregon in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
The 20-ha Dongling Mountain warm temperate deciduous Broadleaved forest plot was established in 2010, with the geographical coordinate 39.96°N, 115.43°E. The mean elevation of the plot is 1395m, and the terrain is relatively steep with the elevation change of 219.3 m, ranging from 20° to 60°.
Researchers began the census of woody stems within the 35-ha plot located on Prospect Hill on June 1, 2010. Using standardized ForestGEO methodology, Dave Orwig and three 2-person crews measured, tagged, painted, and mapped every stem greater than 1 cm diameter at 1.3 m.
The SCBI Large Forest Dynamics Plot (LFDP) is located at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park’s Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA, adjacent to the northern end of Shenandoah National Park.
The SERC Forest Dynamics Plot
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Forest Structure sites are located on the campus of UMBC in Baltimore, MD USA within a suburban neighborhood landscape roughly 5 miles from Baltimore City.
The Utah Forest Dynamics Plot (UFDP) is located on the Colorado Plateau in Cedar Breaks National Monument.
The Wind River Forest Dynamics Plot (WFDP) is located in southern Washington, west of the crest of the Cascade Range. The plot lies within the T. T. Munger Research Natural Area of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Zofin Forest Dynamics Plot is a 25 ha ForestGEO plot set within a 75 ha research area that has been intensively studied since 1975.