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

Data Request: In order to access the Traunstein Forest Datasets a "Data Request Form" must be completed. This form requires that the applicant agree to comply with "Terms and Conditions" for the use of Traunstein Forest Datasets as described here. Proposals requesting data or site access from undergraduate or graduate students should be endorsed by and submitted through the student’s academic advisor.

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

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

Pretzsch H (2005). Diversity and productivity in forests. In: Scherer-Lorenzen M, Körner C, Schulze E-D (eds). Forest diversity and function. Ecological Studies 176, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp 41-64.

Copies of articles: Copies of manuscripts should be sent to PI Hans Pretzsch ( prior to submission for publication. 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 Traunstein 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 Traunstein 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 Traunstein plot data must acknowledge the institutions and funding that enabled the establishment of the plot with the following acknowledgement:

"The Traunstein Forest Dynamics Plot is a collaborative project of the Chair for Forest Growth and Yield, Technische Universität München, the Department of Ecological Modelling at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ, Leipzig, and the Microwaves and Radar Institute at the German Aerospace Center - DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen. Plot establishment and the first survey have been funded by the Helmholtz Research Alliance “Remote Sensing and Earth System Dynamics”. We thank the Municipal Forest Administration of the City of Traunstein for making this project possible on their estate property."

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