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Title: Lopé Tree Phenology Dataset
Creator(s): Tutin, Caroline E G
Abernethy, Katharine
White, Lee
Dimoto, Edmond
Dikangadissi, Jean-Thoussaint
Jeffery, Kathryn Jane
Momont, Ludovic
Ukizintambara, Tharcisse
Bush, Emma R
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Citation: Tutin, CEG; Abernethy, K; White, L; Dimoto, E; Dikangadissi, J-T; Jeffery, KJ; Momont, L; Ukizintambara, T; Bush, ER (2027): Lopé Tree Phenology Dataset. Version 1.1. University of Stirling. Dataset.
Publisher: University of Stirling. School of Natural Sciences.
Dataset Description (Abstract): Since 1984, researchers at the Station d’Études des Gorilles and Chimpanzées (SEGC) in Lopé National Park, Gabon have recorded leaf, flower and fruit phenology monthly for 88 species of tropical trees and shrubs (>1000 individuals) spread over an area of 33km2 for great ape and elephant research. At the beginning of every month, SEGC researchers examine the crowns of each plant from the ground with 10 x 42 binoculars and record the proportion of the canopy covered by each phenophase (new and senescent leaves, flowers, unripe and ripe fruits) as a scale from zero to four (including half points; Tutin, Caroline EG, and Michel Fernandez. "Composition of the diet of chimpanzees and comparisons with that of sympatric lowland gorillas in the Lopé Reserve, Gabon." American Journal of Primatology 30.3 (1993): 195-211; Tutin, C. E. G., and L. J. T. White. "12. Primates, Phenology and Frugivory: Present, Past and Future Patterns in the Lope Reserve, Gabon.", in Dynamics of Tropical Communities: 37th Symposium of the British Ecological Society. Cambridge University Press, 1998). The SEGC study area is situated in a tropical forest-savanna matrix with an equatorial climate characterised by two dry and two wet seasons annually (see Tutin & White 1998 for detailed site description). This dataset contains monthly fruit, flower and leaf phenophase scores for shrubs and trees, located along four fixed "forest" circuits (Kapok, Tortue, Centrale, FdA), natural forest fragments and gallery forests ("bosquets") and two fixed circuits (Crete, Chameau) from 1986 to 2016. Selection criteria are as described in the accompanying manuscript (Bush et. al. 2017, Towards effective monitoring of tropical phenology: Maximising returns and reducing uncertainty in long-term studies, Forthcoming).
Dataset Description (TOC): (1.) Lopé Tree Phenology Dataset v1.1.csv - Monthly fruit, flower and leaf phenophase scores for all shrubs and trees monitored at Lopé National Park, Gabon from 1986 to 2016, falling within the selection criteria for the analysis Bush et al. (2017) (2.) Lopé Tree Phenology Dataset v1.1_metadata.csv - Spreadsheet with metadata for 'Lopé Tree Phenology Dataset v1.1.csv'
Type: dataset
Contract/Grant Title: GABON: maintain long-standing scientific profile
Contract/Grant Number: GABON - 04962
Geographic Location(s): Lopé National Park, Gabon
Time Period: 1986-2016
Rights: The data belong to the data authors and to the government of Gabon under the Nagoya Protocol. Requests for permission to work with these data must be directed to the Gabonese government via the National Parks Agency at Co-authorship should be offered to all data authors upon use of this data.
Affiliation(s) of Dataset Creator(s): University of Stirling (Biological and Environmental Sciences)
CIRMF -International Centre for Medical Research in Franceville
Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux (ANPN)
National Museum of Natural History, Paris

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Lopé Tree Phenology Dataset v1.1.csvMonthly fruit, flower and leaf phenophase scores for all shrubs and trees monitored at Lopé National Park, Gabon from 1986 to 2016, falling within the selection criteria for the analysis Bush et al. (2017)11.32 MBUnknownUnder Embargo until 15/11/2027     Request a copy
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