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Table 1 Basic information about the Barro Colorado Forest Dynamics plot (BCI) in Panama. For more information, see Condit et al. (2017b) and https://forestgeo.si.edu/sites/neotropics/barro-colorado-island

From: Spatial and temporal analysis of beta diversity in the Barro Colorado Island forest dynamics plot, Panama

• Location: Barro Colorado Island in Lake Gatun in the Panama canal, Panama
• Coordinates: 09°09′ N, 79°51′ W
• Principal investigators: Richard Condit, Stephen Hubbell and Robin Foster
• Plot size: 50 ha (1000 m × 500 m), divided in 1250 (20 m × 20 m) quadrats
• Average precipitation: 2581 mm·yr− 1
• Average temperature: 27 °C
• 120–160 m above sea level
• 8 surveys conducted in 1982+, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015
• Number of tree species in the 8 censuses combined: 325
• 207719 tree stems ≥1 cm DBH1 in the 2015 survey; 297 species
• In the 1985 census,
 ➢ Mean number of species per 20 m × 20 m quadrat: 53.5
 ➢ Range of values of number of species per 20 m × 20 m quadrat: [20, 84]
  1. 1 DBH diameter at breast height