Data from: Conservative species drive biomass productivity in tropical dry forests



Data of above-ground biomass dynamics over a five-year period in eight seasonal tropical dry forests in Minas Gerais state, Southeastern Brazil. In each forest, 25 permanent sample plots (20 × 20 m) were established totaling one ha per site. Biomass dynamics, structural, floristic, functional and soil variables used in the biomass models are given. AGBi = stand biomass, AGBnet = net biomass change, AGBsurv = biomass growth of surviving trees, AGBmort = biomass mortality, AGBrecr = biomass recruitment, NI = tree-density (ha-1), CWM = community weighed mean, WD = wood density, Dmax = maximum stem diameter, SLA = specific leaf area, Dec = deciduousness, S = rarefied species richness, H’ = Shannon-Wiener index, J’ = Pielou’s index, Fric = functional richness, Feve = functional evenness, Fdiv = functional divergence, P = phosphorous, K = potassium, Ca = calcium, Mg = magnesium, Al = aluminum, CEC = cation exchange capacity.
Date made available2016
PublisherWageningen University & Research


  • biodiversity-ecosystem functioning
  • biomass ratio hypothesis
  • carbon stocks and sequestration
  • community weighted mean traits
  • functional diversity
  • green soup hypothesis
  • niche complementarity
  • plant population and community dynamics
  • soil fertility

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