Plot Data Access Form

Korup Forest Dynamics Plot



The University of Buea, Cameroon, and the World Wide Fund for Nature, Cameroon Program, in partnership with the Center for Tropical Forest Science of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute seek to promote long-term scientific research towards the conservation of biological diversity in Cameroon. These institutions oversee and support the continued monitoring of a 50-ha Forest Dynamics Plot in Korup National Park, Southwestern Cameroon.

Our goal is to make the Korup 50-hectare Forest Dynamics Plot data available to researchers and students that can utilize these data to address a wide range of scientific and management questions. However, maintaining the Korup plot requires enormous field effort and an ongoing financial commitment by several parties. We therefore require that the Principal Investigators of the Korup Plot be considered collaborators on any project making use of the data and be included as co-authors on any articles or presentations, unless they explicitly state otherwise.


Data from the Korup Forest Dynamics plot is available for download upon submission of the Data Request Form. Fill out the form after reading the Terms and Conditions for Use of the Korup Forest Dynamics Plot Data. Submission of the form indicates your compliance with the terms and conditions described.

A message will automatically be sent to the PIs who will contact you regarding instructions on how to download the data.