Terms and Conditions for the Use of Wind River_Dendrometer dendrometer Data

Data Request: In order to access the Wind River 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 Wind River 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 Wind River data with other parties not included on the Data Request Form.

Citation: Any publication that uses Wind River data should include the following citations:

Lutz, J. A, A. J. Larson, J. A. Freund, M. E. Swanson, and K. J. Bible. 2013. The ecological importance of large-diameter trees to forest structural heterogeneity. PLOS ONE.

Copies of articles: Copies of manuscripts should be sent to PIs James Lutz (james.lutz@usu.edu) prior to submission for publication. Once published, the PDF and any supplementary documents should be sent to all PI. Upon publication, a PDF copy of (or a link to) the article should also be sent to forestgeo@si.edu.

Limitation of Use: Prospective investigators are not permitted to use the Wind River 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 Wind River 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 Wind River 25.6 ha plot data must acknowledge the institutions and funding that enabled the establishment of the plot with the following acknowledgement:

    The Wind River Forest Dynamics Plot is a collaborative project of Utah State University, the University of Montana, the University of Washington, and Washington State University. Funding was provided by the Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO), Utah State University, and the University of Washington. We acknowledge the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and the Wind River Field Station for providing logistical support, and the students, volunteers and staff individually listed at http://wfdp.org for data collection.