Terms and Conditions for the Use of Zofin tree Data

Data Request: In order to access the Zofin 25-hectare Forest Dynamics Plot data, a "Data Request Form" must be completed. This form requires that the applicant agree to comply with "Terms and Conditions" for the use of Zofin Forest Dynamics Plot Data as described here.

Non-transferability: Prospective investigators are not permitted to share the Zofin data with other parties not included on the Data Request Form.

Citation: Any publication using the data should include the following citations:

Janík D., Král K., Adam D., Hort L., Šamonil P., Unar P., Vrška T., McMahon S.M., 2016. Tree spatial patterns of Fagus sylvatica expansion over 37 years. Forest Ecology and Management 375: 134–145.

Janík D., Vrška T., Hort L., Unar P., Král K., 2018. Where have all the tree diameters grown? Patterns in Fagus sylvatica L. diameter growth on their run to the upper canopy. Ecosphere 9 (12): 1-19.

Copies of articles: Prior to submission, manuscripts and reports should be sent to PIs Kamil Král (kamil.kral@vukoz.cz) and David Janík (david.janik@vukoz.cz) for review. Once published, copies (PDF) of all publications and reports and any supplementary documents should be sent to Zofin Plot PIs. 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 Zofin 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 also not permitted to sell the data, or use them in any way for commercial gain.

Data Citation: Any publication that uses Zofin 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 Zofin 25-ha plot data must acknowledge the institutions and funding that enabled the establishment of the plot with the following acknowledgement:

    The Zofin Forest Dynamics Plot was established with the support of Smithsonian Institution as a part of the Smithsonian Institution Forest Global Earth Observatory, a worldwide network of large, long-term forest dynamics plots. We acknowledge the Department of Forest Ecology of the Silva Tarouca Research Institute for supporting and maintaining the long-term monitoring of the Zofin Forest Dynamics Plot (under INTER-ACTION grant No. LTAUSA18200).