Terms and Conditions for the Use of Korup tree Data

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

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

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

Chuyong G.B., Condit, R., Kenfack, D., Losos, E., Sainge, M., Songwe, N.C., and Thomas, D.W. (2004). Korup Forest Dynamics Plot, Cameroon. In Losos E.C. and Leigh, E.G. Jr. eds. Forest Diversity and Dynamism: Findings from a Large-Scale Plot Network. . 506-516. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Thomas, D.W., Kenfack, D., Chuyong, G.B., Sainge N.M., Losos E.C., Condit R.S., Songwe N.C. (2003). Tree Species of Southwestern Cameroon: Tree distribution maps, diameter tables and species documentation of the 50-ha Korup Forest Dynamics Plot. Center for Tropical Forest Science, Washington, D.C.

Kenfack D., Thomas D.W., Chuyong G.B., & Condit R. (2007). Rarity and abundance in a diverse African forest: Biodiversity Conservation 16: 2045 – 2074.

Copies of articles: Copies of articles should be sent to the PIs: Duncan Thomas (duncanwt@gmail.com), David Kenfack (kenfackd@si.edu), and George Chuyong (Chuyong99@yahoo.com) prior to submission. Once published, any manuscript making use of the Korup data should be sent to the 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 Korup 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 Korup 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 Korup 50-ha plot data must acknowledge the institutions and funding that enabled the establishment of the plot with the following acknowledgement:

    The 50-ha is a collaborative project of the University of Buea, Cameroon, and the World Wide Fund for Nature, Cameroon Program in partnership with the Forest Global Earth Observatory of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (ForestGEO). Funding for the first census was provided by the International Cooperative Biodiversity Group (a consortium of the NIH, the NSF, and the USDA), with supplemental funding by the Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (a program of USAID). Funding for the second census was provided by the Frank Levinson Family Foundation. Permission to conduct the field program in Cameroon is provided by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation.