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Chapter 21 - The ecology of tropical wood. Supplement 1 -  Metadata for scanned images of 353 wood cores collected near Barro Colorado Island, Panama

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posted on 2024-03-14, 20:09 authored by Peter Hietz

Metadata for the scanned images of 353 wood cores found in Supplement 2 ( The metadata includes the species name (Latin binomial) for the 353 file names corresponding to the 353 scanned images and is saved as a comma delimited file. Joe Wright and colleagues collected the wood cores with 5-mm diameter increment borers at sites within approximately 10 km of Barro Colorado Island in central Panama. Each core was broken into segments approximately 5 cm long. Peter Hietz and colleagues selected the outermost segment closest to the bark and sanded and polished perpendicular to the grain to produce cross sections or transverse planes. Larger xylem vessels are visible (smaller vessels might be filled with dust). Growth ring borders, and rays are also visible in many images.

The source reference follows: Hietz, P. 2024. The Ecology of Tropical Wood. In The First 100 Years of Research on Barro Colorado: Plant and Ecosystem Science, ed. H. C. Muller-Landau and S. J. Wright: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, DC.