Three datasets: species_abundance_data, species_traits, and environmental_data. The three datasets were collected in the Fortuna Forest Reserve (8°45′ N, 82°15′ W) and Palo Seco Protected Forest (8°45′ N, 82°13′ W) located in western Panama. The two reserves support humid to super-humid rainforests, according to Holdridge (1947). The species_abundance_data and species_traits datasets were collected across 15 subplots of 25 m2 in 12 one-hectare permanent plots distributed across the two reserves. The subplots were spaced 20 m apart along three 5 m wide transects, each 30 m apart. Please read Prada et al. (2017) for details on the environmental characteristics of the study area.
Prada CM, Morris A, Andersen KM, et al (2017) Soils and rainfall drive landscape-scale changes in the diversity and functional composition of tree communities in a premontane tropical forest. J Veg Sci 28:859–870. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12540
functional traits; plants; ferns; environmental data; Fortuna; species data; community ecology