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Venezuela

  • February 2009
Venezuela

In February 2009, Geertje van der Heijden (Leeds, UK), Emilio Vilanova and Pedro Salcedo (both from Universidad de los Andes) remeasured 21 0.25ha plots in Venezuela. They started with 6 plots in the Imataca state in western Venezuela, after which they proceeded to measure two dry forests plots in Clarines in the north. After this long road trip they stayed closer to home and measured 11 plots in the state of Barinas in Eastern Venezuela, located near to two field camps (Caparo and El Caimital) from the Universidad de los Andes and two more plots located in montane forest near Merida. A large number of the remeasured plots have been established by J. Veillon in the 1960's and are consequently, some of the longest running permanent plots included in the RAINFOR database.