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Tallo: A global tree allometry and crown architecture database

Tommaso Jucker (1) , Fabian Jörg Fischer (1) , Jérôme Chave (2) , David Coomes , John Caspersen , Arshad Ali , Grace Jopaul Loubota Panzou , Ted Feldpausch , Daniel Falster , Vladimir Usoltsev , Stephen Adu-Bredu , Luciana Alves , Mohammad Aminpour , Ilondea Angoboy , Niels Anten , Cécile Antin (3) , Yousef Askari , Rodrigo Muñoz , Patricia Balvanera , Lindsay Banin , Nicolas Barbier (3) , John Battles , Hans Beeckman , Yannick Bocko , Ben Bond-Lamberty , Frans Bongers , Samuel Bowers , Thomas Brade , Michiel van Breugel , Arthur Chantrain , Rajeev Chaudhary , Jingyu Dai , Michele Dalponte , Kangbéni Dimobe , Jean‐christophe Domec , Jean‐louis Doucet , Remko Duursma , Moisés Enríquez , Karin van Ewijk , William Farfán-Rios , Adeline Fayolle , Eric Forni , David Forrester , Hammad Gilani , John Godlee , Sylvie Gourlet-Fleury (4, 5) , Matthias Haeni , Jefferson Hall , Jie‐kun He , Andreas Hemp , José Hernández-Stefanoni , Steven Higgins , Robert Holdaway , Kiramat Hussain , Lindsay Hutley , Tomoaki Ichie , Yoshiko Iida , Hai‐sheng Jiang , Puspa Raj Joshi , Hasan Kaboli , Maryam Kazempour Larsary , Tanaka Kenzo , Brian Kloeppel , Takashi Kohyama , Suwash Kunwar , Shem Kuyah , Jakub Kvasnica , Siliang Lin , Emily Lines , Hongyan Liu , Craig Lorimer , Jean‐joël Loumeto , Yadvinder Malhi , Peter Marshall , Eskil Mattsson , Radim Matula , Jorge Meave , Sylvanus Mensah , Xiangcheng Mi , Stephane Momo Takoudjou (3, 6) , Glenn Moncrieff , Francisco Mora , Sarath Nissanka , Kevin O'Hara , Steven Pearce , Raphaël Pélissier63 (3) , Pablo Peri , Pierre Ploton (3) , Lourens Poorter , Mohsen Javanmiri Pour , Hassan Pourbabaei , Juan Manuel Dupuy-Rada , Anna Trugman , Giacomo Sellan , Kentaro Takagi , Sabina Ribeiro , Casey Ryan , Anvar Sanaei , Jennifer Sanger , Michael Schlund , Alexander Shenkin , Bonaventure Sonké , Frank Sterck , Li‐qiu Wang , Martin Svátek , Farman Ullah , Matthew Vadeboncoeur , Ahmad Valipour , Mark Vanderwel , Alejandra Vovides , Weiwei Wang , Christian Wirth , Murray Woods , Wenhua Xiang , Fabiano de Aquino Ximenes , Yaozhan Xu , Toshihiro Yamada , Miguel Zavala , Narayanan Ayyappan (7)
Tommaso Jucker
Jérôme Chave
David Coomes
John Caspersen
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Arshad Ali
Grace Jopaul Loubota Panzou
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Ted Feldpausch
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Daniel Falster
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Vladimir Usoltsev
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Stephen Adu-Bredu
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Luciana Alves
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Mohammad Aminpour
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Ilondea Angoboy
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Niels Anten
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Yousef Askari
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Rodrigo Muñoz
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Patricia Balvanera
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Lindsay Banin
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John Battles
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Hans Beeckman
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Yannick Bocko
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Ben Bond-Lamberty
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Frans Bongers
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Samuel Bowers
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Thomas Brade
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Michiel van Breugel
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Arthur Chantrain
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Rajeev Chaudhary
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Jingyu Dai
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Michele Dalponte
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Kangbéni Dimobe
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Jean‐christophe Domec
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Jean‐louis Doucet
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Remko Duursma
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Moisés Enríquez
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Karin van Ewijk
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William Farfán-Rios
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Adeline Fayolle
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Eric Forni
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David Forrester
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Hammad Gilani
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John Godlee
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Matthias Haeni
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Jefferson Hall
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Jie‐kun He
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Andreas Hemp
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José Hernández-Stefanoni
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Steven Higgins
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Robert Holdaway
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Kiramat Hussain
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Lindsay Hutley
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Tomoaki Ichie
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Yoshiko Iida
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Hai‐sheng Jiang
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Puspa Raj Joshi
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Hasan Kaboli
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Maryam Kazempour Larsary
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Tanaka Kenzo
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Brian Kloeppel
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Takashi Kohyama
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Suwash Kunwar
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Shem Kuyah
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Jakub Kvasnica
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Siliang Lin
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Emily Lines
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Hongyan Liu
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Craig Lorimer
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Jean‐joël Loumeto
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Yadvinder Malhi
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Peter Marshall
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Eskil Mattsson
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Radim Matula
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Jorge Meave
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Sylvanus Mensah
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Xiangcheng Mi
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Glenn Moncrieff
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Francisco Mora
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Sarath Nissanka
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Kevin O'Hara
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Steven Pearce
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Pablo Peri
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Lourens Poorter
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Mohsen Javanmiri Pour
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Hassan Pourbabaei
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Juan Manuel Dupuy-Rada
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Anna Trugman
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Giacomo Sellan
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Kentaro Takagi
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Sabina Ribeiro
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Casey Ryan
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Anvar Sanaei
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Jennifer Sanger
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Michael Schlund
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Alexander Shenkin
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Bonaventure Sonké
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Frank Sterck
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Li‐qiu Wang
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Martin Svátek
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Farman Ullah
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Matthew Vadeboncoeur
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Ahmad Valipour
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Mark Vanderwel
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Alejandra Vovides
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Weiwei Wang
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Christian Wirth
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Murray Woods
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Wenhua Xiang
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Fabiano de Aquino Ximenes
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Yaozhan Xu
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Toshihiro Yamada
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Miguel Zavala
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Abstract

Data capturing multiple axes of tree size and shape, such as a tree’s stem diameter, height and crown size, underpin a wide range of ecological research – from developing and testing theory on forest structure and dynamics, to estimating forest carbon stocks and their uncertainties, and integrating remote sensing imagery into forest monitoring programs. However, these data can be surprisingly hard to come by, particularly for certain regions of the world and for specific taxonomic groups, posing a real barrier to progress in these fields. To overcome this challenge, we developed the Tallo database, a collection of 498,838 georeferenced and taxonomically standardized records of individual trees for which stem diameter, height and/or crown radius have been measured. These data were collected at 61,856 globally distributed sites, spanning all major forested and non-forested biomes. The majority of trees in the database are identified to species (88%), and collectively Tallo includes data for 5,163 species distributed across 1,453 genera and 187 plant families. The database is publicly archived under a CC-BY 4.0 licence and can be access from: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6637599. To demonstrate its value, here we present three case studies that highlight how the Tallo database can be used to address a range of theoretical and applied questions in ecology – from testing the predictions of metabolic scaling theory, to exploring the limits of tree allometric plasticity along environmental gradients and modelling global variation in maximum attainable tree height. In doing so, we provide a key resource for field ecologists, remote sensing researchers and the modelling community working together to better understand the role that trees play in regulating the terrestrial carbon cycle.

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hal-03707339 , version 1 (28-06-2022)

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Tommaso Jucker, Fabian Jörg Fischer, Jérôme Chave, David Coomes, John Caspersen, et al.. Tallo: A global tree allometry and crown architecture database. Global Change Biology, 2022, 28 (17), pp.5254-5268. ⟨10.1111/gcb.16302⟩. ⟨hal-03707339⟩
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