Together with 92 other co-authors, we recently published the Biomass And Allometry Database (BAAD) as a data paper in the journal Ecology, combining data from 176 different scientific studies into a single unified database.

We built BAAD for several reasons:

  1. we needed it for our own work
  2. we perceived a strong need within the vegetation modelling community for such a database, and
  3. because it allowed us to road-test some new methods for building and maintaining a database.

For more information, you might like to checkout Remko Duursma’s talk about BAAD at the 2015 ESA meeting:

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