Panama: Barro Colorado Island

Latitude: 9.15
Longitude: -79.83

Flux tower at Barro Colorado Island, Panama
Flux tower at Barro Colorado Island, Panama

  • Networks: Ameriflux, ForestGEO
  • Principal investigator: Matteo Detto
  • PI-affiliated institution: Smithsonian Tropical Reserach Institute
  • Primary IGBP ecosystem type: Evergreen Broadleaf Forests
  • Dominant plant functional type: Evergreen Broadleaf trees
  • Recent and historic disturbance and management events that may affect this site:
    • Undisturbed: No disturbance or management has occurred on the site
  • Flux data collection:
    • Start date: December July 2017
    • End date: Ongoing
  • Flux methods:
    • Eddy covariance
  • Optical data collection:
    • Start date: January 2019
    • End date: Ongoing
  • Data collection period: Continuous operation: Variable collected continuously with the reported method.
  • Data scale: Canopy
  • Collection methods: Tower
  • Types of data collected:
    • Albedo
    • Webcam
  • Ancillary data collected:
    • Canopy structure
    • Species composition
    • Canopy temperature

Flux data repository:

Optical data repository:

Publication: M Detto, SW Pacala, 2022. Plant hydraulics, stomatal control, and the response of a tropical forest to water stress over multiple temporal scales. Global Change Biology 28 (14), 4359-4376