New Zealand Bark Thickness 2015

We measured the bark thickness of 82 New Zealand tree species and tested whether variation in bark thickness was related to variation in other plant traits and whether community-weighted mean bark thickness varied along national-scale gradients of soil fertility and climate.

The data support this article: Richardson SJ, Laughlin DC, Lawes MJ, Holdaway RJ, Wilmshurst JM, Wright M, Curran TJ, Bellingham PJ, McGlone MS. Functional and environmental determinants of bark thickness in fire-free temperate rain forest communities. American Journal of Botany 102 (10): 1590-1598. (

These resources (data files) represent snapshots of data extracted from the National Vegetation Databank (NVS) for analysis supporting this manuscript. NVS is a living database, and data are subject to error correction and other amendments over time. The most current version of these data can be requested via the NVS website by searching for the dataset “NZICMS: Main 2002-2007”.

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Authors Richardson, Sarah J.
Laughlin, Daniel C.
Lawes, Mike
Holdaway, Robert J.
Wilmshurst, Janet
Wright, Monique
Curran, Tim
Bellingham, Peter J.
McGlone, Matt
Maintainer Sarah Richardson
Last Updated July 16, 2018, 15:03 (NZST)
Created January 9, 2015, 11:41 (NZDT)
Link to paper
Publisher Landcare Research NZ Ltd
Publication Year 2015