The transect along elevation from the top of Mt. Taman toward the lowland is separated into elevation zones, each 250 wide.
In each elevation zone, we established three permanent and seven non-permanent plots. The three permanent plots are of size 20×20 m, while seven non-permanent plots are of size 10×10 m. In each plot, we surveyed complete species composition (woody species, herbs, epiphytes, lianas) and collected a set of environmental variables. In the permanent plots, we also installed microclimatic loggers (measuring temperature and air humidity) and in two of the plots also wind speed and direction loggers.