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Quantifying and scaling global plant trait diversity

TRY is a network of vegetation scientists headed by
DIVERSITAS/IGBP, and the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry,
providing a global archive of curated plant traits.

5.6 million trait records
100,000 plant species
largely open access


TRY 3.0: more traits, public data, new website (2014-12-09)
The new version of the TRY database is online since 2014-12-09. It contains all traits contributed by spring 2014 and provides public data. TRY now includes more than 5 million trait records, of which more than 2.7 million are already public. (link)

Paper published (2014-11-12)
Madani N et al.: Improving ecosystem productivity modeling through spatially explicit estimation of optimal light use efficiency. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. (link)

Paper published (2014-11-12)
Kattge, Diaz & Wirth: Of carrots and sticks. Nature geoscience. (link)

Highly cited scientists in TRY (2014-08-28)
Several members and supporters of the TRY initiative are among the most frequently cited researchers worldwide: David Ackerly, Dennis Baldocchi, Richard Bardgett, William Bond, Stuart Chapin, Jerome Chave, Johannes Cornelissen, Sandra Diaz, Jonathan Foley, Eric Garnier, Stefan Klotz, Ingolf Kühn, Sandra Lavorel, Josep Penuelas, Colin Prentice, Peter Reich, Markus Reichstein, Stephen Sitch, Mark Westoby and Ian Wright. Congratulations! (link)

Paper published (2014-08-01)
Walker AP et al.: The relationship of leaf photosynthetic traits – Vcmax and Jmax – to leaf nitrogen, leaf phosphorus, and specific leaf area: a meta-analysis and modeling study. Ecology and Evolution (link)

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