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  • Jens Kattge: jkattge-at-bgc-jena.mpg.de (project coordination, content and science, database management)
  • Sandra Díaz: sdiaz-at-efn.uncor.edu (content and science)
  • Gerhard Boenisch: boenisch-at-bgc-jena.mpg.de (technical issues, database management, web administration)


If you've found this web site useful or would like to send any comment on the TRY initiative please e-mail us or provide feedback in the forum below. We'd like to know how the TRY website is being used.

If you have cited the TRY initiative in a publication, please send us that reference. This will help to document that the TRY initiative has value, and will help if / when we look for additional funding.

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Jens Kattge and Gerhard Boenisch, on behalf of the TRY initiative.


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Gerhard Boenisch on 2023-11-17 08:49:46Dear Benjamin - you will haveto wait for the next TRY version for the update to be available . But yes, there isa version control
Benjamin Lewis on 2023-11-16 23:55:30Also, is there version control? Say we upload the data but then need to add something later, is that possible?
Gerhard Boenisch on 2023-11-16 22:05:48Dear Benjamin - after the actual upload you can add the custodian, deputy qnd contributors during the process
Benjamin Lewis on 2023-11-16 22:02:05Hi, Ive been tasked with uploading some data here that a different researcher actually collected. Before proceeding with the upload, I an curious if there is a way to make sure said individual is the one who gets the credit for the data. Thanks.
Hsiao-Hsuan Chu on 2023-11-08 00:54:16Dear Gerhard, Thank you so much for the help, the settings for request 29702 are correct now. Many thanks!
Gerhard Boenisch on 2023-11-07 10:12:39Dear Hsiao - I have removed the second author from ypur request and contacted him, if he had tried to submit a request that got lost. Can you please check the settings of request 29702, if the settings are correct?
Hsiao-Hsuan Chu on 2023-11-07 01:20:15Dear Gerhard, Request 29702 and coauthor Xueqin Yang. Many thanks.
Gerhard Boenisch on 2023-11-06 11:55:00Dear Hsiao - which request, which coauthor?
Hsiao-Hsuan Chu on 2023-11-06 06:22:09Dear Try team, Thank you for the mega effort in creating this database. Over the past week or so, I have been seeing an additional coauthor listed in my request for data. I do not know this author at all and I have no ways of removing them from my request. Best regards.
Gerhard Boenisch on 2023-11-01 10:18:15Dear Jiajia - you have started the request, but not asked for the data yet. To do so, go to your Request PI Center (from Data Portal, Request on Hold), open and finish it by following the web sites until you do not see a button any more
Jiajia Zheng on 2023-11-01 10:12:11Dear TRY team, I have requested to download these data yesterday (Number: 29733), why the data is not released yet? Please assist me in resolving this issue. Good luck!
Gerhard Boenisch on 2023-10-16 10:47:39Dear Samuel - Your dataset is scheduled to be included in the next version of TRY which will be 7. What you see, is only a placeholder. We are currently working on the next version. Sorry it takes so long, but new versions are a lot of work.
Samuel Flake on 2023-10-13 01:40:30Hi Jens and Gerhard, I was just checking on a dataset I uploaded a little bit ago (DatasetID 777), and it looks to be empty on the data custodian center. Is it in fact empty? And is there anything I can do to help get the data back up? Thanks so much! Sam Flake
Gerhard Boenisch on 2023-09-25 12:25:35Dear Zhang - How can someone publish data with only AccSpeciesIDs? How long is the list? Can you send it to me by email? I might be able to provide you with the names.
Zhang Ran on 2023-09-25 11:48:46Cause now I have some data from published paper, but this data have only the AccSpeciesID but no species name. I matched the AccSpeciesID from the species list I can download from this website but most of them can not be matched. So I want to know how to get the species list information used in that paper (for TRY 5)
Zhang Ran on 2023-09-25 11:48:39Cause now I have some data from published paper, but this data have only the AccSpeciesID but no species name. I matched the AccSpeciesID from the species list I can download from this website but most of them can not be matched. So I want to know how to get the species list information used in that paper (for TRY 5)
Zhang Ran on 2023-09-25 11:48:34Cause now I have some data from published paper, but this data have only the AccSpeciesID but no species name. I matched the AccSpeciesID from the species list I can download from this website but most of them can not be matched. So I want to know how to get the species list information used in that paper (for TRY 5)
Gerhard Boenisch on 2023-09-25 11:35:09Dear Zhang - Why do you need the old trait info, if you do not have an old output? If you want data from TRY, simply submit a request.
Zhang Ran on 2023-09-25 11:29:01Thanks for your answer, but how can I have a TRY 5 output? Im really a beginner at this
Gerhard Boenisch on 2023-09-25 11:17:02Dear Zhang - The TRY 5 species list is no longer available. However, if you have a TRY 5 output, it contains all the species information.
Zhang Ran on 2023-09-25 11:09:22How can I download the species list for TYR.v5.0? Cause the current version 6.0 not match my previous data.
Gerhard Boenisch on 2023-09-06 11:50:47Dear Cameron - Sorry, you must provide a list of species.
Cameron Guy on 2023-09-06 03:54:51Kia ora, I am working on a tree fern extinction project. I was wondering if it was possible to extract species by their order (i.e., Cyatheales), rather than manually scraping all of the relevant species out in R/from the species list? Thanks so much
taejun jung on 2023-08-31 05:01:55Following the inquiry below.... I would like to know how to find out the meaning of OrigValueStr values not only for Plant nitrogen(N) fixation capacity but also for other traits.
taejun jung on 2023-08-31 04:58:22Thank you so much for preparing the TRY data. I am trying to receive and use various data, but I have a question. For example, in the data for all species of “Plant nitrogen (N) fixation capacity” data (traitID: 8), the values in the “OrigValueStr” column(This column is ultimately the result of “Plant nitrogen(N) fixation capacity”, right?) are not standardized and are composed of various indicators (numbers from “-1 to 2455”, others, “cyan”, “likely_present”, “variables”, etc. There are many different types). Is there any way to find out what these values mean?
Pan Shengnan on 2023-05-18 09:59:53Dear TRY team, I try to download that dataset again, but fail. The web page still display the file cannot be made available. Best wishes
Jens Kattge on 2023-05-17 12:42:33Dear Pan, we had reached space limit on the server. Now we have resolved that problem and it should be possible again to do download the data. Please let us know if you should still encounter problems. With best wishes, Jens
Pan Shengnan on 2023-05-17 11:52:40Dear TRY team, I am very thankful for your amazing database. I cannot download a database named Imputing missing data in plant traits: a guide to improve gap-filling (data). in TRY File Archive, because the web page shows the file cannot be made available. I wonder how I can download this dataset successfully. Best Wishes
Adam Richard-Bollans on 2023-03-22 10:43:00Dear Jens & Gerhard, Thank you both for your clarification of this issue. The reference doesnt appear to mention/link to any Chinese Traits dataset which might contain this information, but I will try to get in touch with the dataset custodian.
Gerhard Boenisch on 2023-03-22 09:32:44Dear Adam - We have to rely on the custodians of the particular dataset that the provided reference is correct. We standardize and compare the data between datasets to make sure the data are reasonable. With about 800 datastes however, we do not have the man power to check each species mentioning in each publication. Please directly contact the dataset custodian on such matters.
Jens Kattge on 2023-03-22 06:54:06Dear Adam, the reference you mentioned links to dataset 236: Chinese Traits (PI Sandy Harrison). This dataset is based on a measurement campaign across northern China and contains data for 46 traits, mostly characterising leaf attributes, among other leaf emergences.
Adam Richard-Bollans on 2023-03-21 23:15:59Dear TRY team, I am slightly confused about a reference given in the dataset. For example, for trait 677 (Leaf emergences (pubescence, pruinescence, hairs, spines, thorns)) there is an entry for Allium senescens from the Chinese Traits dataset. The given reference is "Prentice, I.C., Meng, T., Wang, H., Harrison, S.P., Ni, J., Wang, G., 2011. Evidence for a universal scaling relationship of leaf CO2 drawdown along a moisture gradient. New Phytologist 190: 169-180". However, this reference makes no mention of this species or emergences of leaves. Is this reference incorrect, or am I misinterpreting something? Cheers, Adam
Gerhard Boenisch on 2023-03-07 09:35:43Dear Erik - Which request are you talking about? We have too many.
Gerhard Boenisch on 2023-03-07 09:34:27Dear Tao - Due to lack of man power, the species information has not been updated.
Gerhard Boenisch on 2023-03-07 09:33:03Dear Sarah - We standardize Lat/Lon and convert it to doubles. I do not understand, if you talk about the Data Explorer or the TRY data output. There are special columns for Lat/Lon in the Data Explorer. The data output is in long table format. Please read the supplied data release notes.
Tao Zeng on 2023-03-04 08:26:03Dear TRY team, I am very grateful for this great database platform, but recently I have encountered a problem. I found that the taxonomic information of some recently submitted species could not be found in the TRY_Categorical_Traits_Lookup_Table_2012_03_17_TestRelease.xlsx released by Categorical traits for the species in the TRY database. I dont know if the species categorical information has not been updated since it was published in 2012, or if I didnt find it. Either way many thanks to the TRY team for their great contribution. Best Regards
Erik Sivan on 2023-02-17 15:29:38Dear TRY team, I am very thankful of your database. Today when i submit my data request i cannot find thr record on the Request PI but my email received the request information. I wonder whether i submit my request successfully. Best Regards
Sarah Tepler Drobnitch on 2022-12-15 05:51:46Dear TRY team, Thanks so much for supporting this amazing resource. The FET database has many traits Id like to work with, but Im unable to find Lat/Long/Alt data within the dataset. Normally, lat, long, etc. are datanames with strvalues, correct? Im not sure what Im missing.
Gerhard Boenisch on 2022-12-01 09:13:44Dear Leonid - There is no interface for this. Send me the information by email please. Include upload and dataset IDs
Hunter Mackin on 2022-11-30 01:05:19Dear TRY Team, I am currently looking to find specific plant traits (particularly 186) to model generalized C3 and C4 grasses. However, Im not quite sure how to filter out all the other non-grass species. I also want to keep a distinction between C3/C4 grasses, but I dont want to introduce bias by choosing only a select few species. Is there an established method to do something like this?
Leonid Ivanov on 2022-11-28 09:14:13Hello! I have published some of my data posted in the database. How and where can I enter publication data?
Jens Kattge on 2022-08-08 07:08:17Dear Eleinis- Many thanks for your comment on the Data on Huber value in TRY. Yes, we would be interested in checking these data in TRY directly. Please contact me for more details!
Eleinis Avila-Lovera on 2022-08-03 00:20:51Hello! I really appreciate all you do to maintain this database. I recently downloaded all the publicly available Huber value (HV) data (trait 171), and after inspection of the datasets that have contributed towards HV, I found that many observation values were of leaf area to sapwood area ratio rather than HV. I calculated HV from these data, but fixing the problem within TRY may be suitable. I can provide more details if necessary (my email is eavil009@ucr.edu).
Gerhard Boenisch on 2022-06-23 17:16:15Dear Hongge - Read the Data Release Notes supplied
Gerhard Boenisch on 2022-06-23 17:15:05Dear Wangy - Administration -Edit Registration Data
Hongge Ren on 2022-06-22 17:11:55Dear TRY team, Thank you for this amazing resource. I am a relatively new user. I successfully downloaded data for a given set of trait records for all species which I have already defined in the data explorer. I imported the data into R and got a datafram with 28 columns. However, I also need some properties: 1- have leaf type (broadleaved vs. needle-leaved) and leaf phenology type (deciduous vs. evergreen) for tree species and 2- have information about geo-referenced records. Unfortunately I can find none of these information in description of TRY datasets. Do you have any suggestions to help me?
Wangy Yanlin on 2022-06-22 04:47:01Dear TRY team, when registering an account, some information was incorrectly filled in, how can I correct it?
Jens Kattge on 2022-05-12 11:11:38Dear Vanessa, you cannot change your email address or affiliation on the TRY website. To change your email address and affiliation, please email me (jkattge@bgc-jena.mpg.de), and Ill do this for you.
Jens Kattge on 2022-05-12 10:13:28Dear Miriam, Jiefeng and Moria, we had some problems concerning data releases. However, the issues are resolved, and we are getting back on track. You should have received notice about the release of data for your requests. Please accept our apologies for the delay and inconvenience.
Moria Robinson on 2022-05-05 22:31:19Dear TRY team, I am having trouble accessing the data associated with my request (20766; requested 4/25). I received an email on 4/29 stating that "The data for request 20766 have been released". I can navigate to the usual download page via the link in the email. However, when I click the "download" link I am directed to "page does not exist", and if I right click/save target as, a .html file is downloaded, not a linked .zip file. I notice that there is no unique name for the "filename" on the download page. It says "filename: taken". In previous queries to TRY, the download page has shown a unique identifier for the filename, for example "Filename: 20729_22042022204947.zip" Perhaps a file was overwritten? I really appreciate your time. Thank you. Moria
Jiefeng Kang on 2022-05-05 11:16:01Dear TRY team: 1. I have the same problem as Miriam García (post on 2022-05-03 10:54:52), that I havent got the data for my request (Request No: 20760) submitted on April 25th. Is it because of the holiday season and the sickness of the staff (as announced on the main page)? Or did I do it wrong? 2. I wonder if there is any API or R package to download the trait data? I saw a post (Gerhard Boenisch (UserID: 2, registered on 2012-03-22) on 2020-09-14 09:46:23) that mentioned that users can use R to process the data. But I can not find further details about that. 3. Is the forum like an email list under just one topic? Or I can go for details of each post by clicking it or some other operation? I tried clicking the post on Edge and Safari on a mac and nothing happened. Thank you for your time. Kang
Miriam García on 2022-05-03 10:54:52Dear TRY team, I sent out a data request a week ago and have not received a reply so far. I wonder if my operation is wrong or I need to wait. (Request No: 20765)
Vanessa Minden on 2022-03-04 12:04:25Dear TRY team, I changed university and would like that my new email adress is used in the correspondence with potential data-users. But on the webpage I cannot find where to change my affiliation, can anyone help? Thanks!!
Culi Tif on 2022-01-13 23:31:54Dear TRY team, this is an amazing and extremely useful project. Im a botany hobbyist/citizen scientist and also a web developer. I noticed your website got a 49% on a Lighthouse test for accessibility. I think theres a number of ways to increase the accessibility and presentation of the site and I was wondering if youd be interested in working on improving the design together
Zijun Ji on 2022-01-07 08:57:50Dear TRY team, I am curious about the units of each trait, like the Root rooting depth, the data explorer only provide the numer but without units
Zijun Ji on 2022-01-07 08:57:50Dear TRY team, I am curious about the units of each trait, like the Root rooting depth, the data explorer only provide the numer but without units
Maria Kunle on 2021-11-23 17:33:17Dear TRY, my name is Maria, I am working on my MSc thesis related to the functional traits of plants and I would like to use plant height from the TRY database but I am a little bit confused about the methods used for this or that measurements. In particular, there are: - 889 Crown (canopy) base height (ground to base) - 773 Crown (canopy) height (base to top) - 3107 Plant height generative - 3106 Plant height vegetative I am not sure which one I need if I want a height from the ground to the highest point of vegetation (to the very tip of the longest leaf so to say). The traits descriptions are still under construction, is there a place where I can learn how they were measured? And yeah, while I am at it, I would like to really thank you for creating and supporting this amazing database, I find it more than helpful!
Rebecca Hsu on 2021-11-18 10:04:06Dear TRY team, I am very appreciated that youve managed the database so well, and excited to find useful traits of my desire species. And certainly will contribute my data in the future. However, in the registration form, I found my country Taiwan is listed "province of China". I figured it out the problem was from "ISO 3166-1 name". Maybe you can fix it to "ISO 3166-2 codes", then my fellow scientists would be very grateful.
Gerhard Boenisch on 2021-05-25 11:47:08Dear liang ren - Thank you very much for making us aware of this. All temperatures in the file must be multiplied by 10 to be correct. We have updated the file to version 2 with the corrected temperatures. We are really sorry.
liang ren on 2021-05-21 12:13:48Dear TRY team, I may need your help. I am having problems with the attached site data( TRY File Archive ID:24), the maximum value for Mean Annual Temperature across all sites is only 3°C. I would like to know if I have got the units wrong or is there some other misunderstanding?
Gerhard Boenisch on 2021-04-20 11:10:07Dear Eloise - Where are you missing any units? Please be specific, enter DatesetID or URL. There are no missing units in TRY according to my knowledge.
Eloïse SAVINI on 2021-04-20 10:56:24Hello TRY Team, Id like to use your awesome database for my studies, but I cannot without scientific units (g, mm, m², etc), and I dont find how to use standardized units. Will a summary table be uploaded soon ? Thank you and have a good day.
Gerhard Boenisch on 2021-03-10 09:15:44Dear An - are you talking about the Data Explorer or the output for requests? Please indicate!
Gerhard Boenisch on 2021-03-10 09:14:12Dear Megha - You must see the restricted data as an opportunity. If we did not have this feature, these data simply would not be in the database.
An Van den Borre on 2021-01-26 02:29:58Hello TRY team, I have just discovered your site and was very excited about the initiative. However I am having problems finding information about traits. It seems to me that to enable contributors to record data for your system we need to be able to see the trait value options for each trait. Is there any way I can retrieve a list of this? I cannot find how to obtain trait information either. Please add some information. Many thanks and congratulations on a great initiative!
Megha Ojha on 2021-01-12 05:52:05Dear try team, The database is commendable. I feel that though the database claims to be open source, while requesting large set of data, most of the data which needs permission isnt released. That fails the purpose for research groups working with big data and looking up to TRY.
Gerhard Boenisch on 2020-09-21 09:50:40Dear Alex - Sampling dates are included in the TRY ouitput for requests as any other auxiliary data. It is also available from the Data Explorer.
Alex Hurley on 2020-09-21 09:34:30Dear TRY team, thanks for all the work! Is there a way to list/query a time stamp for individual measurements, or infer the temporal coverage of a contributed data set? Many thanks, Alex
Iris Hordijk on 2020-09-18 11:55:29Dear TRY team, Is it possible to publish multiple papers from one TRY data request? Is it also possible that not the first author, but the second author, was the one requesting the data? Thank you for the information!
Gerhard Boenisch on 2020-09-14 09:46:23Dear Anthony - there is only one output per request. You can do this in R on a powerful computer. Alternatively, you can submit more smaller requests.
Gerhard Boenisch on 2020-09-14 09:44:42Dear Lázaro - in the data release notes that are included in the output for each request and is available from About TRY - Administration. Furthermore in About TRY - Database in the section about outliers.
Anthony Benzig on 2020-09-14 08:50:53Dear TRY team, Is there any possibility to cut the txt-data into pieces? After request data for a little bit over 1000 species, I got the data of ALL Species. Now Im not able to work with the data I got. Is there any way to edit the species I want or to split the data into readable pieces? Thank you for your help.
Lázaro Rafael Sánchez-Velásquez on 2020-08-22 21:37:33Dear TRY team, could you help me? Please could you say me were I can see about definition of ErrorRisk? I can not fiand: Thank you.
Gerhard Boenisch on 2020-07-14 10:08:35Dear Juan Pedro - Thios is possible. Simply send us an email and we will take care. Gerhard
Juan Pedro Ferrio on 2020-07-14 09:02:23Dear TRY team, We are planning to upload a dataset that is part of a research article we are submitting (i.e. right now unpublished). Is it possible to update the metadata of a submitted dataset, e.g. to include the final reference once the paper is published? Thanks for your help
Rachel Mason on 2020-06-18 22:49:29Hi Gerhard et al., would you mind supplying some more details about how TRY flags duplicate measurements? Section 4.1.4 of the TRY Data Integration Workflow document gives an overview, but it would also be helpful to know (1) whether the geo-references and dates were truncated or rounded when they were compared, (2) how "similar" two trait values needed to be to be considered possible duplicates (specifically for trait 14, if that matters), and (3) whether "original publication" is synonymous with Primary Reference (DataID 113). I ask because I am merging TRY data with data from other sources and I would like to be consistent with how I identify measurements that might already be in TRY (or at least, properly understand how the TRY team did this). Thanks very much!
Gerhard Boenisch on 2020-05-01 12:39:50Dear Vinay - there are no limits on requests. It is however recommended to submit requests for traits instead of datasets.
Vinay Turpati on 2020-05-01 12:08:55Hi, Im working on a project, I need as much data as possible. Is there any limit to request datasets? If yes, can you tell me whats the threshold?
Gerhard Boenisch on 2020-04-30 18:51:51Dear Vinay - Trait values can only be obtained via a request. So, instead of selecting the measurement table, click the request button, if this is what you want.
Vinay Turpati on 2020-04-30 18:34:24Hello, when I opened "Request by dataset", I chose "Measurement table" but I couldnt find observation values correspond to ObservationId in the table.
Gerhard Boenisch on 2020-03-25 12:02:57Dear Rachel - Sorry for answering late. In the next version of TRY, we will include StdValueStr in the output. This will give you standardized date data. You are right concerning OrigObsDataID and ErrorRisk. The first points to the ObsDataID of the original in case of a duplicate. The second tells you how far the value is from a mean in units of standard deviations. Cheers Gerhard
Rachel Mason on 2020-03-23 17:06:04Hi again, I have been reading the description of the data cleaning carried out on data from TRY 3.0 in Bjorkman et al. (2018), Nature, 562, 7725. The cleaning included identifying duplicates and trait values that were likely to be erroneous. In TRY 5.0, it seems that this is no longer necessary - the OrigObsDataID column identifies likely duplicates, and the ErrorRisk gives a value that can be used to identify possible "problem" measurements. Is that correct? Thanks!
Rachel Mason on 2020-02-19 14:30:34Hi TRY team, I have a question about some of the metadata in the text files Ive downloaded. I see that latitude, longitude and sampling/measurement date are available as standardized metadata, and I can also see that the actual, standardized values of latitude and longitude live in the "StdValue" column. However, for observations that have dates, it seems that the standardized date (6601) values are found under "OrigValueStr". Is that correct? Can I assume that for DataID=6601, the standardized date data will always be in OrigValueStr instead of StdValue? Thanks for all your work in making this resource available!
Gerhard Boenisch on 2019-09-06 09:27:36Dear Dhio - I think you talk about the data explorer. As stated in the introduction and on every page in the header, the numbers are number of measurements, not trait values. You are very welcome to submit a request for trait values.
Dhio Hidayatullah Hutagaol on 2019-09-05 06:21:22Dear TRY Team, Im totally new to the database -- when I searched a specific species, what do the trait numbers mean? e.g. when I looked up for Zamia loddigesii (no 57376), the leaf type trait (no. 43) showed number 5. Is there any manuals for this? Thank sou so much (and sorry for the very basic question).
Gerhard Boenisch on 2019-07-17 11:16:24Dear Anh Tuan Dang-Le - What kind of features do you want to change? Since you talk about columns, are you meaning a dataset in the database or a file in the archive? It is probably best, if you send an email with screen shots for clarification, since this subject is probably not of interest in a oublic discussion.
Anh Tuan Dang-Le on 2019-07-17 09:57:33Dear TRY team, I am trying to change the features of my dataset in Manage Your Datasets. However, I could not find any option(s) to do that (there are no pop up, just a table of columns). Please help. Many thanks, Anh Tuan Dang-Le,
Gerhard Boenisch on 2019-07-01 11:58:49Dear Marc - sorry, this is not possible.
Marc Peaucelle on 2019-07-01 11:42:16Dear TRY Team, Is there any possibility to request traits data for a region/biome (as in the data explorer) without selecting specific traits or species? I am working on the heterogeneity of ecosystems. In order to capture that heterogeneity I would like to perform unsupervised analysis, but I am afraid that I will miss some key traits with the traitID request system. In addition, it will lower the dataset size by removing observations outside the region of interest. Thanks for your help, Marc
Gerhard Boenisch on 2019-06-22 11:11:56Dear Oguz - Number of measurements and number of geo-referenced measurements as stated in the header
Oguz Sariyildiz on 2019-06-21 18:53:46What are MeasNum and MeasGRNum fields?
Jens Kattge on 2019-04-15 09:49:09Dear Zhang Shuangshuang, please wait for a few days. If you do not receive a note from TRY please contact me via email: jkattge@bgc-jena.mpg.de
zhang shuangshuang on 2019-04-12 04:02:02Dear TRY team, I sent out a data request two weeks ago and have not received a reply so far. I wonder if my operation is wrong or I need to wait.
Gerhard Boenisch on 2019-03-19 09:10:01Dear Manasee - you will get an email with instructions once the files are ready for you. This usually takes a workday or two. With my compliments. Gerhard
Manasee Weerathunga on 2019-03-19 07:33:22Dear TRY team, Thank you very much for your amazing database which is really valuable. I did two data request today both which were public data. The request IDs are 5889 and 5890. I received emails acknowledging my requests. But I am not sure how I can download the data and where I can find them. Can you please guide me on where to find the zipped files and how to download them. Thank you
Jens Kattge on 2018-11-13 15:49:40Dear Cibele, the zip file released in the context of your request is quite large, containing all information for 1144327 trait records. It is therefore likely that the size of the zip file is too large for the computer you used to open the file. I would therefore recommend using a computer with 64 BIT operating system. If such a larger computer is not available, you may consider requesting the data via two or three smaller requests. I hope this information helps. Please let us know, if this does not work to solve your problem. With best wishes, Jens
Jens Kattge on 2018-11-13 15:33:38Dear Songhan, you will find the measurement date in the data released from the TRY database under DataID 241. Unfortunately you cannot search the TRY database via the Internet using observation time. I would recommend to request the traits of interest and to select the relevant data from the requested records. I hope this information helps, Jens
Cibele Queiroz on 2018-11-05 23:29:24Dear Try team, Thank you for making my request number 5004 available for download. However, it seems like there is a problem with the zip file as I cannot open it in any way. Could you please check what might be wrong? thank you so much! Cibele
songhan wang on 2018-11-05 12:46:37Dear TRY team, I want to use some long-term observations of leaf traits (e.g., leaf N and P). But I cant find the observation time in this database. And another question is, can we search the database using observation time? Such as, filtering the data from 1980-2015? Is there any continuous observations that I can search or use? Many thanks,Songhan
Jens Kattge on 2018-09-20 15:38:59Dear Cibele, thank you very much for the positive feedback and please accept our apologies for the delay with respect to data release. Everything is OK with your request, but unfortunately Gerhard and I (who are working on the TRY database) were on holidays at the same time and data release has been delayed. We had announced this on the TRY homepage, but not very obvious. Now we are working on a backlog of about 60 requests. Please give us a few more days and you will receive the data. Many thanks again, Jens

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