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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


Paper published (2016-02-10)
Harper A et al.: Improved representation of plant functional types and physiology in the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES v4.2) using plant trait information. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions. (link)

Paper published (2016-02-08)
Liebergesell et al.: Functional Resilience against Climate-Driven Extinctions - Comparing the Functional Diversity of European and North American Tree Floras. PlosOne (link)

Activity Report (2016-02-01)
In January 2016, TRY received 120 requests and released 15 million trait records for 90 requests; 2 new publications were reported. This brings the totals to 1620 received requests, 134 million trait records released for 1198 requests, and 70 recorded publications. We are still importing data for the next version of the TRY database (4). If you have data you want to have included this is the time to submit them (link)

Paper published (2016-01-29)
Schwery et al: As old as the mountains: the radiations of the Ericaceae. New Phytologist. (link)

Commentary in NATURE (2015-12-30)
Levine, Jonathan M.: Ecology: A trail map for trait-based studies. Nature. (link)

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Disclaimer Page calls: 166908 Gerhard Boenisch, Jens Kattge, created 2012-01-11, modified 2014-11-18