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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 (2015-03-02)
Fazayeli et al.: Uncertainty Quantified Matrix Completion using Bayesian Hierarchical Matrix Factorization. 13th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA), Detroit, USA December 3-6, 2014. (link)

TRY 3.0: site information updated (2015-02-18)
The climate and soil information for geo-referenced observations has been updated to TRY 3.0 and is public available for download. (link)

Paper published (2015-01-19)
Atkin et al.: Global variability in leaf respiration among plant functional types in relation to climate and leaf traits. New Phytologist. (link)

Registration Table Cleaned (2015-01-09)
Since we literally had thousands of invalid registrations in TRY, we had to clean the registration table. Preserved were all registrations of TRY members and people who have downloaded files from TRY. In case you can no longer log in, please register again. Sorry for the inconvenience! (link)

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. TRY now includes more than 5 million trait records, of which more than 3 million are public. (link)

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Disclaimer Page calls: 133960 Gerhard Boenisch, Jens Kattge, created 2012-01-11, modified 2014-11-18