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Quantifying and scaling global plant trait diversity

TRY is a network of vegetation scientists headed by
Future Earth and the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry,
providing a global archive of curated plant traits.
The TRY database is a research platform of iDiv.

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


Paper published (2016-09-12)
Pierce S. et al.: A global method for calculating plant CSR ecological strategies applied across biomes world-wide. Functional Ecology. (link)

Paper published (2016-09-12)
Ruiz-Benito P. et al.: Functional diversity underlies demographic responses to environmental variation in European forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography (link)

Activity Report (2016-09-01)
In August 2016, TRY received 104 requests and released 10.3 million trait records for 90 requests; 3 new publications were reported. This brings the totals to 2381 received requests, 208 million trait records released for 1845 requests, and 91 recorded publications. (link)

Paper published (2016-08-22)
Lee M. R. et al.: Invasive speciesí leaf traits and dissimilarity from natives shape their impact on nitrogen cycling: a meta-analysis. New Phytologist. (link)

Paper published (2016-08-02)
Neuschulz E. et al.: Pollination and seed dispersal are the most threatened processes of plant regeneration. Scientific Reports (link)

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