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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


Request data release suspended on 2015-05-25 (2015-05-20)
There is a national holiday in Germany on 2015-05-25. So no data will be released for requests between 2015-05-23 and 2015-05-25 (link)

Paper published (2015-05-09)
Sakschewski et al.: Leaf and stem economics spectra drive functional diversity in a dynamic global vegetation model. Global Change Biology (link)

Paper published (2015-05-09)
Sandel et al.: Estimating the missing species bias in plant trait measurements. Journal of Vegetation Science (link)

Paper published (2015-05-09)
Vanderwel et al.: Global convergence in leaf respiration from estimates of thermal acclimation across time and space. New Phytologist (link)

Paper published (2015-05-09)
Verheijen et al.: Inclusion of ecologically based variation in plant functional types reduces the projected land carbon sink in an earth system model. Global Change Biology (link)

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