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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


100 TRY Publications (2016-12-08)
As of 2016-12-07, TRY has more than 100 publications (link)

Paper published (2016-12-08)
Hoehndorf et al.: The flora phenotype ontology (FLOPO): tool for integrating morphological traits and phenotypes of vascular plants. Journal of Biomedical Semantics. (link)

Paper published (2016-12-08)
Garnier et al.: Towards a thesaurus of plant characteristics: an ecological contribution. Journal of Ecology. (link)

Activity Report (2016-12-01)
In November 2016, TRY received 107 requests and released 7.5 million trait records for 96 requests; 3 new publications were reported. This brings the totals to 2669 received requests, 234 million trait records released for 2079 requests, and 99 recorded publications (link)

Paper published (2016-11-09)
Engemann et al.: A plant growth form dataset for the New World. Ecology. (link)

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