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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 (2015-06-25)
Manning et. al.: Simple measures of climate, soil properties and plant traits predict national scale grassland soil carbon stocks. Journal of Applied Ecology. (link)

Paper published (2015-06-19)
Paine et al.: Globally, functional traits are weak predictors of juvenile tree growth, and we do not know why. Journal of Ecology. (link)

Paper published (2015-06-08)
Werner et al.: Evolutionary signals of symbiotic persistence in the legume–rhizobia mutualism. PNAS (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)

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