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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 (2015-09-07)
Larkin et al.: Phylogenetic measures of plant communities show long-term change and impacts of fire management in tallgrass prairie remnants. Journal of Applied Ecology. (link)

Paper published (2015-07-16)
Schrodt et al.: BHPMF a hierarchical Bayesian approach to gap-filling and trait prediction for macroecology and functional biogeography. Global Ecology and Biogeography. (link)

Paper published (2015-07-13)
Naudts et al.: A vertically discretised canopy description for ORCHIDEE (SVN r2290) and the modifications to the energy, water and carbon fluxes. Geoscientific Model Development. (link)

Progress (2015-07-03)
On 2015-07-01 TRY has received data request number 1000. Up to this date, more than 77 million trait records have been provided to request PIs by TRY. (link)

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)

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