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

Activity Report (2016-08-08)
In July 2016, TRY received 80 requests and released 10.2 million trait records for 70 requests; 2 new publications were reported. This brings the totals to 2277 received requests, 198 million trait records released for 1765 requests, and 88 recorded publications. (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)

Paper published (2016-06-15)
Hébert F. et al.: Recovery of plant community functional traits following severe soil perturbation in plantations: a case-study, International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management. (link)

Paper published (2016-06-13)
Negoita L. et al.: Isolation-driven functional assembly of plant communities on islands. Ecography. (link)

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