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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 (2015-04-08)
Haase et al.: Contrasting effects of tree diversity on young tree growth and resistance to insect herbivores across three biodiversity experiments. Oikos (link)

Paper published (2015-04-02)
Newbold et al.: Global effects of land use on local terrestrial biodiversity. Nature. (link)

Paper published (2015-03-02)
Fazayeli et al.: Uncertainty Quantified Matrix Completion using Bayesian Hierarchical Matrix Factorization. 13th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA), Detroit, USA December 3-6, 2014. (link)

TRY 3.0: site information updated (2015-02-18)
The climate and soil information for geo-referenced observations has been updated to TRY 3.0 and is public available for download. (link)

Paper published (2015-01-19)
Atkin et al.: Global variability in leaf respiration among plant functional types in relation to climate and leaf traits. New Phytologist. (link)

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