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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 (2017-05-25)
Ghimire et al.: A global trait-based approach to estimate leaf nitrogen functional allocation from observations. Ecological Applications. (link)

TRY Data Output suspended (2017-05-24)
Due to a national holiday in Germany, TRY data output will be suspended between 2017-05-25 and 2017-05-28 (link)

Activity Report (2017-05-02)
In April 2017, TRY received 76 requests and released 8.4 million trait records for 77 requests; 3 new publications were reported. This brings the totals to 3101 received requests, 270 million trait records released for 2445 requests, and 121 recorded publications (link)

Paper published (2017-03-08)
Byun and Lee: Ecological application of biotic resistance to control the invasion of an invasive plant, Ageratina altissima. Ecology and Evolution. (link)

TRY New Version (4) Development (2017-03-02)
In Spring 2017, we finished importing new datasets and standardized the taxonomy against The Plant List using the Taxon Name Resolution Service. Next step will be the reorganization of first important traits according to the Thesaurus Of Plant Characteristics. We expect version 4 of TRY to go online Summer/Autumn 2017. (link)

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