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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


Activity Report (2016-05-02)
In April 2016, TRY received 91 requests and released 9.3 million trait records for 75 requests; 2 new publication were reported. This brings the totals to 1972 received requests, 169 million trait records released for 1502 requests, and 75 recorded publications. We are still importing data for the next version of the TRY database (4). If you have data you want to have included, this is the time to submit them. (link)

Paper published (2016-04-05)
Ratcliffe S. et al.: Modes of functional biodiversity control on tree productivity across the European continent. Global Ecology and Biogeography. (link)

Paper published (2016-04-05)
Le Bagousse-Pinguet Y. et al.: Climate, topography and soil factors interact to drive community trait distributions in global drylands. (link)

Paper published (2016-02-10)
Harper A et al.: Improved representation of plant functional types and physiology in the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES v4.2) using plant trait information. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions. (link)

Paper published (2016-02-08)
Liebergesell et al.: Functional Resilience against Climate-Driven Extinctions - Comparing the Functional Diversity of European and North American Tree Floras. PlosOne (link)

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