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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


Activity Report (2016-07-11)
In June 2016, TRY received 92 requests and released 8.9 million trait records for 91 requests; 10 new publications were reported. This brings the totals to 2197 received requests, 188 million trait records released for 1695 requests, and 86 recorded publications. (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)

Paper published (2016-06-01)
Zeiter M. et al.: Timing of extreme drought modifies reproductive output in semi-natural grassland. Journal of Vegetation Science. (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)

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