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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 (2017-03-08)
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 February 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. Version 4 of TRY will go online in the next months. (link)

Activity Report (2017-03-01)
In February 2017, TRY received 91 requests and released 6.5 million trait records for 74 requests; 3 new publications were reported. This brings the totals to 2916 received requests, 252 million trait records released for 2289 requests, and 115 recorded publications (link)

Paper published (2017-02-27)
Lukács et al.: Growth-form and spatiality driving the functional difference of native and alien aquatic plants in Europe. Ecology and Evolution (link)

Paper published (2017-02-24)
Greenwood et al.: Tree mortality across biomes is promoted by drought intensity, lower wood density and higher specific leaf area. Ecology Letters (link)

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