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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 (2015-11-23)
Martin & Isaac: Plant functional traits in agroecosystems: a blueprint for research. Journal of Applied Ecology. (link)

1000th TRY Data Release (2015-11-10)
As of 2015-11-09 TRY has released data for 1000 requests. From a total of 1350 received requests, 94 are still being configured by their PIs (on hold), 29 are currently reviewed by dataset custodians, 161 were abandoned by their PIs before asking for data and 66 were rejected. In the last view months, only requests that ask for a single dataset whose owner has not granted permission within 90 days have been considered rejected. TRY itself does not reject any requests any more, might however ask for meaningful titles and descriptions. More than 104 million trait records were released for these 1000 requests. 63 publications use data from TRY as of this day. (link)

100 million Trait Records Released (2015-11-03)
As of 2015-11-03, TRY has released more than 100 million trait records to the community. (link)

Paper published (2015-09-07)
Larkin et al.: Phylogenetic measures of plant communities show long-term change and impacts of fire management in tallgrass prairie remnants. Journal of Applied Ecology. (link)

Paper published (2015-07-16)
Schrodt et al.: BHPMF a hierarchical Bayesian approach to gap-filling and trait prediction for macroecology and functional biogeography. Global Ecology and Biogeography. (link)

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