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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.

Database Version 4 online
6.9 million trait records
148,000 plant taxa
largely open access


TRY Version 4 Online (2017-07-20)
All requests to TRY version 3 asking for permission are kept open and data will be released from TRY version 3. All requests on hold were closed. (link)

Activity Report (2017-07-03)
In June 2017, TRY received 119 requests and released 10.7 million trait records for 83 requests; 10 new publications were reported. This brings the totals to 3329 received requests, 286 million trait records released for 2615 requests, and 133 recorded publications (link)

Nature News: The Biodiversity Revolution (2017-06-01)
Ecologists are increasingly looking at traits - rather than species - to measure the health of ecosystems. In this context Rachel Cernansky mentions the TRY database. (link)

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

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