TRY, Initiative on Plant Traits — database

Welcome to the TRY Initiative on Plant Traits

Quantifying and scaling global plant trait diversity

A network of vegetation scientists jointly headed by
DIVERSITAS, IGBP and the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry

Main objectives:

  • Construction of a global database of plant functional traits
  • Make the data available for the ecological community
  • Support the design of a new generation of global vegetation models

There is a link to a detailed article which has just been published in Global Change Biology.