TRY – a global database of plant traits

@article{Kattge2011TRYA,
  title={TRY – a global database of plant traits},
  author={Jens Kattge and Sandra D{\'i}az and Sandra Lavorel and Iain Colin Prentice and Paul Leadley and Gerhard B{\"o}nisch and Eric Garnier and Mark Westoby and Peter B. Reich and Ian J. Wright and Johannes H. C. Cornelissen and Cyrille Violle and Sandy P. Harrison and Peter M. van Bodegom and Markus Reichstein and Brian Joseph Enquist and N. A. Soudzilovskaia and David D. Ackerly and Madhur Anand and Owen K. Atkin and Michael Bahn and Timothy R. Baker and Dennis D. Baldocchi and R. M. Bekker and Carolina C. Blanco and Benjamin Blonder and William J. Bond and Ross A. Bradstock and Daniel E Bunker and Fernando Casanoves and Jeannine Cavender-Bares and Jeffrey Q. Chambers and F. Stuart Chapin and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Chave and David Anthony Coomes and William K. Cornwell and Joseph M. Craine and Barbara H. Dobrin and Lenyneves Duarte and Walter Durka and James J. Elser and G. Esser and Marc Estiarte and William F. Fagan and J Fang and Fernando Fern{\'a}ndez-M{\'e}ndez and Alessandra Fidelis and Bryan Finegan and Olivier Flores and Helen Ford and Dorothea Frank and Gr{\'e}goire T. Freschet and Nykolaos M. Fyllas and Rachael V. Gallagher and Walton A. Green and {\'A}lvaro G. Guti{\'e}rrez and Thomas Hickler and Steven I. Higgins and John G. Hodgson and Adel Jalili and Steven Jansen and Carlos Alfredo Joly and Andrew J. Kerkhoff and Don Kirkup and Kaoru Kitajima and Michael Kleyer and Stefan Klotz and Jacquelina Knops and Koen Kramer and Ingolf K{\"u}hn and Hiroko Kurokawa and Daniel C. Laughlin and T. Lee and Michelle R. Leishman and Frederic Lens and Tanja I. Lenz and Simon L. Lewis and John D. Lloyd and Joan Llusi{\`a} and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Louault and S. Ma and Miguel D. Mahecha and Peter Manning and Tara Joy Massad and Belinda E. Medlyn and Julie Messier and Angela T. Moles and Sandra Cristina M{\"u}ller and Karin Nadrowski and Shahid Naeem and {\"U}lo Niinemets and Stefanie N{\"o}llert and A. N{\"u}ske and Rom{\`a} Ogaya and Jacek Oleksyn and Vladimir G. Onipchenko and Yusuke Onoda and Jenny C. Ordo{\~n}ez and Gerhard Ernst Overbeck and Wim A. Ozinga and S. Pati{\~n}o and Susana Paula and Juli G. Pausas and Josep Pe{\~n}uelas and Oliver L. Phillips and Val{\'e}rio D. Pillar and Hendrik Poorter and Lourens Poorter and Peter Poschlod and Andreas Prinzing and Rapha{\"e}l Proulx and Anja Rammig and Sabine Reinsch and Bj{\"o}rn Reu and Lawren Sack and Beatriz Salgado-Negret and Jordi Sardans and Satomi Shiodera and Bill Shipley and Andrew Siefert and Enio Egon Sosinski and Jean-François Soussana and Emily Swaine and Nathan G. Swenson and Ken A. Thompson and Peter E. Thornton and Matthew S Waldram and Evan Weiher and M. White and Sarah White and S. Joseph Wright and Benjamin Yguel and S{\"o}nke Zaehle and Amy E. Zanne and Christian Wirth},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={17},
  pages={2905 - 2935}
}
Plant traits – the morphological, anatomical, physiological, biochemical and phenological characteristics of plants and their organs – determine how primary producers respond to environmental factors, affect other trophic levels, influence ecosystem processes and services and provide a link from species richness to ecosystem functional diversity. Trait data thus represent the raw material for a wide range of research from evolutionary biology, community and functional ecology to biogeography… 
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