TRY - Plant Trait Database

Program Description: 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.

Year Started: 2007.

Organization Description: The TRY initiative and database is hosted, developed and maintained at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry. TRY is/has been supported by DIVERSITAS core project bioDISCOVERY, the IGBP, the Global Land Project, the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) through its program QUEST (Quantifying and Understanding the Earth System) and the French programs 'Climat, Environnement, Societe' and 'Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversite'. TRY is working in close collaboration with the Latin American initiative DiverSus (CONICET-Universidad Nacional de Cordoba), the British Royal Botanical Garden Kew, the Macquarie University, the University of Minnesota and the US NSF funded project TraitNet

Data Description: 5.6 million trait records; 100,000 plant species the TRY initiative has integrated about 250 datasets, including original datasets of unpublished and published data, but also collective databases like LEDA, GlopNet, BiolFlor, SID, EcoFlora and many others, which have already combined several original datasets.

Project Type: Data Repository

Project Domains: Biological Sciences

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