Plant traits – morphological, anatomical, biochemical, physiological or phenological features of individuals or their component organs or tissues – are a key to understanding and predicting the adaptation of ecosystems cialis online in the face of biodiversity loss and global change. To improve the empirical data basis for such projections, in 2007 the TRY project was initiated, aimed
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at bringing together the different plant trait databases worldwide. In this context TRY is not an acronym, rather
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sentiment. Since 2007 the TRY database has accomplished an unprecedented coverage. It contains 3 million trait records for 750 traits of 1 million individual plants, representing 69,000 plant species. About halve of the data are geo-referenced, providing a global coverage of more than 8000 measurement