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Biology: Websites

Center for Behaviour and Neurosciences (CBN) Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies (CEES) Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB)

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Learned societies

TRY Initiative on Plant Traits

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

State of database

  • 3 million trait records for about 69000 plant species
  • 206 participants from 106 scientific institutes worldwide
  • 50 scientific projects using plant trait data via TRY

TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity)


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