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Tundra Trait Team: A database of plant traits spanning the tundra biome

Bjorkman, Anne D. and Myers-Smith, Isla H. and Elmendorf, Sarah C. and Normand, Signe and Thomas, Haydn J. D. and Alatalo, Juha M. and Alexander, Heather and Anadon-Rosell, Alba and Angers-Blondin, Sandra and Bai, Yang and Baruah, Gaurav and te Beest, Mariska and Berner, Logan and Bjork, Robert G. and Blok, Daan and Bruelheide, Helge and Buchwal, Agata and Buras, Allan and Carbognani, Michele and Christie, Katherine and Collier, Laura S. and Cooper, Elisabeth J. and Cornelissen, J. Hans C. and Dickinson, Katharine J. M. and Dullinger, Stefan and Elberling, Bo and Eskelinen, Anu and Forbes, Bruce C. and Frei, Esther R. and Iturrate-Garcia, Maitane and Good, Megan K. and Grau, Oriol and Green, Peter and Greve, Michelle and Grogan, Paul and Haider, Sylvia and Hajek, Tomas and Hallinger, Martin and Happonen, Konsta and Harper, Karen A. and Heijmans, Monique M. P. D. and Henry, Gregory H. R. and Hermanutz, Luise and Hewitt, Rebecca E. and Hollister, Robert D. and Hudson, James and Huelber, Karl and Iversen, Colleen M. and Jaroszynska, Francesca and Jimenez-Alfaro, Borja and Johnstone, Jill and Jorgensen, Rasmus Halfdan and Kaarlejarvi, Elina and Klady, Rebecca and Klimesova, Jitka and Korsten, Annika and Kuleza, Sara and Kulonen, Aino and Lamarque, Laurent J. and Lantz, Trevor and Lavalle, Amanda and Lembrechts, Jonas J. and Levesque, Esther and Little, Chelsea J. and Luoto, Miska and Macek, Petr and Mack, Michelle C. and Mathakutha, Rabia and Michelsen, Anders and Milbau, Ann and Molau, Ulf and Morgan, John W. and Morsdorf, Martin Alfons and Nabe-Nielsen, Jacob and Nielsen, Sigrid Scholer and Ninot, Josep M. and Oberbauer, Steven F. and Olofsson, Johan and Onipchenko, Vladimir G. and Petraglia, Alessandro and Pickering, Catherine and Prevey, Janet S. and Rixen, Christian and Rumpf, Sabine B. and Schaepman-Strub, Gabriela and Semenchuk, Philipp and Shetti, Rohan and Soudzilovskaia, Nadejda A. and Spasojevic, Marko J. and Speed, James David Mervyn and Street, Lorna E. and Suding, Katharine and Tape, Ken D. and Tomaselli, Marcello and Trant, Andrew and Treier, Urs A. and Tremblay, Jean-Pierre and Tremblay, Maxime and Venn, Susanna and Virkkala, Anna-Maria and Vowles, Tage and Weijers, Stef and Wilmking, Martin and Wipf, Sonja and Zamin, Tara. (2018) Tundra Trait Team: A database of plant traits spanning the tundra biome. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY, 27 (12). pp. 1402-1411.

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Abstract

Motivation The Tundra Trait Team (TTT) database includes field-based measurements of key traits related to plant form and function at multiple sites across the tundra biome. This dataset can be used to address theoretical questions about plant strategy and trade-offs, trait-environment relationships and environmental filtering, and trait variation across spatial scales, to validate satellite data, and to inform Earth system model parameters. Main types of variable contained The database contains 91,970 measurements of 18 plant traits. The most frequently measured traits (> 1,000 observations each) include plant height, leaf area, specific leaf area, leaf fresh and dry mass, leaf dry matter content, leaf nitrogen, carbon and phosphorus content, leaf C:N and N:P, seed mass, and stem specific density. Spatial location and grain Measurements were collected in tundra habitats in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, including Arctic sites in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Fennoscandia and Siberia, alpine sites in the European Alps, Colorado Rockies, Caucasus, Ural Mountains, Pyrenees, Australian Alps, and Central Otago Mountains (New Zealand), and sub-Antarctic Marion Island. More than 99% of observations are georeferenced. Time period and grain All data were collected between 1964 and 2018. A small number of sites have repeated trait measurements at two or more time periods. Major taxa and level of measurement Trait measurements were made on 978 terrestrial vascular plant species growing in tundra habitats. Most observations are on individuals (86%), while the remainder represent plot or site means or maximums per species. Software format csv file and GitHub repository with data cleaning scripts in R; contribution to TRY plant trait database ( www.try-db.org ) to be included in the next version release.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Integrative Biologie > ├ľkologie (Rumpf)
UniBasel Contributors:Rumpf, Sabine
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
ISSN:1466-822X
e-ISSN:1466-8238
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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