‘Global plant database’ to help monitor effects of climate change on ecosystem

Asian News International: Scientists have created the world's largest global plant database that is expected to promote biodiversity research and Earth-system sciences. The compilation of three million traits or functional properties for 69,000 out of the world's 300,000 plant species has already been published. The vast project is the outcome of worldwide collaboration of scientists from 106 re-search institutions. The initiative, known as TRY is hosted at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena (Germany).......

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