01 Jul '11, 4pm

New database of plant traits emerges as key tool in climate modeling studies

01 Jul 2011: New Database of Plant Traits Emerges as Potential Tool in Climate Studies A consortium of scientists has compiled a database that categorizes millions of traits for nearly a quarter of the world’s plant species , a resource they say will help climate researchers more accurately model the effects of climate change in different environments. The project, known as TRY , has so far compiled plant traits — including structural and physiological properties — for more than 69,000 of the planet’s 300,000 known plant species. Those traits determine how plants compete for light, water, and soil resources; where they grow; and how fast they grow. Project organizers say the resource will be an essential tool for biodiversity research and Earth-system sciences, particularly as scientists attempt to understand the effects of climate change on ecosystems worldwide. “This hug...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/new_database_of_plant_traits_...

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