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Bjorkman, A., Myers-Smith, I., Elmendorf, S., Normand, S., Thomas, H., Alatalo, J., Alexander, H., Anadon-Rosell, A., Angers-Blondin, S., Bai, Y., Baruah, G., te Beest, M., Berner, L., Björk, R., Blok, D., Bruelheide, H., Buchwal, A., Buras, A., Carbognani, M., Christie, K., Collier, L., Cooper, E., Cornelissen, J., Dickinson, K., Dullinger, S., Elberling, B., Eskelinen, A., Forbes, B., Frei, E., Iturrate-Garcia, M., Good, M., Grau, O., Green, P., Greve, M., Grogan, P., Haider, S., Hájek, T., Hallinger, M., Happonen, K., Harper, K., Heijmans, M., Henry, G., Hermanutz, L., Hewitt, R., Hollister, R., Hudson, J., Hülber, K., Iversen, C., Jaroszynska, F., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Johnstone, J., Jorgensen, R., Kaarlejärvi, E., Klady, R., Klimešová, J., Korsten, A., Kuleza, S., Kulonen, A., Lamarque, L., Lantz, T., Lavalle, A., Lembrechts, J., Lévesque, E., Little, C., Luoto, M., Macek, P., Mack, M., Mathakutha, R., Michelsen, A., Milbau, A., Molau, U., Morgan, J., Mörsdorf, M., Nabe-Nielsen, J., Nielsen, S., Ninot, J., Oberbauer, S., Olofsson, J., Onipchenko, V., Petraglia, A., Pickering, C., Prevéy, J., Rixen, C., Rumpf, S., Schaepman-Strub, G., Semenchuk, P., Shetti, R., Soudzilovskaia, N., Spasojevic, M., Speed, J., Street, L., Suding, K., Tape, K., Tomaselli, M., Trant, A., Treier, U., Tremblay, J., Tremblay, M., Venn, S., Virkkala, A., Vowles, T., Weijers, S., Wilmking, M., Wipf, S., Zamin, T. (2018) Tundra Trait Team: A database of plant traits spanning the tundra biome. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27 (12), 1402-1411. doi:10.1111/geb.12821

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

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Author: Bjorkman, Anne D.1,2,3; Myers-Smith, Isla H.1; Elmendorf, Sarah C.4,5,6;
Normand, Signe2,7,8; Thomas, Haydn J. D.1; Alatalo, Juha M.9; Alexander, Heather10; Anadon-Rosell, Alba11,12,13; Angers-Blondin, Sandra1; Bai, Yang14; Baruah, Gaurav15; te Beest, Mariska16,17; Berner, Logan18; Bjork, Robert G.19,20; Blok, Daan21; Bruelheide, Helge22,23; Buchwal, Agata24,25; Buras, Allan26; Carbognani, Michele27; Christie, Katherine28; Collier, Laura S.29; Cooper, Elisabeth J.30; Cornelissen, J. Hans C.31; Dickinson, Katharine J. M.32; Dullinger, Stefan33; Elberling, Bo34; Eskelinen, Anu23,35,36; Forbes, Bruce C.37; Frei, Esther R.38,39; Iturrate-Garcia, Maitane15; Good, Megan K.40; Grau, Oriol41,42; Green, Peter43; Greve, Michelle44; Grogan, Paul45; Haider, Sylvia22,23; Hajek, Tomas46,47; Hallinger, Martin48; Happonen, Konsta49; Harper, Karen A.50; Heijmans, Monique M. P. D.51; Henry, Gregory H. R.39; Hermanutz, Luise29; Hewitt, Rebecca E.52; Hollister, Robert D.53; Hudson, James54; Huelber, Karl33; Iversen, Colleen M.55,56; Jaroszynska, Francesca57,58; Jimenez-Alfaro, Borja59; Johnstone, Jill60; Jorgensen, Rasmus Halfdan61; Kaarlejarvi, Elina14,62; Klady, Rebecca63; Klimesova, Jitka46; Korsten, Annika32; Kuleza, Sara60; Kulonen, Aino58; Lamarque, Laurent J.64,65; Lantz, Trevor66; Lavalle, Amanda67; Lembrechts, Jonas J.68; Levesque, Esther64,65; Little, Chelsea J.15,69; Luoto, Miska49; Macek, Petr47; Mack, Michelle C.52; Mathakutha, Rabia44; Michelsen, Anders34,70; Milbau, Ann71; Molau, Ulf72; Morgan, John W.43; Morsdorf, Martin Alfons30; Nabe-Nielsen, Jacob73; Nielsen, Sigrid Scholer2; Ninot, Josep M.11,12; Oberbauer, Steven F.74; Olofsson, Johan16; Onipchenko, Vladimir G.75; Petraglia, Alessandro27; Pickering, Catherine76; Prevey, Janet S.58; Rixen, Christian58; Rumpf, Sabine B.33; Schaepman-Strub, Gabriela15; Semenchuk, Philipp30,77; Shetti, Rohan13; Soudzilovskaia, Nadejda A.78; Spasojevic, Marko J.79; Speed, James David Mervyn80; Street, Lorna E.1; Suding, Katharine4; Tape, Ken D.81; Tomaselli, Marcello27; Trant, Andrew82; Treier, Urs A.2,80; Tremblay, Jean-Pierre83,84; Tremblay, Maxime64,65; Venn, Susanna85; Virkkala, Anna-Maria49; Vowles, Tage19; Weijers, Stef86; Wilmking, Martin13; Wipf, Sonja58; Zamin, Tara44
Organizations: 1Univ Edinburgh, Sch Geosci, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
2Aarhus Univ, Dept Biosci, Ecoinformat & Biodivers, Aarhus, Denmark.
3Biodivers & Climate Res Ctr BiK F, Senckenberg Gesell Nat Forsch, Frankfurt, Germany.
4Univ Colorado, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biol, Boulder, CO 80309 USA.
5Natl Ecol Observ Network, Boulder, CO USA.
6Univ Colorado, Inst Arctic & Alpine Res, Boulder, CO 80309 USA.
7Aarhus Univ, Dept Biosci, Arctic Res Ctr, Aarhus, Denmark.
8Aarhus Univ, Dept Biosci, Ctr Biodivers Dynam Changing World BIOCHANGE, Aarhus, Denmark.
9Qatar Univ, Dept Biol & Environm Sci, Doha, Qatar.
10Mississippi State Univ, Dept Forestry, Forest & Wildlife Res Ctr, Mississippi State, MS 39762 USA.
11Univ Barcelona, Dept Evolutionary Biol Ecol & Environm Sc, Barcelona, Spain.
12Univ Barcelona, Biodivers Res Inst, Barcelona, Spain.
13Ernst Moritz Arndt Univ Greifswald, Inst Bot & Landscape Ecol, Greifswald, Germany.
14Chinese Acad Sci, Xishuangbanna Trop Bot Garden, Ctr Integrat Conservat, Xishuangbanna, Peoples R China.
15Univ Zurich, Dept Evolutionary Biol & Environm Studies, Zurich, Switzerland.
16Umea Univ, Dept Ecol & Environm Sci, Umea, Sweden.
17Univ Utrecht, Copernicus Inst Sustainable Dev, Environm Sci, Utrecht, Netherlands.
18No Arizona Univ, Sch Informat Comp & Cyber Syst, Flagstaff, AZ USA.
19Univ Gothenburg, Dept Earth Sci, Gothenburg, Sweden.
20Gothenburg Global Biodivers Ctr, Gothenburg, Sweden.
21Lund Univ, Dept Phys Geog & Ecosyst Sci, Lund, Sweden.
22Martin Luther Univ Halle Wittenberg, Inst Biol Geobot & Bot Garden, Halle, Saale, Germany.
23German Ctr Integrat Biodivers Res iDiv, Leipzig, Germany.
24Adam Mickiewicz Univ, Inst Geoecol & Geoinformat, Poznan, Poland.
25Univ Alaska Anchorage, Dept Biol Sci, Anchorage, AK USA.
26Tech Univ Munich, Freising Weihenstephan, Germany.
27Univ Parma, Dept Chem Life Sci & Environm Sustainabil, Parma, Italy.
28Alaska Dept Fish & Game, 333 Raspberry Rd, Anchorage, AK 99518 USA.
29Mem Univ, Dept Biol, St John, NF, Canada.
30UiT Arctic Univ Norway, Fac Biosci Fisheries & Econ, Dept Arctic & Marine Biol, Tromso, Norway.
31Vrije Univ, Dept Ecol Sci, Syst Ecol, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
32Univ Otago, Dept Bot, Dunedin, New Zealand.
33Univ Vienna, Dept Bot & Biodivers Res, Vienna, Austria.
34Univ Copenhagen, Dept Geosci & Nat Resource Management, Ctr Permafrost CENPERM, Copenhagen, Denmark.
35UFZ Helmholtz Ctr Environm Res, Dept Physiol Divers, Leipzig, Germany.
36Univ Oulu, Dept Ecol & Genet, Oulu, Finland.
37Univ Lapland, Arctic Ctr, Rovaniemi, Finland.
38Swiss Fed Res Inst WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland.
39Univ British Columbia, Dept Geog, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
40Federat Univ, Fac Sci & Technol, Ballarat, Vic, Australia.
41CREAF CSIC UAB, Global Ecol Unit, Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain.
42CREAF, Cerdanyola Del Valles, Catalonia, Spain.
43La Trobe Univ, Dept Ecol Environm & Evolut, Bundoora, Vic, Australia.
44Univ Pretoria, Dept Plant & Soil Sci, Pretoria, South Africa.
45Queens Univ, Dept Biol, Kingston, ON, Canada.
46Czech Acad Sci, Inst Bot, Trebon, Czech Republic.
47Univ South Bohemia, Ctr Polar Ecol, Fac Sci, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.
48Swedish Agr Univ SLU, Dept Biol, Uppsala, Sweden.
49Univ Helsinki, Dept Geosci & Geog, Helsinki, Finland.
50St Marys Univ, Biol Dept, Halifax, NS, Canada.
51Wageningen Univ & Res, Plant Ecol & Nat Conservat Grp, Wageningen, Netherlands.
52No Arizona Univ, Ctr Ecosyst Sci & Soc, Flagstaff, AZ USA.
53Grand Valley State Univ, Dept Biol, Allendale, MI 49401 USA.
54British Columbia Publ Serv, Surrey, BC, Canada.
55Oak Ridge Natl Lab, Climate Change Sci Inst, Oak Ridge, TN USA.
56Oak Ridge Natl Lab, Div Environm Sci, POB 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 USA.
57Univ Aberdeen, Inst Biol & Environm Sci, Aberdeen, Scotland.
58WSL Inst Snow & Avalanche Res SLF, Davos, Switzerland.
59Univ Oviedo, CSIC UO PA, Res Unit Biodivers, Oviedo, Spain.
60Univ Saskatchewan, Dept Biol, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
61Univ Copenhagen, Dept Geosci & Nat Resource Management, Copenhagen, Denmark.
62Vrije Univ Brussel, Dept Biol, Ixelles, Belgium.
63Univ British Columbia, Fac Forestry, Dept Forest Resources Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
64Univ Quebec Trois Rivieres, Dept Sci Environm, Trois Rivieres, PQ, Canada.
65Univ Quebec Trois Rivieres, Ctr Etud Nord, Trois Rivieres, PQ, Canada.
66Univ Victoria, Sch Environm Studies, Victoria, BC, Canada.
67Dalhousie Univ, Sch Resource & Environm Studies, Halifax, NS, Canada.
68Univ Antwerp, Ctr Excellence Plants & Ecosyst PLECO, Antwerp, Belgium.
69Swiss Fed Inst Aquat Sci & Technol, Dept Aquat Ecol, Dubendorf, Switzerland.
70Univ Copenhagen, Dept Biol, Copenhagen, Denmark.
71Res Inst Nat & Forest INBO, Brussels, Belgium.
72Univ Gothenburg, Dept Biol & Environm Sci, Gothenburg, Sweden.
73Aarhus Univ, Dept Biosci, Roskilde, Denmark.
74Florida Int Univ, Dept Biol Sci, Miami, FL 33199 USA.
75Lomonosov Moscow State Univ, Dept Geobot, Moscow, Russia.
76Griffith Univ, Environm Futures Res Inst, Southport, Qld, Australia.
77Univ Vienna, Dept Bot & Biodivers Res, Div Conservat Biol Vegetat Ecol & Landscape Ecol, Vienna, Austria.
78Leiden Univ, CML, Inst Environm Sci, Environm Biol Dept, Leiden, Netherlands.
79Univ Calif Riverside, Dept Evolut Ecol & Organismal Biol, Riverside, CA 92521 USA.
80Norwegian Univ Sci & Technol, NTNU Univ Museum, Trondheim, Norway.
81Univ Alaska Fairbanks, Inst Northern Engn, Fairbanks, AK USA.
82Univ Waterloo, Sch Environm Resources & Sustainabil, Waterloo, ON, Canada.
83Univ Laval, Ctr Etud Nord, Dept Biol, Quebec City, PQ, Canada.
84Univ Laval, Ctr Etud Foret, Quebec City, PQ, Canada.
85Deakin Univ, Sch Life & Environm Sci, Ctr Integrat Ecol, Burwood, Vic, Australia.
86Univ Bonn, Dept Geog, Bonn, Germany.
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Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019050614403
Language: English
Published: John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-05-06
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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.

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Series: Global ecology and biogeography. A journal of macroecology
ISSN: 1466-822X
ISSN-E: 1466-822X
ISSN-L: 1466-822X
Volume: 27
Issue: 12
Pages: 1402 - 1411
DOI: 10.1111/geb.12821
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1111/geb.12821
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
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Funding: This paper is an outcome of the sTundra working group supported by sDiv, the Synthesis Centre of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle‐Jena‐Leipzig (DFG FZT 118). ADB was supported by an iDiv postdoctoral fellowship and The Danish Council for Independent Research ‐ Natural Sciences (DFF 4181‐00565 to SN). ADB, IHM‐S, HJDT and SAB were funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (ShrubTundra Project NE/M016323/1 to IHM‐S) and SN by the Villum Foundation’s Young Investigator Programme (VKR023456). HJDT was also funded by a NERC doctoral training partnership grant (NE/L002558/1). DB was supported by The Swedish Research Council (2015‐00465) and Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions co‐funding (INCA 600398). RDH was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation. JSP was supported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. AB was supported by EU‐F7P INTERACT (262693) and MOBILITY PLUS (1072/MOB/2013/0). CMI was supported by the Office of Biological and Environmental Research in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science as part of the Next‐Generation Ecosystem Experiments in the Arctic (NGEE Arctic) project. JJ, PG, GHRH, KAH, LSC and TZ were supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. GHRH, LSC and LH were supported by ArcticNet. GHRH, and LSC were also supported by the Northern Scientific Training Program. GHRH was additionally supported by the Polar Continental Shelf Program. JN‐N was supported by the Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University. AAR, OG and JMN were supported by the Spanish OAPN (project 534S/2012) and European INTERACT project (262693 Transnational Access). GS‐S and MI‐G were supported by the University of Zurich Research Priority Program on Global Change and Biodiversity. VGO was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (#14‐50‐00029). ERF was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (#155554). SSN was supported by the Carlsberg Foundation (2013‐01‐0825), The Danish Council for Independent Research ‐ Natural Sciences (DFF 4181‐00565) and the Villum Foundation (VKR023456). JDMS was supported by the Research Council of Norway (262064). JMA was supported by the Carl Tryggers stiftelse för vetenskaplig forskning. AE was supported by the Academy of Finland (projects 253385 and 297191). PM and TH were supported by the Czech Science Foundation 17‐20839S and MSMT LM2015078. MG and RM were supported by the South African National Research Fund SANAP Grant 110734. REH and MCM were supported by the National Science Foundation (award #1504312). JJL received funding from the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) through a personal grant. EK was supported by Swedish Research Council (2015‐00498). BE and A Michelsen were supported by the Danish National Research Foundation (CENPERM DNRF100).
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297191
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