description: A database of plant traits and ecosystem services. Designed to support meta-analysis and crop and ecosystem modeling.

webpage: https://www.betydb.org

paperDOIcitation: https://www.doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12420

datasetDOI_URL: https://betydb.org

dataStandard: Standardization of taxonomy using usda.plants.gov; no standardization of traits vocabulary

standardizationScripts: None

contactName: David LeBauer

contactEmail: dlebauer@arizona.edu

license: ODC-By

traitList: Over 50k plant traits and ecosystem functions from over 5k taxa

higherGeography: Global | Africa | Antarctica | Asia | Europe | North America | Oceania | South America

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taxon: Plantae

eventDate: about 1910 to current

taxaList: 1312 distinct genera, 3032 distinct species, and 470 taxa resolved below plant species (mostly cultivars), standardized mainly based on USDA Plants database

usefulClasses: Mostly in-situ measurements on plant individuals, communities, and ecosystems