description: A database of plant traits and ecosystem services. Designed to support meta-analysis and crop and ecosystem modeling.
dataStandard: Standardization of taxonomy using usda.plants.gov; no standardization of traits vocabulary
contactName: David LeBauer
traitList: Over 50k plant traits and ecosystem functions from over 5k taxa
higherGeography: Global | Africa | Antarctica | Asia | Europe | North America | Oceania | South America
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