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Title: AusTraits, a curated plant trait database for the Australian flora
Contributor(s): Falster, Daniel (author); Gallagher, Rachael (author); Wenk, Elizabeth H (author); Wright, Ian J (author); Indiarto, Dony (author); Andrew, Samuel C (author); Baxter, Caitlan (author); Lawson, James (author); Allen, Stuart (author); Fuchs, Anne (author); Monro, Anna (author); Kar, Fonti (author); Adams, Mark A (author); Ahrens, Collin W (author); Alfonzetti, Matthew (author); Angevin, Tara (author); Apgaua, Deborah M G (author); Arndt, Stefan (author); Atkin, Owen K (author); Atkinson, Joe (author); Auld, Tony (author); Baker, Andrew (author); von Balthazar, Maria (author); Bean, Anthony (author); Blackman, Chris J (author); Bloomfield, Keith (author); Bowman, David M J S (author); Bragg, Jason (author); Brodribb, Timothy J (author); Buckton, Genevieve (author); Burrows, Geoff (author); Caldwell, Elizabeth (author); Camac, James (author); Carpenter, Raymond (author); Catford, Jane A (author); Cawthray, Gregory R (author); Cernusak, Lucas A (author); Chandler, Gregory (author); Chapman, Alex R (author); Cheal, David (author); Cheesman, Alexander W (author); Chen, Si-Chong (author); Choat, Brendan (author); Clinton, Brook (author); Clode, Peta L (author); Coleman, Helen (author); Cornwell, William K (author); Cosgrove, Meredith (author); Crisp, Michael (author); Cross, Erika (author); Crous, Kristine Y (author); Cunningham, Saul (author); Curran, Timothy (author); Curtis, Ellen (author); Daws, Matthew I (author); DeGrabriel, Jane L (author); Denton, Matthew D (author); Dong, Ning (author); Du, Pengzhen (author); Duan, Honglang (author); Duncan, David H (author); Duncan, Richard P (author); Duretto, Marco (author); Dwyer, John M (author); Edwards, Cheryl (author); Esperon-Rodriguez, Manuel (author); Evans, John R (author); Everingham, Susan E (author); Farrell, Claire (author); Firn, Jennifer (author); Fonseca, Carlos Roberto (author); French, Ben J (author); Frood, Doug (author); Funk, Jennifer L (author); Geange, Sonya R (author); Ghannoum, Oula (author); Gleason, Sean M (author); Gosper, Carl R (author); Gray, Emma (author); Groom, Philip K (author); Grootemaat, Saskia (author); Gross, Caroline  (author)orcid ; Guerin, Greg (author); Guja, Lydia (author); Hahs, Amy K (author); Harrison, Matthew Tom (author); Hayes, Patrick E (author); Henery, Martin (author); Hochuli, Dieter (author); Howell, Jocelyn (author); Huang, Guomin (author); Hughes, Lesley (author); Huisman, John (author); Ilic, Jugoslav (author); Jagdish, Ashika (author); Jin, Daniel (author); Jordan, Gregory (author); Jurado, Enrique (author); Kanowski, John (author); Kasel, Sabine (author); Kellermann, Jürgen (author); Kenny, Belinda (author); Kohout, Michele (author); Kooyman, Robert M (author); Kotowska, Martyna M (author); Lai, Hao Ran (author); Laliberté, Etienne (author); Lambers, Hans (author); Lambert, Byron B (author); Lanfear, Robert (author); van Langevelde, Frank (author); Laughlin, Daniel C (author); Laugier-Kitchener, Bree-Anne (author); Laurance, Susan (author); Lehmann, Caroline E R (author); Leigh, Andrea (author); Leishman, Michelle R (author); Lenz, Tanya (author); Lepschi, Brendan (author); Lewis, James D (author); Lim, Felix (author); Liu, Udayangani (author); Lord, Janice (author); Lusk, Christopher H (author); Macinnis-Ng, Cate (author); Mcpherson, Hannah (author); Magallón, Susana (author); Manea, Anthony (author); López-Martinez, Andrea (author); Mayfield, Margaret (author); McCarthy, James K (author); Meers, Trevor (author); van der Merwe, Marlien (author); Metcalfe, Daniel J (author); Milberg, Per (author); Mokany, Karel (author); Moles, Angela T (author); Moore, Ben D (author); Moore, Nicholas (author); Morgan, John W (author); Morris, William (author); Muir, Annette (author); Munroe, Samantha (author); Nicholson, Áine (author); Nicolle, Dean (author); Nicotra, Adrienne B (author); Niinemets, Ülo (author); North, Tom (author); O'reilly-Nugent, Andrew (author); O'Sullivan, Odhran S (author); Oberle, Brad (author); Onoda, Yusuke (author); Ooi, Mark K J (author); Osborne, Colin P (author); Paczkowska, Grazyna (author); Pekin, Burak (author); Pereira, Caio Guilherme (author); Pickering, Catherine (author); Pickup, Melinda (author); Pollock, Laura J (author); Poot, Pieter (author); Powell, Jeff R (author); Power, Sally A (author); Prentice, Iain Colin (author); Prior, Lynda (author); Prober, Suzanne M (author); Read, Jennifer (author); Reynolds, Victoria (author); Richards, Anna E (author); Richardson, Ben (author); Roderick, Michael L (author); Rosell, Julieta A (author); Rossetto, Maurizio (author); Rye, Barbara (author); Rymer, Paul D (author); Sams, Michael A (author); Sanson, Gordon (author); Sauquet, Hervé (author); Schmidt, Susanne (author); Schönenberger, Jürg (author); Schulze, Ernst-Detlef (author); Sendall, Kerrie (author); Sinclair, Steve (author); Smith, Benjamin (author); Smith, Renee (author); Soper, Fiona (author); Sparrow, Ben (author); Standish, Rachel J (author); Staples, Timothy L (author); Stephens, Ruby (author); Szota, Christopher (author); Taseski, Guy (author); Tasker, Elizabeth (author); Thomas, Freya (author); Tissue, David T (author); Tjoelker, Mark G (author); Tng, David Yue Phin (author); de Tombeur, Félix (author); Tomlinson, Kyle (author); Turner, Neil C (author); Veneklaas, Erik J (author); Venn, Susanna (author); Vesk, Peter (author); Vlasveld, Carolyn (author); Vorontsova, Maria S (author); Warren, Charles A (author); Warwick, Nigel  (author)orcid ; Weerasinghe, Lasantha K (author); Wells, Jessie (author); Westoby, Mark (author); White, Matthew (author); Williams, Nicholas S G (author); Wills, Jarrah (author); Wilson, Peter G (author); Yates, Colin (author); Zanne, Amy E (author); Zemunik, Graham (author); Ziemińska, Kasia (author)
Publication Date: 2021-09-30
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1038/s41597-021-01006-6
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We introduce the AusTraits database - a compilation of values of plant traits for taxa in the Australian flora (hereafter AusTraits). AusTraits synthesises data on 448 traits across 28,640 taxa from field campaigns, published literature, taxonomic monographs, and individual taxon descriptions. Traits vary in scope from physiological measures of performance (e.g. photosynthetic gas exchange, water-use efficiency) to morphological attributes (e.g. leaf area, seed mass, plant height) which link to aspects of ecological variation. AusTraits contains curated and harmonised individual- and species-level measurements coupled to, where available, contextual information on site properties and experimental conditions. This article provides information on version 3.0.2 of AusTraits which contains data for 997,808 trait-by-taxon combinations. We envision AusTraits as an ongoing collaborative initiative for easily archiving and sharing trait data, which also provides a template for other national or regional initiatives globally to fill persistent gaps in trait knowledge.

Measurement(s)plant trait
Technology Type(s)digital curation
Sample Characteristic - OrganismViridiplantae
Sample Characteristic - LocationAustralia
Publication Type: Journal Article
Grant Details: ARC/FT100100910
Source of Publication: Scientific Data, v.8, p. 1-20
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 2052-4463
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 310303 Ecological physiology
310806 Plant physiology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 180606 Terrestrial biodiversity
190102 Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Appears in Collections:Journal Article
School of Environmental and Rural Science
UNE Business School

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