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Life history traits of the northwest european flora: a database

Objective

The LEDA Trait base program aims at a WWW-based database with a complete species-trait matrix for the northwest European flora, i.e. ca. 3000 species, open for further expansion to the whole European flora and including e-networking procedures to continue data adding after the termination of the project. The traits are related to the persistence, regeneration and mobility of plants. They will be compiled from an extensive literature review, from unpublished data and field experiments. The user can generate select species-trait matrices for local, regional, or national species pools which can be analysed with data mining tools. Case studies from several EU countries on the habitat, landscape, and national scale will demonstrate applicability. The database will allow putting species in a comparative context based on their trait attributes to extract general principles about functional plant-environment relations.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF OLDENBURG
Address
Carl-von-ossietzky-strasse 9-11
26111 Oldenburg
Germany

Participants (9)

INSTITUTE OF BOTANY - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
145,Zamek 1
252 43 Pruhonice
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Vital Decosterstraat, 102
3000 Louvain / Leuven
KURATORIUM OFFIS E. V.
Germany
Address
Escherweg 2
26121 Oldenburg
NORWEGIAN FOUNDATION FOR NATURE RESEARCH AND CULTURAL HERITAGE RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Tungasletta 2
7485 Trondheim
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Address
Toernooiveld 1
6525 ED Nijmegen
UFZ - UMWELTFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM LEIPZIG-HALLE GMBH
Germany
Address
Permoser Strasse 15
Leipzig
UNIVERSITAET REGENSBURG
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 31
93040 Regensburg
UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Address
Kerklaan 30
9750 AA Haren Gn
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Address
Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield