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Functional Traits

Functional Trait Proposal & Protocol

* Updated 3 June 2011 with information on reduced trait protocol

"Please disregard the leaf rehydration requirement regardless of whether you are collecting all traits or just SLA." -Jennifer Firn (1 June 2011)

A number of NutNet sites are implementing a study to examine the importance of plant traits (life form, reproductive strategy, seed mass, leaf traits) in response to nutrient addition and with respect to invasive ability.

REDUCED Trait Protocol (for limited time & effort) [.doc]

FULL NutNet Trait Proposal for Functional Trait Study (includes sampling protocol)

Functional trait datasheet (.xls)

Seed harvesting and shipping instructions

Background: Standardized dispersal trait measurement (LEDA)