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.
Background: Standardized dispersal trait measurement (LEDA)