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Title: Fine-Root Ecology Database (FRED): A Global Collection of Root Trait Data with Coincident Site, Vegetation, Edaphic, and Climatic Data, Version 1

Abstract

To address the need for a centralized root trait database, we are compiling the Fine-Root Ecology Database (FRED) from published literature and unpublished data. FRED Version 1 (FRED 1.0) currently houses more than 70,000 observations of root traits and their associated site, vegetation, edaphic, and climatic conditions from across the globe (see image below, which shows the more than 1000 distinct locations associated with observations in FRED 1.0). Data collection is ongoing and will continue for the foreseeable future. The more than 300 root traits currently housed in FRED 1.0 are described in detail here. FRED is focused on fine roots (less than 2 mm), as coarse roots are studied using different methodology, often at very different scales, and have different traits and trait interpretations.

Authors:
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  1. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
ORNLTESSFA (Oak Ridge National Lab's Terrestrial Ecosystem Science Scientific Focus Area (ORNL TES SFA))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23). Climate and Environmental Sciences Division
OSTI Identifier:
1415755
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Data
Data Type:
Specialized Mix
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Iversen, C. M., Powell, A. S., McCormack, M. L., Blackwood, C. B., Freschet, G. T., Kattge, J., Roumet, C., Stover, D. B., Soudzilovskaia, N. A., and Valverde-Barrantes, O. J. Fine-Root Ecology Database (FRED): A Global Collection of Root Trait Data with Coincident Site, Vegetation, Edaphic, and Climatic Data, Version 1. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.3334/cdiac/ornlsfa.005.
Iversen, C. M., Powell, A. S., McCormack, M. L., Blackwood, C. B., Freschet, G. T., Kattge, J., Roumet, C., Stover, D. B., Soudzilovskaia, N. A., & Valverde-Barrantes, O. J. Fine-Root Ecology Database (FRED): A Global Collection of Root Trait Data with Coincident Site, Vegetation, Edaphic, and Climatic Data, Version 1. United States. doi:10.3334/cdiac/ornlsfa.005.
Iversen, C. M., Powell, A. S., McCormack, M. L., Blackwood, C. B., Freschet, G. T., Kattge, J., Roumet, C., Stover, D. B., Soudzilovskaia, N. A., and Valverde-Barrantes, O. J. Sun . "Fine-Root Ecology Database (FRED): A Global Collection of Root Trait Data with Coincident Site, Vegetation, Edaphic, and Climatic Data, Version 1". United States. doi:10.3334/cdiac/ornlsfa.005. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1415755.
@article{osti_1415755,
title = {Fine-Root Ecology Database (FRED): A Global Collection of Root Trait Data with Coincident Site, Vegetation, Edaphic, and Climatic Data, Version 1},
author = {Iversen, C. M. and Powell, A. S. and McCormack, M. L. and Blackwood, C. B. and Freschet, G. T. and Kattge, J. and Roumet, C. and Stover, D. B. and Soudzilovskaia, N. A. and Valverde-Barrantes, O. J.},
abstractNote = {To address the need for a centralized root trait database, we are compiling the Fine-Root Ecology Database (FRED) from published literature and unpublished data. FRED Version 1 (FRED 1.0) currently houses more than 70,000 observations of root traits and their associated site, vegetation, edaphic, and climatic conditions from across the globe (see image below, which shows the more than 1000 distinct locations associated with observations in FRED 1.0). Data collection is ongoing and will continue for the foreseeable future. The more than 300 root traits currently housed in FRED 1.0 are described in detail here. FRED is focused on fine roots (less than 2 mm), as coarse roots are studied using different methodology, often at very different scales, and have different traits and trait interpretations.},
doi = {10.3334/cdiac/ornlsfa.005},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {1}
}

Works referencing / citing this record:

A global Fine-Root Ecology Database to address below-ground challenges in plant ecology
journal, February 2017

  • Iversen, Colleen M.; McCormack, M. Luke; Powell, A. Shafer
  • New Phytologist, Vol. 215, Issue 1, p. 15-26
  • DOI: 10.1111/nph.14486