AusTraits is a transformative database
of the traits of Australia’s 22,000 plant species, standardised from hundreds of disconnected primary sources.
To make the data from published scientific papers, floras, taxonomic species descriptions, and individual lab archives interoperable, a reproducible workflow has been developed, and is hosted on GitHub. This project will strengthen and extend the database with new data sources and improved standards and description, enhancing data findability, interoperability and reusability. The resource will be released under an open source license (CC-BY 4.0).
Who is this project for?
- Natural resource managers
- Government (state and commonwealth)
What does this project enable?
AusTraits fills a substantial gap in Australian and global biodiversity resources, enabling fundamental and applied questions to be addressed at scale. AusTraits will be a living resource, with a series of releases made over the coming years containing ever-expanded and improved data.
- Final Report [PDF 125KB]
- FAIR Assessment [PDF 88KB]
- Presentation [PDF 2MB]
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