AusTraits is an emerging national data asset quantifying the traits of Australia’s flora, which comprises approximately 26,000 different plant species.
Functional and structural traits (such as leaf size, potential photosynthetic rate, maximum height, floral colour, floral symmetry) capture differences among species in their ecology, function, and evolution, and are crucial for advancing core research and applied outcomes in plant science.
Who is this project for?
- Research organisations
- Government agencies
What does this project enable?
By delivering a research-ready resource, AusTraits will transform our ability to both understand and manage Australian vegetation. AusTraits will provide tangible impacts beyond academic research by liberating ecological data which can be used to create stronger conservation management, business investment and societal engagement with the environment.