New Handbook of plant functional traits

The "New handbook for standardised measurement of plant functional traits worldwide" by Pérez Harguindeguy et al. has been recently published in a special issue of the Australian Journal of Botany.

In the "New Traits Handbook" section of this web site you will be able to search for any of the functional traits included in the handbook and obtain a complete definition of each trait.
A spanish version of the handbook will be available soon.
You can access the pdf file of the handbook HERE, or download it from the Australian Journal of Botany web site through this link.


FDiversity is a free software developed by Fernando Casanoves, Julio Di Rienzo y Laura Pla, to estimate and analyse indexes of functional diversity. It also includes tools to compare the estimated index among a set of conditions using a built-in linear model facility.

Learn more about F-Diversity HERE.

You can download the software for free by clicking HERE.

You can access the 2011 paper by Casanoves et al. presenting FDiversity in Methods in Ecology and Evolution HERE

Ilustrated Guide for the Identification of Plant Tissues from
Native Plant species of the Dry Chaco of Cordoba, Argentina
(in spanish)
(2010). Maria E. Periago & Maria Ana Dacar.

Mammalian herbivores can change the dynamics of plant communities, altering species diversity, dimensional
structure and succession processes. These effects can, in turn, affect the diversity and activity of other herbivores,
predators and parasites in a community (Lindroth 1989). The purpose of this guide is to contribute to the analysis
of herbivore diet utilizing the micro-histological technique described by Dacar and Giannoni (2001). You can download
the guide by clicking HERE

                      Valoración y análisis de la diversidad funcional
                       y su relación con los servicios ecosistémicos.
                       (2011). Casanoves F, Pla L, Di Rienzo J. Series Técnicas CATIE.

                       You can download the guide by clicking HERE

Leaf Area Measurement software

Software for measurement of leaf area, developed by the Unit of Comparative Plant Ecology, University of Sheffield, UK.

You can access de software HERE and the user's manual HERE

Road forest strips proposal for multiple ecosystem benefits in Córdoba Province (in spanish) 

A contribution of Núcleo DiverSus to the integrated management of the roads of Córdoba Province, coordinated by the Córdoba Environmental Forum. Access the report HERE.