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
(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