LEDA Traitbase specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_31152
Name LEDA Traitbase
Restrictions to use None
Community driven No
Data access File download
User data submission Not allowed
Maintained Yes


  • person_outline Michael Kleyer

Publication for LEDA Traitbase

LEDA Traitbase citations


Environment vs. Plant Ontogeny: Arthropod Herbivory Patterns on European Beech Leaves along the Vertical Gradient of Temperate Forests in Central Germany

PMCID: 5872274
PMID: 29373542
DOI: 10.3390/insects9010009

[…] f collected leaves could not be measured within 24 h they were stored between moist filter paper in sealed plastic bags in the freezer (−18 to −35 °C) according to the data standards protocols of the LEDA Traitbase (database of the life-history traits of Northwest European flora) []. The sampling period was kept as short as possible (one month) to minimize a variation of leaf traits and herbivory […]


Predicting climate change effects on wetland ecosystem services using species distribution modeling and plant functional traits

PMCID: 4288999
PMID: 25576286
DOI: 10.1007/s13280-014-0593-9
call_split See protocol

[…] Trait data for vascular plants (mean value per species) were obtained from public databases, with the majority from the LEDA traitbase (Kleyer et al. ; Electronic Supplementary Material, Table S3). Gaps in trait data were filled with estimates based on phylogenetic relationships (generated with phyloGenerator) using Ph […]

LEDA Traitbase institution(s)
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Landscape Ecology Group, Oldenburg, Germany; University of Groningen, Community and Conservation Ecology Group, Haren, The Netherlands; Sheffield University, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Sheffield, UK; Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Department of Computer Science, Oldenburg, Germany; OFFIS e.V., Oldenburg, Germany; University of Regensburg, Institute of Botany, Regensburg, Germany; Radboud University, Aquatic Ecology & Environmental Biology, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Institute of Botany (ASCR), Section of Plant Ecology, Trebon, Czech Republic; Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department of Community Ecology (BZF), Halle, Germany; Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Trondheim, Norway; University of Leuven, Division Forest, Nature & Landscape Research, Leuven, Belgium; Alterra Wageningen UR, Wageningen, The Netherlands; Peak Science and Environment, Station House, Derbyshire, UK; Institute of Ecological Science, Department of Systems Ecology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Botany, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden; Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (UMR5175), CNRS, Montpellier, France; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Ecology Department, Madrid, Spain; Ghent University, Terrestrial Ecology Unit, Ghent, Belgium
LEDA Traitbase funding source(s)
Supported by the European Commission through the fifth framework under the EESD programme, project number EVR1-CT-2002-40022.

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