TOPIC Open - Literature Review Module
The Traits of Plants in Canada (TOPIC) open access literature review module provides access to an open dataset of data gathered from the scientific literature.
The Traits of Plants in Canada (TOPIC) database serves as a hub for centralizing knowledge on plant functional traits in Canada. Under the Canadian Trait Network, this database allows the integration of trait data from large, disconnected scientific sources to facilitate research on plant and forest ecology, community ecology and forest sustainability. Following international standards, the database ensures that the datasets are properly documented and archived, facilitating their re-use and discoverability.
Please cite TOPIC open as follows: Aubin, I., Boisvert-Marsh, L., Munson, A.D. 2021. Traits of plants in Canada (TOPIC) Open access - Traits des plantes au Canada (TOPIC) ouvert. doi: https://doi.org/10.23687/bb14c6bf-75f7-4ff2-b97e-689fa768905c
And TOPIC as follows: Aubin, I, Cardou, F., Boisvert‐Marsh, L., Garnier, E., Strukelj, M, Munson, A.D. 2020. Managing data locally to answer questions globally: The role of collaborative science in ecology. Journal of Vegetation Science. 31: 509–517.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Natural Resources Canada
- Publisher - Organization Section Name: Canadian Forest Service
- Contributor: Isabelle Aubin, Laura Boisvert-Marsh, Kierann Santala, and Canadian Trait Network members
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
Data and Resources
Trait dataCSVEnglish French dataset CSV
Trait descriptionsXLSXEnglish French dataset XLSX
List of scientific references usedCSVEnglish French dataset CSV
Data dictionaryXLSXEnglish French terminology XLSX