TOPIC Open - Literature Review Module

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](https://doi.org/10.23687/bb14c6bf-75f7-4ff2-b97e-689fa768905c) <br/><br/> **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. 2021-10-22 Natural Resources Canada laura.boisvert-marsh@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentScience and TechnologyEcological dataPlantsVegetationFunctional traitsCommunity ecologyForestsForest managementForestryCumulative effectsEcosystem reclamationEcosystem restoration Trait dataCSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/5c598f1f-ec76-4de4-8fe4-82e05165fc49/resource/de87ee25-b0f2-482b-9c69-3eb8ba82063d/download/topic_lit-data_donnees-v2021-10.csv Trait descriptionsXLSX https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/5c598f1f-ec76-4de4-8fe4-82e05165fc49/resource/2c273437-3f0f-4193-b2ba-4a520f282270/download/topic_lit-trait_description.xlsx List of scientific references usedCSV https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/5c598f1f-ec76-4de4-8fe4-82e05165fc49/resource/1aaad66a-3af1-4699-9523-5d7d89971016/download/topic_lit-references.csv Data dictionaryXLSX https://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/5c598f1f-ec76-4de4-8fe4-82e05165fc49/resource/2bf15126-b41b-4e04-b8a4-6e81bdd62d22/download/topic_lit-dictionary_dictionnaire.xlsx

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

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Canada
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