Functional traits of major forest tree species in the eastern United States

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By Songlin Fei1, Johanna Desprez1

Purdue University

A list of major functional traits of 86 major forest trees in the eastern USA. Two types of traits, physiological tolerance and dispersal ability, were included

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Version 1.0 - published on 01 May 2017 doi:10.4231/R7B8564P - cite this Archived on 11 Mar 2017

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This publication includes data for the functional traits of 86 major forest tree species in the eastern United States. The following traits are listed. 

Physiological tolerance: Maximum Elevation (m), Minimum Temperature (̊C), Minimum Precipitation (mm), Maximum Precipitation (mm), Wood density (g cm-3), Fire Tolerance, Drought Tolerance, Shade Tolerance, Moisture Use.

Dispersal ability: Seed Weight (mg seed-1), Seed Spread Rate, Seed Dispersal Type, Pollination type

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