Box 1. Useful links for plant functional-trait workers

To find on-line protocols and updates related to this handbook: Nucleo Diversus/Tools
(http://www.nucleodiversus.org).

To submit corrections, additions and comments to improve this handbook: traitshandbook@gmail.com

Various complementary protocols for specific plant (eco-)physiological as well as environmental measurements not
covered in this handbook can be accessed through the fellow project: Prometheus Wiki (Sack et al. 2010;
http://prometheuswiki.publish.csiro.au/tiki-index.php).

To share plant functional-trait data with other researchers (both as a provider and as a recipient): TRY Worldwide
Initiative and Database (Kattge et al. 2011; www.try-db.org).

To calculate functional diversity metrics and indices with your trait data: FDiversity Free Software Package
(Casanoves et al. 2010; www.fdiversity.nucleodiversus.org).