FRED 1.0 is now available for download!
FRED 1.0 was released to the broader public on 28 February 2017! Download the full data set, user guidance document, and list of data sources here. Prior to downloading the data, please read and follow the Data Use Guidelines, and it's worth checking out some tips for using FRED before you begin your analyses.
For more information, a paper describing the FRED initiative (Iversen et al., 2017) has just been released as an 'Early View' article by New Phytologist. Also, check out an Oak Ridge National Laboratory research highlight on the story behind FRED.
Iversen CM, McCormack ML, Powell AS, Blackwood CB, Freschet GT, Kattge J, Roumet C, Stover DB, Soudzilovskaia NA, Valverde-Barrantes OJ, van Bodegom PM, Violle C. 2017. Viewpoints: A global Fine-Root Ecology Database to address belowground challenges in plant ecology. New Phytologist, DOI: 10.1111/nph.14486.
McCormack ML, Guo D, Iversen CM, Chen W, Eissenstat DM, Fernandez CW, Li L, Ma C, Ma Z, Poorter H, Reich PB, Zadworny M, Zanne A. 2017. Viewpoints: Building a better foundation: Improving root-trait measurements to understand and model plant and ecosystem processes. New Phytologist, DOI: 10.1111/nph.14459.