FRED Updates or Corrections
As with other large databases, we expect that FRED 2.0 will evolve over time. Notify us if you find any issues or mistakes within the database; we will plan to update FRED occasionally to correct these mistakes. In the meantime, we will keep a running list of any mistakes that are found in a table below. Updates that we implemented between FRED 1.0 and FRED 2.0 can be found here.
|No.||Date Found||FRED Trait Name||Column IDs||Row IDs||Citation||Description|
|1||Plant taxonomy_Family_TPL, Plant taxonomy_Order_APW, Plant taxonomy_Group_TPL||F01289, F01290, F01291||7397-7400||Ushio M et al. 2015. Functional Ecology 29: 1235-1245.||Correct family to Myrtaceae, order to Myrtales, and group to Angiosperms.|
|2||Plant taxonomy_Family_TPL, Plant taxonomy_Order_APW||F01289, F01290||32539, 32540, 32541||Fan P, Guo D. 2010. Oecologia 163:509-515.||Correct family to Oleaceae, order to Lamiales.|
|3||Root turnover_Annual biomass turnover per ground area, n_Root turnover_Annual biomass turnover per ground area, SE_Root turnover_Annual biomass turnover per ground area, Root turnover_Annual root system replacement, n_Root turnover_Annual root system replacement, SE_Root turnover_Annual root system replacement||F00579, F00580, F00581, F00582, F00583, F00584||1310-1325||Mei L, Gu J, Zhang Z, Wang Z. 2010. Responses of fine root mass, length, production and turnover to soil nitrogen fertilization in Larix gmelinii and Fraxinus mandshurica forests in Northeastern China J for Res 15:194-201.||Some turnover data had been erroneously entered into F00579 (Root turnover_Annual biomass turnover per ground area), with n and SE, that should have been entered into F00582.|
|4||Data source_Citation, Data source_Citation||F00004, F00005||25555-25559||Davis EA, Pase CP. 1977. Root system of shrub live oak: Implications for water yield in Arizona chaparral. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 32:174-180., Davis GR, Neilsen WA, McDavitt JG. 1983. Root distribution of Pinus radiata related to soil characteristics in five Tasmanian soils. Australian Journal of Soil Research, 21(2), 165-171.||The citation and DOI in these rows are incorrect. The proper citation is:
Davis GR, Neilsen WA, McDavitt JG. 1983. Root distribution of Pinus radiata related to soil characteristics in five Tasmanian soils. Australian Journal of Soil Research, 21: 165-171.
and the proper DOI is:
|5||Root length density (RLD)_Root length per ground area, SE_Root length density (RLD)_Root length per ground area||F00934, F00936||10042-10124, 14946-14956, 29170-26191||Bakker MR, Augusto L, Achat DL. 2006. Fine root distribution of trees and understory in mature stands of maritime pine (Pinus pinaster) on dry and humid sites. Plant Soil 286: 37-51. , Fort F, Jouany C, Cruz P. 2013.Root and leaf functional trait relations in Poaceae species: implications of differing resource-acquisition strategies. Journal of Plant Ecology 6:211-219, Withington JM, Reich PB, Oleksyn J, Eissenstat DM. 2006. Comparisons of structure and life span in roots and leaves among temperate trees. Ecological Monographs 76: 381-397.||Remove data; all are erroneously entered duplicates of data from other traits.|
|6||Data Source_DOI||F00005||16755-16770||Santantonio D, Grace JC. 1987. Estimating fine-root production and turnover from biomass and decomposition data: a compartment–flow model. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 17: 900-908.||DOI should be corrected to 10.1139/x87-141|