TR8: A Tool for Downloading Functional Traits Data for Plant Species

Plant ecologists often need to collect "traits" data about plant species which are often scattered among various databases: TR8 contains a set of tools which take care of automatically retrieving some of those functional traits data for plant species from publicly available databases (Biolflor, The Ecological Flora of the British Isles, LEDA traitbase, Ellenberg values for Italian Flora, Mycorrhizal intensity databases, Catminat). The TR8 name, inspired by "car plates" jokes, was chosen since it both reminds of the main object of the package and is extremely short to type.

Version: 0.9.13
Depends: R (≥ 2.10), methods
Imports: RCurl, XML, taxize, plyr, rappdirs, gWidgets, gWidgetstcltk, gdata
Published: 2015-03-22
Author: Gionata Bocci
Maintainer: Gionata Bocci <boccigionata at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
Copyright: see file COPYRIGHTS
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: TR8 citation info
CRAN checks: TR8 results


Reference manual: TR8.pdf
Vignettes: Plants traits data
Plants traits data
Plants traits data
Package source: TR8_0.9.13.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Snow Leopard binaries: r-release: TR8_0.9.13.tgz, r-oldrel: TR8_0.9.13.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: TR8_0.9.13.tgz
Old sources: TR8 archive