Oak Ridge National Laboratory: FRED database gathers root traits to advance understanding of belowground plant ecology

From the Oak Ridge National Laboratory: FRED database gathers root traits to advance understanding of belowground plant ecology. I love that they named it FRED. “Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) scientists have released a new global, centralized database of plant root traits, or identifying characteristics, that can advance our understanding of how the hidden structure of plants belowground may interact with and relate to life aboveground. The Fine-Root Ecology Database (FRED) brings together information from observations and experiments around the world into one accessible online resource, available publicly at no charge.”