About: District University of Bogotá is a education organization based out in Bogotá, Colombia. It is known for research contribution in the topics: Fuzzy logic & Fuzzy set. The organization has 3980 authors who have published 4347 publications receiving 16719 citations.
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TL;DR: The extent of the trait data compiled in TRY is evaluated and emerging patterns of data coverage and representativeness are analyzed to conclude that reducing data gaps and biases in the TRY database remains a key challenge and requires a coordinated approach to data mobilization and trait measurements.
Abstract: Plant traits-the morphological, anatomical, physiological, biochemical and phenological characteristics of plants-determine how plants respond to environmental factors, affect other trophic levels, and influence ecosystem properties and their benefits and detriments to people. Plant trait data thus represent the basis for a vast area of research spanning from evolutionary biology, community and functional ecology, to biodiversity conservation, ecosystem and landscape management, restoration, biogeography and earth system modelling. Since its foundation in 2007, the TRY database of plant traits has grown continuously. It now provides unprecedented data coverage under an open access data policy and is the main plant trait database used by the research community worldwide. Increasingly, the TRY database also supports new frontiers of trait-based plant research, including the identification of data gaps and the subsequent mobilization or measurement of new data. To support this development, in this article we evaluate the extent of the trait data compiled in TRY and analyse emerging patterns of data coverage and representativeness. Best species coverage is achieved for categorical traits-almost complete coverage for 'plant growth form'. However, most traits relevant for ecology and vegetation modelling are characterized by continuous intraspecific variation and trait-environmental relationships. These traits have to be measured on individual plants in their respective environment. Despite unprecedented data coverage, we observe a humbling lack of completeness and representativeness of these continuous traits in many aspects. We, therefore, conclude that reducing data gaps and biases in the TRY database remains a key challenge and requires a coordinated approach to data mobilization and trait measurements. This can only be achieved in collaboration with other initiatives.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh1, National Autonomous University of Mexico2, University of Edinburgh3, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute4, National Agrarian University5, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais6, National University of Rosario7, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador8, Spanish National Research Council9, National Museum of Natural History10, University of Los Andes11, South Colombian University12, University of Atlántico13, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research14, Arizona State University15, Del Rosario University16, Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute17, International Institute of Minnesota18, University of Antioquia19, District University of Bogotá20, National University of Salta21, Bangor University22, University of the West Indies23, Universidad del Tolima24, National University of Colombia25, Royal Botanic Gardens26, University of Pamplona27
TL;DR: Using 835 inventories covering 4660 species of woody plants, marked floristic turnover among inventories and regions indicates that numerous conservation areas across many countries will be needed to protect the full diversity of tropical dry forests.
Abstract: Seasonally dry tropical forests are distributed across Latin America and the Caribbean and are highly threatened, with less than 10% of their original extent remaining in many countries. Using 835 inventories covering 4660 species of woody plants, we show marked floristic turnover among inventories and regions, which may be higher than in other neotropical biomes, such as savanna. Such high floristic turnover indicates that numerous conservation areas across many countries will be needed to protect the full diversity of tropical dry forests. Our results provide a scientific framework within which national decision-makers can contextualize the floristic significance of their dry forest at a regional and continental scale.
TL;DR: W Wiggins and McTighe as discussed by the authors present a framework to work on curriculum design in a more comprehensive, overarching, and thorough way, and encourage teachers, students, administrative staff, and even policy makers to reconsider the purpose, objectives, and impact that a thoughtful curriculum design can have for the community in which it is implemented.
Abstract: Writers and curriculum experts Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe present in this second edition of their best-seller Understanding by Design not only a framework to work on curriculum design in a more comprehensive, overarching, and thorough way but also a pedagogical as well as educational perspective that encourages teachers, students, administrative staff, and even policy makers, to reconsider the purpose, objectives, and impact that a thoughtful curriculum design can have for the community in which it is implemented. In this book, the authors provide a clear depiction of both the theoretical foundations and the practical elements putting everything together for the construction of the design of learning. The different chapters follow their three-staged backward design idea which I consider useful for a full understanding of this innovative way of planning and designing a curriculum.
TL;DR: In this article, ocho capitulos van llevando el lector a comprender el significado de hacer investigación en ambitos educativos.
Abstract: En esta obra se desarrollan ocho capitulos que van llevando el lector a comprender el significado de hacer investigacion en ambitos educativos. La autora explica lo que se puede entender por proceso de investigacion en este campo, las formas en que se puede planear la investigacion, las metodologias y tecnicas de constitucion de datos y sus respectivos analisis. De acuerdo con la autora, el proposito de la investigacion educativa es interpretar y comprender los fenomenos educativos mas que aportar explicaciones de tipo causal, en ella se pueden mezclar tanto tecnicas cualitativas como cuantitativas.
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