Recent changes to the functionality of the sites as well as to traits and definitions are documented below.
2014-09-24: Data browser implemented
The data can now be accessed directly via the polytraits interface taxon browser , the connection to Scratchpads is not needed any longer.
2014-09-24: Changes in URIs
To be consistent with EOL's ontology terms and because some of the ontology terms we have used so far do not resolve anymore, the following URIs were changed in the polytraits database:
2014-09-23: Trait name change
The trait "Metamorphosis amount" has been renamed to "Metamorphosis type".
2014-06-16: New trait
The trait "Environmental Position" has been added to the database. Information for species will gradually be added.