February has been a hive of activity around the development of Australia’s Ecosystem Science Long-Term Plan, with town hall meetings rolling out across the country to enable people to get involved in shaping the future of Australian ecosystem science.
Ecosystem data of many kinds continues to be made accessible to all, via the data infrastructure being provided through TERN. This month we highlight two recently-added datasets relevant to research included in our book, involving long-term studies at sites in Kakadu National Park in the NT, and Alpine National Park in Victoria.
Livestock grazing is worth $7300 million annually to Australia’s economy – and as any good grazier will tell you, you can’t look after your livestock properly unless you also look after what they eat. Our book describes a number of TERN facilities and projects that are being used to improve understanding of the connections between rangeland vegetation condition, grazing pressure, climate and other ecosystem variables.
Our latest book, Biodiversity and Environmental Change: Monitoring, Challenges and Direction will be officially launched in Canberra on March 20 and everyone's invited!
You're invited to a seminar in Darwin about a number of TERN activities in northern Australia, specifically our AusPlots and Australian Transect Network (ATN) facilities.
In our February newsletter we celebrate the recent publication of our landmark book, Biodiversity and Environmental Change: Monitoring, Challenges and Direction. With contributions from 84 authors, our 610-page book is very tangible evidence of some of the useful outcomes being delivered via TERN’s infrastructure.
Did you miss our recent public briefing on the science of extreme events? Not to worry, you can read about what happened and watch videos of all the presentations here.
Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and the Super Science Initiative.