TERN has added 24 more permanent plots to its national network of over 600 ecosystem surveillance sites. The new sites just added in Far North Queensland mean that TERN now provides open-access to environmental data and samples from 85% of Australia’s major terrestrial vegetation groups and over 50% of the nation’s bioregions.
Let’s face it, sometimes fieldwork just doesn’t go to plan. Thankfully, however, there’s an exciting new modelling solution, called MARSS, that allows users to investigate incomplete datasets caused by missing values. Join us as we talk to the scientists who have tested MARSS modelling using a 22-year-long TERN dataset.
When collecting data on fire it’s to be expected that things are going to get a bit hot sometimes. The annual clash between sensitive science infrastructure and seasonal bushfires unfolded yet again this year at TERN’s tropical savanna ecosystem observing site. Read on to find out how the site burnt but added to TERN’s long-term dataset—essential for Top End fire understanding and management.
This month we feature ecophysiology and plant trait data collected by researchers using TERN’s open-access network of ecosystem process monitoring SuperSites and subsequently reused in new scientific research.
TERN’s newly updated ‘Effective Field Calibration and Validation Practices’ handbook is an Australian first in providing detailed information for calibrating and validating remote sensing derived products to ensure they can be used for science and management applications.
A new collaboration between NASA and TERN has blasted off from Cape Canaveral that's set to dramatically improve global climate monitoring.