Across the country, the Australian Supersite Network is enabling students of all ages – from primary school students to Rotarians – to get their hands dirty and learn about ecological monitoring and land management in some of Australia’s most important ecosystems.
A recent workshop that TERN hosted with our partners at the Australian National Data Service has advanced efforts to address critical data-management issues for the ecosystem science community, taking us closer to effective data-management practices and infrastructure for Australian researchers.
The new Australian Geo-Wiki System being developed by AusCover will let anyone use their local knowledge to improve map validation in Australia. This will lead to better assessment, management, and monitoring of environments across the continent.
Data, expertise, and synthesis opportunities enabled by TERN have all played a role in the development of a new scientifically-robust risk assessment framework to support the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems
TERN and CSIRO have opened Australia’s first large-scale rainforest research plot at Robson Creek in the Atherton Tablelands. Part of TERN's Far North Queensland Rainforest Supersite, the plot will allow scientists to monitor the rainforest over the long term and answer questions about the health of this unique Australian environment.
TERN's Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (ACEAS) actively facilitates the networking of scientists and policy makers to address fundamental environmental issues. In a recent blog post, Dr Bill Denison (University of Maryland) provided some unique insights into the world of an ACEAS working group, including five secrets to success.
Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and the Super Science Initiative.