Welcome to the February TERN Newsletter, which is being sent to you just as the TERN Executive Group moves into the second day of its annual planning workshop at which we’re focusing on the changes necessary for TERN to integrate into a national Environmental Prediction System, one of the nine focus areas of the Commonwealth Government’s Draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap. Happily, TERN is already contributing to a national environmental prediction system and some examples are captured in this month's newsletter.
Raincoat for a rainforest: Simulating drought in the Daintree
How might the world’s rainforest ecosystems respond if droughts become more frequent in the future? This question is behind a bold experiment happening right now at TERN’s research site in far north Queensland’s Daintree Rainforest.
People using TERN: Andrew Edwards
A research fellow from the Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research is using TERN delivered data to map fire severity across the Top End for more informed regional fire management and more accurate national carbon accounting.
TERN teams up with Google to deliver Australian science to millions worldwide
TERN has again teamed up with Google, this time to make detailed information on Australia’s soil and landscapes available through the Google Earth Engine. As a result researchers can benefit from Google’s cloud computing power, cutting their data processing and analysis times from hours to seconds
TERN can only ever be as good as the quality of input it gets – and that includes from our readers and collaborators everywhere. You can get involved in TERN’s work to build an essential resource for supporting Australian ecosystem science and management by using and contributing data to the portals of the various TERN facilities. Talk to these people about becoming actively involved in TERN’s work by providing data and knowledge for the Australian ecosystem science and management communities.
TERN is a resource for everyone with an interest in ecosystem science: researchers, land and environmental managers, policy developers and citizen scientists. If you would like to be kept informed about TERN’s projects, subscribe to our e-newsletter.
Banner photo credits: Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia screenshot, Jamie Vleeshouwer; Daintree Drought Experiment, W. Laurance; and fire severity data validation, Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research.