This month we feature Australia's newest globally consistent ecosystem map; the 150+ property and NRM region summary reports now openly available via TERN; the exciting new field of ecological forecasting; and a special video to celebrate National Eucalypt Day.
Join us in celebrating National Eucalypt Day with a special video showcasing how the TERN observatory is monitoring Australia's precious eucalypt ecosystems to allow scientists to detect their responses to environmental change and understand what this means for the future. This fabulous short video reveals how we're watching over our incredible and valuable eucalypts.
Thanks to everyone for your help with our recent feedback survey, the response rate and quality of feedback have been remarkable. Here we share a quick summary of some of the results.
Welcome to the February issue of TERN’s newsletter, which highlights new case studies on the use of TERN infrastructure, including the latest science on climate adaptation in plants and the drought tolerance of Australia’s most iconic and widespread trees, River Red Gum and Mulga. We also showcase new TERN-delivered plant trait data and publish preliminary results of our recent survey of how people are using TERN.
An impressive compendium of research on the cycling of carbon, water and nutrients in multiple natural and managed landscapes has been completed. 19 peer-reviewed papers, all using the TERN land observatory and its data, present the latest science on themes including the global carbon cycle, extreme climate events, agriculture, water budgets, land productivity, plant growth and much more.
TERN is currently seeking feedback from the ecosystem science community to help it identify priorities for the future and to ensure our services meet your needs. If you’d like to contribute to this process please take the short (5-10 min) survey.
TERN is making some changes to its land observatory. We are re-shaping our structure to place more importance on the way in which data, derived from our local, regional and continental scale facilities, are integrated and made more accessible for your research on variation and change of terrestrial ecosystems in Australia.
This month's eNewsletter features stories of drug discovery from TERN soil samples; birds of prey citizen science; and new research using TERN explaining how Australia's savanna trees beat the dry season heat.
Going to EcoTAS this month? TERN is proud to be sponsoring the conference but even more pleased to see that our infrastructure and data has enabled so much of the research featured at this year's conference. Here's your guide all the TERN enabled research featured at this year's conference. We're looking forward to seeing you there...
TERN is leading concerted multi-national efforts to create an integrated network of networks that would observe and assess the current state and trajectory of ecosystems worldwide. Building on last year’s TERN-hosted meetings, we’ve just finished further discussions in China, Vietnam and France with leaders of analogous ecosystem observing networks from around the world.
This month’s newsletter features diverse stories of collaboration with international partners, ARC Centres of Excellence, supporting education activities conducted on the Great Barrier Reef, and an irresistible century of platypus sightings.
You’re invited to join us this November for multiple free environmental monitoring workshops and events as part of our Annual TERN OzFlux Meeting. But be quick as registrations close soon.
In our September edition we feature Australia’s national ecosystem sample library; camera traps and their snaps from our high-tech ecosystem observatories; new insights from modelling with TERN data; and the importance of international networking.
TERN’s close ties with a future South Korea ecological observatory network are just one of the many ways we’re enabling integrated approaches to address critical ecosystem science questions in our region and across the globe. TERN’s infrastructure has much to offer other nations, and it’s a wonderful outcome for the NCRIS program to see it contributing to the global science community.
This month we explore the benefits of TERN’s integrated ecosystem observatory. To highlight just some of our success in delivering across most elements of this integrated observatory model we feature stories on: Australia’s new science clouds; TERN’s co-located ecosystem and groundwater observing infrastructure; and fire management in Kakadu National Park.
Quick! Abstract submissions close 31 August 2017 for AMOS-ICSHMO 2018, the joint AMOS National Conference and International Conference for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography to be held in Sydney 5-9 February 2018. TERN-supported sessions on extreme weather and Paris climate agreement. Hope to see you there...
The Australian Energy and Water Exchange Research Initiative (OzEWEX) is inviting applications for a competitive fellowship grant to participate in the 2017 Australian Climate and Water Summer Institute, organised by a consortium of government and research organisations and supported by TERN. Be quick, applications close 27 August!
Join us at the 19th Biennial Conference of the Australian Rangeland Society to be held in Port Augusta, South Australia from 25 to 28 September 2017 and engage with the question of how to live sustainably in the rangelands—now and into the future.
Welcome to our July eNewsletter, which covers topics of interest to ecosystem researchers and infrastructure managers anywhere in the world: alignment of methods between countries and open access to ecosystem data. This month we feature responsible data publication; crop outlooks produced using remotely sensed data; and the global network of environmental observation towers.
Fellow NCRIS project, the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), is hosting a series of events discussing drones, spatial data and geospatial technology. TERN is pleased to be a part of these events and will be presenting on how researchers can use TERN services to make drone data open for scientific research.