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Issue 68, July 2017
 

 
TERN - Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network
 
e-Newsletter
July 2017
Director's update

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.

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Responsible data publishing

Recent articles in Science highlight the possibilities of putting information about highly collectable rare and threatened species in the hands of poachers. Like the authors of these articles, TERN is grappling with this concern, becoming part of the national movement developing guidelines and tools that can help to reduce the risk.

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People using TERN: Andries Potgieter

Dr Andries Potgieter of the University of Queensland is using TERN delivered remote sensing data to estimate grain cropping area and produce regular seasonal outlooks for sorghum and wheat. When faced with the high impact of climate variability, advanced knowledge of likely crop size and its geographical distribution help industry make strategic decisions and avoid market volatility within Australia and globally.

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Measuring our breathing planet

Every hour, every day, over all seasons and across the changing years an international network of automated environmental observation towers watches the planet breathe in and out and measures its exchanges of gas and water. The pivotal role TERN plays in this global flux-measuring network was on display at the recent FluxNet Conference, which reported that the network’s Australasian component and the data and science it facilitates continue to punch well above their weight.

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Get involved!

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.
 
 
Stay informed!

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.
 
Key Dates
GovHack2017
Nation-wide
28 - 30 July
TERN involved


Geospatial data for research: ANDS, Nectar, RDS Monthly Tech Talk
Online
4 August 2017


The Great Australian Biodiversity Challenge: A National Science Week Event
Online
12 -20 August 2017


12th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL 2017)
Beijing, China
20 - 25 August 2017
TERN involved


Australian Rangeland Society 19th Biennial Conference
Port Augusta
25 -28 September 2017
TERN involved


ILTER 2017 annual meeting & LTER France meeting
Nantes, France
2 - 6 October 2017
TERN involved

 
Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA) 33
Brisbane
16 - 17 October 2017
TERN involved


eResearch Australasia Conference 2017
Brisbane
16 - 20 October 2017
TERN involved


AusBiotech 2017
Adelaide
25 - 27 October 2017


Annual TERN OzFlux Meeting 2017
Sydney
6 - 15 November 2017
Co-hosted by TERN


TropAg2017: International Tropical Agriculture Conference
Brisbane
20 - 22 November 2017


EcoTas 2017
Hunter Valley
26 November - 1 December 2017


The 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2017)
Hobart
3 - 8 December 2017
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Banner photo credits left to right: iStock; FluxNet; Bruce Greatwich
Article photo credits top to bottom: Doug Janson (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons; University of Queensland, QAAFI; Peter Isaac, TERN OzFlux.

 

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