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Issue 69, September 2017, 

Camera Traps at High-Tech Eco Observatories; Plant CO2 Model; Australia's Ecosystem Sample Library; Sth Korea MoU

TERN - Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network
September 2017
Director's update

TERN, with its National Collaborative Research Infrastructure grant in place until at least June 2019, represents a fortunate convergence between the need to address emerging ecological problems with the technology to understand pattern and process at ecosystem scale and is creating dramatic progress in this field. TERN’s ability to combine automated sensors, remote sensing, computational power and data management techniques has provided Australian ecologists and their international collaborators with a whole new toolbox.

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Just part of the picture: camera traps reveal biodiversity at high-tech ecosystem observatories

TERN is revolutionising the way environmental change is monitored by creating an autonomous, wireless sensor network throughout Australia at its ecosystem observing sites. Remote camera traps, operating alongside time-lapse vegetation cameras, acoustic monitors and climate sensors, are helping researchers build complete pictures of biodiversity and providing early detection of environmental change. Join us as we share with you some of these remotely captured images.

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A universal model for predicting plant CO2 uptake

New research using TERN delivered data is set to change the way we predict photosynthesis in plants. Just published in Nature Plants, the research proposes a unified model of CO2 uptake by species and ecosystems that can be used to predict future global terrestrial sinks for anthropogenic CO2.

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Australia’s ecosystem sample library

Australia’s national terrestrial ecosystems sample library has moved. Tens of thousands of soil and vegetation samples collected by TERN’s ecosystem surveillance monitoring are now housed at Waite and openly available for researchers to use. Find out what’s available and how you can use the library to advance your research.

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South Korea MoU expands TERN’s regional network

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.

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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
Decadal plan for biosystematics and taxonomy in Australasia - stakeholder/sector meetings
Australian capital cities
25 September - 16 October 2017

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

Drones and Big Spatial Data: Challenges and Opportunities
9 October 2017

SilviLaser 2017
Virginia, USA
10 - 12 October 2017

23rd Biennial International Clean Air and Environment Conference
15 - 18 October 2017

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

eResearch Australasia Conference 2017
16 - 20 October 2017
TERN involved

AusBiotech 2017
25 - 27 October 2017
Annual TERN OzFlux Meeting 2017
6 - 15 November 2017
Hosted by TERN

TropAg2017: International Tropical Agriculture Conference
20 - 22 November 2017

EcoTas 2017
Hunter Valley
26 November - 1 December 2017
Supported by TERN

22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2017)
3 - 8 December 2017

2017 AGU Fall Meeting
New Orleans, USA
11 - 15 December 2017
TERN involved

2017 Australian Climate and Water Summer Institute
11 December 2017 - 2 February 2018
Supported by TERN

AMOS-ICSHMO 2018 - Joint 25th AMOS National Conference and 12th International Conference for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography
5 - 9 February 2018
TERN involved

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Banner photo credits left to right: TERN flux monitoring tower, Suzanne Long; Sample collecting, TERN; Sth Korean delegation at TERN observatory; TERN.
Article photo credits top to bottom: TERN; Pixabay; TERN; Pixabay


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