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Issue 81, October 2018
Pollen mapping & forecasting; ecocloud; impacts of no snow; global drought experiment; drought data; phenology conference

 

 
TERN - Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network
 
e-Newsletter
October 2018
Director's update

At last month’s International Conference for
Research Infrastructures delegates from more than 50 countries held strategic discussions on international cooperation for research infrastructures (RI) at a global level. As Australia’s invited country representative, TERN’s major objectives at the conference were twofold: to present the contribution made by Australian RI to understanding global issues such as biodiversity loss; and to participate in the unveiling of a global environmental RI initiative.


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Winds of change: next-gen pollen mapping and forecasting

An innovative project is using TERN satellite data together with on-ground time-lapse cameras and pollen monitors to track grass pollen sources, their evolution, and impact areas. The forecasts generated will help alleviate Australia’s $30B medical and socioeconomic allergy burden and change the lives of millions of Australians for the better.


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ecocloud is here!

The first release of
ecocloud is here. The alpha release of the online platform brings you four key components: Workspace, Explorer, Tools & Support. TERN is proud to be a founding partner in this landmark infrastructure project that’s giving researchers easy access to big data and tools using Cloud and Virtual Laboratory technology.


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People using TERN: Renée Marchin

As forecasts of almost no snow in Australia by 2050 send shockwaves through the snow sports community, Dr Renée Marchin is keeping her cool and using the TERN ecosystem observatory to study how such dramatic changes will impact our alpine ecosystems and the nation’s carbon budget. Northern hemisphere alpine grasslands are predicted to absorb more CO2, but how will Australia’s mountain ecosystems fare?


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Drought’s impact on the environment

Researchers are using TERN infrastructure in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland to take part in a landmark global experiment that investigates ecosystem response to drought. The experiment’s findings will help to predict and mitigate the impacts of drought in Australia and around the world.


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Dry, drier… Repeat environmental surveys deliver detailed drought data

More than 100 TERN ecosystem monitoring plots have now been sampled multiple times. The open data from these plots allow researchers to better understand how plants are impacted by drought and are a powerful resource for understanding environmental change and climate adaptation.


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Phenology 2018
One Planet, Two Hemispheres, Many Regions


Around 100 delegates from 31 countries attended this congenial meeting, which is held every three years. It was a pleasure to support and attend the conference and hear about current work and findings from around the world, including from a number of exciting projects using TERN infrastructure.


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Key Dates
ForestSAT 2018
Maryland, USA
2 - 5 October 2018
TERN involved



5th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium (IPPS 2018)
Adelaide
2 - 5 October 2018



ARDC Monthly Tech Talk: Processing Structured Scientific Data in Clouds
Online
5 October 2018



TERENO International Conference 2018
Berlin, Germany
8 - 12 October 2018



Australian Geoscience Council Convention, AGCC 2018
Adelaide
14 - 18 October 2018



eResearch Australasia 2018
Melbourne
15 - 19 October 2018
Supported by TERN



AuScope Strategy Workshop 2018
Adelaide
18 - 19 October 2018
TERN involved



ILTER Annual Conference
Taichung, Taiwan
15 - 19 October 2018
TERN involved
UN World Data Forum 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
22 - 24 October 2018



3rd International Greenhouse Gas Workshop
Nanjing, China
22 - 25 October 2018



2018 National Private Land Conservation conference
Brisbane
24 - 26 October 2018



11th GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium
Kyoto, Japan
24 - 26 October 2018
TERN involved



GEO XV Plenary
Kyoto, Japan
31 October - 1 November 2018
TERN involved



International Data Week 2018
Gaborone, Botswana
5 - 8 November 2018
Territory Natural Resource Management Conference 2018
Darwin
13 - 15 November 2018



Forum on International Cooperation among Environmental Research Infrastructures
Brussels, Belgium
19 November 2018
TERN involved



Research Infrastructures and the Paris Agreement on Climate
Brussels, Belgium
20 - 21 November 2018
TERN involved



2018 National TechNet Conference
Brisbane
22 - 23 November 2018



Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference 2018
Brisbane
25 - 30 November 2018
Supported by TERN



World Congress of Science and Factual Producers
Brisbane
27 - 30 November 2018



Soil Security and Planetary Health Conference
Sydney
4 - 6 December 2018
Supported by TERN



Functional Ecology Conference
Nancy, France
10 - 13 December 2018
TERN involved



AGU 2018 Fall Meeting
Washington D.C., USA
10 - 14 December 2018
TERN involved



International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA) Conference
Brisbane
29 April - 2 May 2019


29th International Congress for Conservation Biology, ICCB 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
21 - 25 July 2019



ILTER Open Science Meeting 2019
Leipzig, Germany
2 - 6 September 2019
TERN involved





 
 
 
What is TERN?

We observe, record and measure critical terrestrial ecosystem parameters and conditions for Australia over time from continental scale to field sites at hundreds of representative locations. This information is standardised, integrated and transformed into model-ready data, enabling researchers to discern and interpret changes in land ecosystems.


TERN delivers:
  • Ecosystem data and the programs to collect it including plot data from surveillance and targeted monitoring programs; gas, energy, and nutrient exchanges; remote sensing data; modelled data products about soil, climate, and landscape attributes; and vegetation and soil samples for physical analysis;
  • Tools for the research community including national consistent field methods, data collection apps, and data publishing tools; and
  • Data infrastructure that supports discovery, access, and re-use of ecosystem data collected by TERN and others.
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Article photo credits top to bottom: Alfredo Huete; ecocloud; Renee Marchin; Suzanne Prober; TERN; Angela Gackle

 

 

 

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