New science using TERN finds Melaleuca forests—think tea trees and paperbarks—are more vulnerable to climate stresses than eucalypt forests. Storing >5% of Australia’s forest carbon, the findings have implications for carbon accounting and highlight the vulnerability of melaleucas to projected hotter and drier future climates.
TERN, together with another NCRIS-enabled infrastructure, the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility, is significantly upgrading its nation-wide network of time-lapse cameras that monitor the timing of vegetation development, including flowering, fruiting, and leaf lifecycle—phenology—and provide vital information on our changing ecosystems and their services.
Automated environmental monitoring sensors have just been installed in a patch of Indonesian wetland, the size of Melbourne, to quantify the stocks and flows of greenhouse gases—and ensure the success of restoration efforts.
The National Environmental Prediction System (NEPS) Scoping Study is broadening its community consultations and we invite you to help shape the development of this key support system for Australia’s research and decision-making communities.
You're invited to participate in a University of Tasmania (UTAS) led study that's exploring the use of drones (UAS/UAV) in Australian ecosystem monitoring activities. The survey will take about 15mins.
This month we visit Charles Darwin University and feature outstanding research leader on tropical savannas, their habitats and the livelihoods of the communities relying on their sustainability.