How can environmental research infrastructure providers, including TERN and its field-based NCRIS siblings, limit the damage extreme events have on globally important monitoring equipment? A group of experts reflect on this question and discuss future data collection technologies that may help alleviate some of the problems extreme events present.
Models predict more frequent catastrophic mortality events for Australia’s arid zone birds under future climate scenarios. Innovative new science using TERN data has, for the first time, tested these predictions and documented the impact of extreme heat on a wild population of Australasian robins.
Automated sensors and detailed field surveys give scientists an unprecedented understanding of post-fire recovery and resilience of the Australian environment. While our country reels from early and extensive bushfires, data from last summer has been collected in Tasmania and is facilitating vital new science.
You’re invited to join consultation meetings in February 2020 to help shape the development of a key support system for Australia’s research and decision-making communities.
In January we look at Charles Sturt University’s Institute for Land, Water and Society, highlighting its research on biodiversity and ecosystem condition in one of the country’s most significant food production regions and beyond.