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General enquiries and deliveries can be directed to the TERN central office:

Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN)
Goddard Building (Bld #8)
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia

TEL: +61 7 3346 7021

FAX: +61 7 3365 1423

EMAIL: General enquiries: 

            Help in using TERN data and other infrastructure:


You can also contact one of the TERN central team directly:


TERN Executive


Dr Beryl Morris
TERN Australia Director

Beryl brings a wealth of experience to her leadership role at TERN, with a background as a former R&D sector CEO and Director of listed and unlisted companies in both the not-for-profit and private sectors. She is a Fellow of each of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Management and the Royal Entomological Society of London, as well as a Member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia.

Her postgraduate qualifications are well-balanced across science, management and education and she has a broad background in successfully funding and commercialising technology from the biotechnology and life science fields. She has worked in CSIRO, museums, companies and universities, and maintains an active teaching and research profile in forensic entomology.

Beryl commenced as Director of TERN in August 2016, but has been involved with TERN since its inception through her ongoing role with the Faculty of Science at UQ, TERN’s host institution. She looks forward to stewarding TERN through continued achievements into the future, ensuring it continues delivering critical data and services for environmental management and research in Australia and globally.

To contact Beryl, please call +61 (0)7 3346 7020 or send her an email.


Peter Brady

Project Manager

Peter has 20 years' experience as a manager at the University of Queensland (UQ). He completed a Master of Arts in History from UQ (his thesis compared the construction of the Canadian Pacific and Trans-Siberian Railways) but for the last 10 years, Peter has managed science infrastructure which he finds incredibly interesting. When not at work Peter can often be found losing computer games to his children and trying to instill in them an interest in railways and aircraft. 

You can contact Peter by phone on +61 (0)7 3346 3141 and by email.

Communications, Engagement and Partnerships


Mark Grant 
Communications and Engagement Manager

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Resource and Environmental Management) from the Australian National University, Mark has worked in many fields of science in both Australia and overseas ranging from water resource management, ecological monitoring and sustainability science to education and international development. Mark has worked in two federal government departments and has spent time in Vietnam working in water resource management as an AusAID Australian Youth Ambassador for Development. Through these positions, his time teaching English in Okinawa and past study, training and volunteering, Mark knows that good communication is an absolute necessity in science.  When not at work Mark’s most likely working on his Masters of Philosophy, out riding his bicycle or playing at the beach with his children.

You can contact Mark by phone on +61 (0)2 6100 8333 and by email.


Angela Gackle

Science Partnerships Manager

Curiosity and wonder at our environment, and the desire to infect others with the same enthusiasm, lured Angela into science communication early in her working life. She has since worked in all sectors of government and in industry, and was with CSIRO for 13 years in a range of roles.  Angela has a BSc (Zoology & Human Physiology) from Adelaide University. In her spare time Angela enjoys most outdoor activities, travel, and the arts generally - but almost never watches sport.

You can contact Angela by phone on +61 (0)410 585 038 and by email.


Dr James Cleverly

Science Partnerships Liaison

Since finishing his PhD in plant ecophysiology and soil science at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, James has worked in projects evaluating land–atmosphere exchange of carbon and water, ecohydrology, climate and agronomy. In addition to his role at TERN, James is currently a member of the Terrestrial Ecohydrology Research Group at the University of Technology Sydney, where he serves as deputy leader of TERN’s Ecosystem Processes site in Central Australia. Through his roles in TERN, James liaises with TERN’s users, research communities of practice and international infrastructure organisations as he tries to keep current with scientific advances which are facilitated through TERN’s infrastructure. When not working, James likes attending cricket test matches (in the summer), reading, bushwalking and mixing music.

You can contact James by phone +61 (0)2 9514 8405 and by email.



Dr Siddeswara Guru
Data Science Director

Siddeswara Guru has a strong research and management background with a PhD from the University of Melbourne and MBA from the University of Tasmania. After completing his PhD, he worked as a Postdoctoral fellow in the CSIRO Tasmanian ICT Centre, Data Management Officer in CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, and a Data Scientist in the Australian Ocean Data Network Development Office.

You can contact Guru by phone on +61 (0)7 3346 3125 and by email.


Yi Sun

Senior Software Engineer

Yi completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and a Masters of Engineering from the University of Queensland. He is interested in software engineering and utilising his technical skills to solve data-driven problems. Prior to joining TERN he has worked as a web developer and software engineer both in Australia and overseas.  When not working, Yi enjoys drumming, cooking and traveling.

You can contact Yi by phone on +61 (0)7 3346 1663 and by email.




Catherine Stubbs

Administration Officer

Catherine graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Architectural Design and some diverse skills including planning, problem-solving, attention to both the big picture and the small detail, as well as a particular interest in design with environmental awareness. Catherine has previously worked as an intern in the Faculty of Science helping develop a research infrastructure portal, and later on a casual basis at TERN whilst spending the rest of her week in a customer service role, exercising effective communication skills. Outside of work, Catherine enjoys the beach, drawing, and a scenic hike.

You can contact Catherine by phone on +61 (0)7 3346 9097 and by email.



Honorary Fellows

Dr Tim Clancy

Honorary Fellow

Tim, a former TERN Director, is the Flora and Fauna Division Wildlife Use Manager at the Department of Environment & Natural Resources Northern Territory and the Chair for the EcoCloud Steering Committee. He has more than 20 years experience in delivering applied science programs to improve natural resource management outcomes. During his professional career, he has advised State and Australian governments in a number of natural resources management, forests and nature conservation areas, specifically around decision making in the face of uncertainty and program evaluation. Recent international roles include being a member of the CBD Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on the Review and Implementation of the Programme of Work on Forest Biodiversity, and taking part in the Agriculture Technical Cooperation Working Group’s Workshop on Food Productivity and Food Security in APEC Member Economies. He was also on the EU Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems (AnaEE) International Scientific Advisory Board and the treasurer of ILTER.

You can contact Tim by email.


Dr Bek Christensen

Honorary Fellow

In her role as Coordinator (Research Infrastructure) at QUT’s Institute for Future Environments, Bek promotes the development and use of research infrastructure to enable research across diverse fields including ecosystem science, digital culture, and material sciences. She is Vice-President of the Ecological Society of Australia, overseeing the public policy portfolio to promote the communication and use of ecological science and knowledge in policy- and decision-making. With experience working in research and policy across university, NGO, and government sectors, Bek contributes to the continuing expansion of TERN’s network and our ongoing mission to deliver open and accessible research infrastructure that enables environmental research and management.

You can contact Bek by email.





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