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Issue 94, November 2019
Linking ground & space measures of biodiversity; S Morton's reflections on TERN; TERN at ESA19; centre spotlight on Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research

TERN - Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network
November 2019
Director's update

Welcome to the November eNewsletter. It includes a special contribution from Dr Steve Morton to mark the end of his two years as a member of the TERN Advisory Board and Chair of its Science Advisory Committee. Thank you Steve for your commitment, insights and counsel, both as part of TERN’s governance groups and in earlier years - we have all benefited.

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A new era in biodiversity science: linking space-based and in-situ observations

We’re on the verge of an exciting new era in biodiversity science that will allow the characterisation and monitoring of global biodiversity like never before. An exciting new global observation system is being planned that would revolutionise ecosystem science. Read on to find out how.

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TERN’s recent years: reflections

Esteemed Australian ecologist Dr Steve Morton reflects on the past five years of TERN as he steps aside from our Science Advisory Committee.

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Centre Spotlight: Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research

This month we jump the ditch to visit Landcare Research New Zealand for a look at their wide-ranging research aiming to find sustainable solutions to complex environmental problems faced by Australasia’s managed and natural ecosystems.

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TERN at ESAus19

With this year’s Ecological Society of Australia conference just around the corner, we take the opportunity to highlight some TERN related events happening during the event. Hone your ecological monitoring skills on our field trip, provide your input to the National Environmental Prediction System, or just drop by the joint TERN – ALA booth and say hi.

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Ecosystem monitoring using drones

You're invited to participate in a University of Tasmania led study that's exploring the use of drones in Australian ecosystem monitoring activities.
The information will be used to develop and improve protocols for data collection and processing to facilitate robust monitoring techniques.

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Key Dates
2019 GEO Ministerial Summit
4 - 9 November 2019
TERN involved

International Tropical Agriculture Conference
11 - 13 November 2019

Ecological Society of Australia (ESA) Annual Conference
24 - 29 November 2019
TERN supported

23rd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2019)
1 - 6 December 2019
TERN involved

EnviroCHI: Advancing Computer Human Interaction for Environmental Science and Education workshop
2 December 2019

AGU Fall Meeting
San Francisco, USA
9 – 13 December 2019
TERN involved

Global science summit on Earth, Energy and Environment
Dubai, UAE
24 - 25 February 2020

2020 Australian Climate and Water Summer Institute
3 - 14 February 2020
CEOS Biomass Validation Workshop
4 - 5 March 2020
Co-hosted by TERN

15th Research Data Alliance (RDA) Plenary Meeting
18 - 20 March 2020

11th World Wilderness Congress (WILD11)
19 - 26 March 2020
Jaipur, India

EGU 2020
Wien, Austria
3 - 8 May 2020

Sustainability, Research and Innovation (SRI) 2020
14 - 17 June 2020
TERN involved

EcoSummit 2020
Gold Coast
21 - 25 June 2020

MEDECOS 2020 conference
Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa
7 - 11 September 2020

ICOS Science Conference
15 – 17 September 2020
Utrecht, Netherlands

International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE) Congress
27 September - 2 October 2020

ileaps–OzFlux Joint Conference 2021
Auckland, New Zealand
9 - 12 February 2021
Co-hosted by TERN
What is TERN?

TERN is Australia’s land ecosystem observatory. 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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Banner photo credits: Kim Calders; TERN; Manaaki Whenua
Article photo credits top to bottom: Arko Lucieer; Steve Morton; John Hunt; ESA; Yincai Zhou



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