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Issue 86, March 2019
Tassie Forest Research Site Burns; Soil & Landscape R Package; Train with TERN; Sth Korea MoU; TERN Publications

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

Welcome to our autumn newsletter, which comes at an exciting time for TERN. In NSW, we have just had a fabulous first meeting for 2019 with the TERN Advisory Board. In Tasmania, our users are demonstrating agility and resilience in how they respond to serious fires. And, the National Environmental Prediction System Scoping Study, that TERN is supporting, is nearing completion of its pilot consultation process.

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Learning from change

The full extent of devastation following the recent bushfires in Tasmania is becoming clear. This is what our worried researchers found when it was finally safe enough to visit TERN’s highly instrumented, long-term ecological research site in the Huon Valley.

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R package for Soil and Landscape Grid of Australia

Quickly and easily download geographic subsets of nationally-consistent and comprehensive soil and landscape data for your area of interest.

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Train with us!

Join us in the SA Riverland in April and acquire practical skills in plot-based ecological monitoring in rangeland ecosystems.

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A decade of TERN facilitated publications catalogued

Since its inception in 2009, TERN's infrastructure has been used in a wide range of research, resulting in the publication of more than 1000 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles or books. Here, we explore some of the themes and patterns in this collection of research output.

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Asia Pacific research and academic cooperation

TERN has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korea’s National Institute of Ecology during the delegation’s tour of Queensland ecology field sites for a future International Ecology School student exchange program.

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TERN Stakeholder Survey last days!

Thank you to those of you who have already taken the survey. Your feedback will help ensure our services meet your needs. For those still to participate you can begin the survey here.

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Key Dates
EGU 2019
Vienna, Austria
7 - 12 April 2019
TERN involved

TERN AusPlots Survey Methodology Training
South Australia
28 April - 5 May 2019
Hosted by TERN

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

IPBES-7 Plenary & Stakeholder Day
Paris, France
28 April - 4 May 2019

Ecological Forecasting Initiative Conference
Washington DC
13 - 15 May 2019
TERN involved

THETA 2019 (The Higher Education Technology Agenda)
19 - 22 May 2019

Pint of Science Festival
16 cities across Australia
20 - 22 May 2019
29th International Congress for Conservation Biology, ICCB 2019
21 - 25 July 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

International Union of Forest Research Organizations Congress 2019
29 September - 5 October 2019
Curitiba, Brazil

eResearch Australasia 2019
21 – 25 October 2019
TERN involved

2019 GEO Ministerial Summit
4 - 9 November 2019
TERN involved

ESA Annual Conference
24 - 29 November 2019
TERN involved

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: Geoscience Australia Sentinel Hotspots, Sustainable Timber Tasmania; QUT SERF
Article photo credits top to bottom: Tim Wardlaw; Lauren O'Brien; TERN; UQ Library; TERN

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