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Drone cloud: establishing a national ecosystem for drone data management

TERN is delighted to be working alongside other research infrastructure co-investors in the Australian Scalable Drone Cloud (ASDC), one of 10 three-year projects supported by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) 2019 Platforms program.

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Australia’s environment in 2019

Temperatures up, rainfall down, and the destruction of vegetation and ecosystems by drought, fire and land clearing continued. That is the main conclusion from Australia’s Environment in 2019, the latest in an annual series of environmental condition reports, released today.

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Investigating carbon, water and energy fluxes in agricultural systems of Australia and New Zealand

New science using TERN assesses the impact land management intensity has on carbon stocks and flow, plant water use and heat stress. Read the results from 19 farm sites across Australia and New Zealand and find out how they could help agricultural enterprise optimise without compromising the environment.

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Prototype paves way for near-instantaneous maps of vegetation productivity and stress

TERN is testing prototype plant fluorescence sensors at its NCRIS-enabled ecosystem monitoring sites. Early results indicate that accurate Australia-wide hourly data on environmental stress, such as drought or excess heat indicators, are within reach.

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A tour of TERN’s Snowy Mountains research SuperSite

In December 2019, government agencies and international science organisations joined local community members for a guided tour of TERN’s Tumbarumba SuperSite—one of the world’s most important sites for ensuring the accuracy of global environmental satellite products.

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People using TERN: Marie Yee

Sustainable Timber Tasmania’s senior conservation planner is using the ecological understandings generated from the TERN Warra Tall Eucalypt SuperSite—Australia’s oldest LTER site—to develop a landscape …

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Treetop to bedrock: understanding resilience of Australia’s Critical Zone to human impact

An interdisciplinary team is developing Australia’s first Critical Zone Observatories Strategy — the first step towards providing a robust, long-term framework for more effective and …

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Drought’s impact on the environment

Researchers are using TERN’s long-term ecological research sites to take part in a landmark global experiment that investigates ecosystem response to drought. The experiment’s findings …

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